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Fair play on the Sahara beach

Triathlon News - Fri, 13/01/2017 - 15:20
In what should have been another day in the office at the Sprint Triathlon African Cup in Morocco, destiny had different plans for Dutch triathlete Donald Hillebregt and Slovenian Nik Kojc. The race, organized by the Fédération Royale Marocaine du Sport pour Tous last month was hosted in beautiful Dahkla, a holiday village in the Sahara desert. A 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run, elite athletes geared up for fast, flat race to round out their winter training. “When traveling to Dahkla, our flight was delayed, and our luggage, including the bikes, missed the connecting flight,” explained Hillebregt. He was not the only one affected by this, as many other athletes had the same problem. However, while their luggage arrived on time in top condition, Kojc was less lucky. “When he opened the case, the bike was broken in two places. It was impossible to compete with that. In Dahkla it was also impossible to buy or rent another bike,” said Sandi Ivancic, Kojc’s coach. When Kojc had nearly lost hope of racing, and with it any chance of scoring important ITU points, Dutch triathlete Hillebregt stepped in.  “Nik approached me asking whether I had a spare bike and if he could borrow it. In the spirit of good sportsmanship, I decided to lend him my bike,” he said. “During a race we are all competitors and of course we try to beat each other. But before and after a race, I think it should be normal to help each other. Especially in a situation like this, which could happen to all of us and is totally beyond one’s control.” During the race, Kojc led the field into T2 on Hillebregt’s bike, while in a twist of fate Hillebregt sat last in the group after enduring mechanical issues just one kilometre from the second transition. By the end of the race, Hillebregt finished in 10th place, with Kojc just paces behind in 13th, enough to score him his first ever ITU points. “When everyone has been given a fair chance, I think winning or good results are worth even more,” said Hillebregt after the race.

2016 Photo Comp: WTS Leeds & Stockholm & Hamburg

Triathlon News - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 14:00
It is that time again! The 2016 Photo Competition is here! At ITU, we have three of the most talented photographers from around the world who shoot the World Triathlon Series and major events for us, Delly Carr (AUS), Janos Schmidt (HUN) and Wagner Araujo (BRA). So what better way to end out the year and kick start into the next one by showcasing some of our favourite photos that they have taken? And because we love competitions, why not put our photographers on the start line and let YOU decide which photo was the overall best photo from the year? So over the next six weeks we are gong to take a look back at some of the best photos from the WTS and Olympic and Paralympic Games and then you can vote on which ones were your favourite! The most voted on photo from each competition will then go head-to-head until we crown the overall best photo from the year! So let the games begin! Don’t forget to vote for one photo from each race! This week we are returning to the European tour of the World Triathlon Series: WTS Leeds, WTS Stockholm and WTS Hamburg. Leeds was a special race to shoot this year as it was the first time that the English city appeared on the circuit. And for a debut race, it was packed! The hype that surrounded the race, due to the fact that it is the hometown of the popular hometown heroes, the Brownlee brothers, and also the training city for female superstars Non Stanford and Vicky Holland, meant that practically the whole city turned up onto the streets to cheer on their British elites. It was also the only WTS race that Javier Gomez Noya raced in 2016. We miss you Javi! So you can really see the excitement in the photos! Photos from WTS Leeds were shot by Janos Schmidt. 2016 Photo Competition: WTS Leeds 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Next on the European excursion, the elites headed north to Sweden. This race is always one of the more challenging courses, due to the cobblestone streets, but it make for some great pictures! The results of the race were also pretty significant, as the Brownlee brothers recaptured the city that they normally dominate for titles and Bermudian Flora Duffy snagged her first WTS gold medal, which gave her a huge boost for collecting points and giving her a real shot at earning the World Title (spoiler alert: she ends up winning that World Title!) Photos from WTS Stockholm were shot by Janos Schmidt 2016 Photo Competition: WTS Stockholm 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Hamburg is always a very exciting...

2016 Photo Comp: WTS Leeds & Stockholm & Hamburg

Triathlon News - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 14:00
It is that time again! The 2016 Photo Competition is here! At ITU, we have three of the most talented photographers from around the world who shoot the World Triathlon Series and major events for us, Delly Carr (AUS), Janos Schmidt (HUN) and Wagner Araujo (BRA). So what better way to end out the year and kick start into the next one by showcasing some of our favourite photos that they have taken? And because we love competitions, why not put our photographers on the start line and let YOU decide which photo was the overall best photo from the year? So over the next six weeks we are gong to take a look back at some of the best photos from the WTS and Olympic and Paralympic Games and then you can vote on which ones were your favourite! The most voted on photo from each competition will then go head-to-head until we crown the overall best photo from the year! So let the games begin! Don’t forget to vote for one photo from each race! This week we are returning to the European tour of the World Triathlon Series: WTS Leeds, WTS Stockholm and WTS Hamburg. Leeds was a special race to shoot this year as it was the first time that the English city appeared on the circuit. And for a debut race, it was packed! The hype that surrounded the race, due to the fact that it is the hometown of the popular hometown heroes, the Brownlee brothers, and also the training city for female superstars Non Stanford and Vicky Holland, meant that practically the whole city turned up onto the streets to cheer on their British elites. It was also the only WTS race that Javier Gomez Noya raced in 2016. We miss you Javi! So you can really see the excitement in the photos! Photos from WTS Leeds were shot by Janos Schmidt. 2016 Photo Competition: WTS Leeds 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Next on the European excursion, the elites headed north to Sweden. This race is always one of the more challenging courses, due to the cobblestone streets, but it make for some great pictures! The results of the race were also pretty significant, as the Brownlee brothers recaptured the city that they normally dominate for titles and Bermudian Flora Duffy snagged her first WTS gold medal, which gave her a huge boost for collecting points and giving her a real shot at earning the World Title (spoiler alert: she ends up winning that World Title!) Photos from WTS Stockholm were shot by Janos Schmidt 2016 Photo Competition: WTS Stockholm 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Hamburg is always a very exciting...

2016 Photo Comp: WTS Leeds & Stockholm & Hamburg

Triathlon News - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 14:00
It is that time again! The 2016 Photo Competition is here! At ITU, we have three of the most talented photographers from around the world who shoot the World Triathlon Series and major events for us, Delly Carr (AUS), Janos Schmidt (HUN) and Wagner Araujo (BRA). So what better way to end out the year and kick start into the next one by showcasing some of our favourite photos that they have taken? And because we love competitions, why not put our photographers on the start line and let YOU decide which photo was the overall best photo from the year? So over the next six weeks we are gong to take a look back at some of the best photos from the WTS and Olympic and Paralympic Games and then you can vote on which ones were your favourite! The most voted on photo from each competition will then go head-to-head until we crown the overall best photo from the year! So let the games begin! Don’t forget to vote for one photo from each race! This week we are returning to the European tour of the World Triathlon Series: WTS Leeds, WTS Stockholm and WTS Hamburg. Leeds was a special race to shoot this year as it was the first time that the English city appeared on the circuit. And for a debut race, it was packed! The hype that surrounded the race, due to the fact that it is the hometown of the popular hometown heroes, the Brownlee brothers, and also the training city for female superstars Non Stanford and Vicky Holland, meant that practically the whole city turned up onto the streets to cheer on their British elites. It was also the only WTS race that Javier Gomez Noya raced in 2016. We miss you Javi! So you can really see the excitement in the photos! Photos from WTS Leeds were shot by Janos Schmidt. 2016 Photo Competition: WTS Leeds 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Next on the European excursion, the elites headed north to Sweden. This race is always one of the more challenging courses, due to the cobblestone streets, but it make for some great pictures! The results of the race were also pretty significant, as the Brownlee brothers recaptured the city that they normally dominate for titles and Bermudian Flora Duffy snagged her first WTS gold medal, which gave her a huge boost for collecting points and giving her a real shot at earning the World Title (spoiler alert: she ends up winning that World Title!) Photos from WTS Stockholm were shot by Janos Schmidt 2016 Photo Competition: WTS Stockholm 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Hamburg is always a very exciting...

WTS Abu Dhabi reveals stunning new course

Triathlon News - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 12:43
Organisers of the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi have announced details for an all new course layout for 2017 that will see the prestigious event move to a new home on Yas Island. The new venue is not the only major update to be made to next year’s world triathlon showpiece, which for 2017 will become a two-day event. 3,500 triathletes, including 120 of the world’s best elites, are expected to take to the streets, race track and waterways of the capital’s iconic Yas Island on 3 and 4 March to swim, bike and run around the region’s emerging world-class triathlon hub. Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), host partner for the third consecutive year, is looking forward to the new long-term partnership with Yas Island, which will see the World Triathlon Series event aiming to double age group registration numbers by 2019. Its ambition to attract 6,000 athletes in three years’ time would place Abu Dhabi in the top five cities on the ITU calendar in terms of participation. The ever-growing popularity of the sport in the region and around the world saw the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi attract over 2,200 participants in 2016, with hopes for close to 3,500 athletes for next year’s edition. “In a joint effort with stakeholders, we are continuously striving to create a sports culture that is in line with the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision of encouraging healthy lifestyle among people of all ages,” said His Excellency Aref Al Awani, General Secretary, ADSC. “Yas Island is the perfect fit for the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi and the new venue will build on the competition’s success by helping us accommodate larger numbers in line with our objectives for this event. The 2017 event is expected to see a 60 per cent increase in regional and international participation with racers coming together to relish the first triathlon to take them around the picturesque wonders of the Island. We are looking forward to giving both participants and spectators a one-of-a-kind weekend experience filled with dazzling sights, world-class hospitality and state-of-the-art training facilities, specially designed to help triathletes acclimatise ahead of the World Triathlon Series season opener.” Yas Island boasts a series of spectacular attractions, pristine beaches and some of the most picturesque sights in all of Abu Dhabi. The ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi’s move to Yas Island is expected to see local participation numbers rise, with more residents motivated to participate in the...

WTS Abu Dhabi reveals stunning new course

Triathlon News - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 12:43
Organisers of the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi have announced details for an all new course layout for 2017 that will see the prestigious event move to a new home on Yas Island. The new venue is not the only major update to be made to next year’s world triathlon showpiece, which for 2017 will become a two-day event. 3,500 triathletes, including 120 of the world’s best elites, are expected to take to the streets, race track and waterways of the capital’s iconic Yas Island on 3 and 4 March to swim, bike and run around the region’s emerging world-class triathlon hub. Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), host partner for the third consecutive year, is looking forward to the new long-term partnership with Yas Island, which will see the World Triathlon Series event aiming to double age group registration numbers by 2019. Its ambition to attract 6,000 athletes in three years’ time would place Abu Dhabi in the top five cities on the ITU calendar in terms of participation. The ever-growing popularity of the sport in the region and around the world saw the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi attract over 2,200 participants in 2016, with hopes for close to 3,500 athletes for next year’s edition. “In a joint effort with stakeholders, we are continuously striving to create a sports culture that is in line with the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision of encouraging healthy lifestyle among people of all ages,” said His Excellency Aref Al Awani, General Secretary, ADSC. “Yas Island is the perfect fit for the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi and the new venue will build on the competition’s success by helping us accommodate larger numbers in line with our objectives for this event. The 2017 event is expected to see a 60 per cent increase in regional and international participation with racers coming together to relish the first triathlon to take them around the picturesque wonders of the Island. We are looking forward to giving both participants and spectators a one-of-a-kind weekend experience filled with dazzling sights, world-class hospitality and state-of-the-art training facilities, specially designed to help triathletes acclimatise ahead of the World Triathlon Series season opener.” Yas Island boasts a series of spectacular attractions, pristine beaches and some of the most picturesque sights in all of Abu Dhabi. The ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi’s move to Yas Island is expected to see local participation numbers rise, with more residents motivated to participate in the...

WTS Abu Dhabi reveleas stunning new course

Triathlon News - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 12:43
Organisers of the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi have announced details for an all new course layout for 2017 that will see the prestigious event move to a new home on Yas Island. The new venue is not the only major update to be made to next year’s world triathlon showpiece, which for 2017 will become a two-day event. 3,500 triathletes, including 120 of the world’s best elites, are expected to take to the streets, race track and waterways of the capital’s iconic Yas Island on 3 and 4 March to swim, bike and run around the region’s emerging world-class triathlon hub. Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), host partner for the third consecutive year, is looking forward to the new long-term partnership with Yas Island, which will see the World Triathlon Series event aiming to double age group registration numbers by 2019. Its ambition to attract 6,000 athletes in three years’ time would place Abu Dhabi in the top five cities on the ITU calendar in terms of participation. The ever-growing popularity of the sport in the region and around the world saw the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi attract over 2,200 participants in 2016, with hopes for close to 3,500 athletes for next year’s edition. “In a joint effort with stakeholders, we are continuously striving to create a sports culture that is in line with the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision of encouraging healthy lifestyle among people of all ages,” said His Excellency Aref Al Awani, General Secretary, ADSC. “Yas Island is the perfect fit for the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi and the new venue will build on the competition’s success by helping us accommodate larger numbers in line with our objectives for this event. The 2017 event is expected to see a 60 per cent increase in regional and international participation with racers coming together to relish the first triathlon to take them around the picturesque wonders of the Island. We are looking forward to giving both participants and spectators a one-of-a-kind weekend experience filled with dazzling sights, world-class hospitality and state-of-the-art training facilities, specially designed to help triathletes acclimatise ahead of the World Triathlon Series season opener.” Yas Island boasts a series of spectacular attractions, pristine beaches and some of the most picturesque sights in all of Abu Dhabi. The ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi’s move to Yas Island is expected to see local participation numbers rise, with more residents motivated to participate in the...

ITU welcomes new Development Coach

Triathlon News - Sun, 08/01/2017 - 11:30
The International Triathlon Union has the pleasure of welcoming the addition of Rob Harvey of Great Britain to the team as the new ITU Development Coach starting this January 2017. As triathlon continues to be one of the fastest growing sports, there is an increasing demand in developing and emerging National Federations for the advancement of athlete development projects, talent ID, coach education programmes, mentoring opportunities and relevant educational resources all around the world. The new Development Coach will assist and aid in these needs. Harvey has a rich professional background that will bring a strong asset to the programme. He has spent five years working as a coach at the British Triathlon Performance Centre in Leeds where he gained significant experience working with Junior, U23 and Senior athletes. As a Coach Educator, Harvey has worked with organisations including British Triathlon, British Cycling and Union Cycliste Internationale delivering courses in English & Spanish in countries including Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, UK, Switzerland and UAE.  He also worked as Head Coach at Manchester Triathlon Club during a period of significant growth in triathlon in UK developing the coaching team and training programme to support 600 members racing across all types and distances of triathlon events. “Over my career I’ve been lucky enough to work across a wide variety of roles in coaching, coach education and sports development.  To be able to bring these experiences together in this new role as ITU Development Coach is an exciting challenge and one I can’t wait to start.” Welcome Coach Harvey!

ITU welcomes new Development Coach

Triathlon News - Sun, 08/01/2017 - 11:30
The International Triathlon Union has the pleasure of welcoming the addition of Rob Harvey of Great Britain to the team as the new ITU Development Coach starting this January 2017. As triathlon continues to be one of the fastest growing sports, there is an increasing demand in developing and emerging National Federations for the advancement of athlete development projects, talent ID, coach education programmes, mentoring opportunities and relevant educational resources all around the world. The new Development Coach will assist and aid in these needs. Harvey has a rich professional background that will bring a strong asset to the programme. He has spent five years working as a coach at the British Triathlon Performance Centre in Leeds where he gained significant experience working with Junior, U23 and Senior athletes. As a Coach Educator, Harvey has worked with organisations including British Triathlon, British Cycling and Union Cycliste Internationale delivering courses in English & Spanish in countries including Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, UK, Switzerland and UAE.  He also worked as Head Coach at Manchester Triathlon Club during a period of significant growth in triathlon in UK developing the coaching team and training programme to support 600 members racing across all types and distances of triathlon events. “Over my career I’ve been lucky enough to work across a wide variety of roles in coaching, coach education and sports development.  To be able to bring these experiences together in this new role as ITU Development Coach is an exciting challenge and one I can’t wait to start.” Welcome Coach Harvey!

Best of 2016: Most Impressive Men’s Performance

Triathlon News - Fri, 06/01/2017 - 11:00
The 2016 triathlon season was a year that the world will never forget. From the World Triathlon Series, World Cups, World Championships and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, it was a busy year that produced nothing short of unbelievable moments. So what moments stood out the most? Over the last two months we have been naming the “Best of 2016” moments from the year, anything from top performances to inspirational finishes, because when you have a year like we just had, you have to celebrate it. But now it is time to mention the last one! Biggest Most Impressive Men’s Performance: Mario Mola (ESP) overall 2016 season Mola started the 2016 season by winning the WTS opening race in Abu Dhabi, and it was that win that set a precedent for the remainder of the year. Mola is good, really good. After that first win, Mola went on to win in the Mooloolaba World Cup and then the WTS Gold Coast, so his name shot right to the top of the ITU rankings. The winning did not stop there either, he also took gold in WTS Yokohama and WTS Hamburg and then made the podium in second-place in WTS Edmonton. He also finished in the top ten in the Rio Olympic Games. So heading into the Cozumel Grand Final, he was sitting on top of a large list of accolades, a list that he had earned for himself for the first time in his career. Mola was gunning for his first World Title and he was well within reach to get there. While he was in a tight battle with Brit Jonny Brownlee, separated by only 235 points, the possibilities were playing in Mola’s favour. All he needed was for Jonny to not win the race and he would be the World Champion. And while the circumstances that occurred during that race were shocking and unpredictable to make that outcome happen, Jonny did finish second, with Mola in 5th, even to take the title! So as the most winningest elite in the 2016 year and add on a World Title to boot, Mola earns the honour of Most Impressive Overall Performance. Honourable Mention: Henri Schoeman (RSA) earning Olympic bronze Schoeman has always been one of the top well-known elites for a little while now, being known for his swimming abilities and as one of the first men to always exit the waters. But Schoeman had not been on a major podium in a long time, the last being in 2014 when he won the Tongyeong World Cup. So, when he put up the perfect assembly of discipline from start to finish in the Rio Olympic Games, where unchallenged he earned himself a bronze...

Best of 2016: Most Impressive Men’s Performance

Triathlon News - Fri, 06/01/2017 - 11:00
The 2016 triathlon season was a year that the world will never forget. From the World Triathlon Series, World Cups, World Championships and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, it was a busy year that produced nothing short of unbelievable moments. So what moments stood out the most? Over the last two months we have been naming the “Best of 2016” moments from the year, anything from top performances to inspirational finishes, because when you have a year like we just had, you have to celebrate it. But now it is time to mention the last one! Biggest Most Impressive Men’s Performance: Mario Mola (ESP) overall 2016 season Mola started the 2016 season by winning the WTS opening race in Abu Dhabi, and it was that win that set a precedent for the remainder of the year. Mola is good, really good. After that first win, Mola went on to win in the Mooloolaba World Cup and then the WTS Gold Coast, so his name shot right to the top of the ITU rankings. The winning did not stop there either, he also took gold in WTS Yokohama and WTS Hamburg and then made the podium in second-place in WTS Edmonton. He also finished in the top ten in the Rio Olympic Games. So heading into the Cozumel Grand Final, he was sitting on top of a large list of accolades, a list that he had earned for himself for the first time in his career. Mola was gunning for his first World Title and he was well within reach to get there. While he was in a tight battle with Brit Jonny Brownlee, separated by only 235 points, the possibilities were playing in Mola’s favour. All he needed was for Jonny to not win the race and he would be the World Champion. And while the circumstances that occurred during that race were shocking and unpredictable to make that outcome happen, Jonny did finish second, with Mola in 5th, even to take the title! So as the most winningest elite in the 2016 year and add on a World Title to boot, Mola earns the honour of Most Impressive Overall Performance. Honourable Mention: Henri Schoeman (RSA) earning Olympic bronze Schoeman has always been one of the top well-known elites for a little while now, being known for his swimming abilities and as one of the first men to always exit the waters. But Schoeman had not been on a major podium in a long time, the last being in 2014 when he won the Tongyeong World Cup. So, when he put up the perfect assembly of discipline from start to finish in the Rio Olympic Games, where unchallenged he earned himself a bronze...

Best of 2016: Most Impressive Women’s Performance

Triathlon News - Tue, 03/01/2017 - 18:01
The 2016 triathlon season was a year that the world will never forget. From the World Triathlon Series, World Cups, World Championships and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, it was a busy year that produced nothing short of unbelievable moments. So what moments stood out the most? Over the last two months we have been naming the “Best of 2016” moments from the year, anything from top performances to inspirational finishes, because when you have a year like we just had, you have to celebrate it. This week we name the final honour: Biggest Most Impressive Women’s Performance: Gwen Jorgensen (USA) realizes Olympic Dream If you go back to every WTS interview that Jorgensen did in 2016, you would hear her saying that the year was focused on her race on August 20 for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. It was her goal and her dream to win the gold medal at the Olympics, a dream she has not just been fighting for this year, but for the last four years after she didn’t have a good race at the 2012 London Games. So, on the day when she showed up and was actually able to achieve what she set out to do and realize her Olympic dream, it was amazing and inspiring for the whole world to watch! It was a special moment not just for the triathlon community, but for the sports community, to see an athlete push themselves to the limit and become rewarded for all of their hard work. Congratulations to Jorgensen once again for accomplishing her dream! Honourable Mention: Flora Duffy (BER) becomes World Champion It is rare for an athlete to race a perfect race. They train every single day in the hopes to show up on the day of the competition and execute a race that is satisfactory. But in the Cozumel Grand Final, Duffy did that rare thing… she had a perfect race. Working the WTS circuit all year long, she worked hard to remain at the top of the Columbia Threadneedle rankings for the majority of the year. But, winning the world title was going to take some legwork, since Jorgensen had risen in the rankings and was less than 200 points away. She needed to win the race in order to earn the title, there was no way around it. But win it she did, in a race that from start to finish played into her favour. She swam the perfect swim, she biked the perfect bike and was far enough in the front to be able to run the perfect run without any threats. Impressive to say the least!

Best of 2016: Most Impressive Women’s Performance

Triathlon News - Tue, 03/01/2017 - 18:01
The 2016 triathlon season was a year that the world will never forget. From the World Triathlon Series, World Cups, World Championships and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, it was a busy year that produced nothing short of unbelievable moments. So what moments stood out the most? Over the last two months we have been naming the “Best of 2016” moments from the year, anything from top performances to inspirational finishes, because when you have a year like we just had, you have to celebrate it. This week we name the final honour: Biggest Most Impressive Women’s Performance: Gwen Jorgensen (USA) realizes Olympic Dream If you go back to every WTS interview that Jorgensen did in 2016, you would hear her saying that the year was focused on her race on August 20 for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. It was her goal and her dream to win the gold medal at the Olympics, a dream she has not just been fighting for this year, but for the last four years after she didn’t have a good race at the 2012 London Games. So, on the day when she showed up and was actually able to achieve what she set out to do and realize her Olympic dream, it was amazing and inspiring for the whole world to watch! It was a special moment not just for the triathlon community, but for the sports community, to see an athlete push themselves to the limit and become rewarded for all of their hard work. Congratulations to Jorgensen once again for accomplishing her dream! Honourable Mention: Flora Duffy (BER) becomes World Champion It is rare for an athlete to race a perfect race. They train every single day in the hopes to show up on the day of the competition and execute a race that is satisfactory. But in the Cozumel Grand Final, Duffy did that rare thing… she had a perfect race. Working the WTS circuit all year long, she worked hard to remain at the top of the Columbia Threadneedle rankings for the majority of the year. But, winning the world title was going to take some legwork, since Jorgensen had risen in the rankings and was less than 200 points away. She needed to win the race in order to earn the title, there was no way around it. But win it she did, in a race that from start to finish played into her favour. She swam the perfect swim, she biked the perfect bike and was far enough in the front to be able to run the perfect run without any threats. Impressive to say the least!

2016 Photo Competition: WTS Cape Town and Yokohama

Triathlon News - Mon, 02/01/2017 - 12:55
It is that time again! The 2016 Photo Competition is here! At ITU, we have three of the most talented photographers from around the world who shoot the World Triathlon Series and major events for us, Delly Carr (AUS), Janos Schmidt (HUN) and Wagner Araujo (BRA). So what better way to end out the year and kick start into the next one by showcasing some of our favourite photos that they have taken? And because we love competitions, why not put our photographers on the start line and let YOU decide which photo was the overall best photo from the year? So over the next six weeks we are gong to take a look back at some of the best photos from the WTS and Olympic and Paralympic Games and then you can vote on which ones were your favourite! The most voted on photo from each competition will then go head-to-head until we crown the overall best photo from the year! So let the games begin! This week we will concentrate on WTS Cape Town and WTS Yokohama, two of the most crucial races when it came to Olympic qualification. First up is Cape Town. What better backdrop for a race than one of the seven natural wonders of the world? During the race, we all witnessed Flora Duffy’s biking power as she basically performed a solo ride for almost the entire bike leg! While on the men’s side, another Spaniard made it to the top of the podium when Fernando Alarza won the gold medal and put in a strong argument for his spot on the Spanish Olympic team. Cape Town was shot by Delly Carr. 2016 Photo Competition: WTS Cape Town 1.   2. 3. 4. 5. Yokohama was THEE race when it came to Olympic qualification. After years of earning points, a lot of the national federations used Yokohama as their final race to pick their teams going to Rio. It also became a milestone race for a lot of athletes, Cristanto Grajales (MEX) and Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) made it onto their first WTS podium, while Ai Ueda made it onto the podium in front of her home nation. Yokohama was also shot by Delly Carr. 2016 Photo Competition: WTS Yokohama 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2016 Photo Competition: WTS Cape Town and Yokohama

Triathlon News - Mon, 02/01/2017 - 12:55
It is that time again! The 2016 Photo Competition is here! At ITU, we have three of the most talented photographers from around the world who shoot the World Triathlon Series and major events for us, Delly Carr (AUS), Janos Schmidt (HUN) and Wagner Araujo (BRA). So what better way to end out the year and kick start into the next one by showcasing some of our favourite photos that they have taken? And because we love competitions, why not put our photographers on the start line and let YOU decide which photo was the overall best photo from the year? So over the next six weeks we are gong to take a look back at some of the best photos from the WTS and Olympic and Paralympic Games and then you can vote on which ones were your favourite! The most voted on photo from each competition will then go head-to-head until we crown the overall best photo from the year! So let the games begin! This week we will concentrate on WTS Cape Town and WTS Yokohama, two of the most crucial races when it came to Olympic qualification. First up is Cape Town. What better backdrop for a race than one of the seven natural wonders of the world? During the race, we all witnessed Flora Duffy’s biking power as she basically performed a solo ride for almost the entire bike leg! While on the men’s side, another Spaniard made it to the top of the podium when Fernando Alarza won the gold medal and put in a strong argument for his spot on the Spanish Olympic team. Cape Town was shot by Delly Carr. 2016 Photo Competition: WTS Cape Town 1.   2. 3. 4. 5. Yokohama was THEE race when it came to Olympic qualification. After years of earning points, a lot of the national federations used Yokohama as their final race to pick their teams going to Rio. It also became a milestone race for a lot of athletes, Cristanto Grajales (MEX) and Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) made it onto their first WTS podium, while Ai Ueda made it onto the podium in front of her home nation. Yokohama was also shot by Delly Carr. 2016 Photo Competition: WTS Yokohama 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

2016 Photo Competition: WTS Cape Town and Yokohama

Triathlon News - Mon, 02/01/2017 - 12:55
It is that time again! The 2016 Photo Competition is here! At ITU, we have three of the most talented photographers from around the world who shoot the World Triathlon Series and major events for us, Delly Carr (AUS), Janos Schmidt (HUN) and Wagner Araujo (BRA). So what better way to end out the year and kick start into the next one by showcasing some of our favourite photos that they have taken? And because we love competitions, why not put our photographers on the start line and let YOU decide which photo was the overall best photo from the year? So over the next six weeks we are gong to take a look back at some of the best photos from the WTS and Olympic and Paralympic Games and then you can vote on which ones were your favourite! The most voted on photo from each competition will then go head-to-head until we crown the overall best photo from the year! So let the games begin! This week we will concentrate on WTS Cape Town and WTS Yokohama, two of the most crucial races when it came to Olympic qualification. First up is Cape Town. What better backdrop for a race than one of the seven natural wonders of the world? During the race, we all witnessed Flora Duffy’s biking power as she basically performed a solo ride for almost the entire bike leg! While on the men’s side, another Spaniard made it to the top of the podium when Fernando Alarza won the gold medal and put in a strong argument for his spot on the Spanish Olympic team. Cape Town was shot by Delly Carr. 2016 Photo Competition: WTS Cape Town 1.   2. 3. 4. 5. Yokohama was THEE race when it came to Olympic qualification. After years of earning points, a lot of the national federations used Yokohama as their final race to pick their teams going to Rio. It also became a milestone race for a lot of athletes, Cristanto Grajales (MEX) and Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) made it onto their first WTS podium, while Ai Ueda made it onto the podium in front of her home nation. Yokohama was also shot by Delly Carr. 2016 Photo Competition: WTS Yokohama 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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