December 14, 2011:Â Christmas has come early for Australian Triathlon’s â€œfirst coupleâ€ Emma Moffatt and Brad Kahlefeldt following…
September 19: Two-time world champion and Olympic bronze medallist Emma Moffatt has finished the international season with an…
Julia Russell has been at the European Training base, Aix les Bains France working with the Australian Institute of Sport Triathlon. This is the second year in a row that Julia has been the physio and soft tissue therapist for the Australian team. Julia took some time out to chat to Emma Moffatt for Trizone while in Lausanne. Emma is racing for Australia this weekend in Beijing at the Dextro Energy Triathlon World Championship. Emma is currently ranked 7th in 2011 and apart from winning Hamburg has had the best year.
Australia has come from behind to claim a top ten finish in the ITU World Teams Triathlon Championship in Lausanne tonight - finishing seventh in the event that looks almost certain to be included in the 2016 Olympic Games. Their seventh place came after being well back early with Australia's second team of Felicity Abram, Peter Kerr, Felicity Sheedy-Ryan and Mitch Robins finishing in 13th place.
Emma Moffatt wins, Emma Jackson and Emma Snowsill round of the podium in Hamburg ITU World Championship Triathlon Series
It was an Emma of a day in Hamburg today as Australia's triathlon trio Emma Moffatt, Emma Jackson and Emma Snowsill celebrated a triumphant and history-making ITU Dextro Energy Triathlon World Championship round in Hamburg. In what was arguably the first time in triathlon and maybe even world sporting history that three girls with the same christian name and from the same country shared the podium in a major World Championship round in any sport.
The Australian Team for this Weekend’s Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship round in Hamburg
In the lead up to this weekend's ITU Dextro Energy Triathlon World Championship round in Hamburg, Australia's National Head Coach Shaun Stephens, runs the microscope over the Australian team's preparations as they continue their march towards the all-important London round on August 6 and 7. The majority of the Australian athletes are in Aix Le Bain in France while the VIS group is in northern Spain under coach Jonno Hall, and Olympic champion Emma Snowsill continues her preparations in Germany.
Beijing Olympians Emma Moffatt and Erin Densham have continued Australia's encouraging performances at this weekend's Dextro Energy ITU World Championship Triathlon Series, finishing fourth and eighth respectively behind untouchable Canadian Paula Findlay in Kitzbuhel, Austria today.
It's not often they enter a Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series race and don't make the podium but Beijing 2008 gold medallist Emma Snowsill and reigning ITU World Champion Emma Moffatt failed to reach it at home in Sydney. Snowsill had a rough swim leg and was out of contention from the start, while Moffatt faded to finish 13th. It's the first time both are contesting the Madrid leg of the Dextro Energy Triathlon Series race, but if they are at their best, will be hard to beat. Also this weekend sees rising star Brendan Sexton race his second world championship race. With a win at Monterrey and a 4th in Sydney it will be great to see what he can do this weekend.
Canada’s Paula Findlay wins opening round of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship in Sydney
Paula Findlay won the opening round of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship in Sydney after a tight battle on the run the saw a group of 6 women leading for most of the run. Last years race winner, Chile's Barbara Riveros Diaz was second after Findlay broke away with about 500m to go in the race. New Zealand's Andrea Hewitt was third.
Lisa Norden, Emma Moffatt, Emma Snowsill, Jan Frodeno, Javier Gomez and Brad Kahlefeldt opened the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series in Sydney
ITU athletes Lisa Norden, Emma Moffatt, Emma Snowsill, Jan Frodeno, Javier Gomez and Brad Kahlefeldt opened the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series today at a press conference in Hyde Park, Sydney. All six atheletes are former Olympians, with two gold medals and one bronze medal amongst them. Whilst they all confirmed that they are excited and ready to race they all confirmed that their focus is on London 2012.
The squeeze for Olympic berths in Australia's star-studded triathlon team ensures a number of sub-plots during the opening race of the 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series in Sydney. And it seems Brendan Sexton and Emma Jackson are best placed to push the established stars in the April 10 event, which marks the start of a long campaign that will determine Olympic selection for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
It's set to be a show-stopper as almost all of the top 20 triathletes in the world will line up on the starting grid. All but one of the men and women who made up the top-10 in last year's final world rankings are on the start lists in Australia's Harbour City, as well as last year's winners Barbara Riveros Diaz of Chile and Bevan Docherty of New Zealand.