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USA claims victories in Cuba, while Canada astonishes in WinterTri

Triathlon News - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 16:15
The astonishing Malecón of Havana this weekend hosted the CAMTRI Middle Distance Iberoamerican Championships and the Sprint Triathlon American Cup. More than 600 athletes from 26 nations participated in the race, which ended with locals Michel González and Yadira Corona winning the middle distance, while Colombian Carlos Javier Quinchara and USA’s Kaitlin Donner grabbed the title in the sprint distance. A warm day in Havana with almost 27 degrees and no clouds was the perfect setting for a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run that started on the Marina Hemingway and finished at the Malecón. Colombian Quinchara was one of the favourites for this race and disappointed no one, as he crossed the finish line first, stopping the clock on 55:29. He was followed by Alexandre Nobre (POR) and Shiruba Taniguchi (JPN). It was also a fruitful visit to the Caribbean island for the US, with the US ladies sweeping the podium. Donner claimed her first victory of the season, with a time of 01:02:39, while fellow Americans Erin Storie and Sarah Alexander accompanied her on the podium. In the Middle Distance race on Saturday, victory was for local hero Michel González, who completed the course – 1,9 km swim, 90km bike and 21km run- in 3:56,12, claiming the first victory for a Cuban triathlete at this event. González crossed the finish line followed by Italian Alberto Casadei (4:14.16) and Costa Rican John Garita (4:23.02). In the women’s race, Cuban Yadira Corona was first to the finish line, with a time of 5:50.01. WinterTri From sunny Havana to frozen Quebec in Canada, the ITU S3 Winter Triathlon Cup took place with more than 6.000 participants in the S3 Winter Tri Cup. For the 13th consecutive year, the Plains of Abraham hosted elite athletes and age groupers for a 5km run on snowshoes, 9.5km of skiing and 11km on skates. In the men’s race, Canadians ruled supreme, with Maxime Leboeuf claiming victory, while Olivier Babineau finished second and Marc-André Bédard third. As for the women’s race, the host country also claimed the three spots on the podium, showing than when it comes to winter and snow, they have something to say. Ariane Carrier finished first, followed by Amanda Butler and Claude Godbout.  

2017 TriathlonLIVE passes on sale now!

Triathlon News - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 12:59
With Abu Dhabi kicking off the ITU World Triathlon Series on Friday, TriathlonLIVE passes are now available! Don’t miss out on your chance to see every ITU World Triathlon Series race live or on demand this year! When you sign up, you’ll also get every World Triathlon Series race since 2009, exclusive interviews, and more than 230 hours of archive footage dating back to 1989 on TriathlonLIVE! The 2017 All-Access Season Pass will include: All 9 World Triathlon Series events (18 individual races) live and on demand The ITU Mixed Relay World Championships live and on demand Over 46 hours of HD TV footage 6 Bonus magazine shows, featuring every ITU World Cup Archive footage 2017 SEASON SCHEDULE ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATESMARCH 3-4 GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIAAPRIL 8-9 YOKOHAMA, JAPANMAY 13-14 LEEDS, ENGLANDJUNE 10-11 HAMBURG, GERMANYJULY 15-16 EDMONTON, CANADAJULY 28-29 MONTREAL, CANADAAUGUST 5-6 STOCKHOLM, SWEDENAUGUST 26-27 ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDSSEPTEMBER 14-17  

2017 TriathlonLIVE passes on sale now!

Triathlon News - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 12:59
With Abu Dhabi kicking off the ITU World Triathlon Series on Friday, TriathlonLIVE passes are now available! Don’t miss out on your chance to see every ITU World Triathlon Series race live or on demand this year! When you sign up, you’ll also get every World Triathlon Series race since 2009, exclusive interviews, and more than 230 hours of archive footage dating back to 1989 on TriathlonLIVE! The 2017 All-Access Season Pass will include: All 9 World Triathlon Series events (18 individual races) live and on demand The ITU Mixed Relay World Championships live and on demand Over 46 hours of HD TV footage 6 Bonus magazine shows, featuring every ITU World Cup Archive footage 2017 SEASON SCHEDULE ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATESMARCH 3-4 GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIAAPRIL 8-9 YOKOHAMA, JAPANMAY 13-14 LEEDS, ENGLANDJUNE 10-11 HAMBURG, GERMANYJULY 15-16 EDMONTON, CANADAJULY 28-29 MONTREAL, CANADAAUGUST 5-6 STOCKHOLM, SWEDENAUGUST 26-27 ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDSSEPTEMBER 14-17  

2017 TriathlonLIVE passes on sale now!

Triathlon News - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 12:59
With Abu Dhabi kicking off the ITU World Triathlon Series on Friday, TriathlonLIVE passes are now available! Don’t miss out on your chance to see every ITU World Triathlon Series race live or on demand this year! When you sign up, you’ll also get every World Triathlon Series race since 2009, exclusive interviews, and more than 230 hours of archive footage dating back to 1989 on TriathlonLIVE! The 2017 All-Access Season Pass will include: - All 9 World Triathlon Series events (18 individual races) live and on demand - The ITU Mixed Relay World Championships live and on demand - Over 46 hours of HD TV footage - 6 Bonus magazine shows, featuring every ITU World Cup - Archive footage 2017 SEASON SCHEDULE ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES     MARCH 3-4 GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND             APRIL 8-9 YOKOHAMA, JAPAN                       MAY 13-14 LEEDS, ENGLAND                         JUNE 10-11 HAMBURG, GERMANY                   JULY 15-16 EDMONTON, CANADA                     JULY 28-29     MONTREAL, CANADA                     AUGUST 5-6 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN                 AUGUST 26-27 ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS           SEPTEMBER 14-17

Master’s Programme in Sport and Olympic Studies offered in Japan

Triathlon News - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 12:59
The Tsukuba International Academy for Sports Studies (TIAS) in Japan is offering 15 scholarships to take part in the Master’s Programme in Sport and Olympic Studies. This is an extraordinary opportunity to study in Japan and be part of the 2020 Olympic experience. Professors from the University of Tsukuba, together with guest speakers and educators from around the world, will share knowledge and expertise students. This eighteen-month experience will provide a pathway for educating and inspiring leaders for future generations. To participate in the programme, applications must be sent before March 3, and the course will start in October 2017. Further to a unique academic and cultural experience in Japan, TIAS also will provide students with hands-on practical experience which aims to enhance their creativity and productivity and make them an invaluable part of the Olympic and Paralympic movement. Students will also participate in a number of field trips to sport venues and events. The University of Tsukuba, located 45 minutes from Tokyo, has a history of involvement in the Japanese Olympic Movement stretching back over 100 years. Constantly in contact with the IOC & other international sporting bodies, the University has been a driving force in Japanese sport.

Master’s Programme in Sport and Olympic Studies offered in Japan

Triathlon News - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 12:59
The Tsukuba International Academy for Sports Studies (TIAS) in Japan is offering 15 scholarships to take part in the Master’s Programme in Sport and Olympic Studies. This is an extraordinary opportunity to study in Japan and be part of the 2020 Olympic experience. Professors from the University of Tsukuba, together with guest speakers and educators from around the world, will share knowledge and expertise students. This eighteen-month experience will provide a pathway for educating and inspiring leaders for future generations. To participate in the programme, applications must be sent before March 3, and the course will start in October 2017. Further to a unique academic and cultural experience in Japan, TIAS also will provide students with hands-on practical experience which aims to enhance their creativity and productivity and make them an invaluable part of the Olympic and Paralympic movement. Students will also participate in a number of field trips to sport venues and events. The University of Tsukuba, located 45 minutes from Tokyo, has a history of involvement in the Japanese Olympic Movement stretching back over 100 years. Constantly in contact with the IOC & other international sporting bodies, the University has been a driving force in Japanese sport.

Budapest hosts the first ITU Event Organisers Conference

Triathlon News - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 17:07
Many representants of the endurance, triathlon and multisport organizing committees gathered this weekend in Budapest, Hungary, for the first ITU Event Organisers Conference, a three-days long event themed “Triathlon events for the next generation of athletes”. Dr Béla Bátorfi, Preisdent of the Hungarian Triathlon Union, opened the Conference thanking everyone for their presence, and remarking that triathlon is “a team sport” and nothing could ever be done, from racing to organising events, without the help and support of the whole triathlon family. Dr. Tunde Szabo, Minister of State for Sport and Minister of Human Resources, said that only by investing in young people and in events “will our sporting community improve” as, she said, the Hungarian Triathlon Union has done in the last years. Antonio Fernández Arimany, Secretary General of ITU, stated that “in triathlon, you only become a triathlete when you do a competition, so in our sport, competitions are the most important thing for our Federation. That’s why this conference has been one of our main targets for many years. I’m extremely proud that this is finally taking place”. Yann Le Moenner, Marketing Director of A.S.O. (Amaury Sport Organisation), and organisers of races as The Tour of France, explained that cyclism and triathlon have something in common: “We all have out of stadium events. We have no limits, sky is the only limit. But we can showcase the beauty of landscapes or cities”. “Key factors when organising an event is having unique places, which make the best races, offering a unique experience for spectators and athletes, and delivering a unique format”, he said. Le Moenner, Attila Mizser -Sports Director of the Budapest 2024 Bid Committee- and Eva Szanto -Executive Director of Budapest 2017 FINA WC, shared their thoughts about how to engage cities with events during a panel discussion which stated organisers need to that make sure that they really understand why the city wants an event. “For some cities, hosting an event can cost a lot of money, so you have to help them to have a successful event that all can benefit from”, explained Le Moenner. Saturday morning was the perfect time to learn what it takes to organise one of the most extreme triathlons of the planet, Norseman, while being sustainable and responsible. “We organise a race in a privileged nature environment. We have no prize money, the journey we offer to our athletes os our price. And we try to limit carbon...

Budapest hosts the first ITU Event Organisers Conference

Triathlon News - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 17:07
Most of the endurance, triathlon and multisport organizing committees gathered this weekend in Budapest, Hungary, for the first ITU Event Organisers Conference, a three-days long event themed “Triathlon events for the next generation of athletes”. Dr Béla Bátorfi, Preisdent of the Hungarian Triathlon Union, opened the Conference thanking everyone for their presence, and remarking that triathlon is “a team sport” and nothing could ever be done, from racing to organising events, without the help and support of the whole triathlon family. Dr. Tunde Szabo, Minister of State for Sport and Minister of Human Resources, said that only by investing in young people and in events “will our sporting community improve” as, she said, the Hungarian Triathlon Union has done in the last years. Antonio Fernández Arimany, Secretary General of ITU, stated that “in triathlon, you only become a triathlete when you do a competition, so in our sport, competitions are the most important thing for our Federation. That’s why this conference has been one of our main targets for many years. I’m extremely proud that this is finally taking place”. Yann Le Moenner, Marketing Director of A.S.O. (Amaury Sport Organisation), and organisers of races as The Tour of France, explained that cyclism and triathlon have something in common: “We all have out of stadium events. We have no limits, sky is the only limit. But we can showcase the beauty of landscapes or cities”. “Key factors when organising an event is having unique places, which make the best races, offering a unique experience for spectators and athletes, and delivering a unique format”, he said. Le Moenner, Attila Mizser -Sports Director of the Budapest 2024 Bid Committee- and Eva Szanto -Executive Director of Budapest 2017 FINA WC, shared their thoughts about how to engage cities with events during a panel discussion which stated organisers need to that make sure that they really understand why the city wants an event. “For some cities, hosting an event can cost a lot of money, so you have to help them to have a successful event that all can benefit from”, explained Le Moenner. With 110 delegates from 32 countries, the program includes a series of keynote presentations, workshops and breakout sessions concentrated on the development and advancement of triathlon and multisport races. It also includes sessions on event marketing, sustainability, improving athlete experience and race planning, among other aspects....

Budapest hosts the first ITU Event Organisers Conference

Triathlon News - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 17:07
Many representants of the endurance, triathlon and multisport organizing committees gathered this weekend in Budapest, Hungary, for the first ITU Event Organisers Conference, a three-days long event themed “Triathlon events for the next generation of athletes”. Dr Béla Bátorfi, Preisdent of the Hungarian Triathlon Union, opened the Conference thanking everyone for their presence, and remarking that triathlon is “a team sport” and nothing could ever be done, from racing to organising events, without the help and support of the whole triathlon family. Dr. Tunde Szabo, Minister of State for Sport and Minister of Human Resources, said that only by investing in young people and in events “will our sporting community improve” as, she said, the Hungarian Triathlon Union has done in the last years. Antonio Fernández Arimany, Secretary General of ITU, stated that “in triathlon, you only become a triathlete when you do a competition, so in our sport, competitions are the most important thing for our Federation. That’s why this conference has been one of our main targets for many years. I’m extremely proud that this is finally taking place”. Yann Le Moenner, Managing Director of A.S.O. (Amaury Sport Organisation), and organisers of races as The Tour of France, explained that cyclism and triathlon have something in common: “We all have out of stadium events. We have no limits, sky is the only limit. But we can showcase the beauty of landscapes or cities”. “Key factors when organising an event is having unique places, which make the best races, offering a unique experience for spectators and athletes, and delivering a unique format”, he said. Le Moenner, Attila Mizser -Sports Director of the Budapest 2024 Bid Committee- and Eva Szanto -Executive Director of Budapest 2017 FINA WC, shared their thoughts about how to engage cities with events during a panel discussion which stated organisers need to that make sure that they really understand why the city wants an event. “For some cities, hosting an event can cost a lot of money, so you have to help them to have a successful event that all can benefit from”, explained Le Moenner. Saturday morning was the perfect time to learn what it takes to organise one of the most extreme triathlons of the planet, Norseman, while being sustainable and responsible. “We organise a race in a privileged nature environment. We have no prize money, the journey we offer to our athletes os our price. And we try to limit carbon...

Budapest hosts the first ITU Event Organisers Conference

Triathlon News - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 17:07
Most of the endurance, triathlon and multisport organizing committees gathered this weekend in Budapest, Hungary, for the first ITU Event Organisers Conference, a three-days long event themed “Triathlon events for the next generation of athletes”. Dr Béla Bátorfi, Preisdent of the Hungarian Triathlon Union, opened the Conference thanking everyone for their presence, and remarking that triathlon is “a team sport” and nothing could ever be done, from racing to organising events, without the help and support of the whole triathlon family. Dr. Tunde Szabo, Minister of State for Sport and Minister of Human Resources, said that only by investing in young people and in events “will our sporting community improve” as, she said, the Hungarian Triathlon Union has done in the last years. Antonio Fernández Arimany, Secretary General of ITU, stated that “in triathlon, you only become a triathlete when you do a competition, so in our sport, competitions are the most important thing for our Federation. That’s why this conference has been one of our main targets for many years. I’m extremely proud that this is finally taking place”. Yann Le Moenner, Marketing Director of A.S.O. (Amaury Sport Organisation), and organisers of races as The Tour of France, explained that cyclism and triathlon have something in common: “We all have out of stadium events. We have no limits, sky is the only limit. But we can showcase the beauty of landscapes or cities”. “Key factors when organising an event is having unique places, which make the best races, offering a unique experience for spectators and athletes, and delivering a unique format”, he said. Le Moenner, Attila Mizser -Sports Director of the Budapest 2024 Bid Committee- and Eva Szanto -Executive Director of Budapest 2017 FINA WC, shared their thoughts about how to engage cities with events during a panel discussion which stated organisers need to that make sure that they really understand why the city wants an event. “For some cities, hosting an event can cost a lot of money, so you have to help them to have a successful event that all can benefit from”, explained Le Moenner. Saturday morning was the perfect timing to learn what it takes to organise one of the most extreme triathlons of the planet, Norseman, while being sustainable and responsible. “We organize a race in a privileged nature environment. We have no prize money, the journey we offer to our athletes os our price. And we try to limit carbon emissions by...

Budapest hosts the first ITU Event Organisers Conference

Triathlon News - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 17:07
Most of the endurance, triathlon and multisport organizing committees gathered this weekend in Budapest, Hungary, for the first ITU Event Organisers Conference, a three-days long event themed “Triathlon events for the next generation of athletes”. Dr Béla Bátorfi, Preisdent of the Hungarian Triathlon Union, opened the Conference thanking everyone for their presence, and remarking that triathlon is “a team sport” and nothing could ever be done, from racing to organising events, without the help and support of the whole triathlon family. Dr. Tunde Szabo, Minister of State for Sport and Minister of Human Resources, said that only by investing in young people and in events “will our sporting community improve” as, she said, the Hungarian Triathlon Union has done in the last years. Antonio Fernández Arimany, Secretary General of ITU, stated that “in triathlon, you only become a triathlete when you do a competition, so in our sport, competitions are the most important thing for our Federation. That’s why this conference has been one of our main targets for many years. I’m extremely proud that this is finally taking place”. Yann Le Moenner, Marketing Director of A.S.O. (Amaury Sport Organisation), and organisers of races as The Tour of France, explained that cyclism and triathlon have something in common: “We all have out of stadium events. We have no limits, sky is the only limit. But we can showcase the beauty of landscapes or cities”. A key factor when organising an event is that unique places make the best races”, he said. With 110 delegates from 32 countries, the program includes a series of keynote presentations, workshops and breakout sessions concentrated on the development and advancement of triathlon and multisport races. It also includes sessions on event marketing, sustainability, improving athlete experience and race planning, among other aspects.  

Budapest hosts the first ITU Event Organisers Conference

Triathlon News - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 17:06
More than 110 representants from 32 countries of the endurance, triathlon and multisport organizing committees gathered this weekend in Budapest, Hungary, for the first ITU Event Organisers Conference, a three-days long event themed “Triathlon events for the next generation of athletes”. Dr Béla Bátorfi, Preisdent of the Hungarian Triathlon Union, opened the Conference thanking everyone for their presence, and remarking that triathlon is “a team sport” and nothing could ever be done, from racing to organising events, without the help and support of the whole triathlon family. Dr. Tunde Szabo, Minister of State for Sport and Minister of Human Resources, said that only by investing in young people and in events “will our sporting community improve” as, she said, the Hungarian Triathlon Union has done in the last years. Antonio Fernández Arimany, Secretary General of ITU, stated that “in triathlon, you only become a triathlete when you do a competition, so in our sport, competitions are the most important thing for our Federation. That’s why this conference has been one of our main targets for many years. I’m extremely proud that this is finally taking place”. Yann Le Moenner, Managing Director of A.S.O. (Amaury Sport Organisation), and organisers of races as The Tour of France, explained that cyclism and triathlon have something in common: “We all have out of stadium events. We have no limits, sky is the only limit. But we can showcase the beauty of landscapes or cities”. “Key factors when organising an event is having unique places, which make the best races, offering a unique experience for spectators and athletes, and delivering a unique format”, he said. Le Moenner, Attila Mizser -Sports Director of the Budapest 2024 Bid Committee- and Eva Szanto -Executive Director of Budapest 2017 FINA WC, shared their thoughts about how to engage cities with events during a panel discussion which stated organisers need to that make sure that they really understand why the city wants an event. “For some cities, hosting an event can cost a lot of money, so you have to help them to have a successful event that all can benefit from”, explained Le Moenner. Saturday morning was the perfect time to learn what it takes to organise one of the most extreme triathlons of the planet, Norseman, while being sustainable and responsible. “We organise a race in a privileged nature environment. We have no prize money, the journey we offer to our athletes os our price. And...

Budapest hosts the first ITU Event Organisers Conference

Triathlon News - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 17:06
More than 110 representants from 32 countries of the endurance, triathlon and multisport organizing committees gathered this weekend in Budapest, Hungary, for the first ITU Event Organisers Conference, a three-days long event themed “Triathlon events for the next generation of athletes”. Dr Béla Bátorfi, Preisdent of the Hungarian Triathlon Union, opened the Conference thanking everyone for their presence, and remarking that triathlon is “a team sport” and nothing could ever be done, from racing to organising events, without the help and support of the whole triathlon family. Dr. Tunde Szabo, Minister of State for Sport and Minister of Human Resources, said that only by investing in young people and in events “will our sporting community improve” as, she said, the Hungarian Triathlon Union has done in the last years. Antonio Fernández Arimany, Secretary General of ITU, stated that “in triathlon, you only become a triathlete when you do a competition, so in our sport, competitions are the most important thing for our Federation. That’s why this conference has been one of our main targets for many years. I’m extremely proud that this is finally taking place”. Yann Le Moenner, Managing Director of A.S.O. (Amaury Sport Organisation), and organisers of races as The Tour of France, explained that cyclism and triathlon have something in common: “We all have out of stadium events. We have no limits, sky is the only limit. But we can showcase the beauty of landscapes or cities”. “Key factors when organising an event is having unique places, which make the best races, offering a unique experience for spectators and athletes, and delivering a unique format”, he said. Le Moenner, Attila Mizser -Sports Director of the Budapest 2024 Bid Committee- and Eva Szanto -Executive Director of Budapest 2017 FINA WC, shared their thoughts about how to engage cities with events during a panel discussion which stated organisers need to that make sure that they really understand why the city wants an event. “For some cities, hosting an event can cost a lot of money, so you have to help them to have a successful event that all can benefit from”, explained Le Moenner. Saturday morning was the perfect time to learn what it takes to organise one of the most extreme triathlons of the planet, Norseman, while being sustainable and responsible. “We organise a race in a privileged nature environment. We have no prize money, the journey we offer to our athletes os our price. And...

Green is our favorite color

Triathlon News - Thu, 23/02/2017 - 10:41
Pink might be Aerosmith’s favorite color, but green has got us going crazy. This year, get ready to go gaga over green as we debut the color for swim caps in all ITU World Triathlon Series races, World Cups and Multisport events. Not only will athletes be more visible in the water, but the color of the caps doubles to symbolize ITU’s commitment to compete clean. Embracing the color of several WADA anti-doping campaigns, ITU is promoting a “love triathlon, love clean sport” campaign, all while making the athletes easier to spot. ITU has been working to both enhance the audience experience and improve overall athlete safety, which the flourescent green color will accomplish. In addition to the green caps, fans will now be able to identify their favorite athlete in the top eight, as these athletes will wear different colored swim caps. The world’s top ranked athlete will wear gold, while world #2 will sport silver and #3 will hone bronze. Then, world rankings four to eight will each feature a different color to ensure they are easily visible in the pack. “We’ve been working with athletes, partners and our staff to create a way to make the swim more engaging for fans,” explained Marisol Casado, ITU President and IOC Member. “Our new green swim caps are going to be easy to identify for officiating and safety purposes, while athletes in the Top 8 will be more identifiable.” Starting at World Triathlon Abu Dhabi March 3-4, all elite athletes will be wearing the new caps, which are manufactured by Tribe Solutions.

Green is our favorite color

Triathlon News - Thu, 23/02/2017 - 10:41
Pink might be Aerosmith’s favorite color, but green has got us going crazy. This year, get ready to go gaga over green as we debut the color for swim caps in all ITU World Triathlon Series races, World Cups and Multisport events. Not only will athletes be more visible in the water, but the color of the caps doubles to symbolize ITU’s commitment to compete clean. Embracing the color of several WADA anti-doping campaigns, ITU is promoting a “love triathlon, love clean sport” campaign, all while making the athletes easier to spot. ITU has been working to both enhance the audience experience and improve overall athlete safety, which the flourescent green color will accomplish. In addition to the green caps, fans will now be able to identify their favorite athlete in the top eight, as these athletes will wear different colored swim caps. The world’s top ranked athlete will wear gold, while world #2 will sport silver and #3 will hone bronze. Then, world rankings four to eight will each feature a different color to ensure they are easily visible in the pack. “We’ve been working with athletes, partners and our staff to create a way to make the swim more engaging for fans,” explained Marisol Casado, ITU President and IOC Member. “Our new green swim caps are going to be easy to identify for officiating and safety purposes, while athletes in the Top 8 will be more identifiable.” Starting at World Triathlon Abu Dhabi March 3-4, all elite athletes will be wearing the new caps, which are manufactured by Tribe Solutions, ITU’s Official Merchandise Partner.

Green is our favorite color

Triathlon News - Thu, 23/02/2017 - 10:41
Pink might be Aerosmith’s favorite color, but green has got us going crazy. This year, get ready to go gaga over green as we debut the color for swim caps in all ITU World Triathlon Series races, World Cups and Multisport events. Not only will athletes be more visible in the water, but the color of the caps doubles to symbolize ITU’s commitment to compete clean. Embracing the color of several WADA anti-doping campaigns, ITU is promoting a “love triathlon, love clean sport” campaign, all while making the athletes easier to spot. ITU has been working to both enhance the audience experience and improve overall athlete safety, which the flourescent green color will accomplish. In addition to the green caps, fans will now be able to identify their favorite athlete in the top eight, as these athletes will wear different colored swim caps. The world’s top ranked athlete will wear gold, while world #2 will sport silver and #3 will hone bronze. Then, world rankings four to eight will each feature a different color to ensure they are easily visible in the pack. “We’ve been working with athletes, partners and our staff to create a way to make the swim more engaging for fans,” explained Marisol Casado, ITU President and IOC Member. “Our new green swim caps are going to be easy to identify for officiating and safety purposes, while athletes in the Top 8 will be more identifiable.” Starting at World Triathlon Abu Dhabi March 3-4, all elite athletes will be wearing the new caps, which are manufactured by Tribe Solutions, ITU’s Official Merchandise Partner.

ITU announces 2017 Prize Money

Triathlon News - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 09:35
ITU today announced prize money for the 2017 ITU season, with more money available to professional athletes than ever before.  This year, ITU has increased the bonus pool for the ITU World Triathlon Series by $100,000 USD, with a total of $855,000 available to the top 35 men and women. With nearly $2.5 million dollars up for grabs, the WTS remains one of the richest triathlon circuits worldwide. “I’m very pleased to be able to offer athletes more money, which will be reflected in the bonus pool,” said ITU President & IOC Member Marisol Casado. “Moreover, I’m thrilled to have the input from our new Athlete’s Committee to ensure the money is dispersed in a manner best benefitting triathletes.” In consultation with the Athlete’s Committee, ITU will divide the additional $100,000 amongst the top 35 positions in an effort to continue increasing revenue sources for all the athletes, not just the very top tier. Jess Harrison, Chair of the Athlete’s Committee, said, “The athletes’ committee is very satisfied that ITU and the WTS are confirming their commitment to helping the athletes by investing this new source of revenue straight back into the prize money fund. It is important to keep moving in the right direction of making triathlon a professional and viable sport for all ITU athletes who invest so much time and energy into their triathlon careers and dreams.” ITU will again offer a total of $60,000 per World Cup, bringing the total available throughout the circuit this season to $960,000. With an additional six World Cups on the ITU circuit than previous years and with the boost to the WTS prize money, the sum for the two series comes to nearly $3.5 million dollars. Athletes will also vie for $70,000 at the ITU Mixed Relay World Championships. Additionally, the Penticton ITU Multisport World Championships Festival, held from 18-27 August, will offer a total of $200,000 across Aquathlon, Duathlon, Cross Triathlon, and Long Distance Triathlon World Championship events.  “We are thrilled that prize purses will be available at all our major races at the inaugural ITU Multisport World Championships Festival in Penticton this summer,” says Michael Brown, the event’s Executive Director. “The prize money will attract a strong field of athletes from around the world to compete during the ten-day festival.” All together, elite athletes have the opportunity to vie for more than $3.5 million dollars throughout...

ITU announces 2017 Prize Money

Triathlon News - Wed, 22/02/2017 - 09:35
ITU today announced prize money for the 2017 ITU season, with more money available to professional athletes than ever before.  This year, ITU has increased the bonus pool for the ITU World Triathlon Series by $100,000 USD, with a total of $855,000 available to the top 35 men and women. With nearly $2.5 million dollars up for grabs, the WTS remains one of the richest triathlon circuits worldwide. “I’m very pleased to be able to offer athletes more money, which will be reflected in the bonus pool,” said ITU President & IOC Member Marisol Casado. “Moreover, I’m thrilled to have the input from our new Athlete’s Committee to ensure the money is dispersed in a manner best benefitting triathletes.” In consultation with the Athlete’s Committee, ITU will divide the additional $100,000 amongst the top 35 positions in an effort to continue increasing revenue sources for all the athletes, not just the very top tier. Jess Harrison, Chair of the Athlete’s Committee, said, “The athletes’ committee is very satisfied that ITU and the WTS are confirming their commitment to helping the athletes by investing this new source of revenue straight back into the prize money fund. It is important to keep moving in the right direction of making triathlon a professional and viable sport for all ITU athletes who invest so much time and energy into their triathlon careers and dreams.” ITU will again offer a total of $60,000 per World Cup, bringing the total available throughout the circuit this season to $960,000. With an additional six World Cups on the ITU circuit than previous years and with the boost to the WTS prize money, the sum for the two series comes to nearly $3.5 million dollars. Athletes will also vie for $70,000 at the ITU Mixed Relay World Championships. Additionally, the Penticton ITU Multisport World Championships Festival, held from 18-27 August, will offer a total of $200,000 across Aquathlon, Duathlon, Cross Triathlon, and Long Distance Triathlon World Championship events.  “We are thrilled that prize purses will be available at all our major races at the inaugural ITU Multisport World Championships Festival in Penticton this summer,” says Michael Brown, the event’s Executive Director. “The prize money will attract a strong field of athletes from around the world to compete during the ten-day festival.” All together, elite athletes have the opportunity to vie for more than $3.5 million dollars throughout...

First ITU Event Organisers Conference Begins this Weekend

Triathlon News - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 06:05
The International Triathlon Union’s first-ever ITU Event Organisers Conference is set to begin this weekend. Scheduled for this Friday, February 24th-26th, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary at the Novotel Hotel, the weekend-long conference is themed “Triathlon events for the next generation of athletes”, and is aimed at any endurance, triathlon and multisport organizing committee looking to enhance their event. The program will include a series of keynote presentations, workshops and breakout sessions concentrated on the development and advancement of triathlon and multisport races. It includes sessions on event marketing, sustainability, improving athlete experience, race planning and more. ITU has secured an impressive lineup of speakers including Tour de France organizer A.S.O., IRONMAN Head of Cycling & Short Course Triathlon Operations Oliver Schiek, General Manager of the grueling Norseman race Dag Oliver, and ITU Chair of Medical & Anti-doping Committee Dr. Sergio Migliorini. Exhibition space was also offered alongside the conference, offering brands the opportunity to expose their product to the world of triathlon event organizers, as well as three days to network with potential clients. The conference, which will be organised in conjunction with the Hungarian Triathlon Federation, will take place over the course of three days. For more on speakers and information, visit http://eventsconference.triathlon.org/.

First ITU Event Organisers Conference Begins this Weekend

Triathlon News - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 06:05
The International Triathlon Union’s first-ever ITU Event Organisers Conference is set to begin this weekend. Scheduled for this Friday, February 24th-26th, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary at the Novotel Hotel, the weekend-long conference is themed “Triathlon events for the next generation of athletes”, and is aimed at any endurance, triathlon and multisport organizing committee looking to enhance their event. The program will include a series of keynote presentations, workshops and breakout sessions concentrated on the development and advancement of triathlon and multisport races. It includes sessions on event marketing, sustainability, improving athlete experience, race planning and more. ITU has secured an impressive lineup of speakers including Tour de France organizer A.S.O., IRONMAN Head of Cycling & Short Course Triathlon Operations Oliver Schiek, General Manager of the grueling Norseman race Dag Oliver, and ITU Chair of Medical & Anti-doping Committee Dr. Sergio Migliorini. Exhibition space was also offered alongside the conference, offering brands the opportunity to expose their product to the world of triathlon event organizers, as well as three days to network with potential clients. The conference, which will be organised in conjunction with the Hungarian Triathlon Federation, will take place over the course of three days. For more on speakers and information, visit http://eventsconference.triathlon.org/.

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