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Athletes’ chatter ahead of Tiszy World Cup

Triathlon News - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 13:50
The eagerly anticipated Tiszaujvaros World Cup triathlon festival returns this weekend, ready to showcase once more the power that the sport has on this small town in the north east of Hungary. The two-day format will see three men’s and three women’s semi-finals on Saturday afternoon, distilling the fields down to 30 athletes for each of Sunday’s finals. Six podium contenders, some well experienced in the Tiszy traditions, some savouring it for the first time, give us their thoughts ahead of the race. Emma Jeffcoat (AUS) “I really love this format, I think it rewards the athletes that race smart and tactically, saving the legs on the run a little so that there is more left for the Sunday. I have some great memories of Tiszy, too, and I was here two years ago for only my third ever World Cup and my whole family came over from Australia to watch me finish fifth, my best result at that time. I’m looking forward to making some more memories this weekend, and I know how important it is to get ahead in the swim and avoid any trouble in the water. Getting away on the bike in a smaller group would be optimal, then it’s down to whoever’s got the legs on the 5km run.” Gabor Faldum (HUN) “
I’ve been at home preparing for this race since Antwerp and the training has been going well, I feel good. I’ve made two podiums here in the past and the crowd is always behind us as a team so that gives us some added energy. This is the 22nd World Cup here and that history is so strong – I used to come here on holiday as a kid with my family to watch World Cups and now I’m here racing with the best, so I love this place and this race. The swim is quite hectic in the lake so you have to be fast to the first buoy but then the turns open out the field.” Kevin McDowell (USA) “This year I have been as consistent as I’ve ever been in training, but I’ve had some rotten luck and some unfortunate timings what with the crash in Abu Dhabi, the flat in Yokohama and then pulling up sick just before Nottingham and Leeds, but I’ve had some time since then and been talking through everything with the coach and I think we’re good to go for the second half of the season. There’s really no other race like this. Day one is all about qualifying so you have to be smart, pretty much go full gas on the swim, ride clever and not have to smash the run completely and save up for day two. The town comes alive and the vibes are like nothing else I’ve experienced. It’s...

Top athletes line up for Duathlon World Championships in Denmark

Triathlon News - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 13:03
A stacked international field of World Champions and medallists will make their way to the starting line of the opening event of the Multisport Festival, vying to be crowned with Duathlon World Championship status. The duathlon course, set in charming Odense, is flat, fast course and fast times are surely expected. The course will take in iconic sights of the city and surrounds, offering an exciting combination of technical sections in the middle of Odense and firing bike sections north of the town centre. Wearing number one in the men’s field is Søren Bystrup who will be looking to claim victory in front of a home crowd. While Spain’s Emilio Martin and experienced French duathlete Benoit Nicolas will mix it up and stick to the heels of the Dane. Also on the men’s start list is Benjamin Choquert from France and Great Britain’s Mark Buckingham. The women’s race welcomes an experienced class including Sandrina Illes from Austria and Switzerland’s Melanie Maurer. Australia’s Felicity Sheedy-Ryan, renowned as one of the world’s best duathletes, will no doubt prove a threat to the field and will be aiming to dominate the format from the start. Georgina Schwiening from Great Britain and Ai Ueda from Japan will be ones to watch in the women’s race. A stellar field of athletes will also take to the duathlon course across the age group, open, junior and U23 categories in search World Championship prestige and personal best performances. Click here for the start lists Course maps can be found online Click here for the full schedule of event for the 2018 FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn LIVE streaming and coverage will be available of triathlonLive.tv/fyn

Top athletes line up for Duathlon World Championships in Denmark

Triathlon News - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 13:03
A stacked international field of World Champions and medallists will make their way to the starting line of the opening event of the Multisport Festival, vying to be crowned with Duathlon World Championship status. The duathlon course, set in charming Odense, is flat, fast course and fast times are surely expected. The course will take in iconic sights of the city and surrounds, offering an exciting combination of technical sections in the middle of Odense and firing bike sections north of the town centre. Wearing number one in the men’s field is Søren Bystrup who will be looking to claim victory in front of a home crowd. While Spain’s Emilio Martin and experienced French duathlete Benoit Nicolas will mix it up and stick to the heels of the Dane. Also on the men’s start list is Benjamin Choquert from France and Great Britain’s Mark Buckingham. The women’s race welcomes an experienced class including Sandrina Illes from Austria and Switzerland’s Melanie Maurer. Australia’s Felicity Sheedy-Ryan, renowned as one of the world’s best duathletes, will no doubt prove a threat to the field and will be aiming to dominate the format from the start. Georgina Schwiening from Great Britain and Ai Ueda from Japan will be ones to watch in the women’s race. A stellar field of athletes will also take to the duathlon course across the age group, open, junior and U23 categories in search World Championship prestige and personal best performances. Click here for the start lists Course maps can be found online Click here for the full schedule of event for the 2018 FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn LIVE streaming and coverage will be available of triathlonLive.tv/fyn

Top athletes line up for Duathlon World Championships in Denmark

Triathlon News - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 13:03
A stacked international field of World Champions and medallists will make their way to the starting line of the opening event of the Multisport Festival, vying to be crowned with Duathlon World Championship status. The duathlon course, set in charming Odense, is flat, fast course and fast times are surely expected. The course will take in iconic sights of the city and surrounds, offering an exciting combination of technical sections in the middle of Odense and firing bike sections north of the town centre. Wearing number one in the men’s field is Søren Bystrup who will be looking to claim victory in front of a home crowd. While Spain’s Emilio Martin and experienced French duathlete Benoit Nicolas will mix it up and stick to the heels of the Dane. Also on the men’s start list is Benjamin Choquert from France and Great Britain’s Mark Buckingham. The women’s race welcomes an experienced class including Sandrina Illes from Austria and Switzerland’s Melanie Maurer. Australia’s Felicity Sheedy-Ryan, renowned as one of the world’s best duathletes, will no doubt prove a threat to the field and will be aiming to dominate the format from the start. Georgina Schwiening from Great Britain and Ai Ueda from Japan will be ones to watch in the women’s race. A stellar field of athletes will also take to the duathlon course across the age group, open, junior and U23 categories in search World Championship prestige and personal best performances. Click here for the start lists Course maps can be found online Click here for the full schedule of event for the 2018 FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn LIVE streaming and coverage will be available of triathlonLive.tv/fyn

Athletes fill the streets of Odense with team spirit and worldly charm

Triathlon News - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 12:30
The FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn have arrived, and from July 5–14, athletes from 45 countries around the globe will compete in no less than five ITU World Championship events, including duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon, aquabike and the flagship long-distance triathlon. The honourable Antonio Arimany, International Triathlon Union Secretary General, officially opened the Multisport Festival at the commemorative Parade of Nations in the heart of Odense, where Jane Jegind, Odense Mayor of Sports, Culture and Urban Development and Vice President of Sport Event Fyn also welcomed the world to the Danish city during the ceremony. The Parade of Nations got underway with a traditional celebration featuring the famous Odense-born Hans Christian Anderson character, as the athletes then made their way from the iconic Odense City Hall, marching proudly through the streets to King’s Garden. The Parade of Nations once again showcased the strong team spirit displayed by the global multi-sport community, and the athletes were warmly welcomed by the supportive Danish community who lined the quaint streets to cheer them on. The Duathlon race will begin the festival’s event schedule on Friday, July 6. What: 2018 FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn, 10-day multisport festival When: 5 – 14 July, 2018 Duathlon (Run | Bike | Run) on Friday, July 6, Paraduathlon on Sunday, July 8 Cross Triathlon (Swim | Mountain Bike | Trail Run) on Tuesday, July 10 Aquathlon (Swim | Run) on Thursday, July 12 Aquabike (Swim | Bike) on Saturday, July 13 Long Distance Triathlon (Swim | Bike | Run) on Saturday, July 13 Each event is made up of various categories including Elite, U23, Junior, Paratriathlon, Age Group as well as an Open Wave. Click here for the full schedule of events Click here for the start lists Course maps can be found online LIVE streaming and coverage will be available of the Duathlon, Cross Triathlon and Long Distance Triathlon on TriathlonLive.tv/fyn, on World Triathlon Facebook Page and across the World Triathlon social media channels. Stay social and tag your moments #Fyn2018 #HighFiveFyn

Athletes fill the streets of Odense with team spirit and worldly charm

Triathlon News - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 12:30
The FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn have arrived, and from July 5–14, athletes from 45 countries around the globe will compete in no less than five ITU World Championship events, including duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon, aquabike and the flagship long-distance triathlon. The honourable Antonio Arimany, International Triathlon Union Secretary General, officially opened the Multisport Festival at the commemorative Parade of Nations in the heart of Odense, where Jane Jegind, Odense Mayor of Sports, Culture and Urban Development and Vice President of Sport Event Fyn also welcomed the world to the Danish city during the ceremony. The Parade of Nations got underway with a traditional celebration featuring the famous Odense-born Hans Christian Anderson character, as the athletes then made their way from the iconic Odense City Hall, marching proudly through the streets to King’s Garden. The Parade of Nations once again showcased the strong team spirit displayed by the global multi-sport community, and the athletes were warmly welcomed by the supportive Danish community who lined the quaint streets to cheer them on. The Duathlon race will begin the festival’s event schedule on Friday, July 6. What: 2018 FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn, 10-day multisport festival When: 5 – 14 July, 2018 Duathlon (Run | Bike | Run) on Friday, July 6, Paraduathlon on Sunday, July 8 Cross Triathlon (Swim | Mountain Bike | Trail Run) on Tuesday, July 10 Aquathlon (Swim | Run) on Thursday, July 12 Aquabike (Swim | Bike) on Saturday, July 13 Long Distance Triathlon (Swim | Bike | Run) on Saturday, July 13 Each event is made up of various categories including Elite, U23, Junior, Paratriathlon, Age Group as well as an Open Wave. Click here for the full schedule of events Click here for the start lists Course maps can be found online LIVE streaming and coverage will be available of the Duathlon, Cross Triathlon and Long Distance Triathlon on TriathlonLive.tv/fyn, on World Triathlon Facebook Page and across the World Triathlon social media channels. Stay social and tag your moments #Fyn2018 #HighFiveFyn

Athletes themed the streets of Odense with team spirit and worldly charm

Triathlon News - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 12:30
FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn is here from July 5 – 14, 2018. Athletes from 45 countries across the globe have arrived to contest in five ITU World Championship events including a duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon, aquabike and the hallmark long distance triathlon. The honourable Antonio Arimany, International Triathlon Union Secretary General, officially opened the Multisport Festival at the commemorative Parade of Nations in the heart of Odense. Jane Jegind, Mayor of Sports, Culture and Urban Development in the City of Odense and Vice President of Sport Event Fyn also presented at the Opening Ceremony, welcoming the world to the Danish city. The Parade of Nations commenced with a traditional celebration, featuring the famous Odense born Hans Christian Anderson character, as athletes then made their way from the iconic Odense City Hall, marching proudly through the streets of Odense, to King’s Garden. The Parade of Nations showcased the strong team spirit displayed by the international multisport community. Athletes were warmly welcomed by the supportive Danish community who lined the quaint streets to cheer them on. The Duathlon will open the festival event schedule on Friday, July 6. What: 2018 FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn, 10-day multisport festival When: 5 – 14 July, 2018 Duathlon (Run | Bike | Run) on Friday, July 6, Paraduathlon on Sunday, July 8 Cross Triathlon (Swim | Mountain Bike | Trail Run) on Tuesday, July 10 Aquathlon (Swim | Run) on Thursday, July 12 Aquabike (Swim | Bike) on Saturday, July 13 Long Distance Triathlon (Swim | Bike | Run) on Saturday, July 13 Each event is made up of various categories including Elite, U23, Junior, Paratriathlon, Age Group as well as an Open Wave. Click here for the full schedule of events Click here for the start lists Course maps can be found online LIVE streaming and coverage will be available of the Duathlon, Cross Triathlon and Long Distance Triathlon on TriathlonLive.tv/fyn, on World Triathlon Facebook Page and across the World Triathlon social media channels. Stay social and tag your moments #Fyn2018 #HighFiveFyn

Signe Inglev, the triathlete mum and ambitious finisher

Triathlon News - Thu, 05/07/2018 - 12:20
Signe Inglev was born in Odense, Denmark, grew up exactly where the 2018 FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn will be staged this week and still calls it home today. Inglev, devoted mother of four, claims triathlon to be her hobby and acknowledges the schedule that the household maintains to accommodate all commitments including her own triathlon training mixed with balance. “It makes it a lot easier to plan our activities together, so everybody knows who does what and when. They are all very good at taking responsibility for one and another so even the dog survives!” The goal for the Danish age group triathlete, leading into the FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn, is to be a finisher. Inglev will line up for the standard duathlon on July 6 and the pinnacle long distance triathlon on July 13. Without doubt the enthusiastic local triathlete, representing Denmark, will be boosted along by the beautiful surrounds coupled with the strong home crowd support, including many members of her triathlon club who will be out cheering on the world. “Funen is a wonderful area. The run course will keep the athletes close to the city centre making it easy to feel the cheering Danish crowds. So I wish for a week of perfect triathlon weather so all the Danes will get out and cheer all athletes to the finish line. “I hope for my club mates to be in place on course! Some running with me, some cheering from the side - to get me all the way to the finish line,” said Inglev. Inglev passionately talks about how she is inspired by being in the sport of triathlon with so many friends who constantly challenge themselves.“I think the ones who inspire me the most are the ones who keep the smile on their face, a true smile, while chasing their next goal. Triathlon has it all! It’s a lot more than just competing, it’s about having fun while training and being with friends who share the same passion.” Inglev was among the local triathlon community who recently had the privilege to test out the race courses and the overall feedback was exceptional with athletes in awe of the scenic routes. “Everybody in the group had a great time, some were actually very new on road bikes and managed the course well. After getting out of the city there will be a part on a major road. Straight. I think we’ll see some good speed here!” “I hope all the smaller cities that the athletes pass through will decorate their main streets with the Danish flag as...

Signe Inglev, the triathlete mum and ambitious finisher

Triathlon News - Thu, 05/07/2018 - 12:20
Signe Inglev was born in Odense, Denmark, grew up exactly where the 2018 FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn will be staged this week and still calls it home today. Inglev, devoted mother of four, claims triathlon to be her hobby and acknowledges the schedule that the household maintains to accommodate all commitments including her own triathlon training mixed with balance. “It makes it a lot easier to plan our activities together, so everybody knows who does what and when. They are all very good at taking responsibility for one and another so even the dog survives!” The goal for the Danish age group triathlete, leading into the FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn, is to be a finisher. Inglev will line up for the standard duathlon on July 6 and the pinnacle long distance triathlon on July 13. Without doubt the enthusiastic local triathlete, representing Denmark, will be boosted along by the beautiful surrounds coupled with the strong home crowd support, including many members of her triathlon club who will be out cheering on the world. “Funen is a wonderful area. The run course will keep the athletes close to the city centre making it easy to feel the cheering Danish crowds. So I wish for a week of perfect triathlon weather so all the Danes will get out and cheer all athletes to the finish line. “I hope for my club mates to be in place on course! Some running with me, some cheering from the side - to get me all the way to the finish line,” said Inglev. Inglev passionately talks about how she is inspired by being in the sport of triathlon with so many friends who constantly challenge themselves.“I think the ones who inspire me the most are the ones who keep the smile on their face, a true smile, while chasing their next goal. Triathlon has it all! It’s a lot more than just competing, it’s about having fun while training and being with friends who share the same passion.” Inglev was among the local triathlon community who recently had the privilege to test out the race courses and the overall feedback was exceptional with athletes in awe of the scenic routes. “Everybody in the group had a great time, some were actually very new on road bikes and managed the course well. After getting out of the city there will be a part on a major road. Straight. I think we’ll see some good speed here!” “I hope all the smaller cities that the athletes pass through will decorate their main streets with the Danish flag as...

Tiszy set to host another feast of World Cup racing in Hungary

Triathlon News - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 09:45
The ninth stop on the 2018 ITU World Cup circuit marks the return of the home of Hungarian triathlon, Tiszaujvaros, for two days of racing that bring with them the added excitement of the semi-final and final format. Having celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016, the ‘Tiszy’ World Cup has cemented its place in the heart of the triathlon calendar, wrapping itself in a week-long festival of sport and culture. Large fields for both the men’s and women’s sprint-distance races will see more than 30 nationalities represented on the start lines, before the numbers are then boiled down to the top 30 athletes for Sunday’s two finals. Once again the course will be fast and flat, with the intimate layout giving plenty of opportunity for the crowds to get behind the athletes as they look to head into the second half of the year on the back of a confidence-boosting performance.  Women’s race preview After a strong WTS Leeds display saw her leading through T2 before eventually finishing in 12th, Britain’s Sophie Coldwell will be eager to build on that performance with a World Cup podium place in Hungary. The GB team also sees Lucy Hall and India Lee gunning for gold and all three should be well placed out of the water to make a push for the podium. The USA’s explosive young talent Taylor Knibb should be well suited to the sprint-distance format, while teammate Chelsea Burns would certainly love to land her first top-three finish since Huelva last year. 

Australia’s Emma Jeffcoat should never be ruled out of a list of gold-medal contenders, and was victorious in Chengdu back in May, the only other World Cup event to adopt the semi-final / final format. Third in Cape Town in February, Hungary’s Zsanett Bragmeyer will be buoyed by the crowds as she goes for a first-ever Tiszy podium place. Even more hungry for that medal will be teammate Zsofia Kovacs who twice felt the disappointment of missing out by just one place, in 2014 and 2015. Austria’s Lisa Perterer enjoyed a successful June with a win in Cagliari followed by fourth place in Huatulco, and will be eyeing up another medal in Tiszy, while compatriot Julia Hauser is due another big performance having struggled for form since coming third in Sarasota nine months ago. Japan’s Juri Ide emerged as the winner from that race in Florida but, following a series of consistent if unspectacular showings, she will need to produce her very best to be a contender in Tiszy this time...

Tiszy set to host another feast of World Cup racing in Hungary

Triathlon News - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 09:45
The ninth stop on the 2018 ITU World Cup circuit marks the return of the home of Hungarian triathlon, Tiszaujvaros, for two days of racing that bring with them the added excitement of the semi-final and final format. Having celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016, the ‘Tiszy’ World Cup has cemented its place in the heart of the triathlon calendar, wrapping itself in a week-long festival of sport and culture. Large fields for both the men’s and women’s sprint-distance races will see more than 30 nationalities represented on the start lines, before the numbers are then boiled down to the top 30 athletes for Sunday’s two finals. Once again the course will be fast and flat, with the intimate layout giving plenty of opportunity for the crowds to get behind the athletes as they look to head into the second half of the year on the back of a confidence-boosting performance.  Women’s race preview After a strong WTS Leeds display saw her leading through T2 before eventually finishing in 12th, Britain’s Sophie Coldwell will be eager to build on that performance with a World Cup podium place in Hungary. The GB team also sees Lucy Hall and India Lee gunning for gold and all three should be well placed out of the water to make a push for the podium. The USA’s explosive young talent Taylor Knibb should be well suited to the sprint-distance format, while teammate Chelsea Burns would certainly love to land her first top-three finish since Huelva last year. 

Australia’s Emma Jeffcoat should never be ruled out of a list of gold-medal contenders, and was victorious in Chengdu back in May, the only other World Cup event to adopt the semi-final / final format. Third in Cape Town in February, Hungary’s Zsanett Bragmeyer will be buoyed by the crowds as she goes for a first-ever Tiszy podium place. Even more hungry for that medal will be teammate Zsofia Kovacs who twice felt the disappointment of missing out by just one place, in 2014 and 2015. Austria’s Lisa Perterer enjoyed a successful June with a win in Cagliari followed by fourth place in Huatulco, and will be eyeing up another medal in Tiszy, while compatriot Julia Hauser is due another big performance having struggled for form since coming third in Sarasota nine months ago. Japan’s Juri Ide emerged as the winner from that race in Florida but, following a series of consistent if unspectacular showings, she will need to produce her very best to be a contender in Tiszy this time...

Tiszy set to host another feast of World Cup racing in Hungary

Triathlon News - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 09:45
The ninth stop on the 2018 ITU World Cup circuit marks the return of the home of Hungarian triathlon, Tiszaujvaros, for two days of racing that bring with them the added excitement of the semi-final and final format. Having celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016, the ‘Tiszy’ World Cup has cemented its place in the heart of the triathlon calendar, wrapping itself in a week-long festival of sport and culture. Large fields for both the men’s and women’s sprint-distance races will see more than 30 nationalities represented on the start lines, before the numbers are then boiled down to the top 30 athletes for Sunday’s two finals. Once again the course will be fast and flat, with the intimate layout giving plenty of opportunity for the crowds to get behind the athletes as they look to head into the second half of the year on the back of a confidence-boosting performance.  Women’s race preview After a strong WTS Leeds display saw her leading through T2 before eventually finishing in 12th, Britain’s Sophie Coldwell will be eager to build on that performance with a World Cup podium place in Hungary. The GB team also sees Lucy Hall and India Lee gunning for gold and all three should be well placed out of the water to make a push for the podium. The USA’s explosive young talent Taylor Knibb should be well suited to the sprint-distance format, while teammate Chelsea Burns would certainly love to land her first top-three finish since Huelva last year. 

Australia’s Emma Jeffcoat should never be ruled out of a list of gold-medal contenders, and was victorious in Chengdu back in May, the only other World Cup event to adopt the semi-final / final format. Third in Cape Town in February, Hungary’s Zsanett Bragmeyer will be buoyed by the crowds as she goes for a first-ever Tiszy podium place. Even more hungry for that medal will be teammate Zsofia Kovacs who twice felt the disappointment of missing out by just one place, in 2014 and 2015. Austria’s Lisa Perterer enjoyed a successful June with a win in Cagliari followed by fourth place in Huatulco, and will be eyeing up another medal in Tiszy, while compatriot Julia Hauser is due another big performance having struggled for form since coming third in Sarasota nine months ago. Japan’s Juri Ide emerged as the winner from that race in Florida but, following a series of consistent if unspectacular showings, she will need to produce her very best to be a contender in Tiszy this time...

Tiszy set to host another feast of World Cup racing in Hungary

Triathlon News - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 09:45
The ninth stop on the 2018 ITU World Cup circuit marks the return of the home of Hungarian triathlon, Tiszaujvaros, for two days of racing that bring with them the added excitement of the semi-final and final format. Having celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016, the ‘Tiszy’ World Cup has cemented its place in the heart of the triathlon calendar, wrapping itself in a week-long festival of sport and culture. Large fields for both the men’s and women’s sprint-distance races will see more than 30 nationalities represented on the start lines, before the numbers are then boiled down to the top 30 athletes for Sunday’s two finals. Once again the course will be fast and flat, with the intimate layout giving plenty of opportunity for the crowds to get behind the athletes as they look to head into the second half of the year on the back of a confidence-boosting performance.  Women’s race preview After a strong WTS Leeds display saw her leading through T2 before eventually finishing in 12th, Britain’s Sophie Coldwell will be eager to build on that performance with a World Cup podium place in Hungary. The GB team also sees Lucy Hall and India Lee gunning for gold and all three should be well placed out of the water to make a push for the podium. The USA’s explosive young talent Taylor Knibb should be well suited to the sprint-distance format, while teammate Chelsea Burns would certainly love to land her first top-three finish since Huelva last year. 

Australia’s Emma Jeffcoat should never be ruled out of a list of gold-medal contenders, and was victorious in Chengdu back in May, the only other World Cup event to adopt the semi-final / final format. Third in Cape Town in February, Hungary’s Zsanett Bragmeyer will be buoyed by the crowds as she goes for a first-ever Tiszy podium place. Even more hungry for that medal will be teammate Zsofia Kovacs who twice felt the disappointment of missing out by just one place, in 2014 and 2015. Austria’s Lisa Perterer enjoyed a successful June with a win in Cagliari followed by fourth place in Huatulco, and will be eyeing up another medal in Tiszy, while compatriot Julia Hauser is due another big performance having struggled for form since coming third in Sarasota nine months ago. Japan’s Juri Ide emerged as the winner from that race in Florida but, following a series of consistent if unspectacular showings, she will need to produce her very best to be a contender in Tiszy this time...

Marianne Hüche: Striving for greatness at #Fyn2018

Triathlon News - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 04:22
When it comes to harnessing fierce determination, worldly passion for multisport with the desire to race, Danish paratriathlete Marianne Hüche has it all and more. Hüche is having a remarkable season and remains incredibly proud and humble to have the 2018 FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn hosted in Denmark, presenting her with a welcoming home crowd advantage. “I do not think I have ever been more motivated for an event and that says a lot. The fact that the multisport festival is in my home country definitely gives the motivation an extremely big extra boost,” exclaimed Hüche. Hüche was involved in a tragic accident in early 1990 resulting in a severe spinal cord injury and becoming paralysed. Hüche turned her life around in 2009, striving for greatness, aiming high, progressing each day and defying medical odds. “I started with running and then added cycling without even knowing if I could with a paralysed left side. I ran my first marathon shortly after. When I started the training I had “forgotten” the fact that I could not swim. “I love triathlon as it requires me to master three different disciplines and I can feel what is does to my body and mind.” Hüche sets an intention and there is no backing down. No challenge is too great to overcome. “The essence of what I do is to be more than what I was yesterday.” The Danish paratriathlete heads into the World Championships with a strong season under her race belt, setting her main goal to be the first paratriathlete in history to be crowned with the ‘Multisport Legend’ title, earnt by completing the duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon and the showcase long distance triathlon. “I feel stronger and better than ever and am ready to race.” If Hüche is successful in claiming the gold, in the long distance triathlon on July 13, it will be her fourth consecutive title in this standout event. “The ambitions are high and it is hard work to fulfil them - but aiming for second place is not an option,” stated Hüche. When questioned about how the Danes will support the world class competitors across the festival, Hüche sincerely remarked that the Danish crowds are something special. “Denmark is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, especially in the summertime. All the athletes will experience the best of it. When there is a race the Danes see it as an opportunity to make a party in the streets cheering for the athletes.” “I participated in...

Marianne Hüche: Striving for greatness at #Fyn2018

Triathlon News - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 04:22
When it comes to harnessing fierce determination, worldly passion for multisport with the desire to race, Danish paratriathlete Marianne Hüche has it all and more. Hüche is having a remarkable season and remains incredibly proud and humble to have the 2018 FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn hosted in Denmark, presenting her with a welcoming home crowd advantage. “I do not think I have ever been more motivated for an event and that says a lot. The fact that the multisport festival is in my home country definitely gives the motivation an extremely big extra boost,” exclaimed Hüche. Hüche was involved in a tragic accident in early 1990 resulting in a severe spinal cord injury and becoming paralysed. Hüche turned her life around in 2009, striving for greatness, aiming high, progressing each day and defying medical odds. “I started with running and then added cycling without even knowing if I could with a paralysed left side. I ran my first marathon shortly after. When I started the training I had “forgotten” the fact that I could not swim. “I love triathlon as it requires me to master three different disciplines and I can feel what is does to my body and mind.” Hüche sets an intention and there is no backing down. No challenge is too great to overcome. “The essence of what I do is to be more than what I was yesterday.” The Danish paratriathlete heads into the World Championships with a strong season under her race belt, setting her main goal to be the first paratriathlete in history to be crowned with the ‘Multisport Legend’ title, earnt by completing the duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon and the showcase long distance triathlon. “I feel stronger and better than ever and am ready to race.” If Hüche is successful in claiming the gold, in the long distance triathlon on July 13, it will be her fourth consecutive title in this standout event. “The ambitions are high and it is hard work to fulfil them - but aiming for second place is not an option,” stated Hüche. When questioned about how the Danes will support the world class competitors across the festival, Hüche sincerely remarked that the Danish crowds are something special. “Denmark is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, especially in the summertime. All the athletes will experience the best of it. When there is a race the Danes see it as an opportunity to make a party in the streets cheering for the athletes.” “I participated in...

Marianne Hüche: Striving for greatness at #Fyn2018

Triathlon News - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 04:22
When it comes to harnessing fierce determination, worldly passion for multisport with the desire to race, Danish paratriathlete Marianne Hüche has it all and more. Hüche is having a remarkable season and remains incredibly proud and humble to have the 2018 FYNSKE BANK Multisport World Championships Fyn hosted in Denmark, presenting her with a welcoming home crowd advantage. “I do not think I have ever been more motivated for an event and that says a lot. The fact that the multisport festival is in my home country definitely gives the motivation an extremely big extra boost,” exclaimed Hüche. Hüche was involved in a tragic accident in early 1990 resulting in a severe spinal cord injury and becoming paralysed. Hüche turned her life around in 2009, striving for greatness, aiming high, progressing each day and defying medical odds. “I started with running and then added cycling without even knowing if I could with a paralysed left side. I ran my first marathon shortly after. When I started the training I had “forgotten” the fact that I could not swim. “I love triathlon as it requires me to master three different disciplines and I can feel what is does to my body and mind.” Hüche sets an intention and there is no backing down. No challenge is too great to overcome. “The essence of what I do is to be more than what I was yesterday.” The Danish paratriathlete heads into the World Championships with a strong season under her race belt, setting her main goal to be the first paratriathlete in history to be crowned with the ‘Multisport Legend’ title, earnt by completing the duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon and the showcase long distance triathlon. “I feel stronger and better than ever and am ready to race.” If Hüche is successful in claiming the gold, in the long distance triathlon on July 13, it will be her fourth consecutive title in this standout event. “The ambitions are high and it is hard work to fulfil them - but aiming for second place is not an option,” stated Hüche. When questioned about how the Danes will support the world class competitors across the festival, Hüche sincerely remarked that the Danish crowds are something special. “Denmark is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, especially in the summertime. All the athletes will experience the best of it. When there is a race the Danes see it as an opportunity to make a party in the streets cheering for the athletes.” “I participated in...

Denmark to play host and welcome the world to the ITU Multisport World Championships

Triathlon News - Tue, 03/07/2018 - 10:50
The highly anticipated wait is over! Denmark will host the Fyn ITU Multisport World Championships from 5 – 14 July. World class athletes are inbound to contest across five ITU World Championships including a duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon, aquabike and the showcase long distance triathlon. The event schedule includes a stacked festival line-up offering something for all ranging from the elite and age group athletes, first timers to seasoned triathletes and will be staged across three municipalities: Odense, Svendborg and Middelfart in the summer of 2018!  King’s Garden in Odense will transform into the heart of the festival and will be the central venue for many festival events. When: 5 – 14 July, 2018 Click here for the full schedule of events Click here for the start lists What: Fyn ITU Multisport World Championships, Denmark, is a 10-day event with five World Championship races Duathlon (Run | Bike | Run) on Friday, July 6, Para Duathlon on Saturday, July 8 Cross Triathlon (Swim | Mountain Bike | Trail Run) on Tuesday, July 10 Aquathlon (Swim | Run) on Thursday, July 12 Aquabike (Swim | Bike) on Saturday, July 13 Long Distance Triathlon (Swim | Bike | Run) on Saturday, July 13 Each event is made up of various categories including Elite, U23, Junior, ParaTriathlon, Age Group as well as an Open Wave. Where: Odense, Denmark Who:  Close to 3,000 athletes will represent 48 countries across the globe to compete. Great Britain will have the largest team of participating athletes with 684 competitors lining up to start, while the USA has 636, Denmark has 269, Canada has 155 and Germany 124. Other nations racing include AUS, BRA, JPN, NZL and MEX. Fast Fyn Facts Male participation across the festival: 63.92% Female participation across the festival: 36.08% 37 athletes will compete in three or more events during the Festival, while nine athletes will compete in four World Championship events across the schedule. Danish para triathlete, and reigning champion, Marianne Hüche is among these remarkable competitors who will be in the running for four admirable titles across the World Championships in the duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon and iconic long distance triathlon events. Participating athlete ages range from the youngest competitor being 16 years old to the most senior athlete out on course being an inspiring 88 years of age. Distances and Courses Aquathlon – 1km Swim | 5km Run  Standard Duathlon – 9km Run | 33.6...

Denmark to play host and welcome the world to the ITU Multisport World Championships

Triathlon News - Tue, 03/07/2018 - 10:50
The highly anticipated wait is over! Denmark will host the Fyn ITU Multisport World Championships from 5 – 14 July. World class athletes are inbound to contest across five ITU World Championships including a duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon, aquabike and the showcase long distance triathlon. The event schedule includes a stacked festival line-up offering something for all ranging from the elite and age group athletes, first timers to seasoned triathletes and will be staged across three municipalities: Odense, Svendborg and Middelfart in the summer of 2018!  King’s Garden in Odense will transform into the heart of the festival and will be the central venue for many festival events. When: 5 – 14 July, 2018 Click here for the full schedule of events Click here for the start lists What: Fyn ITU Multisport World Championships, Denmark, is a 10-day event with five World Championship races Duathlon (Run | Bike | Run) on Friday, July 6, Para Duathlon on Saturday, July 7 Cross Triathlon (Swim | Mountain Bike | Trail Run) on Tuesday, July 10 Aquathlon (Swim | Run) on Thursday, July 12 Aquabike (Swim | Bike) on Saturday, July 14 Long Distance Triathlon (Swim | Bike | Run) on Saturday, July 14 Each event is made up of various categories including Elite, U23, Junior, ParaTriathlon, Age Group as well as an Open Wave. Where: Odense, Denmark Who:  Close to 3,000 athletes will represent 48 countries across the globe to compete. Great Britain will have the largest team of participating athletes with 684 competitors lining up to start, while the USA has 636, Denmark has 269, Canada has 155 and Germany 124. Other nations racing include AUS, BRA, JPN, NZL and MEX. Fast Fyn Facts Male participation across the festival: 63.92% Female participation across the festival: 36.08% 37 athletes will compete in three or more events during the Festival, while nine athletes will compete in four World Championship events across the schedule. Danish para triathlete, and reigning champion, Marianne Hüche is among these remarkable competitors who will be in the running for four admirable titles across the World Championships in the duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon and iconic long distance triathlon events. Participating athlete ages range from the youngest competitor being 16 years old to the most senior athlete out on course being an inspiring 88 years of age. Distances and Courses Aquathlon – 1km Swim | 5km Run  Standard Duathlon – 10km Run | 36 Bike...

Tiszy set to host another feast of World Cup racing in Hungary

Triathlon News - Mon, 02/07/2018 - 16:04
The ninth stop on the 2018 ITU World Cup circuit marks the return of the home of Hungarian triathlon, Tiszaujvaros, for two days of racing that bring with them the added excitement of the semi-final and final format. Having celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016, the ‘Tiszy’ World Cup has cemented its place in the heart of the triathlon calendar, wrapping itself in a week-long festival of sport and culture. Large fields for both the men’s and women’s sprint-distance races will see more than 30 nationalities represented on the start lines, before the numbers are then boiled down to the top 30 athletes for Sunday’s two finals. Once again the course will be fast and flat, with the intimate layout giving plenty of opportunity for the crowds to get behind the athletes as they look to head into the second half of the year on the back of a confidence-boosting performance.  Women’s race preview After a strong WTS Leeds display saw her leading through T2 before eventually finishing in 12th, Britain’s Sophie Coldwell will be eager to build on that performance with a World Cup podium place in Hungary. The GB team also sees Lucy Hall and India Lee gunning for gold and all three should be well placed out of the water to make a push for the podium. The USA’s explosive young talent Taylor Knibb should be well suited to the sprint-distance format, while teammate Chelsea Burns would certainly love to land her first top-three finish since Huelva last year. 

Australia’s Emma Jeffcoat should never be ruled out of a list of gold-medal contenders, and was victorious in Chengdu back in May, the only other World Cup event to adopt the semi-final / final format. Third in Cape Town in February, Hungary’s Zsanett Bragmeyer will be buoyed by the crowds as she goes for a first-ever Tiszy podium place. Even more hungry for that medal will be teammate Zsofia Kovacs who twice felt the disappointment of missing out by just one place, in 2014 and 2015. Austria’s Lisa Perterer enjoyed a successful June with a win in Cagliari followed by fourth place in Huatulco, and will be eyeing up another medal in Tiszy, while compatriot Julia Hauser is due another big performance having struggled for form since coming third in Sarasota nine months ago. Japan’s Juri Ide emerged as the winner from that race in Florida but, following a series of consistent if unspectacular showings, she will need to produce her very best to be a contender in Tiszy this time...

British paratriathletes claim four gold medals in Iseo

Triathlon News - Sun, 01/07/2018 - 11:06
Dutch paratriathlete Jetze Plat backed up his lead in the ITU rankings after his dominant win in the second stop of the World Paratriathlon Series held this Saturday in Iseo (Italy). The Dutch, current Olympic champion and world champion, proved that he is the strongest competitor at the moment in the field, while Aussie Lauren Parker claimed her first victory in a WPS of her career only one year after the bike crash that left her paralysed. But overall, the winner of the Iseo Paratriathlon Series was Great Britain, with British paratriathletes claiming four gold medals, while USA and Russia both claimed two golds and France, Australia, Spain and the Netherlands one each. PTWC In the Men’s PTWC class things were business as usual, with Plat dominating since the first strokes in the water of the lake. Behind him, his teammate Geert Schipper and Bill Chaffey (AUS) tried to chase him but the handbike proved to be the best left for the Dutch, finishing the 20km ride clearly in first and second place. Behind them, Joseph Townsend, the British Royal marine comando tried to recuperate the time lost on the swim and when it all came to the run, he was already in third place, which he kept until crossing the finish line. The three of them repeated then the Yokohama WPS podium, and are the clear favourites for this year’s World Championships. In the Women PTWC category, Aussie Lauren Parker knew that had great chances of getting her first ever WTS victory and the young paratriathlete went for it since the beginning. Her powerful swim put her in second place out of the water, only behind Margret Ijdema (NED), and knowing that she had to build up quite a lead in order to keep marathon expert Wakako Tsuchida behind, she started working hard in the bike segment. Even loosing almost four minutes in the last section in the run, the Aussie grabbed in Iseo the first WPS victory of her short career, only one year after the accident that left her paralysed, and is now fighting to be on top of the podium at the end of the season. PTS2 The PTS2 races both went the way of the US with Mark Barr and Allysa Seely winning the men’s and women’s respectively. Barr managed to cross the finish line in first place with almost one minute difference over British Andrew Lewis, while Mohamed Lahna, racing for the ITU flag, claimed the third place, , just a few seconds ahead of Spaniard Lionel Moreales. In the women’s race, the victory was for the American Seely, with an impressive...

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