Tag: Japan

Barbara Riveros Diaz of Chile wins the 2011 Ishigaki ITU Triathlon World Cup

Chilean Barbara Riveros Diaz has continued her stellar start to season 2011 by running away with the women’s Ishigaki ITU World Cup title in Japan. Riveros Diaz claimed bronze in the first ITU World Cup of the season in Mooloolaba, before finishing second behind Canadian Paula Findlay in the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Sydney race last weekend. Australia’s Erin Densham was 4th, Charlotte McShane was 15th, Ashleigh Gentle 25th and Amy Roberts was 43rd.

Ironman Japan athletes offered second chance at Kona qualification

The 50 qualifying slots for the Ford Ironman World Championship, which were previously assigned to Ironman Japan, will now be offered at the Jeju International Triathlon (JIT) taking place on July 11, 2010 on Jeju Island, South Korea. The cancellation of Ironman Japan was due to the host venue’s concerns over the spread of foot & mouth disease. The opportunity to race for the Kona slots at the JIT is available to athletes who were originally registered for the Ironman Japan event.

Foot & Mouth Forces Cancellation of Ironman Japan Triathlon

Organisers have today announced the cancellation of the 2010 Ironman Japan scheduled to be held on 13th June at Goto Nagasaki due to the threat of Foot and Mouth disease. Goto is a predominantly agricultural area and organisers say cannot risk the devastation that an out break would cause to the local economy.