Ishigaki ITU World Cup, Japan.

Photos by Satoshi Takasaki /



This page starts with coverage of the womans race and is followed by the mens event.






These great images are in sequence of the days events.












Decided to let the photos tell the story of the day by themselves.




























































2008 Ishigaki BG Triathlon World Cup
Elite Women - Official Results 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Gold Emma Snowsill (AUS) 2:03:10

Silver Erin Densham (AUS) 2:03:40 +:29

Bronze Hollie Avil (GBR) 2:05:24 +2:14

4 Juri Ide (JPN) 2:05:30 +2:19
5 Kathy Tremblay (CAN) 2:05:57 +2:46
6- Nicola Spirig (SUI) 2:06:05 +2:54
7 Daniela Ryf (SUI) 2:06:20 +3:09
8 Mariana Ohata (BRA) 2:06:30 +3:19
9 Irina Abysova (RUS) 2:06:33 +3:23
10 Lisa Huetthaler (AUT) 2:06:42 +3:31










And below is a series of action shots from the mens race.





































































Have let the images tell the story.

The only thing I would like to add is the re-emergence of 3 times world champion triathlete Peter Robertson to the scene.

So here is wishing him all the best of luck on his olympic quest.

Have met and raced against him on one occasion and he is a great all round triathlete. If he is near the front after the bike he is certainly hard to beat.






2008 Ishigaki BG Triathlon World Cup
Elite Men - Unofficial Results 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run

Gold Simon Whitfield (CAN) 1:51:12

Silver Rasmus Henning (DEN) 1:51:22 +:10

Bronze Ivan Vasiliev (RUS) 1:51:33 +:21

4 Peter Robertson (AUS) 1:51:39 +:27
5 Tim Don (GBR) 1:51:43 +:31
6 Reto Hug (SUI) 1:51:46 +:34
7 Alexander Brukhankov (RUS) 1:51:54 +:42
8 Simon Thompson (AUS) 1:52:00 +:48
9 Hirokatsu Tayama (JPN) 1:52:04 +:52
10 Dmitriy Gaag (KAZ) 1:52:12 +1:00























Mens and Womans tri-suits are available for purchase on this site by clicking on the images below.