With $10,000 in prize money up for grabs and the opportunity to race in a stunning location some of Australia's top triathletes are heading to Falls Creek this weekend to race in SuperSprint's new long course triathlon. Leon Griffin, Jason Shortis, Mitch Anderson, Clayton Fettell, Nicole Ward, Michelle Wu, Madeline Oldfield and Liz Blatchford are headling the event. Whilst we know these names better than most some of the leading competitors are talking up others and playing their own chances down.
Chilli's Barbara Riveros and Canberra's Jesse Featonby both celebrated victory at the Seven Sunshine Coast Enduro Triathlon at Caloundra in challenging conditions over the unique Enduro format. The tough Enduro race saw the elite competitors tackle a 400m swim, 7km cycle and 1.8km, followed by another 200m swim, 7km cycle and 1.8km run in warm, steamy conditions.
Tim Reed, second at the recent SiS Half Ironman in Port Macquarie, previews the guys race at this weekend's Nepean Triathlon. There is a cracking field and it looks like four possible winners with a couple of potential surprises if there has been some secret training going on. This will be an exciting race and if you live in Sydney and are not racing then get out to Penrith and watch an exciting race format with some of the top triathletes in Australia.
Tim Berkel and Clayton Fettell prepare to go head to head again at the Gold Coast Half Ironman Triathlon
2009 Gold Coast Half Ironman champion Clayton Fettell has confirmed he will start this Sunday and attempt to…
Australian Triathletes David Dellow and Clayton Fettell 4th & 5th at Ishigaki ITU World Cup in Japan
David Dellow came in 4th with 42 sec gap, and Clayton Fettell was 5th with a 46 sec gap from the winner. Fettell managed a big escape from the pack on the fifth lap of the bike and started the run with a two-minute advantage on the field. Valentin Meshcheryakov claimed his first World Cup title in Ishigaki with a time of 1:54:02. Japan's Yuichi Hosoda was second with Ryosuke Yamamoto in third.