Pete Jacobs and Belinda Granger win Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines Triathlon 2011. Jacobs did it from the front finishing with over 20mins to spare before second place Jesse Thomas ran across the finish line. Close behind Thomas was 10 times Ironman New Zealand winner Cameron Brown. Brown had been suffering from the flu in the week leading up to the race and this may have impacted his performance today.
Belinda Granger showed her class and experience to come from over a three minute swim deficit to win over Amanda Stevens from USA. Stevens was the only athlete, male and female, on the day who got close to Pete Jacobs swim time.
Jesse Thomas had a hard day at the office and was fortunate to come away with second place. “Today’s race was the toughest run of my life. I cramped and had to stop and walk. I bonked and really struggled to finish. The good news was that I still got 2nd place! I’ll take it!”
Stepping up to race pro this year has been Australian Luke Gillmer. It has been great to see Luke come forward in leaps and this year. Gillmer’s race was going well today until 40kms in to the bike. “I flatted after 40km. I was in third at time and rode 50km with the tyre flat. The kids cheering helped me stay in race!”
There were two special ladies racing today and showing that what their husbands can do they can do as well. Jaimielle Jacobs won her age group and Luke Gillmer’s wife, Meg was third in her age group. Because of the roll downs Meg Gillmer has the Hawaii slot.
Of course there was Randy Sadler’s wife and also Justin Granger’s wife but they don’t need any introduction.
Report in progress…
Full results on Ironmanlive.com
|19||RA?A, JR, BENJAMIN||26/M25-29||0:34:29||2:28:14||1:37:08||4:42:52|
|22||CATABIAN II, FERDINAND||33/M30-34||0:30:46||2:32:25||1:38:21||4:45:11|
|31||HOSANA, MARC ANTHONY||20/M18-24||0:32:20||2:35:33||1:37:50||4:48:57|
|33||MOIX GOMEZ, EDUARD||27/M25-29||0:36:53||2:32:22||1:38:07||4:50:22|
|41||TAYAG, RENE RICARDO||37/M35-39||0:39:11||2:33:47||1:42:46||4:59:40|
|43||CHINALPAN JR., ANDREW||38/M35-39||0:42:51||2:26:45||1:46:09||5:01:02|
|48||DEL ROSARIO, RIENZI ROBERT||34/M30-34||0:43:04||2:28:57||1:45:11||5:02:07|
|49||SAJULGA III, FELIPE||30/M30-34||0:45:11||2:29:32||1:43:10||5:02:19|
|61||YONG, CHUN SENG||30/M30-34||0:42:20||2:32:36||1:47:12||5:06:36|
|62||RAMIREZ, JOSEPH IAN||29/M25-29||0:39:48||2:29:13||1:52:37||5:06:44|
|64||Chua, Jing Zhi||21/M18-24||0:33:53||2:40:29||1:50:13||5:08:25|
|66||ARCHE, RALPH FRANCISTINO||29/M25-29||0:32:34||2:40:12||1:51:54||5:09:15|
|67||MARBELLA, RYAN PAUL||30/M30-34||0:37:45||2:33:59||1:52:26||5:09:16|
|68||TAYAG, JULIAN PAOLO||36/M35-39||0:43:15||2:31:16||1:51:19||5:09:32|
|73||PAREDES, JOHN OMAR||33/M30-34||0:32:42||2:37:59||1:56:51||5:10:34|
|75||OCAMPO, RAFAEL RAMON||42/M40-44||0:32:07||2:43:29||1:49:38||5:11:29|
|78||SANTIAGO, MERVIN RENCEL||19/M18-24||0:39:31||2:32:40||1:57:01||5:13:01|
|87||ANTOLIN, JOY REGINALD||37/M35-39||0:37:02||2:43:29||1:54:32||5:19:29|
|89||VELASCO, RAYMUND GERARD||25/M25-29||0:45:37||2:46:37||1:41:24||5:19:56|
|4.||Javier Gomez Noya||ESP||01:51:41|
|7.||Pierre Le Corre||FRA||01:52:31|
Matt Hauser Produces A Gold Winning Performance in Rotterdam
Queensland’s rising triathlon star Matt Hauser has continued Australia’s golden run at the ITU World Championships Grand Final with a stunning world junior title win in a rainy Rotterdam earlier today.
Hauser, 19, secured Australia’s third gold medal of the Championships, coming 24 hours after paratriathletes Katie Kelly and Emily Tapp claimed gold in their classes yesterday.
With three races remaining today, the Under 23 women and the Men’s and Women’s Elite races, Australia has won three gold, two silver and one bronze in what has already been a successful Championships.
The talented teen from Hervey Bay, who moved to the Gold Coast to chase his triathlon dreams two years ago under coach Dan Atkins, finally dispelled the disappointment of 2016.
Hauser finished 45th in the corresponding World Championship race in Cozumel, Mexico last year after finishing fifth in a swim-less race in Chicago in 2015 – his career very much at a crossroads.
But 12 months later and after turning his career around in a big way, under Atkins, Hauser now forms part of an exciting new generation of male triathlon stars and the win comes the morning after team mate Luke Willian’s brave bronze in the Under 23 World Championship race.
Hauser has become a rare two-time World Champion in the same year adding his junior crown to the newest Olympic event, the Mixed Team Relay title he won with Birtwhistle, Ashleigh Gentle and Charlotte McShane in Hamburg in July.
Hauser and Willian have continued to put pressure on the Elite Australians, Rio Olympians Aaron Royle and Ryan Bailie in the race to join already nominated Birtwhistle for next year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
And it more than makes up for the bitter disappointment he suffered at last year’s world championships in Cozumel.
Hauser handled the wet, slippery and tricky conditions like a true pro – conditions that claimed some riders who crashed early in the bike on the narrow, cobblestoned roads of Europe’s famous port city.
The strongly built Hauser was first out of the water after the 750m swim, positioning himself perfectly with a group of 12 that circled the city streets as the rain increased, making conditions increasingly dangerous.
And after surviving the 20km four lap bike circuit he wasted no time charging out of transition with that determined look in his eyes when he attacked the run with the world title in his sights.
And after the first 2.5km run lap Hauser had opened up a 12 second lead and at that point he was never going to be headed, running away with the gold by 28 seconds to claim the victory over Vasco Vilaca (Portugal) and Ben Dijkstra (Great Britain) taking bronze.
Hauser went through the course in 55mins 54seconds, Vilaca in 56.22 and Dijkstra in 5.35 and was full of praise for his coaches.
“Since I moved to the Gold Coast to join Dan Atkins from my first coach Brian Harrington I’ve had a great lot of mentors and coaches with me along the way,” said Hauser.
“To be able to get this win, and to (now) start my career after this win it’s more of a relief than anything after a poor year last year.
“It’s really positive, a two time world champion in the one year is fantastic and a great honour.
“I’ve been building up 12 months for this. Being able to get some redemption from last year’s poor result is fantastic.
“Full credit to my coach Dan and all the guys on the Gold Coast for helping me and pushing me through.
“Today positioning on the bike was everything and I was able to have the legs in the end.
“Basing ourselves in the Basque country in Spain with coach Jamie Turner’s group in the lead off has certainly paid off.
“It was critical on the bike and I managed that up front with a couple of the Norwegians and that worked out well.
“I knew if I got through transition I would be well placed with my run and my legs were feeling good.
“I just executed the process and everything worked out well for me on the day. It has been a 12-month preparation for me and I have had a few setbacks, but it has been great year all-around in total.”
The two other Australians in the race, rookie Lorcan Redmond (NSW) claimed 20th on debut in an encouraging start to his international career while Nicholas Free gave away 30 seconds in transition to finish 30th.
Hauser becomes only the fourth Australian to win the ITU World Junior Championship – joining Ben Bright (1994), Chris Hill (1995) and Olympian Courtney Atkinson (1999) and the first Aussie on the podium since Birtwhistle (silver) and Calvin Quirk (bronze) in Edmonton in 2014.
|5.||Vetle Bergsvik Thorn||NOR||00:56:43|
|9.||Javier Romo Oliver||ESP||00:57:00|
Taylor Knibb repeats Junior World Title in Rotterdam
In a dominating performance showcasing once again her power on the bike, USA’s Taylor Knibb claimed a repeat junior women’s title at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam.
Despite not racing much due to her focusing on her first year of University, Knibb competed in select World Triathlon Series races at the elite level, where her talent and improvement from those races was highlighted today out on the junior stage.
Hammering away on the bike in order to break away from a chase pack, saw Knibb riding solo for almost all of the 20-kilometre bike course, before finishing the five-kilometre run untouched to walk away with the second consecutive junior world title.
Knibb said about winning her second title, “Yes, it is a bit of a surprise, I didn’t know it was going to happen in the race, so I am just really grateful.”
“I saw that Kate (Waugh) was closing the gap on me so I freaked out and ran hard, so it really made me earn it. I was a great race and she (Waugh) had an amazing race,” Knibb said.
Claiming the silver and stepping on her first world championship podium was Great Britain’s Kate Waugh, while the bronze went to Japan’s Fuka Sega who had a breakthrough race from start to finish.
Filling almost the entire dive pontoon, a large roster of 70 women lined up to partake in the quest for the junior world crown. With a slight chop in the Mass river, Japan’s Sega managed to get the edge and exit the waters first. Just a short 12 seconds behind saw the likes of a huge pack of women charging through the first transition to start the bike leg.
While Knibb found herself among the shuffle after the swim, it took only a matter of moments before she worked her way up to Sega to ride as a leading twosome for the first lap. However, Knibb has worked in power duos in the past, such as elite bike powerhouse Flora Duffy so it came as no surprise when she then exceeded past Sega on the second lap to pull out in the lead.
Knibb held onto the top spot through the rest of the bike leg, despite a small pack of women trailing her that contained the likes of Waugh, Sega, Therese Feuersinger (AUT), Hannah Knighton (NZL) and Olivia Mathias (GBR).
Heading into the second transition, Knibb’s lead was around 30 seconds. However, the women in the first chase group had some strong running legs and Waugh managed to scare the gap down to about 20 seconds.
Knibb’s lead maintained and she entered the finish chute smiling as she grabbed the tape for the second straight year. Waugh then followed 16 seconds later, while Sega was about another 30 seconds from that to claim the bronze.
|Results: Junior Women|
|9.||Hye Rim Jeong||KOR||01:03:05|
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