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Atkinson Withdraws from ITU Triathlon Round 1 Sydney

One of the pre-race favourites, and one of Australia's best chances of a podium finish, Courtney Atkinson, has withdrawn from the ITU round 1 race in Sydney just days before the event. Writing on his website Atkinson said: "My recovery from the Mooloolaba World Cup wasn't as good as expected and I had some unexpected complications ongoing from the illness I was carrying. It is a long season with 10-15 races planned over the next 5 months so this is a small hickup in a big year.
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Mid May… Bored? Want a Holiday? The International Honolulu Triathlon – Olympic and Sprint Distance

Honolulu Hawaii will again play host to athletes from around the world when the 7th Annual Honolulu Triathlon is held on Sunday, May 16th at Ala Moana Beach Park. Over 1000 Triathletes from 8 Countries will show off their athletic abilities as they swim the beautiful waters of Ala Moana Beach Park then ride their bike to historical Pearl Harbor and along the scenic road of Lagoon Drive taking in breath taking views of the Diamond Head landmark.
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Ironman Australia & Ironman 70.3 Triathlon 2011 Port Macquarie Dates Announced

WTC have annnounced the dates for the 2011 Ironman Australia and Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie. The events will take place nearly a month later than the traditional Ironman weekend - Sunday, May 1, 2011. Places for the full Ironman have also been reduced from 1,500 to just 1,000, ensuring they will be in hot demand. Registration for both events will open on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at noon AEST.
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Australia Team Named – Snowsill out of Sydney ITU World Championship Series

Australia has named a strong team boasting a blend of youth and experience for the historic world championship series opener, despite the withdrawal of Emma Snowsill. The Aussie contingent will be headed by reigning ITU world champion and Olympic bronze medallist Emma Moffatt, and the winner of Saturday's ITU Mooloolaba World Cup, Olympian and 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Brad Kahlefeldt.
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Carrie Lester Wins her Debut Ironman at the Urban Hotel Group Ironman Australia Triathlon 2010

In tough conditions Carrie Lester has won her first Ironman in 9:23:46. Lester put in a fast bike leg to to exit T2 almost four minutes ahead of Lisa Marangon and was never troubled by any of the professional women in the run. Rebekah Keat finished in second place almost ten minutes further back in 9:33:10. Amelia Pearson did a solid 3:32:44 marathoon to finish in third place in 9:46:09.
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Vernay, Marceau, Ambrose & Neyedli First off the Bike at Ironman Australia Triathlon 2010

Patrick Vernay, Olivier Marceau, Paul Ambrose and Scott Neyedli were first of the bikes at Ironman Australia in a time of 4:42. Adrian Cominotto, who was first out of the water, was half a minute behind the leading group. Vernay is looking like being the triathlete to beat again this year after putting just over 7 minutes on Tim Berkel, Paul Barclay, Matt White, Joshua Rix, Adam Holborow and Jemani Francis.
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