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Ironman Canada 2011 Pro Start List and Race Preview

2009 Subaru Ironman Canada champion Jordan Rapp, whose injury kept him out of last year’s race, looks to reclaim his title on Sunday, August 28th in the 29th Annual Subaru Ironman Canada triathlon. It will not be an easy task, as last year’s champion, Viktor Zyemtsev, would prefer an ending more in his favour. To add a further twist to the plot, Rapp and Zyemtsev have to contend with 2008 Champion Bryan Rhodes and 2006 Champion Jasper Blake. Also racing is Australia’s Jason Shortis and Paul Attard.

London 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series

It’s really starting to get down to the business end of the 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series and what better way to kick that off than one of the biggest events of the entire year, London. Not only is this weekend’s round crucial in determining who will be the 2011 ITU World Champions, it’s the first and last time athletes will be able to race the exact London 2012 course before next year’s Olympic Games.

Cairns Airport Challenge Cairns Men’s Race Preview

The withdrawal of ten time Ironman New Zealand winner Cameron Brown has taken one potential winner out of the running. However this has not made the race an easier one to win for anyone. The smart money is on a two horse race between Chris (Macca) McCormack and Tim Berkel. Based on recent race form Tim Berkel would have to be the favourite but without being able to see Macca race long distance recently it is impossible to gauge how he is going. He will be there to win and will have done the work to put him self in a position to do so.

Port Macquarie Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Mens Race Preview 2011

This year sees one of the strongest fields you will see in a 70.3 race in Australia. Tim Berkel won Challenge Copenhagen 2010, Joe Gambles was 4th at the 70.3 world champs amongst many wins and podiums in 2010, Christian Kemp won the 2010 Gold coast half, Tim Reed, Josh Rix, Matty White all had podiums at major 70.3 races in the USA. Leon Griffin has a great history and ten time winner of Ironman New Zealand Cameron Brown needs no introduction. Last years 2nd placed Tim Reed is also back racing strongly.

Nepean Triathlon Boasts one of the Hottest Female Fields so far this Year

This weekend’s 29th Nepean triathlon has one of the hottest fields in Australian triathlons this year. The fastest male and female triathletes could potentially take away $2,750 each for a mornings work. The women’s field is the hardest to pick with potentially 6 women capable of taking out the race. Michelle Wu won the recent Tawian 70.3, Melissa Rollinson won Gold Coast half ironman, Lisa Marangon recently won the Forster Olympic distance and has a huge base from Kona, Anna Cleaver just won Port Macquarie half ironman, Melissa Vanderwater and Charolette McShane are both capable of winning. Throw in Tara Prowse, Kirra Siddle, Chloe Turner and up and coming Matilda Raynolds and it could be anyone’s race on the day.