Triathlon News Feed

Oceania announces 2018 competition calendar

Triathlon News - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 15:09
The 2018 Oceania Triathlon Union (OTU) season will kick off with the Paratriathlon Oceania Championships, to be held in the beachside suburb of Saint Kilda (Australia) on the 14 of January. The Oceania triathletes will have a busy season ahead of them, with the Commonwealth Games taking place in the Gold Coast in April, the same scenario that will host the 2018 ITU Grand Final in September. In between, two ITU World Cups, one ITU Paratriathlon World Cup, Oceania Championships, and a few Oceania Cups. Hosted across Australia and New Zealand, it is sure to be an exciting and entertaining season with a variety of terrain and challenging courses. Starting in Saint Kilda (Australia) in January and finishing on the Gold Coast (Australia) in September, with stops in Glenelg, Devonport, Mooloolaba and New Plymouth.This full programme of events will attract the best athletes from around the world who will fight it out to claim gold! Making up an important part of the racing calendar is the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, being held in the Southeast of Australian from 4 - 15 April 2018. Showcasing the splendor of the Gold Coast, the beautiful stage will host the drama and excitement that only triathlon can bring. Fans will revel in the action of individual Triathlon and Paratriathlon events, with the Women’s Elite race being the first medal to be awarded, as well as the strategy of a Mixed Team Relay. But before that, triathletes from all over the world will head to Mooloolaba first, and New Plymouth right after, for the two ITU 2018 World Cups to be hosted on the Continent. This year, New Plymouth will also serve as Oceania Qualifier for the Youth Olympic games, as well as the Junior Championships. In September, the Gold Coast will serve as the mecca of triathlon this year, with the Grand Final 2018 taking place. During a week, elite athletes, U23, junior and parathletes will fight for the world crowns in the magnificent set up of the golden beaches of Australia for a whole week of pure sport. Devonport will be the host of one of the 2018 ITU Paratriathlon World Cups, while athletes will head to St. Kilda in January for the Paratriathlon Oceania Championships. Click here for the full OTU calendar

Celebrating the career of Gwen Jorgensen

Triathlon News - Fri, 10/11/2017 - 02:20
On November 7, 2017 USA’s Gwen Jorgensen announced her retirement from competing in the sport of triathlon to instead pursue a new dream - to win an Olympic gold medal in the marathon. Over the seven years that Jorgensen has raced at the ITU level, she has swam, biked and ran her way into the history books. She pushed herself to become one of the strongest women to ever toe the start line with 25 gold medals and 37 podium finishes throughout her career. She earned multiple ITU triathlon records such as the only woman to win a world title after a perfect undefeated WTS season, to hold onto a 12-race WTS winning streak and to win the Olympic test event and then the Olympic gold medal the following year. She is the 2015 WTS World Champion, the 2016 Mixed Team Relay World Champion and the 2016 Olympic Gold Medallist. After her victory in Rio Olympics, Gwen changed completely her routines and her priorities. She moved to a new city and gave birth to her first child, Stanley. As she explained, “my time away from triathlon allowed me to reflect and set new goals”, and new goals she has: competing for the Olympic Gold Medal in the Tokyo 2020 Games. Her success on the triathlon course changed the pathway of the sport outside of the course. She elevated the game in women’s triathlon, pushing participation and equality as well as redefining what it means to be a three-discipline triathlete. While we have loved every moment that Jorgensen has raced in ITU competitions over the years, we wish her the best of luck pursuing her next dream, and we are sure that the triathlon family will be cheering for her during the Marathon in Tokyo 2020. In celebration of her career and all of the impressive accomplishments that she has shown in her years competing in ITU and triathlon, we look back at some of her most iconic moments in the sport from over the years. Tiszaujvaros 2011 - First ITU World Cup Win San Diego 2013 - First WTS Win Yokohama 2014 - First WTS win that started her 12 WTS winning streak Chicago 2015 - Wins First World Championship Title Hamburg 2016 - Was part of the first U.S. team to win the Team Mixed Relay World Championship title Rio de Janeiro 2016 - Wins Olympic Gold Medal  

Celebrating the career of Gwen Jorgensen

Triathlon News - Fri, 10/11/2017 - 02:20
On November 7, 2017 USA’s Gwen Jorgensen announced her retirement from competing in the sport of triathlon to instead pursue a new dream - to win an Olympic gold medal in the marathon. Over the seven years that Jorgensen has raced at the ITU level, she has swam, biked and ran her way into the history books. She pushed herself to become one of the strongest women to ever toe the start line with 25 gold medals and 37 podium finishes throughout her career. She earned multiple ITU triathlon records such as the only woman to win a world title after a perfect undefeated WTS season, to hold onto a 12-race WTS winning streak and to win the Olympic test event and then the Olympic gold medal the following year. She is the 2015 WTS World Champion, the 2016 Mixed Team Relay World Champion and the 2016 Olympic Gold Medallist. After her victory in Rio Olympics, Gwen changed completely her routines and her priorities. She moved to a new city and gave birth to her first child, Stanley. As she explained, “my time away from triathlon allowed me to reflect and set new goals”, and new goals she has: competing for the Olympic Gold Medal in the Tokyo 2020 Games. Her success on the triathlon course changed the pathway of the sport outside of the course. She elevated the game in women’s triathlon, pushing participation and equality as well as redefining what it means to be a three-discipline triathlete. While we have loved every moment that Jorgensen has raced in ITU competitions over the years, we wish her the best of luck pursuing her next dream, and we are sure that the triathlon family will be cheering for her during the Marathon in Tokyo 2020. In celebration of her career and all of the impressive accomplishments that she has shown in her years competing in ITU and triathlon, we look back at some of her most iconic moments in the sport from over the years. Tiszaujvaros 2011 - First ITU World Cup Win San Diego 2013 - First WTS Win Yokohama 2014 - First WTS win that started her 12 WTS winning streak Chicago 2015 - Wins First World Championship Title Hamburg 2016 - Was part of the first U.S. team to win the Team Mixed Relay World Championship title Rio de Janeiro 2016 - Wins Olympic Gold Medal  

China seeks a Head Coach for their National Team

Triathlon News - Wed, 08/11/2017 - 16:22
In order to improve the Chinese triathletes’ performances and to achieve good results at international races, the China Triathlon National Team is looking for the opportunity of employing a high-performance coach. Please read the job description: 1. Position: Head coach of China Triathlon National Team 2. Job Description: - To plan and implement high-performance developing programs for the National Team, and to coach and train the athletes preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. - To make the detailed working targets, training and competition plans of each year. - To coach the national team athletes with high-level and scientific means. - To be involved in the athlete selection for major competitions. - To assist in the development of Chinese young athletes. - To assist in the development of Chinese coaches. 3. Entry Qualification: - Being ready for long-time coaching in China, acknowledging and respecting the situations in China. - A minimum of 5-year experiences on high-performance triathlon coaching, with athletes who had ever achieved excellent results in the past international competitions, such as top 8 at the Olympic Games or ITU World Championships, top 3 at the ITU WTS or WCS. - Be capable of independently making and implementing training plans for swimming, cycling and running, etc. - A bachelor of sports degree or equivalent. - Holding high-level triathlon coaching certificates issued by ITU or the respective National Federation. 4.Salary - 6, 000 USD per month (after taxes). - A particular number of round-trip tickets per year between the city of residence and China. - Board and lodging in China. - Bonus for Olympic Games and Asian Games. 5. Applications: The application and applicants’ resume shall be sent to triathlon@ctsa.org.cn by Nov 18, 2017.

ITU signs development grant with Asian Triathlon Confederation

Triathlon News - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:22
ITU is pleased to announce the signing of the 2017 Development Grant contract with Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC). The budget will be invested in strategic development goals including athlete and coach development as well as technical and event development and increasing the participation of women in triathlon. ITU President and IOC Member, Marisol Casado said: “ASTC’s plan will provide a positive contribution to the sport through a variety of initiatives and it’s wonderful to give them the support to continue developing our fantastic sport. The plan is predominantly focused on developing talent in athletes and coaches alike, which demonstrates how committed ASTC President Justin Park is with the development necessities of Asian areas.” Park said “the signing of this Development Grant contract is a major step forward for us as we seek to consolidate the work of our Development Committee. The hours spent by our dedicated team has resulted in significant support and acknowledgment from ITU. Our plan is focused on fostering the growth of National Federations and creating talent in athletes and coaches. I have taken onboard the “wish list” from our Federations and feel that the way forward, as presented by the Development Committee, is the right one for us here in the Asian area. I would like to once again extend my sincerest gratitude to ITU for the continued support and confidence in our work, and I look forward to seeing our new athletes race in 2018 and beyond.” Most recently, aspiring triathletes from South East Asia were given the opportunity to take part in the South East Asian Sport Development camp. The purpose of this camp was not only to give young triathletes the chance to learn triathlon skills and become better athletes but to train with fellow athletes from around the world. The next ASTC project is the ITU level 2 coaching course in Hong Kong from November 28 to December 3. 2018 will be an exciting year for the ASTC in coaching and development with a number of courses running throughout the year, including Coaching seminars in Dubai and Macau, the Talent Identification Camp in Kuala Lumpur as well as the Women’s Development Continental Camp in Indonesia to name a few.

ITU signs development grant with Asian Triathlon Confederation

Triathlon News - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:22
ITU is pleased to announce the signing of the 2017 Development Grant contract with Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC). The budget will be invested in strategic development goals including athlete and coach development as well as technical and event development and increasing the participation of women in triathlon. ITU President and IOC Member, Marisol Casado said: “ASTC’s plan will provide a positive contribution to the sport through a variety of initiatives and it’s wonderful to give them the support to continue developing our fantastic sport. The plan is predominantly focused on developing talent in athletes and coaches alike, which demonstrates how committed ASTC President Justin Park is with the development necessities of Asian areas.” Park said “the signing of this Development Grant contract is a major step forward for us as we seek to consolidate the work of our Development Committee. The hours spent by our dedicated team has resulted in significant support and acknowledgment from ITU. Our plan is focused on fostering the growth of National Federations and creating talent in athletes and coaches. I have taken onboard the “wish list” from our Federations and feel that the way forward, as presented by the Development Committee, is the right one for us here in the Asian area. I would like to once again extend my sincerest gratitude to ITU for the continued support and confidence in our work, and I look forward to seeing our new athletes race in 2018 and beyond.” Most recently, aspiring triathletes from South East Asia were given the opportunity to take part in the South East Asian Sport Development camp. The purpose of this camp was not only to give young triathletes the chance to learn triathlon skills and become better athletes but to train with fellow athletes from around the world. The next ASTC project is the ITU level 2 coaching course in Hong Kong from November 28 to December 3. 2018 will be an exciting year for the ASTC in coaching and development with a number of courses running throughout the year, including Coaching seminars in Dubai and Macau, the Talent Identification Camp in Kuala Lumpur as well as the Women’s Development Continental Camp in Indonesia to name a few.

ITU signs development grant with Asian Triathlon Confederation

Triathlon News - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:22
ITU is pleased to announce the signing of the 2017 Development Grant contract with Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC). The budget will be invested in strategic development goals including athlete and coach development as well as technical and event development and increasing the participation of women in triathlon. ITU President and IOC Member, Marisol Casado said: “ASTC’s plan will provide a positive contribution to the sport through a variety of initiatives and it’s wonderful to give them the support to continue developing our fantastic sport. The plan is predominantly focused on developing talent in athletes and coaches alike, which demonstrates how committed ASTC President Justin Park is with the development necessities of Asian areas.” Park said “the signing of this Development Grant contract is a major step forward for us as we seek to consolidate the work of our Development Committee. The hours spent by our dedicated team has resulted in significant support and acknowledgment from ITU. Our plan is focused on fostering the growth of National Federations and creating talent in athletes and coaches. I have taken onboard the “wish list” from our Federations and feel that the way forward, as presented by the Development Committee, is the right one for us here in the Asian area. I would like to once again extend my sincerest gratitude to ITU for the continued support and confidence in our work, and I look forward to seeing our new athletes race in 2018 and beyond.” Most recently, aspiring triathletes from South East Asia were given the opportunity to take part in the South East Asian Sport Development camp. The purpose of this camp was not only to give young triathletes the chance to learn triathlon skills and become better athletes but to train with fellow athletes from around the world. The next ASTC project is the ITU level 2 coaching course in Hong Kong from November 28 to December 3. 2018 will be an exciting year for the ASTC in coaching and development with a number of courses running throughout the year, including Coaching seminars in Dubai and Macau, the Talent Identification Camp in Kuala Lumpur as well as the Women’s Development Continental Camp in Indonesia to name a few.

Age is no barrier: 87-year-old “Pokey” Bill Ziering USA Triathlon Ambassador

Triathlon News - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 13:12
At the age of 87, ‘Pokey’ Bill Ziering was the oldest competitor to claim gold at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam in the Men’s 85-89 Age Group. Stepping on top of the podium, for the second time since 2015, he now has another position to celebrate as he was recently selected as an ambassador for the USA Triathlon (USAT) programme. High spirited and determined, this is the second time the American has secured such a race position, taking the title in 2015 at the Chicago Grand Final. Consisting of an Olympic distance triathlon, on both occasions he was the only person in the category 85-89 years old. With a superb sense of humor and a big smile, he went on to say: “I came in first and last”. The women are also representing in the higher age-bracket, with Elizabeth Brackett (USA) securing a gold medal at the age of 76 at this years’ Rotterdam Grand Final.  Watching Bill race is incredibly inspirational, when asked how he does it, he said: “I have no pearls of wisdom to share regarding how I’ve been able to retain the ITU Age Group World Championship Olympic Division in the Men’s 85-89 Age Group title since Chicago in 2015. There is no formula. I just show up. Show up at the track once a week, the pool or open water every seven days, and bike with my buddies, fitness and friendship groups or my better half each week. I work at keeping up. There’s no finite goal other than hoping to go out for about an hour at an enjoyable pace and finish”. A retired doctor and member of Triathlon Club of Monterey, Bill started the sport 40 years ago and confesses to not being much of an athlete in his younger days. “I can’t remember ever finishing in the top half but now I’ve managed to become the Age Group World Champion, ranked number one for the 85-89 Age Group”. Going on to quote his favorite saying, “start off slowly then ease up!”. Now a USAT ambassador, the high-spirited triathlete is thrilled to be part of the programme that supports the sporting community and said “no one is dismissed because of supposed inabilities. The USAT will see to it that I spend less time in my well-worn rocking chair”. The USAT goal is to strengthen the triathlon community by building strong relationships between the community, clubs, teams, coaches and athletes. In order to become a USAT ambassador, they need to have made an impression on their endurance communities and an impact in the sport of triathlon, which Bill...

Age is no barrier: 87-year-old “Pokey” Bill Ziering USA Triathlon Ambassador

Triathlon News - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 13:12
At the age of 87, ‘Pokey’ Bill Ziering was the oldest competitor to claim gold at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam in the Men’s 85-89 Age Group. Stepping on top of the podium, for the second time since 2015, he now has another position to celebrate as he was recently selected as an ambassador for the USA Triathlon (USAT) programme. High spirited and determined, this is the second time the American has secured such a race position, taking the title in 2015 at the Chicago Grand Final. Consisting of an Olympic distance triathlon, on both occasions he was the only person in the category 85-89 years old. With a superb sense of humor and a big smile, he went on to say: “I came in first and last”. The women are also representing in the higher age-bracket, with Elizabeth Brackett (USA) securing a gold medal at the age of 76 at this years’ Rotterdam Grand Final.  Watching Bill race is incredibly inspirational, when asked how he does it, he said: “I have no pearls of wisdom to share regarding how I’ve been able to retain the ITU Age Group World Championship Olympic Division in the Men’s 85-89 Age Group title since Chicago in 2015. There is no formula. I just show up. Show up at the track once a week, the pool or open water every seven days, and bike with my buddies, fitness and friendship groups or my better half each week. I work at keeping up. There’s no finite goal other than hoping to go out for about an hour at an enjoyable pace and finish”. A retired doctor and member of Triathlon Club of Monterey, Bill started the sport 40 years ago and confesses to not being much of an athlete in his younger days. “I can’t remember ever finishing in the top half but now I’ve managed to become the Age Group World Champion, ranked number one for the 85-89 Age Group”. Going on to quote his favorite saying, “start off slowly then ease up!”. Now a USAT ambassador, the high-spirited triathlete is thrilled to be part of the programme that supports the sporting community and said “no one is dismissed because of supposed inabilities. The USAT will see to it that I spend less time in my well-worn rocking chair”. The USAT goal is to strengthen the triathlon community by building strong relationships between the community, clubs, teams, coaches and athletes. In order to become a USAT ambassador, they need to have made an impression on their endurance communities and an impact in the sport of triathlon, which Bill...

Cook (USA) and Van Riel (BEL) collect final world cup titles of season in Miyazaki

Triathlon News - Sat, 04/11/2017 - 10:08
Ending the 2017 world cup season with a bang, USA’s Summer Cook and Marten Van Riel of Belgium were crowned victorious at the 2017 Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup. With the wins, both Cook and Van Riel collected career milestones. Cook earned her second straight world cup gold after winning in Tongyeong the week before and also claimed the Miyazaki title for the very first time. While Van Riel seized his very first career world cup win. Joining Cook on the women’s podium was USA compatriot Taylor Spivey who claimed silver and Emma Jackson (AUS) who took the bronze. On the men’s side, Spaniard Vicente Hernandez took second and Andreas Schilling (DEN) finished third, resulting in first world cup podiums for the year for both men. The standard distance race that debuted in Miyazaki for only the second time in ITU history, was, for also the second straight year, the final race of the world cup season, putting the 2017 year to rest after an exciting 15-stop global tour that began in February. Women’s Recap After losing the inaugural Miyazaki title in 2016, Cook lined up for Saturday’s race bound and determined to change her fate in the final world cup race of the 2017 season. Dominating the field through the swim, bike and run, Cook snagged the title to collect her third world cup gold of the year. “I am really happy with today’s race. It felt great to be able to back up my win in Tongyeong last week with another win. I feel like I completed some things better than I did last week, so I am really happy about that and I am really happy about the process that I put forth in order to achieve my result today. I am looking to take these last two results and the things I accomplished from the whole process and take them into next season,” Cook said of her win. Spivey took the silver medal, to total two world cup podiums in her season, while the bronze went to Jackson who ends her season with her third world cup medal. “I am so happy to finish the season strong. I worked really hard today and it paid off,” said Taylor of finishing her season with a silver medal,” said Spivey. The women opened up the final Olympic distance race of the year with a beach start into the two-lap swim. The field split into two groups exiting the waters, with Cook, Spivey and Japan’s Yuko Takahashi leading the charge. Mounting onto the bikes a group of nine women containing Cook, Spivey, Jackson, Takahashi, Edda Hannesdottir (ICL), Valerie Barthelemy...

Cook (USA) and Van Riel (BEL) collect final world cup titles of season in Miyazaki

Triathlon News - Sat, 04/11/2017 - 10:08
Ending the 2017 world cup season with a bang, USA’s Summer Cook and Marten Van Riel of Belgium were crowned victorious at the 2017 Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup. With the wins, both Cook and Van Riel collected career milestones. Cook earned her second straight world cup gold after winning in Tongyeong the week before and also claimed the Miyazaki title for the very first time. While Van Riel seized his very first career world cup win. Joining Cook on the women’s podium was USA compatriot Taylor Spivey who claimed silver and Emma Jackson (AUS) who took the bronze. On the men’s side, Spaniard Vicente Hernandez took second and Andreas Schilling (DEN) finished third, resulting in first world cup podiums for the year for both men. The standard distance race that debuted in Miyazaki for only the second time in ITU history, was, for also the second straight year, the final race of the world cup season, putting the 2017 year to rest after an exciting 15-stop global tour that began in February. Women’s Recap After losing the inaugural Miyazaki title in 2016, Cook lined up for Saturday’s race bound and determined to change her fate in the final world cup race of the 2017 season. Dominating the field through the swim, bike and run, Cook snagged the title to collect her third world cup gold of the year. “I am really happy with today’s race. It felt great to be able to back up my win in Tongyeong last week with another win. I feel like I completed some things better than I did last week, so I am really happy about that and I am really happy about the process that I put forth in order to achieve my result today. I am looking to take these last two results and the things I accomplished from the whole process and take them into next season,” Cook said of her win. Spivey took the silver medal, to total two world cup podiums in her season, while the bronze went to Jackson who ends her season with her third world cup medal. “I am so happy to finish the season strong. I worked really hard today and it paid off,” said Taylor of finishing her season with a silver medal,” said Spivey. The women opened up the final Olympic distance race of the year with a beach start into the two-lap swim. The field split into two groups exiting the waters, with Cook, Spivey and Japan’s Yuko Takahashi leading the charge. Mounting onto the bikes a group of nine women containing Cook, Spivey, Jackson, Takahashi, Edda Hannesdottir (ICL), Valerie Barthelemy...

Cook (USA) and Van Riel (BEL) collect final world cup titles of season in Miyazaki

Triathlon News - Sat, 04/11/2017 - 10:08
Ending the 2017 world cup season with a bang, USA’s Summer Cook and Marten Van Riel of Belgium were crowned victorious at the 2017 Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup. With the wins, both Cook and Van Riel collected career milestones. Cook earned her second straight world cup gold after winning in Tongyeong the week before and also claimed the Miyazaki title for the very first time. While Van Riel seized his very first career world cup win. Joining Cook on the women’s podium was USA compatriot Taylor Spivey who claimed silver and Emma Jackson (AUS) who took the bronze. On the men’s side, Spaniard Vicente Hernandez took second and Andreas Schilling (DEN) finished third, resulting in first world cup podiums for the year for both men. The standard distance race that debuted in Miyazaki for only the second time in ITU history, was, for also the second straight year, the final race of the world cup season, putting the 2017 year to rest after an exciting 15-stop global tour that began in February. Women’s Recap After losing the inaugural Miyazaki title in 2016, Cook lined up for Saturday’s race bound and determined to change her fate in the final world cup race of the 2017 season. Dominating the field through the swim, bike and run, Cook snagged the title to collect her third world cup gold of the year. “I am really happy with today’s race. It felt great to be able to back up my win in Tongyeong last week with another win. I feel like I completed some things better than I did last week, so I am really happy about that and I am really happy about the process that I put forth in order to achieve my result today. I am looking to take these last two results and the things I accomplished from the whole process and take them into next season,” Cook said of her win. Spivey took the silver medal, to total two world cup podiums in her season, while the bronze went to Jackson who ends her season with her third world cup medal. “I am so happy to finish the season strong. I worked really hard today and it paid off,” said Taylor of finishing her season with a silver medal,” said Spivey. The women opened up the final Olympic distance race of the year with a beach start into the two-lap swim. The field split into two groups exiting the waters, with Cook, Spivey and Japan’s Yuko Takahashi leading the charge. Mounting onto the bikes a group of nine women containing Cook, Spivey, Jackson, Takahashi, Edda Hannesdottir (ICL), Valerie Barthelemy...

Athlete chatter ahead of #MiyazakiWC

Triathlon News - Thu, 02/11/2017 - 13:58
As the countdown continues before Miyazaki becomes the stage to host the 15th and final ITU world cup race of 2017, all preparations are taking place for the event. Which of course means one last press conference for some of the elite men and women. So Japanese athletes Ai Ueda and Makoto Odakura, along with Summer Cook (USA) and Andreas Schilling (DEN) took some time from their training to chat with the local media. Here is what they said ahead of Saturday’s race. Ueda On how she feels ahead of the race: “I had a bike accident during training camp in July and got a clavicle fracture. Since then I have been working with some rehabilitation workouts in order to get back to my full performance.” On lining up against Summer Cook: “For this race, I would like to repeat the win here in Miyazaki. I see Summer has been developing/ building her total strength and has made progress in training. She is a good sprinter but I have confidence in my racing against her to win the race, so I will do my best.” How do you like racing in Miyazaki? I like Miyazaki City. I am always glad to be back and having local supporters here. I assume that competing in World Cup in Japan is something special to me and all Japanese athletes. To be the host country means that we have an advantage of having a lot of spectators who are cheering for me. I am happy to race in warm weather conditions even though it is already in November. I hope we will have hot weather on the race day, preferably, with a lot of humidity which European/foreigners tend to dislike. I look forward to the race.” Odakura Are you looking forward to the race? “Firstly, I would like to thank the local organizing committee and those who are supporting the event to make it possible even though Miyazaki City has a damage due to the typhoon last weekend. I went to ride and run on the course today and the courses have already totally cleaned up from the damages. This World Cup will be my 21st race this year. Since I joined the current team, Mitsuisumitomo Insurance Ltd, after graduating university, I have done many training camps and races and gaining valuable experiences.” What is your race goal? “My goal for this race is keeping up with Aurelien Raphael (FRA) and to finish in 8th overall. I look forward to racing and ending the season in Miyazaki.” Cook About racing Saturday and competing again Ai Ueda: “I am really looking forward to racing on Saturday. I hope to switch the pattern from last year where I took...

Athlete chatter ahead of #MiyazakiWC

Triathlon News - Thu, 02/11/2017 - 13:58
As the countdown continues before Miyazaki becomes the stage to host the 15th and final ITU world cup race of 2017, all preparations are taking place for the event. Which of course means one last press conference for some of the elite men and women. So Japanese athletes Ai Ueda and Makoto Odakura, along with Summer Cook (USA) and Andreas Schilling (DEN) took some time from their training to chat with the local media. Here is what they said ahead of Saturday’s race. Ueda On how she feels ahead of the race: “I had a bike accident during training camp in July and got a clavicle fracture. Since then I have been working with some rehabilitation workouts in order to get back to my full performance.” On lining up against Summer Cook: “For this race, I would like to repeat the win here in Miyazaki. I see Summer has been developing/ building her total strength and has made progress in training. She is a good sprinter but I have confidence in my racing against her to win the race, so I will do my best.” How do you like racing in Miyazaki? I like Miyazaki City. I am always glad to be back and having local supporters here. I assume that competing in World Cup in Japan is something special to me and all Japanese athletes. To be the host country means that we have an advantage of having a lot of spectators who are cheering for me. I am happy to race in warm weather conditions even though it is already in November. I hope we will have hot weather on the race day, preferably, with a lot of humidity which European/foreigners tend to dislike. I look forward to the race.” Odakura Are you looking forward to the race? “Firstly, I would like to thank the local organizing committee and those who are supporting the event to make it possible even though Miyazaki City has a damage due to the typhoon last weekend. I went to ride and run on the course today and the courses have already totally cleaned up from the damages. This World Cup will be my 21st race this year. Since I joined the current team, Mitsuisumitomo Insurance Ltd, after graduating university, I have done many training camps and races and gaining valuable experiences.” What is your race goal? “My goal for this race is keeping up with Aurelien Raphael (FRA) and to finish in 8th overall. I look forward to racing and ending the season in Miyazaki.” Cook About racing Saturday and competing again Ai Ueda: “I am really looking forward to racing on Saturday. I hope to switch the pattern from last year where I took...

2017 ITU World Cup season comes to a close in Miyazaki

Triathlon News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:14
The 2017 world cup season has finally reached its final destination. After touring the globe and visiting 14 cities in 12 different countries across five continents, elite racing hits the 15th and last stop of the year for the 2017 Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup. This year has been an exciting one as 25 unique men and women have collected world cup gold medals, including 12 who embraced the top of the podium for the very first time in their careers. For the second year in a row, Miyazaki appears as the ultimate stop on the world cup calendar, this year offering up a standard distance course. One last time elite from across the globe will line up for a two-lap 1500 metre swim, eight-lap 40 kilometre bike and four-lap 10 kilometre run to close out the 2017 ITU season. Women’s Preview The women’s start list has a competitive mix of talent, with also the return of familiar faces that could see a result in a similar podium that debuted in Miyazaki last year. Winning this Saturday in Miyazaki would mean that USA’s Summer Cook would end her season on a back-to-back high note. Cook has had a 2017 season with some ups and downs, but her track record has always seen her end in a strong fashion. She won last weekend in Tongyeong, so Miyazaki could see her get a second gold to end the year. Last year she placed second in Miyazaki, so it would be a first-time gold for the American should she perform well on Saturday. Japan’s own Ai Ueda, however, could be one of the strongest threats out on the course this weekend. She earned the silver last weekend in Korea, but she is returning to Miyazaki as the reigning champion. Ueda is one of the most consistent racers in the field, which becomes even more impressive on the standard distance course. She will also have the local crowds to her favour, which could result in getting her first world cup victory of the season. One Japanese woman has placed on the top of the podium this year, Juri Ide, who has had a standout year this cycle. Ide landed on the World Triathlon Series podium by claiming the bronze in Gold Coast and then in Sarasota in October she became victorious in a world cup for the first time since 2011. Both Ueda and Ide are strong runners, which can make a huge difference for getting ahead. Canadian Joanna Brown is having an impressive season this year. She podiumed in three world cups and had two top-four finishes at the WTS level. She hasn’t raced in over a month, however, so while she is...

2017 ITU World Cup season comes to a close in Miyazaki

Triathlon News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:14
The 2017 world cup season has finally reached its final destination. After touring the globe and visiting 14 cities in 12 different countries across five continents, elite racing hits the 15th and last stop of the year for the 2017 Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup. This year has been an exciting one as 25 unique men and women have collected world cup gold medals, including 12 who embraced the top of the podium for the very first time in their careers. For the second year in a row, Miyazaki appears as the ultimate stop on the world cup calendar, this year offering up a standard distance course. One last time elite from across the globe will line up for a two-lap 1500 metre swim, eight-lap 40 kilometre bike and four-lap 10 kilometre run to close out the 2017 ITU season. Women’s Preview The women’s start list has a competitive mix of talent, with also the return of familiar faces that could see a result in a similar podium that debuted in Miyazaki last year. Winning this Saturday in Miyazaki would mean that USA’s Summer Cook would end her season on a back-to-back high note. Cook has had a 2017 season with some ups and downs, but her track record has always seen her end in a strong fashion. She won last weekend in Tongyeong, so Miyazaki could see her get a second gold to end the year. Last year she placed second in Miyazaki, so it would be a first-time gold for the American should she perform well on Saturday. Japan’s own Ai Ueda, however, could be one of the strongest threats out on the course this weekend. She earned the silver last weekend in Korea, but she is returning to Miyazaki as the reigning champion. Ueda is one of the most consistent racers in the field, which becomes even more impressive on the standard distance course. She will also have the local crowds to her favour, which could result in getting her first world cup victory of the season. One Japanese woman has placed on the top of the podium this year, Juri Ide, who has had a standout year this cycle. Ide landed on the World Triathlon Series podium by claiming the bronze in Gold Coast and then in Sarasota in October she became victorious in a world cup for the first time since 2011. Both Ueda and Ide are strong runners, which can make a huge difference for getting ahead. Canadian Joanna Brown is having an impressive season this year. She podiumed in three world cups and had two top-four finishes at the WTS level. She hasn’t raced in over a month, however, so while she is...

2017 ITU World Cup season comes to a close in Miyazaki

Triathlon News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:14
The 2017 world cup season has finally reached its final destination. After touring the globe and visiting 14 cities in 12 different countries across five continents, elite racing hits the 15th and last stop of the year for the 2017 Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup. This year has been an exciting one as 25 unique men and women have collected world cup gold medals, including 12 who embraced the top of the podium for the very first time in their careers. For the second year in a row, Miyazaki appears as the ultimate stop on the world cup calendar, this year offering up a standard distance course. One last time elite from across the globe will line up for a two-lap 1500 metre swim, eight-lap 40 kilometre bike and four-lap 10 kilometre run to close out the 2017 ITU season. Women’s Preview The women’s start list has a competitive mix of talent, with also the return of familiar faces that could see a result in a similar podium that debuted in Miyazaki last year. Winning this Saturday in Miyazaki would mean that USA’s Summer Cook would end her season on a back-to-back high note. Cook has had a 2017 season with some ups and downs, but her track record has always seen her end in a strong fashion. She won last weekend in Tongyeong, so Miyazaki could see her get a second gold to end the year. Last year she placed second in Miyazaki, so it would be a first-time gold for the American should she perform well on Saturday. Japan’s own Ai Ueda, however, could be one of the strongest threats out on the course this weekend. She earned the silver last weekend in Korea, but she is returning to Miyazaki as the reigning champion. Ueda is one of the most consistent racers in the field, which becomes even more impressive on the standard distance course. She will also have the local crowds to her favour, which could result in getting her first world cup victory of the season. One Japanese woman has placed on the top of the podium this year, Juri Ide, who has had a standout year this cycle. Ide landed on the World Triathlon Series podium by claiming the bronze in Gold Coast and then in Sarasota in October she became victorious in a world cup for the first time since 2011. Both Ueda and Ide are strong runners, which can make a huge difference for getting ahead. Canadian Joanna Brown is having an impressive season this year. She podiumed in three world cups and had two top-four finishes at the WTS level. She hasn’t raced in over a month, however, so while she is...

2017 ITU World Cup season comes to a close in Miyazaki

Triathlon News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:14
The 2017 world cup season has finally reached its final destination. After touring the globe and visiting 14 cities in 12 different countries across five continents, elite racing hits the 15th and last stop of the year for the 2017 Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup. This year has been an exciting one as 25 unique men and women have collected world cup gold medals, including 12 who embraced the top of the podium for the very first time in their careers. For the second year in a row, Miyazaki appears as the ultimate stop on the world cup calendar, this year offering up a standard distance course. One last time elite from across the globe will line up for a two-lap 1500 metre swim, eight-lap 40 kilometre bike and four-lap 10 kilometre run to close out the 2017 ITU season. Women’s Preview The women’s start list has a competitive mix of talent, with also the return of familiar faces that could see a result in a similar podium that debuted in Miyazaki last year. Winning this Saturday in Miyazaki would mean that USA’s Summer Cook would end her season on a back-to-back high note. Cook has had a 2017 season with some ups and downs, but her track record has always seen her end in a strong fashion. She won last weekend in Tongyeong, so Miyazaki could see her get a second gold to end the year. Last year she placed second in Miyazaki, so it would be a first-time gold for the American should she perform well on Saturday. Japan’s own Ai Ueda, however, could be one of the strongest threats out on the course this weekend. She earned the silver last weekend in Korea, but she is returning to Miyazaki as the reigning champion. Ueda is one of the most consistent racers in the field, which becomes even more impressive on the standard distance course. She will also have the local crowds to her favour, which could result in getting her first world cup victory of the season. One Japanese woman has placed on the top of the podium this year, Juri Ide, who has had a standout year this cycle. Ide landed on the World Triathlon Series podium by claiming the bronze in Gold Coast and then in Sarasota in October she became victorious in a world cup for the first time since 2011. Both Ueda and Ide are strong runners, which can make a huge difference for getting ahead. Canadian Joanna Brown is having an impressive season this year. She podiumed in three world cups and had two top-four finishes at the WTS level. She hasn’t raced in over a month, however, so while she is...

ITU President, Marisol Casado, appointed member of the IOC Coordination Commission for Paris 2024

Triathlon News - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 16:51
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce that President and IOC Member, Mrs. Marisol Casado, has been appointed member of the Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. “I am absolutely delighted to be involved in this Commission, and therefore being able to participate since its inception in the development and delivery of the 2024 Olympic Games, which I’m sure that are going to be a magnificent event“, said Mrs. Casado after the appointment. “I was also a member of the evaluation commission, so it will be a pleasure and also an honor to keep the relationship with the organizing committee. I commit myself to serve with dedication, transparency and loyalty to help develop not only our sport, triathlon, but also the whole world of sports in the Paris 2024 Games”. This Commission will play a decisive role with regard to the organization of the Olympic Games 2024, and will meet periodically to check on the progress of the Works of the Local Organising Committee. The 2024 Commission will be chaired by Baron Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, while Vice-Chair will be Mr. Patrick Baumann. The IOC also announced the members of the Coordination Commission for the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, which will be chaired by Patrick Baumann. “The two IOC Coordination Commissions will assist the Organising Committees with the implementation of their own operational projects in line with Olympic Agenda 2020,” IOC President Thomas Bach said. “The structure and composition of the IOC Coordination Commissions 2024 and 2028 are not only a fantastic chance for Paris and Los Angeles to benefit from each other’s experience, but also ensure an effective transition between the two editions of the Games,” he added. “This is a unique opportunity for Paris, Los Angeles and the entire Olympic Movement to drive the development of sport in the countries and to share the Olympic values for many years to come,” he concluded. Baron Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, President of the Belgian National Olympic, said: “The Commission members will mobilize all their energy and technical expertise to support Paris 2024 and help them achieve their vision. We will work with the Paris 2024 Organising Committee to ensure the successful delivery and the positive legacy of the Olympic Games, in line with the priorities of Olympic Agenda 2020,” he added. Apart from Mrs. Casado, other members will be Mrs. Dagmawit Girmay Berhane,...

ITU President, Marisol Casado, appointed member of the IOC Coordination Commission for Paris 2024

Triathlon News - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 16:51
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce that President and IOC Member, Mrs. Marisol Casado, has been appointed member of the Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. “I am absolutely delighted to be involved in this Commission, and therefore being able to participate since its inception in the development and delivery of the 2024 Olympic Games, which I’m sure that are going to be a magnificent event“, said Mrs. Casado after the appointment. “I was also a member of the evaluation commission, so it will be a pleasure and also an honor to keep the relationship with the organizing committee. I commit myself to serve with dedication, transparency and loyalty to help develop not only our sport, triathlon, but also the whole world of sports in the Paris 2024 Games”. This Commission will play a decisive role with regard to the organization of the Olympic Games 2024, and will meet periodically to check on the progress of the Works of the Local Organising Committee. The 2024 Commission will be chaired by Baron Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, while Vice-Chair will be Mr. Patrick Baumann. The IOC also announced the members of the Coordination Commission for the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, which will be chaired by Patrick Baumann. “The two IOC Coordination Commissions will assist the Organising Committees with the implementation of their own operational projects in line with Olympic Agenda 2020,” IOC President Thomas Bach said. “The structure and composition of the IOC Coordination Commissions 2024 and 2028 are not only a fantastic chance for Paris and Los Angeles to benefit from each other’s experience, but also ensure an effective transition between the two editions of the Games,” he added. “This is a unique opportunity for Paris, Los Angeles and the entire Olympic Movement to drive the development of sport in the countries and to share the Olympic values for many years to come,” he concluded. Baron Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, President of the Belgian National Olympic, said: “The Commission members will mobilize all their energy and technical expertise to support Paris 2024 and help them achieve their vision. We will work with the Paris 2024 Organising Committee to ensure the successful delivery and the positive legacy of the Olympic Games, in line with the priorities of Olympic Agenda 2020,” he added. Apart from Mrs. Casado, other members will be Mrs. Dagmawit Girmay Berhane,...

Pages

Subscribe to jbmjk.com aggregator