Reigning world champion Emma Moffatt will be joined by Olympic champion Emma Snowsill and last year’s rapidly emerging Under 23 world champion Emma Jackson in what will be an absorbing home soil battle. Rounding out a full strength Australian women’s team is the well-credentialed Annabel Luxford, Felicity Abram and Felicity Sheedy-Ryan. The Australian men’s team will again be headed by the ever-consistent Olympic duo of Brad Kahlefeldt and Courtney Atkinson. James Seear and Brendan Sexton.
New Zealand’s Nicky Samuels used a daring breakaway on the bike to snap up her first career ITU Triathlon World Cup title today in Mooloolaba. Reigning World Champion Emma Moffatt of Australia came from behind and ran into second place. Barbara Riveros Diaz of Chile came across for third, despite having to serve two time penalties. Full results.
Olympic triathletes Emma Moffatt and Brad Kahlefeldt have kick-started their 2011 World Championship campaigns with victories in the Australian Sprint Triathlon Championships in Geelong. Two-time and defending world champion Moffatt who showed all her class, when she ran away on the final lap of the run to beat Canadian Kirsten Sweetland to win her second National Sprint title. Then it was boyfriend and coach Kahlefeldt’s turn to tame the 750 metre swim; 20 kilometre bike and five kilometre run course.
Beijing Olympians, reigning World Champion Emma Moffatt and 2010 bronze medallist Brad Kahlefeldt will headline this weekend’s Australian National Elite Sprint Triathlon Championships in Geelong. It will be the first race in the Triathlon Australia 2011 National Triathlon Championship Series, the start for some that will take them to this year’s World Championships and for a select few, all the way to next year’s London Olympic Games.
With just two weeks to go until the final race of the 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series, the duel for the women’s world title is wide open. Reigning ITU World Champion Emma Moffatt currently leads the world rankings, but New Zealand’s Andrea Hewitt sits only 52 points behind Moffatt, meaning the Kiwi is well within striking distance of this year’s world crown.
After some intense racing and a mixed bag of results the Australian team faces a challenging task in the London round of the Dextro Energy Triathlon â€“ ITU World Championship Series this weekend. Emma Moffatt returned to the top of the world rankings with a silver medal in Hamburg on Sunday, but leads by just four points from Japan’s Mariko Adachi, while previous series leader, Chilean Barbara Riveros Diaz, returns this weekend having sat out the Hamburg event.
Moffatt has now been involved in four sprint finishes in as many major races this year. She finished third in the series opener in Sydney, third in the second race in Seoul, and managed silver in a sprint for second at the ITU Elite Cup in Des Moines. That tale of consistency sees her narrowly on top of the series rankings with 2110 points, just four points clear of Japan’s Mariko Adachi after series pace-setter, Chile’s Barbara Riveros Diaz, sat out today’s race in Hamburg.
Australia will enter this weekend’s round of the Dextro Energy Triathlon â€“ ITU World Championship Series with its four big guns fit and firing on what has historically been a happy hunting ground for those in the green and gold. Reigning ITU world champion Emma Moffatt completely dominated last year’s race to win by a minute while Brad Kahlefeldt has finished on the podium four times, including silver last year. Atkinson was struck down by a stomach bug this time last year and is hoping for better luck and Snowsill will be looking to vault up the ITU world rankings.
Courtney Atkinson pushed Olympic gold medallist Germany’s Jan Frodeno all the way to go down by one second in today’s Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series race in Korea, with Brad Kahlefeldt finishing third. In the women’s race, reigning world champion Emma Moffatt was pipped in a sprint finish for the second time in a row to claim bronze. And in what was a good day for Australia, Emma Snowsill made an impressive return to the international circuit after an 11-month lay-off, finishing sixth, just 10 seconds behind winner, Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf.
Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf pulled off the sprint of her life to win in the final stretch of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Seoul in Korea this afternoon, topping world number one Barbara Riveros Diaz of Chile and reigning world champion Emma Moffatt of Australia.