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URBAN 2.80.20 Long Course Triathlon Geelong 2012

Australia has gone from having a small handful of long course triathlon in recent times to now having more than enough to fill the seasons calendar following the announcement today by USM Events of the URBAN 2.80.20 triathlon to be held in Geelong in February 2012. The organisers also announced a prize pool of $12,000 which will attract a solid field of local pros. One thing surely to annoy Victorian triathletes is that this new event is on the same weekend as Falls Creek 2/80/20 long course triathlon.

Did you miss the 2011 Challenge Cairns Triathlon Televised on One HD?

Challenge Cairns will be replayed on One HD on Wednesday 29th of June at 8am Australian Eastern Standard Time and again on Thursday 30th June at 1:30pm AEST. Don’t miss Pete Jacobs excellent commentary and the many referneces to the ‘big guy’ during this great broadcast. The performance from Chris McCormack was surgical and no one had a chance on the day. Rebekah Keat stormed home in the run to take the women’s race.

Challenge Cairns Photo Gallery – 2011

The inaugural Challenge Cairns was a success with a few minor teething problems that should easily be forgiven by the competitors who took part in the week long multisport festival. This is a destination race and definitely a race that you should book yourself in to and take the family for a wonderful break at the end of a triathlon season to thanks them for the support they have shown you.

Pro Triathlete Matty White Reports in on his Second Placing at Challenge Cairns 2011

There are only a few ironman races in the world that can captivate the triathletes and draw their minds away from the pain, and Challenge Cairns is one of those races. With a bike ride showcasing views that are unparalleled anywhere in the world, along the most majestic coastline in Australia if not the world, sometimes it was difficult to stay upright on the bike as the athlete’s attention was drawn to the crystal clear blue waters which crest the coastal ride all the way out to Port Douglas.

Challenge Cairns 2011 – the Verdict

After much anticipation the Challenge family finally landed on Australian shores, and Trizone was there to see what all of the hype was about, and how the event compared to Australian Ironman events run by IMG and more recently WTC. Challenge chose to partner with USM for the staging of the event, an organisation that have proved they know how to run major Triathlons with their slick handling of Noosa, Mooloolaba and most recently the Sydney Dextro ITU event.

Leon Griffin and Rebecca Eveleigh win Cairns Half 2011

Leon Griffin and Rebecca Eveleigh have won the Cairns Half 2011. Griffin did it in style finishing over 12 minutes ahead of second placed Joey Lampe. A surprise 3rd today was Charlie Low who normally is an age grouper. Rebecca Eveleigh won her 1st ever open race and Kiwi Hannah Lawrence came second with a strong run and Nicole Ward toughed out a hard race to come third then promptly went straight to the medical tent to recover.

Challenge Carins Womens Update at 61km on the Bike

The lead bunch of women has been caught by Carrie Lester at the 61km mark. Christie Sym was over 6mins down at the 47kms mark but has moved to within 5mins now. Belinda Granger did not look happy coming out of transition. She took a lot longer than the other lead women.

Quicksilver Reef Swim on Green Island – Report and Video – Cairns Adventure Festival

The Cairns Airport Adventure Festival continued yesterday with the Quicksilver Reef Swim on Green Island. Over 200 participants boarded the ferry and headed to one of Australia’s most stunning locations, The Great Barrier Reef to take part in the 1.5km or 3km Ocean swims this morning. With 24 degree crystal clear waters, it’s no wonder participants flocked from all over Australia and around the globe, including Germany, New Zealand and Singapore.

Cairns Airport Challenge Cairns Women’s Race Preview

Cairns is gearing up for the first Challenge event to take place on Australian soil, and the excitement is palpable. The women’s race is shaping up to be a great battle, with two of Australia’s most experienced iron distance athletes preparing to go head to head. Belinda Granger and Rebekah Keat headline the field, taking on Amelia Pearson and Kirsten Molloy, who recently finished second and third at Ironman Australia, as well as Christie Sym who will be challenging hard for her break through win plus Carrie Lester who won Ironman Australia 2010.