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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Athlete chatter ahead of #MiyazakiWC

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

Athlete chatter ahead of #MiyazakiWC

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

2017 ITU World Cup season comes to a close in Miyazaki

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

2017 ITU World Cup season comes to a close in Miyazaki

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

2017 ITU World Cup season comes to a close in Miyazaki

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

2017 ITU World Cup season comes to a close in Miyazaki

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

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

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

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

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

Grajales finishes 2017 season with a win at Salinas World Cup

Triathlon News - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 21:25
In the penultimate world cup race of the 2017 season, Mexico’s Crisanto Grajales finished off his year by becoming victorious at the 2017 Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup. Putting his speed to the test in the final sprint distance race on the circuit, Grajales claimed the gold and stepped on top of the world cup podium for the first time since 2012. “I am very very happy to win in Salinas. Last year at this race I came in third, so I am happy to finish the season with a win,” said Grajales of earning his gold to end the 2017 year. Finishing in second place was first-time world cup silver medallist Feliz Duchampt (FRA), who had a close race with Grajales on the run course. The bronze then went to Brazil’s Manoal Messias, who was another athlete to make it onto his first-career world cup podium. “The race was good. My swim was pretty good. I was racing in the lead group and as it spread out I saw I was among the lead guys. Then the bike was flat and easy. There were some tries for breakaways, but it was so flat that no one could really get away. So, then I knew it was the run. I tried to go really fast so I could spread out the field, but Grajales caught me. It was a great battle, I would have liked to have beat him at the end, but he was stronger today so I am still really happy with second,” Duchampt said of his debut silver. After the women had sealed in the action, the men then lined up to start the last fast and furious sprint race of the world cup circuit. The tide started to come in, but the waves tamed down as the horn signaled the start. The one-lap 750-metre swim was a quick leg for the talented roster of men competing. Ecuador’s Ramon Armando Matute got the first edge to exit the waters first, but the sprint leg was not enough to cause a big enough gap and the majority of the field entered the first transition together. The tight swim echoed onto the bike course. A lead pack tallying over 20 men formed a long train, that stayed together throughout the four laps. While some breakaway attempts were made, such as from Jason Wilson (BAR) and Flavio Morandini (ARG) through the 20-kilometres, the stacked peloton remained intact. The group then entered the second transition together, making for one busy zone before taking off for the run. It was on the first lap that Grajales and Duchampt broke away and were running side by side as the leading two. Just behind, smaller, yet determined chasers were hot in pursuit. Once it hit...

Grajales finishes 2017 season with a win at Salinas World Cup

Triathlon News - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 21:25
In the penultimate world cup race of the 2017 season, Mexico’s Crisanto Grajales finished off his year by becoming victorious at the 2017 Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup. Putting his speed to the test in the final sprint distance race on the circuit, Grajales claimed the gold and stepped on top of the world cup podium for the first time since 2012. “I am very very happy to win in Salinas. Last year at this race I came in third, so I am happy to finish the season with a win,” said Grajales of earning his gold to end the 2017 year. Finishing in second place was first-time world cup silver medallist Feliz Duchampt (FRA), who had a close race with Grajales on the run course. The bronze then went to Brazil’s Manoal Messias, who was another athlete to make it onto his first-career world cup podium. “The race was good. My swim was pretty good. I was racing in the lead group and as it spread out I saw I was among the lead guys. Then the bike was flat and easy. There were some tries for breakaways, but it was so flat that no one could really get away. So, then I knew it was the run. I tried to go really fast so I could spread out the field, but Grajales caught me. It was a great battle, I would have liked to have beat him at the end, but he was stronger today so I am still really happy with second,” Duchampt said of his debut silver. After the women had sealed in the action, the men then lined up to start the last fast and furious sprint race of the world cup circuit. The tide started to come in, but the waves tamed down as the horn signaled the start. The one-lap 750-metre swim was a quick leg for the talented roster of men competing. Ecuador’s Ramon Armando Matute got the first edge to exit the waters first, but the sprint leg was not enough to cause a big enough gap and the majority of the field entered the first transition together. The tight swim echoed onto the bike course. A lead pack tallying over 20 men formed a long train, that stayed together throughout the four laps. While some breakaway attempts were made, such as from Jason Wilson (BAR) and Flavio Morandini (ARG) through the 20-kilometres, the stacked peloton remained intact. The group then entered the second transition together, making for one busy zone before taking off for the run. It was on the first lap that Grajales and Duchampt broke away and were running side by side as the leading two. Just behind, smaller, yet determined chasers were hot in pursuit. Once it hit...

Grajales finishes 2017 season with a win at Salinas World Cup

Triathlon News - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 21:25
In the penultimate world cup race of the 2017 season, Mexico’s Crisanto Grajales finished off his year by becoming victorious at the 2017 Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup. Putting his speed to the test in the final sprint distance race on the circuit, Grajales claimed the gold and stepped on top of the world cup podium for the first time since 2012. “I am very very happy to win in Salinas. Last year at this race I came in third, so I am happy to finish the season with a win,” said Grajales of earning his gold to end the 2017 year. Finishing in second place was first-time world cup silver medallist Feliz Duchampt (FRA), who had a close race with Grajales on the run course. The bronze then went to Brazil’s Manoel Messias, who was another athlete to make it onto his first-career world cup podium. “The race was good. My swim was pretty good. I was racing in the lead group and as it spread out I saw I was among the lead guys. Then the bike was flat and easy. There were some tries for breakaways, but it was so flat that no one could really get away. So, then I knew it was the run. I tried to go really fast so I could spread out the field, but Grajales caught me. It was a great battle, I would have liked to have beat him at the end, but he was stronger today so I am still really happy with second,” Duchampt said of his debut silver. After the women had sealed in the action, the men then lined up to start the last fast and furious sprint race of the world cup circuit. The tide started to come in, but the waves tamed down as the horn signaled the start. The one-lap 750-metre swim was a quick leg for the talented roster of men competing. Ecuador’s Ramon Armando Matute got the first edge to exit the waters first, but the sprint leg was not enough to cause a big enough gap and the majority of the field entered the first transition together. The tight swim echoed onto the bike course. A lead pack tallying over 20 men formed a long train, that stayed together throughout the four laps. While some breakaway attempts were made, such as from Jason Wilson (BAR) and Flavio Morandini (ARG) through the 20-kilometres, the stacked peloton remained intact. The group then entered the second transition together, making for one busy zone before taking off for the run. It was on the first lap that Grajales and Duchampt broke away and were running side by side as the leading two. Just behind, smaller, yet determined chasers were hot in pursuit. Once it hit...

Grajales finishes 2017 season with a win at Salinas World Cup

Triathlon News - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 21:25
In the penultimate world cup race of the 2017 season, Mexico’s Crisanto Grajales finished off his year by becoming victorious at the 2017 Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup. Putting his speed to the test in the final sprint distance race on the circuit, Grajales claimed the gold and stepped on top of the world cup podium for the first time since 2012. “I am very very happy to win in Salinas. Last year at this race I came in third, so I am happy to finish the season with a win,” said Grajales of earning his gold to end the 2017 year. Finishing in second place was first-time world cup silver medallist Felix Duchampt (FRA), who had a close race with Grajales on the run course. The bronze then went to Brazil’s Manoel Messias, who was another athlete to make it onto his first-career world cup podium. “The race was good. My swim was pretty good. I was racing in the lead group and as it spread out I saw I was among the lead guys. Then the bike was flat and easy. There were some tries for breakaways, but it was so flat that no one could really get away. So, then I knew it was the run. I tried to go really fast so I could spread out the field, but Grajales caught me. It was a great battle, I would have liked to have beat him at the end, but he was stronger today so I am still really happy with second,” Duchampt said of his debut silver. After the women had sealed in the action, the men then lined up to start the last fast and furious sprint race of the world cup circuit. The tide started to come in, but the waves tamed down as the horn signaled the start. The one-lap 750-metre swim was a quick leg for the talented roster of men competing. Ecuador’s Ramon Armando Matute got the first edge to exit the waters first, but the sprint leg was not enough to cause a big enough gap and the majority of the field entered the first transition together. The tight swim echoed onto the bike course. A lead pack tallying over 20 men formed a long train, that stayed together throughout the four laps. While some breakaway attempts were made, such as from Jason Wilson (BAR) and Flavio Morandini (ARG) through the 20-kilometres, the stacked peloton remained intact. The group then entered the second transition together, making for one busy zone before taking off for the run. It was on the first lap that Grajales and Duchampt broke away and were running side by side as the leading two. Just behind, smaller, yet determined chasers were hot in pursuit. Once it hit...

Grajales finishes 2017 season with a win at Salinas World Cup

Triathlon News - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 21:25
In the penultimate world cup race of the 2017 season, Mexico’s Crisanto Grajales finished off his year by becoming victorious at the 2017 Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup. Putting his speed to the test in the final sprint distance race on the circuit, Grajales claimed the gold and stepped on top of the world cup podium for the first time since 2012. “I am very very happy to win in Salinas. Last year at this race I came in third, so I am happy to finish the season with a win,” said Grajales of earning his gold to end the 2017 year. Finishing in second place was first-time world cup silver medallist Feliz Duchampt (FRA), who had a close race with Grajales on the run course. The bronze then went to Brazil’s Manoal Messias, who was another athlete to make it onto his first-career world cup podium. “The race was good. My swim was pretty good. I was racing in the lead group and as it spread out I saw I was among the lead guys. Then the bike was flat and easy. There were some tries for breakaways, but it was so flat that no one could really get away. So, then I knew it was the run. I tried to go really fast so I could spread out the field, but Grajales caught me. It was a great battle, I would have liked to have beat him at the end, but he was stronger today so I am still really happy with second,” Duchampt said of his debut silver. After the women had sealed in the action, the men then lined up to start the last fast and furious sprint race of the world cup circuit. The tide started to come in, but the waves tamed down as the horn signaled the start. The one-lap 750-metre swim was a quick leg for the talented roster of men competing. Ecuador’s Ramon Armando Matute got the first edge to exit the waters first, but the sprint leg was not enough to cause a big enough gap and the majority of the field entered the first transition together. The tight swim echoed onto the bike course. A lead pack tallying over 20 men formed a long train, that stayed together throughout the four laps. While some breakaway attempts were made, such as from Jason Wilson (BAR) and Flavio Morandini (ARG) through the 20-kilometres, the stacked peloton remained intact. The group then entered the second transition together, making for one busy zone before taking off for the run. It was on the first lap that Grajales and Duchampt broke away and were running side by side as the leading two. Just behind, smaller, yet determined chasers were hot in pursuit. Once it hit...

Elizabeth Bravo earns debut world cup win at home in Salinas

Triathlon News - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 19:34
With the cheers of the home crowd roaring, Ecuador’s own Elizabeth Bravo claimed her first-career world cup victory at the 2017 Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup. Claiming also the first world cup title for the small South American country, Bravo had a dominating run to bring her home to win the gold in the final sprint distance race of the world cup season. Bravo said of her race and her victory, “I didn’t have a good transition, but I knew I was really strong in the run and I could push a lot. At first I thought I could stay with USA’s Gorman, but then I thought I could do more and more. So I went and all the people were cheering, so I got more and more energy and more fast. I am really happy for winning my first world cup and at home, it is amazing!” Joining Bravo on the podium was USA’s Tamara Gorman who finished second and Luisa Baptista of Brazil who claimed bronze. Both women also collected world cup medals for the first time in their careers, making the whole podium a milestone event. Gorman commented on obtaining her first world cup silver, “Coming off of worlds, I was excited for this race after not having a good race in the last world cup in Sarasota. I just wanted to end this year with a bang and it was good!” Salinas played host to the penultimate world cup race of the 2017 season. The day welcomed the elites with a cloudy and humid sky that saw a breeze initiate some strong waves for the beach swim start. The women ran towards the sea early in the morning, to kick off the back-to-back race event. Showcasing her strength in the water, Brazil’s Vittoria Lopes exited the swim first, with Gorman closely behind. Through the first transition, the first lap on the bike saw a small group of four women, Gorman, Lopes, Diana Castillo (COL) and Minami Kubono (JPN) join forces and attempt to create a gap against the field behind. While the four leaders managed to get ahead with about 25 seconds to spare, a fierce chase of 10 led by Canada’s Dominika Jamnicky and Bravo continued to forge the space in pursuit of closing the gap. On the bell, the push from the chase deemed worthy and they managed to catch the top four to enter together into the second transition. It was then onto the run where the podium started to form. Using the motivation from the crowds, Bravo soared past the competition into the first position. Her form strengthened after each lap and her lead never faltered. She managed to hold tight and into the finish chute and...

Elizabeth Bravo earns debut world cup win at home in Salinas

Triathlon News - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 19:34
With the cheers of the home crowd roaring, Ecuador’s own Elizabeth Bravo claimed her first-career world cup victory at the 2017 Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup. Claiming also the first world cup title for the small South American country, Bravo had a dominating run to bring her home to win the gold in the final sprint distance race of the world cup season. Bravo said of her race and her victory, “I didn’t have a good transition, but I knew I was really strong in the run and I could push a lot. At first I thought I could stay with USA’s Gorman, but then I thought I could do more and more. So I went and all the people were cheering, so I got more and more energy and more fast. I am really happy for winning my first world cup and at home, it is amazing!” Joining Bravo on the podium was USA’s Tamara Gorman who finished second and Luisa Baptista of Brazil who claimed bronze. Both women also collected world cup medals for the first time in their careers, making the whole podium a milestone event. Gorman commented on obtaining her first world cup silver, “Coming off of worlds, I was excited for this race after not having a good race in the last world cup in Sarasota. I just wanted to end this year with a bang and it was good!” Salinas played host to the penultimate world cup race of the 2017 season. The day welcomed the elites with a cloudy and humid sky that saw a breeze initiate some strong waves for the beach swim start. The women ran towards the sea early in the morning, to kick off the back-to-back race event. Showcasing her strength in the water, Brazil’s Vittoria Lopes exited the swim first, with Gorman closely behind. Through the first transition, the first lap on the bike saw a small group of four women, Gorman, Lopes, Diana Castillo (COL) and Minami Kubono (JPN) join forces and attempt to create a gap against the field behind. While the four leaders managed to get ahead with about 25 seconds to spare, a fierce chase of 10 led by Canada’s Dominika Jamnicky and Bravo continued to forge the space in pursuit of closing the gap. On the bell, the push from the chase deemed worthy and they managed to catch the top four to enter together into the second transition. It was then onto the run where the podium started to form. Using the motivation from the crowds, Bravo soared past the competition into the first position. Her form strengthened after each lap and her lead never faltered. She managed to hold tight and into the finish chute and...

Elizabeth Bravo earns debut world cup win at home in Salinas

Triathlon News - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 19:34
With the cheers of the home crowd roaring, Ecuador’s own Elizabeth Bravo claimed her first-career world cup victory at the 2017 Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup. Claiming also the first world cup title for the small South American country, Bravo had a dominating run to bring her home to win the gold in the final sprint distance race of the world cup season. Bravo said of her race and her victory, “I didn’t have a good transition, but I knew I was really strong in the run and I could push a lot. At first I thought I could stay with USA’s Gorman, but then I thought I could do more and more. So I went and all the people were cheering, so I got more and more energy and more fast. I am really happy for winning my first world cup and at home, it is amazing!” Joining Bravo on the podium was USA’s Tamara Gorman who finished second and Luisa Baptista of Brazil who claimed bronze. Both women also collected world cup medals for the first time in their careers, making the whole podium a milestone event. Gorman commented on obtaining her first world cup silver, “Coming off of worlds, I was excited for this race after not having a good race in the last world cup in Sarasota. I just wanted to end this year with a bang and it was good!” Salinas played host to the penultimate world cup race of the 2017 season. The day welcomed the elites with a cloudy and humid sky that saw a breeze initiate some strong waves for the beach swim start. The women ran towards the sea early in the morning, to kick off the back-to-back race event. Showcasing her strength in the water, Brazil’s Vittoria Lopes exited the swim first, with Gorman closely behind. Through the first transition, the first lap on the bike saw a small group of four women, Gorman, Lopes, Diana Castillo (COL) and Minami Kubono (JPN) join forces and attempt to create a gap against the field behind. While the four leaders managed to get ahead with about 25 seconds to spare, a fierce chase of 10 led by Canada’s Dominika Jamnicky and Bravo continued to forge the space in pursuit of closing the gap. On the bell, the push from the chase deemed worthy and they managed to catch the top four to enter together into the second transition. It was then onto the run where the podium started to form. Using the motivation from the crowds, Bravo soared past the competition into the first position. Her form strengthened after each lap and her lead never faltered. She managed to hold tight and into the finish chute and...

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