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Swiss Triathlon is looking for a National Coach for Elites and U23

Triathlon News - Thu, 30/11/2017 - 17:51
Swiss Triathlon can look back on some very successful sporting years, and the National Federation is determined to continue this sporting success in future Olympic Games cycles. Looking ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Swiss Triathlon is looking for a National Coach for the Elite and U23 athletes, to be based in the National Training Center of Wallisellen, in Switzerland, and to start in March 2018, although the date could be arranged in a different way. Your Responsibilities As the National Coach for Elite and U23, you will be responsible for Swiss Triathlon’s elite athlete squads. Together with the National Coach for Juniors, you will be in charge of the national training centre in Wallisellen and will be responsible for setting daily training routines. Working in partnership with local trainers, you will help athletes in the squads who are at the transitional stage to reach international performance standards. You will plan and manage top-quality training programmes for the national team and look after the athletes at international competitions. You will also support the Swiss Triathlon sports team in putting the elite sport promotion concept into action, and will work with partners such as Swiss Olympic and the Federal Office for Sport. Your qualification profile ▪ In-depth knowledge and experience of triathlon as a high-performance sport ▪ Sociable and reliable, used to dealing with people ▪ Very good communication skills and a confident manner ▪ Highly flexible and able to cope with pressure ▪ Management experience ▪ Professional trainer qualification/DTLG Swiss Olympic or equivalent ▪ Good working knowledge of IT ▪ Good language skills in German, French and English What we are offering ▪ Opportunity to work with highly motivated young athletes ▪ An interesting challenge in a successful Swiss sports association ▪ Committed, professional and highly qualified team ▪ Working in a sports environment with an established network How to apply Interested? Then please send your completed application by email to melanie.zosso@swisstriathlon.ch by 17 December 2017 If you have any questions, please contact Marianne Rossi on 031 359 72 83.

Swiss Triathlon is looking for a National Coach for Elites and U23

Triathlon News - Thu, 30/11/2017 - 17:51
Swiss Triathlon can look back on some very successful sporting years, and the National Federation is determined to continue this sporting success in future Olympic Games cycles. Looking ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Swiss Triathlon is looking for a National Coach for the Elite and U23 athletes, to be based in the National Training Center of Wallisellen, in Switzerland, and to start in March 2018, although the date could be arranged in a different way. Your Responsibilities As the National Coach for Elite and U23, you will be responsible for Swiss Triathlon’s elite athlete squads. Together with the National Coach for Juniors, you will be in charge of the national training centre in Wallisellen and will be responsible for setting daily training routines. Working in partnership with local trainers, you will help athletes in the squads who are at the transitional stage to reach international performance standards. You will plan and manage top-quality training programmes for the national team and look after the athletes at international competitions. You will also support the Swiss Triathlon sports team in putting the elite sport promotion concept into action, and will work with partners such as Swiss Olympic and the Federal Office for Sport. Your qualification profile ▪ In-depth knowledge and experience of triathlon as a high-performance sport ▪ Sociable and reliable, used to dealing with people ▪ Very good communication skills and a confident manner ▪ Highly flexible and able to cope with pressure ▪ Management experience ▪ Professional trainer qualification/DTLG Swiss Olympic or equivalent ▪ Good working knowledge of IT ▪ Good language skills in German, French and English What we are offering ▪ Opportunity to work with highly motivated young athletes ▪ An interesting challenge in a successful Swiss sports association ▪ Committed, professional and highly qualified team ▪ Working in a sports environment with an established network How to apply Interested? Then please send your completed application by email to melanie.zosso@swisstriathlon.ch by 17 December 2017 If you have any questions, please contact Marianne Rossi on 031 359 72 83.

ITU Photographer’s Best of 2017 Gallery: Wagner Araujo

Triathlon News - Thu, 30/11/2017 - 11:00
At ITU, we are so lucky to work with some of the best triathlon photographer’s in the world. Capturing events such as the World Triathlon Series, World Cups and the Multisport World Championships, their images showcase the beauty and power of our sport. So we are so pleased to draw the attention over to them and put them in the spotlight to allow them to share with triathlon fans across the globe what their favourite photos were from the 2017 season. First up with the Brazilian Caipirinha himself: Wagner Araujo! Araujo has been a triathlon photographer and himself a triathlete for more than 10 years. His passion for the sport and photography put him on the map when he won a National Geographic photo contest in 2013. His image from the start line of an aquathlon race is still one of the few multisport images inside of the NatGeo archives. In the same year, he covered his first race for ITU, the duathlon race at the Cali World Games. Then in 2015, he became one of our main photographers, specializing mostly with the races in the Americas. Araujo’s work is more than just filling the frame with pixels, it’s about how to capture sports and outdoor emotions and feeling through light, as well as by creating unique perspectives that only can be achieved by whom has already felt the same feelings and emotions. Here is a collection of fifteen photos that Araujo has selected to showcase his best work from the 2017 season. So enjoy his gallery and make sure to see his past, present and future work shared on the @worldtriathlon social media channels and follow Araujo on Instagram @wags.photo.  

ITU Photographer’s Best of 2017 Gallery: Wagner Araujo

Triathlon News - Thu, 30/11/2017 - 11:00
At ITU, we are so lucky to work with some of the best triathlon photographer’s in the world. Capturing events such as the World Triathlon Series, World Cups and the Multisport World Championships, their images showcase the beauty and power of our sport. So we are so pleased to draw the attention over to them and put them in the spotlight to allow them to share with triathlon fans across the globe what their favourite photos were from the 2017 season. First up with the Brazilian Caipirinha himself: Wagner Araujo! Araujo has been a triathlon photographer and himself a triathlete for more than 10 years. His passion for the sport and photography put him on the map when he won a National Geographic photo contest in 2013. His image from the start line of an aquathlon race is still one of the few multisport images inside of the NatGeo archives. In the same year, he covered his first race for ITU, the duathlon race at the Cali World Games. Then in 2015, he became one of our main photographers, specializing mostly with the races in the Americas. Araujo’s work is more than just filling the frame with pixels, it’s about how to capture sports and outdoor emotions and feeling through light, as well as by creating unique perspectives that only can be achieved by whom has already felt the same feelings and emotions. Here is a collection of fifteen photos that Araujo has selected to showcase his best work from the 2017 season. So enjoy his gallery and make sure to see his past, present and future work shared on the @worldtriathlon social media channels and follow Araujo on Instagram @wags.photo.

Flora Duffy reveals WTS Bermuda course

Triathlon News - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 17:26
The global triathlon spotlight will shine on Bermuda in April when it hosts the ITU World Triathlon Bermuda, showcasing the island’s natural beauty, temperate climate and warm island hospitality. Bermuda, also home to two-time reigning World Champion, Flora Duffy, will be hosting for the first time ever a WTS event and has already some stunning courses to welcome triathletes from all over the world. The Local Organising Committee of the international sporting spectacle revealed the race courses for both the Elite and Age Group races within the event. Both races will take place on Saturday April 28 during the Bermuda Triathlon Festival Weekend (from Thursday April 26 to Sunday April 29). Both courses start and end in Bermuda’s capital city, Hamilton. Competitors will first swim in the crystal-clear waters of Hamilton Harbour, then bike through hilly terrain and finish with the run alongside colorful buildings on city streets. The central location of Hamilton offers great viewing for spectators and several significant technical challenges for athletes. One of the highlights of the bike courses will be hundreds of athletes pumping their way up Corkscrew Hill in a grueling steep effort. This is a short, steep hill with hairpin curves, and is the signature challenge of the course, offering athletes an opportunity to test themselves while still being achievable.  It is anticipated that hundreds of people will participate in the Age Group event, including those doing a triathlon for the first time. Organisers welcome sportspeople of other disciplines to register and train for the April event, which does not require a qualifying time. The reigning ITU’s champion, Flora Duffy, is in fact eagerly looking forward to racing at home: “The course being along Front Street is very special for me. This is where I started, in the Front Street Mile at nine-years-old, and I was inspired to compete internationally. To be competing as the World Champion on home soil, is a feeling that’s hard to express.” Flora has also called for athletes and volunteers to register online from today: “The online registration is open at www.tribermuda.com. I encourage anyone who is not racing to register as a volunteer now. These events take enormous effort to organise. As athletes, we can’t appreciate enough the support of those who give their time and become involved.” City of Hamilton Mayor, Charles Gosling said: “We welcome the ITU’s World Triathlon Series...

Flora Duffy reveals WTS Bermuda course

Triathlon News - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 17:26
The global triathlon spotlight will shine on Bermuda in April when it hosts the ITU World Triathlon Bermuda, showcasing the island’s natural beauty, temperate climate and warm island hospitality. Bermuda, also home to two-time reigning World Champion, Flora Duffy, will be hosting for the first time ever a WTS event and has already some stunning courses to welcome triathletes from all over the world. The Local Organising Committee of the international sporting spectacle revealed the race courses for both the Elite and Age Group races within the event. Both races will take place on Saturday April 28 during the Bermuda Triathlon Festival Weekend (from Thursday April 26 to Sunday April 29). Both courses start and end in Bermuda’s capital city, Hamilton. Competitors will first swim in the crystal-clear waters of Hamilton Harbour, then bike through hilly terrain and finish with the run alongside colorful buildings on city streets. The central location of Hamilton offers great viewing for spectators and several significant technical challenges for athletes. One of the highlights of the bike courses will be hundreds of athletes pumping their way up Corkscrew Hill in a grueling steep effort. This is a short, steep hill with hairpin curves, and is the signature challenge of the course, offering athletes an opportunity to test themselves while still being achievable.  It is anticipated that hundreds of people will participate in the Age Group event, including those doing a triathlon for the first time. Organisers welcome sportspeople of other disciplines to register and train for the April event, which does not require a qualifying time. The reigning ITU’s champion, Flora Duffy, is in fact eagerly looking forward to racing at home: “The course being along Front Street is very special for me. This is where I started, in the Front Street Mile at nine-years-old, and I was inspired to compete internationally. To be competing as the World Champion on home soil, is a feeling that’s hard to express.” Flora has also called for athletes and volunteers to register online from today: “The online registration is open at www.tribermuda.com. I encourage anyone who is not racing to register as a volunteer now. These events take enormous effort to organise. As athletes, we can’t appreciate enough the support of those who give their time and become involved.” City of Hamilton Mayor, Charles Gosling said: “We welcome the ITU’s World Triathlon Series...

CAMTRI announces calendar for 2018

Triathlon News - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 16:32
2018 is going to have plenty of dates for American triathletes to mark on their calendars. The American Triathlon Confederation (CAMTRI) Executive Board has just approved the calendar of events for the 2018 season, a year marked by three WTS events hosted in the Continent, four World Cups, one ParaTriathlon Series, two Para World Cups and the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games, as well as 12 American Cups and the Continental Championships for every distance. The season will start in February in Bridgetown (Barbados) with the CAMTRI Central American and Caribbean Championships to then move to Habana (Cuba) for the third edition of their American Cup. The American Cup will have stops in the United States, Costa Rica, Chile, México, Ecuador, Peru and Canada. The Iberoamerican Championships of Olympic distance will take place in the beautiful beaches of Valparaiso, in Chile, while the Sprint distance will take place in Santo Domingo, while Sarasota (USA) will host the North American Championships. In June, triathletes from all over the Continent will gather in Brazilia (Brasil) for the American Championships, while duathletes will have to go to Santiago (Chile) for the Continental championship. For the 2018 season, triathletes from all over the world will head to America for three World Triathlon Series: Bermuda, in April; Edmonton in July -also host of a World Paratriathlon Series- and Montreal in August. As per World Cups, New Orleans (USA) is the new addition to the American calendar, to join Sarasota (USA), Huatulco (Mexico) and Salinas (Ecuador). Both New Orleans and Sarasota will also host Paratriathlon World Cups. The younger triathletes will play one of the biggest events of the year on their own Continent, with the Youth Olympic Games taking place in October in Buenos Aires (Argentina). The qualifying event will take place in Salinas (Ecuador) in late April. Check here the complete CAMTRI calendar

CAMTRI announces calendar for 2018

Triathlon News - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 16:32
2018 is going to have plenty of dates for American triathletes to mark on their calendars. The American Triathlon Confederation (CAMTRI) Executive Board has just approved the calendar of events for the 2018 season, a year marked by three WTS events hosted in the Continent, four World Cups, one ParaTriathlon Series, two Para World Cups and the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games, as well as 12 American Cups and the Continental Championships for every distance. The season will start in February in Bridgetown (Barbados) with the CAMTRI Central American and Caribbean Championships to then move to Habana (Cuba) for the third edition of their American Cup. The American Cup will have stops in the United States, Costa Rica, Chile, México, Ecuador, Peru and Canada. The Iberoamerican Championships of Olympic distance will take place in the beautiful beaches of Valparaiso, in Chile, while the Sprint distance will take place in Santo Domingo, while Sarasota (USA) will host the North American Championships. In June, triathletes from all over the Continent will gather in Brazilia (Brasil) for the American Championships, while duathletes will have to go to Santiago (Chile) for the Continental championship. For the 2018 season, triathletes from all over the world will head to America for three World Triathlon Series: Bermuda, in April; Edmonton in July -also host of a World Paratriathlon Series- and Montreal in August. As per World Cups, New Orleans (USA) is the new addition to the American calendar, to join Sarasota (USA), Huatulco (Mexico) and Salinas (Ecuador). Both New Orleans and Sarasota will also host Paratriathlon World Cups. The younger triathletes will play one of the biggest events of the year on their own Continent, with the Youth Olympic Games taking place in October in Buenos Aires (Argentina). The qualifying event will take place in Salinas (Ecuador) in late April. Check here the complete CAMTRI calendar

Coaches from all over the world meet in Korea for the ATSC Development program

Triathlon News - Fri, 17/11/2017 - 15:41
Providing a growth pathway for athletes and coaches from all over the world is one of ITU’s biggest aim, and with this on mind, more than 58 coaches from 31 countries participated this week in the Level 1 and 2 ITU coaches course in Korea, organized by the Korean Triathlon Federation and ITU for ODA Recipient National Federations. The Level 1 and Level 2 courses were the first and second stepping-stone on the core coaching pathway. The courses were planned to enhance the development of triathlon in the emerging and developing countries around the world, with 58 candidates from 31 countries participating in the 5 days long course in Incheon. The Education Programme included practical sessions and classroom sessions with sport science instruction, physiology, psychology and training theory.  Present in Incheon for the courses, ITU President and IOC member Marisol Casado said: “It really is an honor and a privilege to be able to share this education pathway with all these people. ITU really appreciates this opportunity provided by the Korean Olympic Committee and the Korean Triathlon Federation (KTF) to really push forward our sport. To see coaches from countries like Ghana, Benim or Iran, among many others, shows that our sport keeps growing and developing in territories which were unexplored only a few years ago. It’s a great pathway and I’m sure that this camps will boost our sport development.” “It is our pleasure to host KTF-ITU coaches course in Incheon, the same place where we hosted the Asian Games in 2014. It is great that we can help in the education of the new generations of coaches, and I can promise that will do our best to organize another similar event next year, in cooperation with ITU,” said Justin Sukwon Park, Asian Sport Triathlon Confederation (ASTC) president and KTF president. The course was delivered by 10 leading ITU facilitators from all five continents and speaking eight languages in total, to be able to mentor coaches from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. “This has been one of my favorite experiences as a facilitator”, said Tony Jolly, lead facilitator. “We usually work in a small team of two or three people, so it has been great to be part of a larger team, and develop greater friendships and working partnerships.  It has also been amazing to see so many coaches from so many different places coming together and also working together as a team, with a wide range of cultures and experiences.  It’s...

Coaches from all over the world meet in Korea for the ATSC Development program

Triathlon News - Fri, 17/11/2017 - 15:41
Providing a growth pathway for athletes and coaches from all over the world is one of ITU’s biggest aim, and with this on mind, more than 58 coaches from 31 countries participated this week in the Level 1 and 2 ITU coaches course in Korea, organized by the Korean Triathlon Federation and ITU for ODA Recipient National Federations. The Level 1 and Level 2 courses were the first and second stepping-stone on the core coaching pathway. The courses were planned to enhance the development of triathlon in the emerging and developing countries around the world, with 58 candidates from 31 countries participating in the 5 days long course in Incheon. The Education Programme included practical sessions and classroom sessions with sport science instruction, physiology, psychology and training theory.  Present in Incheon for the courses, ITU President and IOC member Marisol Casado said: “It really is an honor and a privilege to be able to share this education pathway with all these people. ITU really appreciates this opportunity provided by the Korean Olympic Committee and the Korean Triathlon Federation (KTF) to really push forward our sport. To see coaches from countries like Ghana, Benim or Iran, among many others, shows that our sport keeps growing and developing in territories which were unexplored only a few years ago. It’s a great pathway and I’m sure that this camps will boost our sport development.” “It is our pleasure to host KTF-ITU coaches course in Incheon, the same place where we hosted the Asian Games in 2014. It is great that we can help in the education of the new generations of coaches, and I can promise that will do our best to organize another similar event next year, in cooperation with ITU,” said Justin Sukwon Park, Asian Sport Triathlon Confederation (ASTC) president and KTF president. The course was delivered by 10 leading ITU facilitators from all five continents and speaking eight languages in total, to be able to mentor coaches from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. “This has been one of my favorite experiences as a facilitator”, said Tony Jolly, lead facilitator. “We usually work in a small team of two or three people, so it has been great to be part of a larger team, and develop greater friendships and working partnerships.  It has also been amazing to see so many coaches from so many different places coming together and also working together as a team, with a wide range of cultures and experiences.  It’s...

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

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...

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