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Switzerland’s Nicola Spirig (SUI) powered away to her second ITU World Triathlon Madrid title after showing incredible strength in the final metres of the run. Spirig pulled away to a sprint finish for gold ahead of Aileen Morrison (IRL) and Barbara Riveros Diaz (CHI) who took silver and bronze respectively. The day also saw Olympic [...]
The end of season and inaugural triseries race at Port Stephens last weekend was a great success with Elite Energy holding their usual three race format and putting on a great triathlon festival. A race for everyone is what seems to make these events so great. The weather was perfect and the times the main [...]
Australia’s Brad Kahlefeldt has scored a stunning victory to win the Dextro Energy ITU Triathlon World Championship Series round in Hamburg today. Fellow Australians Brendan Sexton, Dan Wilson and the 38-year-old comeback king Chris McCormack all performed well. McCormack well and truly justified his position on the team this weekend and showed what a true champion he is. Sexton had another great race for 19th overall.
Australian Brad Kahlefeldt got his 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series season back on track in the best possible style, claiming his first ever series win with a thrilling sprint finish in Hamburg today. Kahlefeldt just managed to hold off Great Britain’s William Clarke and France’s David Hauss, powering away from both in the final 20 metres in one of the most interesting series races so far this season. Kahlefeldt did it off the back of a 29:49 10km run. Brendan Sexton was an impressive 16th, Chris McCormack a big improver for 26th and Dan Wilson was 29th.
Chris Kemp only decided to enter the Carlsbad Triathlon about two weeks before the event. He has been focusing his training on Vineman 70.3 which is on this upcoming weekend and saw this as a great hit out in the lead up to this very competitive triathlon.
Holten was a good race for the Australians in the weekend. Mitch Robins came a way with the win, Ryan Bailie had a great race as well with a 6th place. One minute in the run was the only distance between Mitch and Ryan. Nick Kastelein was 14th, Jesse Featonby was 16th and Tim George finished in 46th place.
Reigning Junior World Champion Ashleigh Gentle of Australia stepped up to the elite ranks in a big way today, snatching victory at the Edmonton ITU Triathlon World Cup. Ellie Salthouse was 14th and Charlotte McShane finished in 29th place.
Kiwi Bevan Docherty proved too strong for the field in impressively winning the Edmonton ITU World Cup triathlon in Canada today, showing great form ahead of the biggest race of the season in London in just four week’s time. The Australian contingent had varied results. Aaron Royle performed extremely well for a 10th place overall and finished under a minute behind Docherty. Peter Kerr was a further 50 seconds back in 20th, Cameron Good finished in under 1:50 for 32nd, Drew Box was 40th and James Seear was 46th in 1:51.
Chrissie Wellington continued her dominance of the sport with an 8:18:13 win at Challenge Roth today, smashing her own world best time of 8:19:13 that she set here last year. Rebekah Keat finished 3rd after Germany’s Julia Wagner ran past her late in the run. New Zealand’s Belinda Harper was 4th with Belinda Granger 5th.
TriGrandprix in Zarautz, Spain is a race that is not that well known in our part of the world. From all accounts the atmosphere and the crowds that turn out to cheer on the triathletes is amazing and rarely seen. New Zealand’s (and sometimes Sydney resident) Anna Cleaver went to this race and came away with a second placing behind Great Britain’s Catriona Morrison. Anna reports in on this fascinating triathlon.