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Penticton is ready to crown the 2017 Multisport World Champions

8 hours 54 min ago
After years and years of planning, the 2017 Penticton ITU Multisport World Championship Festival has finally arrived! Multisport athletes from all over the world have made their way to British Columbia, Canada to compete in a multi-day event that will test all levels of the sport to their top fitness! What an amazing week it is going to be. When: August 18-27, 2017 What: The first ever of it’s kind, The 2017 Penticton ITU Multisport World Championship Festival is a 10-day event with five World Championship races: • Duathlon (Run/Bike/Run) on Saturday 19th except Para Duathlon on Monday 21th • Aquathlon (Swim/Run) on Friday 25th • Cross Triathlon (Swim/ Mountain Bike/ Trail Run) on Wednesday 23th • Long Course Triathlon (Swim/ Bike/ Run) on Sunday 27th • Aquabike (Swim/ Bike) on Sunday 27th Each race will consist of various categories such as Elite, U23, Junior, ParaTriathlon, Age Group and Open Wave. Where: Penticton, BC, Canada Who: 3,002 athletes are representing 41 countries across the globe to compete in the inaugural event. USA will have the largest participation with 1,016 competitors lining the starting fields, while CAN has 930 and Great Britain has 308. Other nations racing include: AUS, BRA, JPN and NZL. Male: 1795 (59.8%), Women: 1207 (40.2%) 238 different athletes will compete in more than one event during the Festival, while one man, Karsten Olsen (DEN), is the singular person to be signed up to race in five different World Championship events. Distances and Courses: Aquathlon – 1km Swim, 5km Run Standard Duathlon – 10km Run, 40.5 Bike, 5km Run Sprint Duathlon - 5km Run, 20km Bike, 2.5 Run Aquabike – 3km Swim, 120km Bike Cross Triathlon – 1.5km Swim, 31km Bike, 8km Run Long Distance Triathlon – 3km Swim, 120km Bike, 30km Run Course Maps are available here How: Full Schedule is available here *Free LIVE streaming of the finish of the Cross Triathlon will be available on our Facebook and on TriathlonLive.TV

Penticton is ready to crown the 2017 Multisport World Champions

8 hours 54 min ago
After years and years of planning, the 2017 Penticton ITU Multisport World Championship Festival has finally arrived! Multisport athletes from all over the world have made their way to British Columbia, Canada to compete in a multi-day event that will test all levels of the sport to their top fitness! What an amazing week it is going to be. When: August 18-27, 2017 Click here for the full schedule of events What: The first ever of it’s kind, The 2017 Penticton ITU Multisport World Championship Festival is a 10-day event with five World Championship races: • Duathlon (Run/Bike/Run) on Saturday 19th except Para Duathlon on Monday 21th • Aquathlon (Swim/Run) on Friday 25th • Cross Triathlon (Swim/ Mountain Bike/ Trail Run) on Wednesday 23th • Long Course Triathlon (Swim/ Bike/ Run) on Sunday 27th • Aquabike (Swim/ Bike) on Sunday 27th Each race will consist of various categories such as Elite, U23, Junior, ParaTriathlon, Age Group and Open Wave. Where: Penticton, BC, Canada Who: 3,002 athletes are representing 41 countries across the globe to compete in the inaugural event. USA will have the largest participation with 1,016 competitors lining the starting fields, while CAN has 930 and Great Britain has 308. Other nations racing include: AUS, BRA, JPN and NZL. Male: 1795 (59.8%), Women: 1207 (40.2%) 238 different athletes will compete in more than one event during the Festival, while one man, Karsten Olsen (DEN), is the singular person to be signed up to race in five different World Championship events. Ages range from the youngest athlete competing at 15 years old, to the oldest out on the course at 89 years old! Distances and Courses: Aquathlon – 1km Swim, 5km Run Standard Duathlon – 10km Run, 40.5 Bike, 5km Run Sprint Duathlon - 5km Run, 20km Bike, 2.5 Run Aquabike – 3km Swim, 120km Bike Cross Triathlon – 1.5km Swim, 31km Bike, 8km Run Long Distance Triathlon – 3km Swim, 120km Bike, 30km Run Course Maps are available here How: Full Schedule is available here *Free LIVE streaming of the finish of the Cross Triathlon will be available on our Facebook and on TriathlonLive.TV

Summer Cook returns to top of world cup podium in the Yucatan

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 07:00
Collecting her first world cup victory of the season, USA’s Summer Cook captured the win of the inaugural 2017 Yucatan ITU World Cup. After having a breakthrough 2016 season and stepping onto four world cup podiums, the win was long overdue for the American as she will be named the first-ever Yucatan Champion. Cook battled for the gold from start to finish as she remained among the leaderboard throughout the entire race. The win was then earned from a stellar running performance that drew her enough of an advantage to easily seize the finish tape. Cook said of her cruising victory, “This is the first time on the podium at a world cup for me this year, so I am really happy to be back on the podium and I am hoping to carry this onto the rest of my races this season.” “I was doing a good job of pouring the entire bottle on myself at ever aid station and I just kept telling myself that this is the conditions that I thrive in and that really carried me through the run.” Taking the silver medal was a newcomer to the world cup podium, USA’s Lindsey Jerdonek. Jerdonek said, “I am really pleased to be on my first world cup podium, because it has eluded me for all my years that I have been racing ITU and to put it together, I had my head in the game and from start to finish I really committed to stand on it. So I am really glad to come second to Summer Cook and Lisa (Perterer) who was just behind me.” Then finishing off the medal count was Lisa Perterer (AUT), who proves that her talent is for the Mexican heat as she has seen many successes in Mexican hosted world cup events. This time competing after the men completed the Yucatan course, the women lined up at the Progreso beachfront to tackle the sprint distance course. While the wind had picked up since the men’s race, the women swam through some choppy waves to get to the first buoy. Cook exited the waters first, followed closely behind by Canada’s Amelie Kretz and then a long string of competitors. With only four short laps on the bike, a group of nine women formed after lap one, which included Cook, Jerdonek, Perterer, Kretz, Tamara Gorman (USA), Kaitlin Donner, Dominika Jamnicky (CAN) and Mexicans Claudia Rivas and Cecilia Gabriela Perez Flores. The leaders continued to gain ground after each lap and entered the transition zone with a lead of around 45 seconds from the large chase pack following behind. Once the run started, it was clear the podium would come from that leading...

Summer Cook returns to top of world cup podium in the Yucatan

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 07:00
Collecting her first world cup victory of the season, USA’s Summer Cook captured the win of the inaugural 2017 Yucatan ITU World Cup. After having a breakthrough 2016 season and stepping onto four world cup podiums, the win was long overdue for the American as she will be named the first-ever Yucatan Champion. Cook battled for the gold from start to finish as she remained among the leaderboard throughout the entire race. The win was then earned from a stellar running performance that drew her enough of an advantage to easily seize the finish tape. Cook said of her cruising victory, “This is the first time on the podium at a world cup for me this year, so I am really happy to be back on the podium and I am hoping to carry this onto the rest of my races this season.” “I was doing a good job of pouring the entire bottle on myself at ever aid station and I just kept telling myself that this is the conditions that I thrive in and that really carried me through the run.” Taking the silver medal was a newcomer to the world cup podium, USA’s Lindsey Jerdonek. Jerdonek said, “I am really pleased to be on my first world cup podium, because it has eluded me for all my years that I have been racing ITU and to put it together, I had my head in the game and from start to finish I really committed to stand on it. So I am really glad to come second to Summer Cook and Lisa (Perterer) who was just behind me.” Then finishing off the medal count was Lisa Perterer (AUT), who proves that her talent is for the Mexican heat as she has seen many successes in Mexican hosted world cup events. This time competing after the men completed the Yucatan course, the women lined up at the Progreso beachfront to tackle the sprint distance course. While the wind had picked up since the men’s race, the women swam through some choppy waves to get to the first buoy. Cook exited the waters first, followed closely behind by Canada’s Amelie Kretz and then a long string of competitors. With only four short laps on the bike, a group of nine women formed after lap one, which included Cook, Jerdonek, Perterer, Kretz, Tamara Gorman (USA), Kaitlin Donner, Dominika Jamnicky (CAN) and Mexicans Claudia Rivas and Cecilia Gabriela Perez Flores. The leaders continued to gain ground after each lap and entered the transition zone with a lead of around 45 seconds from the large chase pack following behind. Once the run started, it was clear the podium would come from that leading...

Summer Cook returns to top of world cup podium in the Yucatan

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 07:00
Collecting her first world cup victory of the season, USA’s Summer Cook captured the win of the inaugural 2017 Yucatan ITU World Cup. After having a breakthrough 2016 season and stepping onto four world cup podiums, the win was long overdue for the American as she will be named the first-ever Yucatan Champion. Cook battled for the gold from start to finish as she remained among the leaderboard throughout the entire race. The win was then earned from a stellar running performance that drew her enough of an advantage to easily seize the finish tape. Cook said of her cruising victory, “This is the first time on the podium at a world cup for me this year, so I am really happy to be back on the podium and I am hoping to carry this onto the rest of my races this season.” “I was doing a good job of pouring the entire bottle on myself at ever aid station and I just kept telling myself that this is the conditions that I thrive in and that really carried me through the run.” Taking the silver medal was a newcomer to the world cup podium, USA’s Lindsey Jerdonek. Jerdonek said, “I am really pleased to be on my first world cup podium, because it has eluded me for all my years that I have been racing ITU and to put it together, I had my head in the game and from start to finish I really committed to stand on it. So I am really glad to come second to Summer Cook and Lisa (Perterer) who was just behind me.” Then finishing off the medal count was Lisa Perterer (AUT), who proves that her talent is for the Mexican heat as she has seen many successes in Mexican hosted world cup events. This time competing after the men completed the Yucatan course, the women lined up at the Progreso beachfront to tackle the sprint distance course. While the wind had picked up since the men’s race, the women swam through some choppy waves to get to the first buoy. Cook exited the waters first, followed closely behind by Canada’s Amelie Kretz and then a long string of competitors. With only four short laps on the bike, a group of nine women formed after lap one, which included Cook, Jerdonek, Perterer, Kretz, Tamara Gorman (USA), Kaitlin Donner, Dominika Jamnicky (CAN) and Mexicans Claudia Rivas and Cecilia Gabriela Perez Flores. The leaders continued to gain ground after each lap and entered the transition zone with a lead of around 45 seconds from the large chase pack following behind. Once the run started, it was clear the podium would come from that leading...

Summer Cook returns to top of world cup podium in the Yucatan

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 07:00
Collecting her first world cup victory of the season, USA’s Summer Cook captured the win of the inaugural 2017 Yucatan ITU World Cup. After having a breakthrough 2016 season and stepping onto four world cup podiums, the win was long overdue for the American as she will be named the first-ever Yucatan Champion. Cook battled for the gold from start to finish as she remained among the leaderboard throughout the entire race. The win was then earned from a stellar running performance that drew her enough of an advantage to easily seize the finish tape. Cook said of her cruising victory, “This is the first time on the podium at a world cup for me this year, so I am really happy to be back on the podium and I am hoping to carry this onto the rest of my races this season.” “I was doing a good job of pouring the entire bottle on myself at ever aid station and I just kept telling myself that this is the conditions that I thrive in and that really carried me through the run.” Taking the silver medal was a newcomer to the world cup podium, USA’s Lindsey Jerdonek. Jerdonek said, “I am really pleased to be on my first world cup podium, because it has eluded me for all my years that I have been racing ITU and to put it together, I had my head in the game and from start to finish I really committed to stand on it. So I am really glad to come second to Summer Cook and Lisa (Perterer) who was just behind me.” Then finishing off the medal count was Lisa Perterer (AUT), who proves that her talent is for the Mexican heat as she has seen many successes in Mexican hosted world cup events. This time competing after the men completed the Yucatan course, the women lined up at the Progreso beachfront to tackle the sprint distance course. While the wind had picked up since the men’s race, the women swam through some choppy waves to get to the first buoy. Cook exited the waters first, followed closely behind by Canada’s Amelie Kretz and then a long string of competitors. With only four short laps on the bike, a group of nine women formed after lap one, which included Cook, Jerdonek, Perterer, Kretz, Tamara Gorman (USA), Kaitlin Donner, Dominika Jamnicky (CAN) and Mexicans Claudia Rivas and Cecilia Gabriela Perez Flores. The leaders continued to gain ground after each lap and entered the transition zone with a lead of around 45 seconds from the large chase pack following behind. Once the run started, it was clear the podium would come from that leading...

Irving Perez collects home nation victory at Yucatan World Cup

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 06:03
Returning to the world cup podium for the first time since 2015, Mexico’s Irving Perez became the first-ever Champion of the 2017 Yucatan ITU World Cup. His blazing performance on the run earned him the victory, which was celebrated with crowds cheering the word “Mexico” as the win came once again for Perez in front of a home crowd. “I am very happy for this victory. This is my second time that I win here in Mexico, the last time was in Huatulco and now in Yucatan where it is hot, but for me it is better. I am very happy with my team and with my coach, Perez said of his win. “I see this podium today and I worked very hard. The water was very one, two, three, fight and the bike was very technical and the running was very hard, but it was good for me.” Joining him on the podium was fellow Mexican compatriot Cesar Saracho who stepped onto the world cup podium for the first time with a silver. Saracho said, “It was in Mexico, my podium, so I am very happy for that. The weather was very hot, I am exhausted but I am very happy with my competition. It means a lot to get a podium in Mexico because this is my country and it is my first second place here and it’s in my country so I am very happy for that.” Germany’s Maximilian Schwetz earned the bronze in his first world cup race of the year and first podium since 2015. The race venue was held in the port city of Progreso, just outside of Merida, Mexico. With the sun shining and mid-summer lineup, the elite men prepared for a hot and humid sprint distance course. Starting with a beach run into the water, the field battled the choppy ocean waters for the one-lap 750 metre swim. Exiting the waters first was USA’s William Huffman and Jumpei Furuya (JPN), but the gap was tight and the rest of the field followed in their pursuit. Heading out onto the bike, the first lap brought forth a breakaway between Furuya and Seth Rider (USA) and two larger chase packs in their wake. The first chase, which contained about 12 men including Kevin McDowell (USA), Matthew Sharpe (CAN), Perez, and Schwetz, remained around a half a minute down. Then once onto the run the men that were in the chase gunned it out of the transition zone and it wasn’t long before they had caught Furuya and Rider. It took less than one lap for Perez to show his abilities in the hot conditions as he surged towards the front and took the lead. He carried his lead into the finish line and collected his second Mexican World...

Irving Perez collects home nation victory at Yucatan World Cup

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 06:03
Returning to the world cup podium for the first time since 2015, Mexico’s Irving Perez became the first-ever Champion of the 2017 Yucatan ITU World Cup. His blazing performance on the run earned him the victory, which was celebrated with crowds cheering the word “Mexico” as the win came once again for Perez in front of a home crowd. “I am very happy for this victory. This is my second time that I win here in Mexico, the last time was in Huatulco and now in Yucatan where it is hot, but for me it is better. I am very happy with my team and with my coach, Perez said of his win. “I see this podium today and I worked very hard. The water was very one, two, three, fight and the bike was very technical and the running was very hard, but it was good for me.” Joining him on the podium was fellow Mexican compatriot Cesar Saracho who stepped onto the world cup podium for the first time with a silver. Saracho said, “It was in Mexico, my podium, so I am very happy for that. The weather was very hot, I am exhausted but I am very happy with my competition. It means a lot to get a podium in Mexico because this is my country and it is my first second place here and it’s in my country so I am very happy for that.” Germany’s Maximilian Schwetz earned the bronze in his first world cup race of the year and first podium since 2015. The race venue was held in the port city of Progreso, just outside of Merida, Mexico. With the sun shining and mid-summer lineup, the elite men prepared for a hot and humid sprint distance course. Starting with a beach run into the water, the field battled the choppy ocean waters for the one-lap 750 metre swim. Exiting the waters first was USA’s William Huffman and Jumpei Furuya (JPN), but the gap was tight and the rest of the field followed in their pursuit. Heading out onto the bike, the first lap brought forth a breakaway between Furuya and Seth Rider (USA) and two larger chase packs in their wake. The first chase, which contained about 12 men including Kevin McDowell (USA), Matthew Sharpe (CAN), Perez, and Schwetz, remained around a half a minute down. Then once onto the run the men that were in the chase gunned it out of the transition zone and it wasn’t long before they had caught Furuya and Rider. It took less than one lap for Perez to show his abilities in the hot conditions as he surged towards the front and took the lead. He carried his lead into the finish line and collected his second Mexican World...

Irving Perez collects home nation victory at Yucatan World Cup

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 06:03
Returning to the world cup podium for the first time since 2015, Mexico’s Irving Perez became the first-ever Champion of the 2017 Yucatan ITU World Cup. His blazing performance on the run earned him the victory, which was celebrated with crowds cheering the word “Mexico” as the win came once again for Perez in front of a home crowd. “I am very happy for this victory. This is my second time that I win here in Mexico, the last time was in Huatulco and now in Yucatan where it is hot, but for me it is better. I am very happy with my team and with my coach, Perez said of his win. “I see this podium today and I worked very hard. The water was very one, two, three, fight and the bike was very technical and the running was very hard, but it was good for me.” Joining him on the podium was fellow Mexican compatriot Cesar Saracho who stepped onto the world cup podium for the first time with a silver. Saracho said, “It was in Mexico, my podium, so I am very happy for that. The weather was very hot, I am exhausted but I am very happy with my competition. It means a lot to get a podium in Mexico because this is my country and it is my first second place here and it’s in my country so I am very happy for that.” Germany’s Maximilian Schwetz earned the bronze in his first world cup race of the year and first podium since 2015. The race venue was held in the port city of Progreso, just outside of Merida, Mexico. With the sun shining and mid-summer lineup, the elite men prepared for a hot and humid sprint distance course. Starting with a beach run into the water, the field battled the choppy ocean waters for the one-lap 750 metre swim. Exiting the waters first was USA’s William Huffman and Jumpei Furuya (JPN), but the gap was tight and the rest of the field followed in their pursuit. Heading out onto the bike, the first lap brought forth a breakaway between Furuya and Seth Rider (USA) and two larger chase packs in their wake. The first chase, which contained about 12 men including Kevin McDowell (USA), Matthew Sharpe (CAN), Perez, Saracho and Schwetz, remained around a half a minute down. Then once onto the run the men that were in the chase gunned it out of the transition zone and it wasn’t long before they had caught Furuya and Rider. It took less than one lap for Perez to show his abilities in the hot conditions as he surged towards the front and took the lead. He carried his lead into the finish line and collected his second Mexican...

Irving Perez collects home nation victory at Yucatan World Cup

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 06:03
Returning to the world cup podium for the first time since 2015, Mexico’s Irving Perez became the first-ever Champion of the 2017 Yucatan ITU World Cup. His blazing performance on the run earned him the victory, which was celebrated with crowds cheering the word “Mexico” as the win came once again for Perez in front of a home crowd. “I am very happy for this victory. This is my second time that I win here in Mexico, the last time was in Huatulco and now in Yucatan where it is hot, but for me it is better. I am very happy with my team and with my coach, Perez said of his win. “I see this podium today and I worked very hard. The water was very one, two, three, fight and the bike was very technical and the running was very hard, but it was good for me.” Joining him on the podium was fellow Mexican compatriot Cesar Saracho who stepped onto the world cup podium for the first time with a silver. Saracho said, “It was in Mexico, my podium, so I am very happy for that. The weather was very hot, I am exhausted but I am very happy with my competition. It means a lot to get a podium in Mexico because this is my country and it is my first second place here and it’s in my country so I am very happy for that.” Germany’s Maximilian Schwetz earned the bronze in his first world cup race of the year and first podium since 2015. The race venue was held in the port city of Progreso, just outside of Merida, Mexico. With the sun shining and mid-summer lineup, the elite men prepared for a hot and humid sprint distance course. Starting with a beach run into the water, the field battled the choppy ocean waters for the one-lap 750 metre swim. Exiting the waters first was USA’s William Huffman and Jumpei Furuya (JPN), but the gap was tight and the rest of the field followed in their pursuit. Heading out onto the bike, the first lap brought forth a breakaway between Furuya and Seth Rider (USA) and two larger chase packs in their wake. The first chase, which contained about 12 men including Kevin McDowell (USA), Matthew Sharpe (CAN), Perez, and Schwetz, remained around a half a minute down. Then once onto the run the men that were in the chase gunned it out of the transition zone and it wasn’t long before they had caught Furuya and Rider. It took less than one lap for Perez to show his abilities in the hot conditions as he surged towards the front and took the lead. He carried his lead into the finish line and collected his second Mexican World...

Irving Perez collects home nation victory at Yucatan World Cup

Sun, 13/08/2017 - 06:03
Returning to the world cup podium for the first time since 2015, Mexico’s Irving Perez became the first-ever Champion of the 2017 Yucatan ITU World Cup. His blazing performance on the run earned him the victory, which was celebrated with crowds cheering the word “Mexico” as the win came once again for Perez in front of a home crowd. “I am very happy for this victory. This is my second time that I win here in Mexico, the last time was in Huatulco and now in Yucatan where it is hot, but for me it is better. I am very happy with my team and with my coach, Perez said of his win. “I see this podium today and I worked very hard. The water was very one, two, three, fight and the bike was very technical and the running was very hard, but it was good for me.” Joining him on the podium was fellow Mexican compatriot Cesar Saracho who stepped onto the world cup podium for the first time with a silver. Saracho said, “It was in Mexico, my podium, so I am very happy for that. The weather was very hot, I am exhausted but I am very happy with my competition. It means a lot to get a podium in Mexico because this is my country and it is my first second place here and it’s in my country so I am very happy for that.” Germany’s Maximilian Schwetz earned the bronze in his first world cup race of the year and first podium since 2015. The race venue was held in the port city of Progreso, just outside of Merida, Mexico. With the sun shining and mid-summer lineup, the elite men prepared for a hot and humid sprint distance course. Starting with a beach run into the water, the field battled the choppy ocean waters for the one-lap 750 metre swim. Exiting the waters first was USA’s William Huffman and Jumpei Furuya (JPN), but the gap was tight and the rest of the field followed in their pursuit. Heading out onto the bike, the first lap brought forth a breakaway between Furuya and Seth Rider (USA) and two larger chase packs in their wake. The first chase, which contained about 12 men including Kevin McDowell (USA), Matthew Sharpe (CAN), Perez, and Schwetz, remained around a half a minute down. Then once onto the run the men that were in the chase gunned it out of the transition zone and it wasn’t long before they had caught Furuya and Rider. It took less than one lap for Perez to show his abilities in the hot conditions as he surged towards the front and took the lead. He carried his lead into the finish line and collected his second Mexican World...

ETU Alanya European Cup and ITU Alanya Paratriathlon World Cup cancelled

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 12:57
Due to the lack of support from the Turkish National Federation, the ETU Alanya European Cup 2017 has been cancelled for this year. The ITU Paratriathlon World Cup, along with the ETU Junior European Cup, have been cancelled as well, as they were all going to be held in the same weekend. “Despite our best efforts to try to have all the events running this year, the lack of support from the Turkish National Federation makes it impossible at this point, even though the event has been really successful over the years”, said Renato Bertrandi, ETU President. As the Paratriathlon World Cup was running along the event, ITU was forced to cancel this event as well. “We are sorry for all the athletes who had planned this race on their calendars, we hope that Alanya can come back to the circuit in the next few years”, said ITU Sports Director, Gergely Markus. Both ETU and ITU have already communicated the cancellation to all athletes and National Federations, so they can change their race and travel plans. Both organizations sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes, and hope that the races can come back to the calendar in future years.  

ETU Alanya European Cup and ITU Alanya Paratriathlon World Cup cancelled

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 12:57
Due to the lack of support from the Turkish National Federation, the ETU Alanya European Cup 2017 has been cancelled for this year. The ITU Paratriathlon World Cup, along with the ETU Junior European Cup, have been cancelled as well, as they were all going to be held in the same weekend. “Despite our best efforts to try to have all the events running this year, the lack of support from the Turkish National Federation makes it impossible at this point, even though the event has been really successful over the years”, said Renato Bertrandi, ETU President. As the Paratriathlon World Cup was running along the event, ITU was forced to cancel this event as well. “We are sorry for all the athletes who had planned this race on their calendars, we hope that Alanya can come back to the circuit in the next few years”, said ITU Sports Director, Gergely Markus. Both ETU and ITU have already communicated the cancellation to all athletes and National Federations, so they can change their race and travel plans. Both organizations sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes, and hope that the races can come back to the calendar in future years.  

Athletes to battle the heat in first-ever Yucatan World Cup

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 18:17
The 2017 ITU World Cup season continues on as it hits the eighth stop on the tour as the 2017 Yucatan ITU World Cup debuts this Saturday. Offering up a fast sprint course, the athletes will battle the Mexican heat and ocean beachfront in order to be named the Yucatan Champions for the very first time. Women’s Preview The women’s field sees a large combination of nations spread across from North and South America, with the United States and Mexico making up the majority. USA’s Summer Cook will lead the women’s start list. While Cook has had some strong performances this year, such as finishing fourth in the World Triathlon Series race in Edmonton in July, she has yet to accomplish the feat of winning. Last year’s season, 2016, was a standout year for Cook. She won two World Cups, had two more podiums and even won a WTS event. However, she has yet to step back up on the podium this year, but Yucatan could be the race to change that this Saturday. Cook is accompanied by some other strong Americans that could be podium contenders: Chelsea Burns, Lindsay Jerdonek and Kaitlin Donner. Burns did not race last year, but she returned to the circuit in 2017 and earned the bronze medal at the Madrid World Cup. Jerdonek also has not been racing many events this season, in fact Yucatan will be her first world cup race this year. And then Donner also has been off the scene a little this season, but she has some world cup winning experience and has had some CAMTRI success this year she can bring into Yucatan. Canadian Dominika Jamnicky is an athlete that also has been doing well in CAMTRI events, but she has yet to make a world cup podium, this race could be the one to do it. Lisa Peterer (AUT) is high on the start list. She does really well racing in the heat and has typically excelled in the Mexican world cup races. Especially with the sprint distance, she could be a top threat on the course this Saturday. A strong local hopeful would be Claudia Rivas or Vanesa De La Torre. Rivas earned the bronze medal in the Mooloolaba World Cup, while De La Torre has collected quite a few CAMTRI medals, so she knows how to succeed with this type of atmosphere. Click here for the full women’s start list Men’s Preview Rising talent along with some seasoned veterans will toe the line together in the men’s race. Leading the field is USA’s Kevin McDowell. McDowell is a young elite who is looking to strengthen the men’s U.S team. He earned a world cup podium...

Athletes to battle the heat in first-ever Yucatan World Cup

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 18:17
The 2017 ITU World Cup season continues on as it hits the eighth stop on the tour as the 2017 Yucatan ITU World Cup debuts this Saturday. Offering up a fast sprint course, the athletes will battle the Mexican heat and ocean beachfront in order to be named the Yucatan Champions for the very first time. Women’s Preview The women’s field sees a large combination of nations spread across from North and South America, with the United States and Mexico making up the majority. USA’s Summer Cook will lead the women’s start list. While Cook has had some strong performances this year, such as finishing fourth in the World Triathlon Series race in Edmonton in July, she has yet to accomplish the feat of winning. Last year’s season, 2016, was a standout year for Cook. She won two World Cups, had two more podiums and even won a WTS event. However, she has yet to step back up on the podium this year, but Yucatan could be the race to change that this Saturday. Cook is accompanied by some other strong Americans that could be podium contenders: Chelsea Burns, Lindsay Jerdonek and Kaitlin Donner. Burns did not race last year, but she returned to the circuit in 2017 and earned the bronze medal at the Madrid World Cup. Jerdonek also has not been racing many events this season, in fact Yucatan will be her first world cup race this year. And then Donner also has been off the scene a little this season, but she has some world cup winning experience and has had some CAMTRI success this year she can bring into Yucatan. Canadian Dominika Jamnicky is an athlete that also has been doing well in CAMTRI events, but she has yet to make a world cup podium, this race could be the one to do it. Lisa Peterer (AUT) is high on the start list. She does really well racing in the heat and has typically excelled in the Mexican world cup races. Especially with the sprint distance, she could be a top threat on the course this Saturday. A strong local hopeful would be Claudia Rivas or Vanesa De La Torre. Rivas earned the bronze medal in the Mooloolaba World Cup, while De La Torre has collected quite a few CAMTRI medals, so she knows how to succeed with this type of atmosphere. Click here for the full women’s start list Men’s Preview Rising talent along with some seasoned veterans will toe the line together in the men’s race. Leading the field is USA’s Kevin McDowell. McDowell is a young elite who is looking to strengthen the men’s U.S team. He earned a world cup podium...

Javi Gomez returns to top of podium with a strong win in WTS Montreal

Sun, 06/08/2017 - 23:01
An impressive run gave Spaniard Javier Gomez Noya his 14th victory in the World Triathlon Series after claiming the title of the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Montreal. The Spaniard, five times world champion, showed that the Olympic distance is the perfect course for him as he sailed to the finish line to claim his second WTS win of the season. Accompanying Gomez on the podium was Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) and Richard Murray (RSA). Gomez said of his win, “Yeah after so many sprint races it was good to have a proper race. It was hard from the beginning, hard on the bike, hard on the run. I recovered well from last week, because I felt a bit sick from Edmonton, but it was a good race today. I am really pleased.” “This year was a bit weird, I was really fit for Yokohama and then even then I could not perform that day. Then I knew I was really fit for Edmonton and this one, but Edmonton again I got sick and I couldn’t do well. Today was my day and I am really happy with the whole race.” Also with the win, Gomez became the first-ever WTS Montreal Champion after the debut event premiered this weekend. The race started with 53 athletes diving in the pontoon of the Jacques-Cartier Basin, in the Old Port of Montreal, with a beautiful day, perfect for a non wetsuit swim. The best swimmer of the circuit, Richard Varga (SVK) took the lead from the very beginning, as he has done already in 31 WTS races in his career. But this time, following close behind were some other really strong swimmers, including Jonathan Brownlee (GBR), Ben Kanute (USA) and Aaron Royle (AUS). All of them finished the swim in a quite impressive 16.51. However, the two-lap swim caused a lot of the field to spread out, which surprisely put some of the strongest men on the field, such as Mario Mola (ESP) and Murray to lag in the back, they exited the waters 52 seconds behind. The advantage was enough for the leading small pack to start the bike course with confidence. The four athletes were joined in the first lap by Gomez, Blummenfelt and Seth Rider (USA). Rider, showcasing one of the most impressive performances of the day: on his first ever WTS race, and with only 20 years of age, Rider managed to keep up with the pace of the leading pack for the whole bike course. And it was indeed a really fast pace up the Montreal hills and passing trough the streets in the heart of the city, with the leading seven athletes taking turns to lead the charge and increasing the pack with the pursuers....

Javi Gomez returns to top of podium with a strong win in WTS Montreal

Sun, 06/08/2017 - 23:01
An impressive run gave Spaniard Javier Gomez Noya his 14th victory in the World Triathlon Series after claiming the title of the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Montreal. The Spaniard, five times world champion, showed that the Olympic distance is the perfect course for him as he sailed to the finish line to claim his second WTS win of the season. Accompanying Gomez on the podium was Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) and Richard Murray (RSA). Gomez said of his win, “Yeah after so many sprint races it was good to have a proper race. It was hard from the beginning, hard on the bike, hard on the run. I recovered well from last week, because I felt a bit sick from Edmonton, but it was a good race today. I am really pleased.” “This year was a bit weird, I was really fit for Yokohama and then even then I could not perform that day. Then I knew I was really fit for Edmonton and this one, but Edmonton again I got sick and I couldn’t do well. Today was my day and I am really happy with the whole race.” Also with the win, Gomez became the first-ever WTS Montreal Champion after the debut event premiered this weekend. The race started with 53 athletes diving in the pontoon of the Jacques-Cartier Basin, in the Old Port of Montreal, with a beautiful day, perfect for a non wetsuit swim. The best swimmer of the circuit, Richard Varga (SVK) took the lead from the very beginning, as he has done already in 31 WTS races in his career. But this time, following close behind were some other really strong swimmers, including Jonathan Brownlee (GBR), Ben Kanute (USA) and Aaron Royle (AUS). All of them finished the swim in a quite impressive 16.51. However, the two-lap swim caused a lot of the field to spread out, which surprisely put some of the strongest men on the field, such as Mario Mola (ESP) and Murray to lag in the back, they exited the waters 52 seconds behind. The advantage was enough for the leading small pack to start the bike course with confidence. The four athletes were joined in the first lap by Gomez, Blummenfelt and Seth Rider (USA). Rider, showcasing one of the most impressive performances of the day: on his first ever WTS race, and with only 20 years of age, Rider managed to keep up with the pace of the leading pack for the whole bike course. And it was indeed a really fast pace up the Montreal hills and passing trough the streets in the heart of the city, with the leading seven athletes taking turns to lead the charge and increasing the pack with the pursuers....

Javi Gomez returns to top of podium with a strong win in WTS Montreal

Sun, 06/08/2017 - 23:01
An impressive run gave Spaniard Javier Gomez Noya his 14th victory in the World Triathlon Series after claiming the title of the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Montreal. The Spaniard, five times world champion, showed that the Olympic distance is the perfect course for him as he sailed to the finish line to claim his second WTS win of the season. Accompanying Gomez on the podium was Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) and Richard Murray (RSA). Gomez said of his win, “Yeah after so many sprint races it was good to have a proper race. It was hard from the beginning, hard on the bike, hard on the run. I recovered well from last week, because I felt a bit sick from Edmonton, but it was a good race today. I am really pleased.” “This year was a bit weird, I was really fit for Yokohama and then even then I could not perform that day. Then I knew I was really fit for Edmonton and this one, but Edmonton again I got sick and I couldn’t do well. Today was my day and I am really happy with the whole race.” Also with the win, Gomez became the first-ever WTS Montreal Champion after the debut event premiered this weekend. The race started with 53 athletes diving in the pontoon of the Jacques-Cartier Basin, in the Old Port of Montreal, with a beautiful day, perfect for a non wetsuit swim. The best swimmer of the circuit, Richard Varga (SVK) took the lead from the very beginning, as he has done already in 31 WTS races in his career. But this time, following close behind were some other really strong swimmers, including Jonathan Brownlee (GBR), Ben Kanute (USA) and Aaron Royle (AUS). All of them finished the swim in a quite impressive 16.51. However, the two-lap swim caused a lot of the field to spread out, which surprisely put some of the strongest men on the field, such as Mario Mola (ESP) and Murray to lag in the back, they exited the waters 52 seconds behind. The advantage was enough for the leading small pack to start the bike course with confidence. The four athletes were joined in the first lap by Gomez, Blummenfelt and Seth Rider (USA). Rider, showcasing one of the most impressive performances of the day: on his first ever WTS race, and with only 20 years of age, Rider managed to keep up with the pace of the leading pack for the whole bike course. And it was indeed a really fast pace up the Montreal hills and passing trough the streets in the heart of the city, with the leading seven athletes taking turns to lead the charge and increasing the pack with the pursuers....

Ashleigh Gentle gets her first ever WTS win in Montreal

Sat, 05/08/2017 - 22:33
Australian triathlete Ashleigh Gentle became today the first ever winner of the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Montreal, in a brand new circuit that has became the newest addition to the WTS. The win was not only a first for the host city, but was a first for Gentle as she captured her first ever WTS gold. Along with her on the podium were Flora Duffy (BER), still the Series leader, and Andrea Hewitt (NZL). The race started with a fantastic dive off the pontoon of the Jaques Cartier Basin in old town Montreal, with American Katie Zaferes leading since the very first strokes. Her lead carried on throughout the whole first leg as she was also the first out of the water for the second dive in, followed close by some other classic names when it comes to the swim, like Carolina Routier (ESP) and Emma Jeffcoat (AUS). After 1500m in the mild waters of the basic non-wetsuit swim, Zaferes managed to get a small gap of a couple seconds as she exited the waters, but was chased right after transition by a group of strong bikers. Those who managed to get ahead in the swim grouped together in the first lap. Tallying thirteen athletes, the leading group imposed a frantic rhythm and increased the difference with the chasers on each of the nine laps at the brand new course. Montreal was indeed one of the hardest races of the season and with athletes coming straight from a sprint distance race last week, and another sprint in Hamburg a month ago, Montreal was planned as an Olympic distance, with a hilly and hard circuit, and nine laps to complete 41.5km. During the 41.5km, the leading pack gave relays and turned up in front, trying to save some energy for the run. With all the big names in the group, including Duffy, Zaferes, Hewitt, Kirsten Kasper (USA), Taylor Knibb (USA) or Joanna Brown (CAN), among others. When it came to the run, Gentle pushed hard since the first meters, being the fastest of the field this season in the Olympic distance, to leave all of the other athletes behind. Gentle got a lead of nine seconds in the first lap, with only Duffy, Hewitt and Kasper keeping up with the frantic speed on the Montreal streets. With every pacing lap that lead only grew and eventually as she hit the bell it was enough to allow her to cross the finish line, stopping the clock on 1:59:04, to become the 20th female athlete to ever win a WTS race, and the fourth Australian, after Emma Moffatt, Erin Densham and Emma Snowsill. Second to the finish line was Duffy, 23 seconds...

Ashleigh Gentle gets her first ever WTS win in Montreal

Sat, 05/08/2017 - 22:33
Australian triathlete Ashleigh Gentle became today the first ever winner of the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Montreal, in a brand new circuit that has became the newest addition to the WTS. The win was not only a first for the host city, but was a first for Gentle as she captured her first ever WTS gold. Along with her on the podium were Flora Duffy (BER), still the Series leader, and Andrea Hewitt (NZL). The race started with a fantastic dive off the pontoon of the Jaques Cartier Basin in old town Montreal, with American Katie Zaferes leading since the very first strokes. Her lead carried on throughout the whole first leg as she was also the first out of the water for the second dive in, followed close by some other classic names when it comes to the swim, like Carolina Routier (ESP) and Emma Jeffcoat (AUS). After 1500m in the mild waters of the basic non-wetsuit swim, Zaferes managed to get a small gap of a couple seconds as she exited the waters, but was chased right after transition by a group of strong bikers. Those who managed to get ahead in the swim grouped together in the first lap. Tallying thirteen athletes, the leading group imposed a frantic rhythm and increased the difference with the chasers on each of the nine laps at the brand new course. Montreal was indeed one of the hardest races of the season and with athletes coming straight from a sprint distance race last week, and another sprint in Hamburg a month ago, Montreal was planned as an Olympic distance, with a hilly and hard circuit, and nine laps to complete 41.5km. During the 41.5km, the leading pack gave relays and turned up in front, trying to save some energy for the run. With all the big names in the group, including Duffy, Zaferes, Hewitt, Kirsten Kasper (USA), Taylor Knibb (USA) or Joanna Brown (CAN), among others. When it came to the run, Gentle pushed hard since the first meters, being the fastest of the field this season in the Olympic distance, to leave all of the other athletes behind. Gentle got a lead of nine seconds in the first lap, with only Duffy, Hewitt and Kasper keeping up with the frantic speed on the Montreal streets. With every pacing lap that lead only grew and eventually as she hit the bell it was enough to allow her to cross the finish line, stopping the clock on 1:59:04, to become the 20th female athlete to ever win a WTS race, and the fourth Australian, after Emma Moffatt, Erin Densham and Emma Snowsill. Second to the finish line was Duffy, 23 seconds...

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