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Triathlon News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 14:24
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Athlete chatter ahead of #CapeTownWC

Triathlon News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:53
The 2017 ITU World Cup season officially begins this weekend as Cape Town, South Africa holds the privilege of hosting the first stop in a 16-city worldwide tour. While Cape Town is no stranger to ITU events after hosting World Triathlon Series races from 2014-2016, this will be the first time that the picturesque and coastal city will host a World Cup. Elite athletes, including Olympic heroes and hometown heroes, are eager to get the competition season underway with a fast and furious sprint. Jolanda Annen “I am happy to be back and see that Cape Town is sunny this time! I did not have a great race last year and hope that it goes better this time. It is not that the weather must be warm for me to race good or perform, it was just really difficult last year.” “I have never been to South Africa for training, but this is my second time racing. I have been training in Europe and am feeling good. I hope the off-season training was good enough. We will see on Saturday.” Ai Ueda “I am so happy to be back in Cape Town. It is a beautiful city. The course is technical and it will be challenging. I really want to be back on the podium.” Henri Schoeman “The Olympic Games was an amazing experience. All the focus beforehand was on Richard Murray. I was still trying to get that breakthrough race and be someone to look out for at every race. I knew I had been working hard and that the breakthrough will come. Obviously the breakthrough could not have come at a better time. I had smart tactics for the race and it all worked out. To follow the bronze medal up with my first WTS win was perfect, because I felt the need to silence some critics who were writing me off shortly after the Games already. I have to proof to myself and my critics that I am here to stay.” “I will be racing a new bike on Saturday. That was customised for me. It is really special. It has some bronze in it! I am excited to race on it in Cape Town…it will turn I few heads I think.”

Athlete chatter ahead of #CapeTownWC

Triathlon News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 12:53
The 2017 ITU World Cup season officially begins this weekend as Cape Town, South Africa holds the privilege of hosting the first stop in a 16-city worldwide tour. While Cape Town is no stranger to ITU events after hosting World Triathlon Series races from 2014-2016, this will be the first time that the picturesque and coastal city will host a World Cup. Elite athletes, including Olympic heroes and hometown heroes, are eager to get the competition season underway with a fast and furious sprint. Jolanda Annen “I am happy to be back and see that Cape Town is sunny this time! I did not have a great race last year and hope that it goes better this time. It is not that the weather must be warm for me to race good or perform, it was just really difficult last year.” “I have never been to South Africa for training, but this is my second time racing. I have been training in Europe and am feeling good. I hope the off-season training was good enough. We will see on Saturday.” Ai Ueda “I am so happy to be back in Cape Town. It is a beautiful city. The course is technical and it will be challenging. I really want to be back on the podium.” Henri Schoeman “The Olympic Games was an amazing experience. All the focus beforehand was on Richard Murray. I was still trying to get that breakthrough race and be someone to look out for at every race. I knew I had been working hard and that the breakthrough will come. Obviously the breakthrough could not have come at a better time. I had smart tactics for the race and it all worked out. To follow the bronze medal up with my first WTS win was perfect, because I felt the need to silence some critics who were writing me off shortly after the Games already. I have to proof to myself and my critics that I am here to stay.” “I will be racing a new bike on Saturday. That was customised for me. It is really special. It has some bronze in it! I am excited to race on it in Cape Town…it will turn I few heads I think.”

Workout Wednesday with Cecilia Davis-Hayes

Triathlon News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:46
Workout Wednesday has been a longstanding tradition at the International Triathlon Union, where we like to honour and showcase some of the best triathletes in the world - you! We’ve talked to medallists from the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel age group races in both the standard and sprint distance sport classes and have asked them to provide their triathlete story along with their favourite workouts, proving that no matter your age, gender, race or country, anyone can tri! This week we have USA’s Cecilia Davis-Hayes. Competing in Cozumel was a first time for Davis-Hayes competing at the World Championships, but it looks like once is all it takes for her to land on the podium. In her debut World Champion appearance, Davis-Hayes earned the bronze medal in the 25-29 standard-distance age group. That medal came from training 10 times and up to 20 hours a week, and did we mention she is in Medical School? Wow! You go Cecilia! Name: Cecilia Davis-Hayes Country: USA Age Group: Female 25-29 Standard Distance Profession: Medical Student How you got involved in triathlon? I ran Cross Country/ Track in college, then picked up cycling as cross training when I broke my heel bone while doing the steeple chase. How often you train? 10 times per week. 20 hours maximum. Best training advice? Love your training, it should be fun! Find a trail or cycling route that you really love doing, and a swimming group where you really have fun.    What motivates you to race? I love competing. It makes me feel alive. And I love preparing for a big race scientifically—it’s like an experiment to see how well you can use the machine that is your body to move fastest across the three disciplines. Favourite swim workout: 8x4min building to race pace in the open water at Lake Tobyhanna, near my parents house in the Poconos. Favourite bike workout: 10x6min threshold intervals on 9W bike route in New Jersey, stopping at the Runcible Spoon in Nyack, NY for a pumpkin muffin. Favourite run workout: 2x30min tempo run on the Bridle Path in Central Park.

Workout Wednesday with Cecilia Davis-Hayes

Triathlon News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:46
Workout Wednesday has been a longstanding tradition at the International Triathlon Union, where we like to honour and showcase some of the best triathletes in the world - you! We’ve talked to medallists from the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel age group races in both the standard and sprint distance sport classes and have asked them to provide their triathlete story along with their favourite workouts, proving that no matter your age, gender, race or country, anyone can tri! This week we have USA’s Cecilia Davis-Hayes. Competing in Cozumel was a first time for Davis-Hayes competing at the World Championships, but it looks like once is all it takes for her to land on the podium. In her debut World Champion appearance, Davis-Hayes earned the bronze medal in the 25-29 standard-distance age group. That medal came from training 10 times and up to 20 hours a week, and did we mention she is in Medical School? Wow! You go Cecilia! Name: Cecilia Davis-Hayes Country: USA Age Group: Female 25-29 Standard Distance Profession: Medical Student How you got involved in triathlon? I ran Cross Country/ Track in college, then picked up cycling as cross training when I broke my heel bone while doing the steeple chase. How often you train? 10 times per week. 20 hours maximum. Best training advice? Love your training, it should be fun! Find a trail or cycling route that you really love doing, and a swimming group where you really have fun.    What motivates you to race? I love competing. It makes me feel alive. And I love preparing for a big race scientifically—it’s like an experiment to see how well you can use the machine that is your body to move fastest across the three disciplines. Favourite swim workout: 8x4min building to race pace in the open water at Lake Tobyhanna, near my parents house in the Poconos. Favourite bike workout: 10x6min threshold intervals on 9W bike route in New Jersey, stopping at the Runcible Spoon in Nyack, NY for a pumpkin muffin. Favourite run workout: 2x30min tempo run on the Bridle Path in Central Park.

2017 World Cup Season Kicks Off in Cape Town

Triathlon News - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 11:28
The 2017 ITU World Cup season officially begins this weekend as Cape Town, South Africa holds the privilege of hosting the first stop in a 16-city worldwide tour. As the elites prepare to toe the start line for the first time this season, ITU is thrilled to have the World Cup circuit return to South Africa after Richard’s Bay hosted a competition from 2006-2008. While Cape Town is no stranger to ITU events after hosting World Triathlon Series races from 2014-2016, this will be the first time that the picturesque and coastal city will host a World Cup. So, as the elites take the stage on Saturday, February 11, from Olympic legends to hometown heroes, Cape Town is set to reveal a roster of talented men and women eager to get the competition season underway with a fast and furious sprint. Women’s Preview The women will race first on Saturday. Japan’s Ai Ueda tops the start list after finishing as the third overall female in the 2016 WTS. She is also the most successful World Cup competitor of both the men’s and women’s rosters. She has won six World Cup races throughout her career, including the most recent, which was the 2016 Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup. She will be one of the biggest threats out on the course on Saturday as she is a fast and consistent athlete. Another top Japanese woman to race this weekend is Juri Ide. She is a two-time World Cup winner, but hasn’t seen gold since 2011, so she is due for another crown. Rachel Klamer (NED) is also a top performer to look out for this weekend. She earned her one and only World Cup gold back in 2014 in Tiszaujvaros, but hasn’t made it to the top of the podium since. She did, however, have a career-high accolade last year in the WTS by earning her first Series medal in Hamburg. Brits Lucy Hall and Jessica Learmonth are big threats entering the competition. They are two of the fastest swimmers in the field and will cause damage if they end up in a bike pack together, so could be a cause for concern for the rest of the women if these to get a break. Click here for the full women’s start list Men’s Preview The 2017 race season will start with a bang on Saturday with the men’s roster turning up the heat. South Africa’s own Olympic medallist Henri Schoeman tops the start list. Schoeman ended his 2016 year at a ground breaking high after he scored the bronze medal in Rio, and then followed it up with a first career World Triathlon Series gold at the Cozumel Grand Final. Also...

2017 World Cup Season Kicks Off in Cape Town

Triathlon News - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 11:28
The 2017 ITU World Cup season officially begins this weekend as Cape Town, South Africa holds the privilege of hosting the first stop in a 16-city worldwide tour. As the elites prepare to toe the start line for the first time this season, ITU is thrilled to have the World Cup circuit return to South Africa after Richard’s Bay hosted a competition from 2006-2008. While Cape Town is no stranger to ITU events after hosting World Triathlon Series races from 2014-2016, this will be the first time that the picturesque and coastal city will host a World Cup. So, as the elites take the stage on Saturday, February 11, from Olympic legends to hometown heroes, Cape Town is set to reveal a roster of talented men and women eager to get the competition season underway with a fast and furious sprint. Women’s Preview The women will race first on Saturday. Japan’s Ai Ueda tops the start list after finishing as the third overall female in the 2016 WTS. She is also the most successful World Cup competitor of both the men’s and women’s rosters. She has won six World Cup races throughout her career, including the most recent, which was the 2016 Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup. She will be one of the biggest threats out on the course on Saturday as she is a fast and consistent athlete. Another top Japanese woman to race this weekend is Juri Ide. She is a two-time World Cup winner, but hasn’t seen gold since 2011, so she is due for another crown. Rachel Klamer (NED) is also a top performer to look out for this weekend. She earned her one and only World Cup gold back in 2014 in Tiszaujvaros, but hasn’t made it to the top of the podium since. She did, however, have a career-high accolade last year in the WTS by earning her first Series medal in Hamburg. Brits Lucy Hall and Jessica Learmonth are big threats entering the competition. They are two of the fastest swimmers in the field and will cause damage if they end up in a bike pack together, so could be a cause for concern for the rest of the women if these to get a break. Click here for the full women’s start list Men’s Preview The 2017 race season will start with a bang on Saturday with the men’s roster turning up the heat. South Africa’s own Olympic medallist Henri Schoeman tops the start list. Schoeman ended his 2016 year at a ground breaking high after he scored the bronze medal in Rio, and then followed it up with a first career World Triathlon Series gold at the Cozumel Grand Final. Also...

2017 World Cup Season Kicks Off in Cape Town

Triathlon News - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 11:28
The 2017 ITU World Cup season officially begins this weekend as Cape Town, South Africa holds the privilege of hosting the first stop in a 16-city worldwide tour. As the elites prepare to toe the start line for the first time this season, ITU is thrilled to have the World Cup circuit return to South Africa after Richard’s Bay hosted a competition from 2006-2008. While Cape Town is no stranger to ITU events after hosting World Triathlon Series races from 2014-2016, this will be the first time that the picturesque and coastal city will host a World Cup. So, as the elites take the stage on Saturday, February 11, from Olympic legends to hometown heroes, Cape Town is set to reveal a roster of talented men and women eager to get the competition season underway with a fast and furious sprint. Women’s Preview The women will race first on Saturday. Japan’s Ai Ueda tops the start list after finishing as the third overall female in the 2016 WTS. She is also the most successful World Cup competitor of both the men’s and women’s rosters. She has won six World Cup races throughout her career, including the most recent, which was the 2016 Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup. She will be one of the biggest threats out on the course on Saturday as she is a fast and consistent athlete. Another top Japanese woman to race this weekend is Juri Ide. She is a two-time World Cup winner, but hasn’t seen gold since 2011, so she is due for another crown. Rachel Klamer (NED) is also a top performer to look out for this weekend. She earned her one and only World Cup gold back in 2014 in Tiszaujvaros, but hasn’t made it to the top of the podium since. She did, however, have a career-high accolade last year in the WTS by earning her first Series medal in Hamburg. Brits Lucy Hall and Jessica Learmonth are big threats entering the competition. They are two of the fastest swimmers in the field and will cause damage if they end up in a bike pack together, so could be a cause for concern for the rest of the women if these to get a break. Click here for the full women’s start list Men’s Preview The 2017 race season will start with a bang on Saturday with the men’s roster turning up the heat. South Africa’s own Olympic medallist Henri Schoeman tops the start list. Schoeman ended his 2016 year at a ground breaking high after he scored the bronze medal in Rio, and then followed it up with a first career World Triathlon Series gold at the Cozumel Grand Final. Also...

What’s New for the 2017 World Cup Season

Triathlon News - Mon, 06/02/2017 - 17:22
The 2017 ITU World Cup season begins this weekend where it will debut our biggest calendar yet to date, hitting 16 cities spanned across all six continents. Beloved as our first series, the World Cup circuit is a chance for returning and rising talent to bridge the gap into elite success while also making a way for development and growth in the sport. So as we gear up to get back on the course, here is what is new for 2017: Schedule While debuting on the World Cup calendar, Cape Town is a familiar site to the ITU calendar having hosted various World Triathlon Series races. After kicking off the World Cup circuit in Africa, the tour heads to Oceania to the Australian coastal city of Mooloolaba for the 13th time. The race will be immediately followed up with another stop in Oceania with the return of New Plymouth in New Zealand. China is slated to host two World Cup races, beginning with the return of Chengdu. While Weihai has hosted many ITU triathlon races, it will welcome a World Cup for the first time. Other races to touch down in Asia include Miyazaki, Japan and Tongyeong, Korea for a total of four races on the continent. The 2017 season will mark the 10th time Tongyeong has welcomed a World Cup, while just the second for Miyazaki, but will be one of the final World Cup races of the year. Europe will also enjoy five events within its borders with two of the five cities hosting a World Cup for the first time in Huelva, Spain and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. The races in Huelva and Madrid make Spain one of two countries that will organize more than one World Cup. Madrid returns to the World Cup calendar for the first time in nine years after having hosted several ITU events in the years since it was a world Cup in 2008. Tiszaujvaros will welcome athletes for the 21st time, while Cagliari returns for its sophomore turn on the tour. The Americas will feature four World Cups in four countries with three cities debuting on the World Cup calendar. Salinas, Ecuador will return for its second-time hosting an event. Mexico adds Merida to the list of first-timers in the World Cup family. While other first-time World Cups in the Americas include Sarasota, USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina, the latter of which will serve as the final World Cup race in 2017. For the full lineup click here Formats Six cities will see sprint-distance courses this season: Cape Town, New Plymouth, Cagliari, Merida, Tongyeong and Buenos Aires. For the third straight year...

What’s New for the 2017 World Cup Season

Triathlon News - Mon, 06/02/2017 - 17:22
The 2017 ITU World Cup season begins this weekend where it will debut our biggest calendar yet to date, hitting 16 cities spanned across all six continents. Beloved as our first series, the World Cup circuit is a chance for returning and rising talent to bridge the gap into elite success while also making a way for development and growth in the sport. So as we gear up to get back on the course, here is what is new for 2017: Schedule While debuting on the World Cup calendar, Cape Town is a familiar site to the ITU calendar having hosted various World Triathlon Series races. After kicking off the World Cup circuit in Africa, the tour heads to Oceania to the Australian coastal city of Mooloolaba for the 13th time. The race will be immediately followed up with another stop in Oceania with the return of New Plymouth in New Zealand. China is slated to host two World Cup races, beginning with the return of Chengdu. While Weihai has hosted many ITU triathlon races, it will welcome a World Cup for the first time. Other races to touch down in Asia include Miyazaki, Japan and Tongyeong, Korea for a total of four races on the continent. The 2017 season will mark the 10th time Tongyeong has welcomed a World Cup, while just the second for Miyazaki, but will be one of the final World Cup races of the year. Europe will also enjoy five events within its borders with two of the five cities hosting a World Cup for the first time in Huelva, Spain and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. The races in Huelva and Madrid make Spain one of two countries that will organize more than one World Cup. Madrid returns to the World Cup calendar for the first time in nine years after having hosted several ITU events in the years since it was a world Cup in 2008. Tiszaujvaros will welcome athletes for the 21st time, while Cagliari returns for its sophomore turn on the tour. The Americas will feature four World Cups in four countries with three cities debuting on the World Cup calendar. Salinas, Ecuador will return for its second-time hosting an event. Mexico adds Merida to the list of first-timers in the World Cup family. While other first-time World Cups in the Americas include Sarasota, USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina, the latter of which will serve as the final World Cup race in 2017. For the full lineup click here Formats Six cities will see sprint-distance courses this season: Cape Town, New Plymouth, Cagliari, Merida, Tongyeong and Buenos Aires. For the third straight year...

What’s New for the 2017 World Cup Season

Triathlon News - Mon, 06/02/2017 - 17:22
The 2017 ITU World Cup season begins this weekend where it will debut our biggest calendar yet to date, hitting 16 cities spanned across all six continents. Beloved as our first series, the World Cup circuit is a chance for returning and rising talent to bridge the gap into elite success while also making a way for development and growth in the sport. So as we gear up to get back on the course, here is what is new for 2017: Schedule While debuting on the World Cup calendar, Cape Town is a familiar site to the ITU calendar having hosted various World Triathlon Series races. After kicking off the World Cup circuit in Africa, the tour heads to Oceania to the Australian coastal city of Mooloolaba for the 13th time. The race will be immediately followed up with another stop in Oceania with the return of New Plymouth in New Zealand. China is slated to host two World Cup races, beginning with the return of Chengdu. While Weihai has hosted many ITU triathlon races, it will welcome a World Cup for the first time. Other races to touch down in Asia include Miyazaki, Japan and Tongyeong, Korea for a total of four races on the continent. The 2017 season will mark the 10th time Tongyeong has welcomed a World Cup, while just the second for Miyazaki, but will be one of the final World Cup races of the year. Europe will also enjoy five events within its borders with two of the five cities hosting a World Cup for the first time in Huelva, Spain and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. The races in Huelva and Madrid make Spain one of two countries that will organize more than one World Cup. Madrid returns to the World Cup calendar for the first time in nine years after having hosted several ITU events in the years since it was a world Cup in 2008. Tiszaujvaros will welcome athletes for the 21st time, while Cagliari returns for its sophomore turn on the tour. The Americas will feature four World Cups in four countries with three cities debuting on the World Cup calendar. Salinas, Ecuador will return for its second-time hosting an event. Mexico adds Merida to the list of first-timers in the World Cup family. While other first-time World Cups in the Americas include Sarasota, USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina, the latter of which will serve as the final World Cup race in 2017. For the full lineup click here Formats Six cities will see sprint-distance courses this season: Cape Town, New Plymouth, Cagliari, Merida, Tongyeong and Buenos Aires. For the third straight year...

Polish Triathlon Union Seeks Head Coach

Triathlon News - Sat, 04/02/2017 - 04:28
JOB TITLE: Head Coach, Polish Triathlon Union OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To lead the coaching delivery within the Polish Triathlon World Class Programme to develop a Polish Triathlon team which delivers medals at the Olympic Games in 2022. The Head Coach will work in partnership with the personal coaches to support the development and implementation of the four-year Polish Triathlon Olympic strategy. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES To take primary responsibility for the coaching support to athletes and coaches identified in the Olympic Podium to convert them into qualifications at the 2022 Olympic Games. To provide support and development for the personal triathlon coaches of identified Olympic Podium and Olympic Academy Squad members offering guidance where appropriate. To lead the coaching of senior elite teams at the Standard Distance European Championships, World Championship ITU Series Final, the Olympic Games and other major standard distance competitions. To lead the coaching at senior squad training camps and other national senior training camps. To contribute to the development of Polish Triathlon’s coaching network. SUCCESS CRITERIA / MEASUREMENTS Optimum preparation of Polish athletes at the Olympic Games and other major elite standard distance Championships. Quality of the coaching support provided to Olympic Podium and Olympic Academy Squad athletes, their personal coaches and Polish senior teams. QUALIFICATIONS Triathlon coach experience, Significant experience of elite coaching and substantial experience of high performance sport as an athlete, coach, or administrator. KNOWLEDGE An understanding of Long Term Athlete Development An understanding of elite coach development Technical (swim, bike, run, transition) knowledge Physiological and tactical coaching knowledge An understanding of the use of sports science and medicine in elite athlete preparation An understanding of team dynamics and creating an effective team SKILLS An ability to coach and mentor coaches An ability to work with a number of athletes and balance individual and team requirements. An ability to understand the needs of others and relate to and engage with elite athletes and coaches COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE Commitment towards achieving excellence in triathlon within the framework of the Polish Triathlon’s performance system as defined by delivering medals at all levels from junior to senior elite. APPLICATION PROCESS Applications in writing detailing your...

Polish Triathlon Union Seeks Head Coach

Triathlon News - Sat, 04/02/2017 - 04:28
JOB TITLE: Head Coach, Polish Triathlon Union OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To lead the coaching delivery within the Polish Triathlon World Class Programme to develop a Polish Triathlon team which delivers medals at the Olympic Games in 2024. The Head Coach will work in partnership with the personal coaches to support the development and implementation of the four-year Polish Triathlon Olympic strategy. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES To take primary responsibility for the coaching support to athletes and coaches identified in the Olympic Podium to convert them into qualifications at the 2024 Olympic Games. To provide support and development for the personal triathlon coaches of identified Olympic Podium and Olympic Academy Squad members offering guidance where appropriate. To lead the coaching of senior elite teams at the Standard Distance European Championships, World Championship ITU Series Final, the Olympic Games and other major standard distance competitions. To lead the coaching at senior squad training camps and other national senior training camps. To contribute to the development of Polish Triathlon’s coaching network. SUCCESS CRITERIA / MEASUREMENTS Optimum preparation of Polish athletes at the Olympic Games and other major elite standard distance Championships. Quality of the coaching support provided to Olympic Podium and Olympic Academy Squad athletes, their personal coaches and Polish senior teams. QUALIFICATIONS Triathlon coach experience, Significant experience of elite coaching and substantial experience of high performance sport as an athlete, coach, or administrator. KNOWLEDGE An understanding of Long Term Athlete Development An understanding of elite coach development Technical (swim, bike, run, transition) knowledge Physiological and tactical coaching knowledge An understanding of the use of sports science and medicine in elite athlete preparation An understanding of team dynamics and creating an effective team SKILLS An ability to coach and mentor coaches An ability to work with a number of athletes and balance individual and team requirements. An ability to understand the needs of others and relate to and engage with elite athletes and coaches COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE Commitment towards achieving excellence in triathlon within the framework of the Polish Triathlon’s performance system as defined by delivering medals at all levels from junior to senior elite. APPLICATION PROCESS Applications in writing detailing your...

Polish Triathlon Union Seeks Head Coach

Triathlon News - Sat, 04/02/2017 - 04:28
JOB TITLE: Head Coach, Polish Triathlon Union OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To lead the coaching delivery within the Polish Triathlon World Class Programme to develop a Polish Triathlon team which delivers medals at the Olympic Games in 2024. The Head Coach will work in partnership with the personal coaches to support the development and implementation of the four-year Polish Triathlon Olympic strategy. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES To take primary responsibility for the coaching support to athletes and coaches identified in the Olympic Podium to convert them into qualifications at the 2024 Olympic Games. To provide support and development for the personal triathlon coaches of identified Olympic Podium and Olympic Academy Squad members offering guidance where appropriate. To lead the coaching of senior elite teams at the Standard Distance European Championships, World Championship ITU Series Final, the Olympic Games and other major standard distance competitions. To lead the coaching at senior squad training camps and other national senior training camps. To contribute to the development of Polish Triathlon’s coaching network. SUCCESS CRITERIA / MEASUREMENTS Optimum preparation of Polish athletes at the Olympic Games and other major elite standard distance Championships. Quality of the coaching support provided to Olympic Podium and Olympic Academy Squad athletes, their personal coaches and Polish senior teams. QUALIFICATIONS Triathlon coach experience, Significant experience of elite coaching and substantial experience of high performance sport as an athlete, coach, or administrator. KNOWLEDGE An understanding of Long Term Athlete Development An understanding of elite coach development Technical (swim, bike, run, transition) knowledge Physiological and tactical coaching knowledge An understanding of the use of sports science and medicine in elite athlete preparation An understanding of team dynamics and creating an effective team SKILLS An ability to coach and mentor coaches An ability to work with a number of athletes and balance individual and team requirements. An ability to understand the needs of others and relate to and engage with elite athletes and coaches COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE Commitment towards achieving excellence in triathlon within the framework of the Polish Triathlon’s performance system as defined by delivering medals at all levels from junior to senior elite. APPLICATION PROCESS Applications in writing detailing your...

Polish Triathlon Union Seeks Head Coach

Triathlon News - Sat, 04/02/2017 - 04:28
JOB TITLE: Head Coach, Polish Triathlon Union OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To lead the coaching delivery within the Polish Triathlon World Class Programme to develop a Polish Triathlon team which delivers medals at the Olympic Games in 2022. The Head Coach will work in partnership with the personal coaches to support the development and implementation of the four-year Polish Triathlon Olympic strategy. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES To take primary responsibility for the coaching support to athletes and coaches identified in the Olympic Podium to convert them into qualifications at the 2022 Olympic Games. To provide support and development for the personal triathlon coaches of identified Olympic Podium and Olympic Academy Squad members offering guidance where appropriate. To lead the coaching of senior elite teams at the Standard Distance European Championships, World Championship ITU Series Final, the Olympic Games and other major standard distance competitions. To lead the coaching at senior squad training camps and other national senior training camps. To contribute to the development of Polish Triathlon’s coaching network. SUCCESS CRITERIA / MEASUREMENTS Optimum preparation of Polish athletes at the Olympic Games and other major elite standard distance Championships. Quality of the coaching support provided to Olympic Podium and Olympic Academy Squad athletes, their personal coaches and Polish senior teams. QUALIFICATIONS Triathlon coach experience, Significant experience of elite coaching and substantial experience of high performance sport as an athlete, coach, or administrator. KNOWLEDGE An understanding of Long Term Athlete Development An understanding of elite coach development Technical (swim, bike, run, transition) knowledge Physiological and tactical coaching knowledge An understanding of the use of sports science and medicine in elite athlete preparation An understanding of team dynamics and creating an effective team SKILLS An ability to coach and mentor coaches An ability to work with a number of athletes and balance individual and team requirements. An ability to understand the needs of others and relate to and engage with elite athletes and coaches COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE Commitment towards achieving excellence in triathlon within the framework of the Polish Triathlon’s performance system as defined by delivering medals at all levels from junior to senior elite. APPLICATION PROCESS Applications in writing detailing your...

2016 Photo Competition Winners

Triathlon News - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 14:00
After weeks and weeks of voting, it is finally time to reveal the winning photograph from the 2016 Photo Competition! Fifty-five pictures were selected over eleven competitions that were voted on by you, the fans. Then the top photo from each WTS race and the Olympics and Paralympic events were collected and once again voted on to finally vote to reveal which photo would be crowned the title of the 2016 ITU Best Photo of the year. So which photo did you pick? Drum roll please…. Winner And the winner of the 2016 Photo Competition is this photo of Ai Ueda in the WTS Yokohama event. You can feel the intensity with which she was racing that day in this picture. She podiumed in the race in front of her people and her nation - in Japan. Making the medal an extra special honour as she also earned a spot on the Japanese Olympic team that day. The image was shot by none other than the very talented photo ninja himself, Delly Carr. To achieve the shot, he used a Nikon D5, ISO 200, 1/2000 sec, 400mm lens set 5.6. “This image to me has so many meanings in many ways. The lure of an Olympic Medal brings out the best in each athlete in an Olympic Year. Ueda, whom after so many years racing, found a new inner strength in 2016, to race like the wind and land herself a place on the Japanese Olympic Team. And she did it on her home soil, the ITU WTS race in Yokohama, the Japanese city that embraces the race year after year. But what is most important is the anguish that Ai has on her face .... she has given it her all to make the team. To go to the Olympics. To hopefully win a medal. For Japan. In Japan. By a wonderful Japanese lady,” said Carr. Runner Up This iconic photo of brothers Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee at the Cozumel Grand Final was shot by Janos Schmidt. Third Place This beautiful photo of Richard Murray laying down flowers in honour of the beloved late Laurent Vidal in WTS Abu Dhabi was shot by Janos Schmidt.

2016 Photo Competition Winners

Triathlon News - Fri, 03/02/2017 - 14:00
After weeks and weeks of voting, it is finally time to reveal the winning photograph from the 2016 Photo Competition! Fifty-five pictures were selected over eleven competitions that were voted on by you, the fans. Then the top photo from each WTS race and the Olympics and Paralympic events were collected and once again voted on to finally vote to reveal which photo would be crowned the title of the 2016 ITU Best Photo of the year. So which photo did you pick? Drum roll please…. Winner And the winner of the 2016 Photo Competition is this photo of Ai Ueda in the WTS Yokohama event. You can feel the intensity with which she was racing that day in this picture. She podiumed in the race in front of her people and her nation - in Japan. Making the medal an extra special honour as she also earned a spot on the Japanese Olympic team that day. The image was shot by none other than the very talented photo ninja himself, Delly Carr. To achieve the shot, he used a Nikon D5, ISO 200, 1/2000 sec, 400mm lens set 5.6. “This image to me has so many meanings in many ways. The lure of an Olympic Medal brings out the best in each athlete in an Olympic Year. Ueda, whom after so many years racing, found a new inner strength in 2016, to race like the wind and land herself a place on the Japanese Olympic Team. And she did it on her home soil, the ITU WTS race in Yokohama, the Japanese city that embraces the race year after year. But what is most important is the anguish that Ai has on her face .... she has given it her all to make the team. To go to the Olympics. To hopefully win a medal. For Japan. In Japan. By a wonderful Japanese lady,” said Carr. Runner Up This iconic photo of brothers Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee at the Cozumel Grand Final was shot by Janos Schmidt. Third Place This beautiful photo of Richard Murray laying down flowers in honour of the beloved late Laurent Vidal in WTS Abu Dhabi was shot by Janos Schmidt.

Triathlon Tips to Get Through Groundhog Day Day Day Day

Triathlon News - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 15:53
Let’s face it, training for a triathlon can be challenging! When you push your body to the limit physically and emotionally everyday, sometimes things can just go wrong. You can find yourself training day after day after day and sometimes feel like you are never going to get out of this “triathlon slump!” So today, in honour of Groudhog Day and Punxutawney Phil seeing his shadow, which “guarantees” a lot of the world will have six more weeks of winter, we asked on Twitter for some advice on how to get back in the swing of things when it comes to training if you ever find yourself in your own personal “Bill Murray” type rut. Here are some of our favourites that we hope will give you some much-needed inspiration! @XFmGirl @worldtriathlon went for a big bike ride with a mate.  Enjoyed views and remembered it's a hobby. Looking forward to training now— Sam Forshaw (@Sam_In_Manc) January 31, 2017 @worldtriathlon going kitesurfing to remind myself how to enjoy my hobbies!— James Van Tuyl (@JamesVTTri) January 31, 2017 @worldtriathlon with family work etc happens. Normal tactic is to give myself "permission" to end workout after 5 min if still in a funk— jeremyhopwood (@jeremyhopwood) January 31, 2017 @worldtriathlon I watch my old videos of IM Hawaii and everyone that crosses the line. By the time I wipe my tears, Im inspired to go train.— Miffie Seideman (@MiffieSeideman) January 31, 2017 @worldtriathlon reading a tri magazine like tri220 or playing the training montage from Rocky IV usually gets my training head back on!— Lyndon Miles (@Lyndonius1) February 2, 2017 @worldtriathlon I give the workout 30min,if it's not working,I let it go.Usually I can come back stronger the next day. #determination— Sara Massie (@saramassie18) February 1, 2017    

Triathlon Tips to Get Through Groundhog Day Day Day Day

Triathlon News - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 15:53
Let’s face it, training for a triathlon can be challenging! When you push your body to the limit physically and emotionally everyday, sometimes things can just go wrong. You can find yourself training day after day after day and sometimes feel like you are never going to get out of this “triathlon slump!” So today, in honour of Groudhog Day and Punxutawney Phil seeing his shadow, which “guarantees” a lot of the world will have six more weeks of winter, we asked on Twitter for some advice on how to get back in the swing of things when it comes to training if you ever find yourself in your own personal “Bill Murray” type rut. Here are some of our favourites that we hope will give you some much-needed inspiration! @XFmGirl @worldtriathlon went for a big bike ride with a mate.  Enjoyed views and remembered it's a hobby. Looking forward to training now— Sam Forshaw (@Sam_In_Manc) January 31, 2017 @worldtriathlon going kitesurfing to remind myself how to enjoy my hobbies!— James Van Tuyl (@JamesVTTri) January 31, 2017 @worldtriathlon with family work etc happens. Normal tactic is to give myself "permission" to end workout after 5 min if still in a funk— jeremyhopwood (@jeremyhopwood) January 31, 2017 @worldtriathlon I watch my old videos of IM Hawaii and everyone that crosses the line. By the time I wipe my tears, Im inspired to go train.— Miffie Seideman (@MiffieSeideman) January 31, 2017 @worldtriathlon reading a tri magazine like tri220 or playing the training montage from Rocky IV usually gets my training head back on!— Lyndon Miles (@Lyndonius1) February 2, 2017 @worldtriathlon I give the workout 30min,if it's not working,I let it go.Usually I can come back stronger the next day. #determination— Sara Massie (@saramassie18) February 1, 2017    

What to Expect in the 2017 WTS Season

Triathlon News - Wed, 01/02/2017 - 20:00
The 2016 World Triathlon Series was an unforgettable year. Twelve different men and women stood on top of the WTS podium to receive the hard earned gold medal, five of whom topped the WTS podium for the very first time. Then to cap off the year, the Grand Final in Cozumel turned into a spectacle that showed the world that not only can a woman from a small Caribbean island become a World Champion, but that a pair of brothers can inspire the world by showing that family always comes first. As the new season comes into focus within a month’s time, the question remains whether 2016 can be topped? Well, ready or not the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series is upon us and when it comes to competition, triathlon never disappoints! We take a look at what is to come for the year ahead with the old, the new and everything in between. Here is what you can expect: Welcome to the WTS Family Two new cities will be added to the docket in 2017 to make it a nine-stop circuit. Following longtime host Edmonton, elites will remain in Canada for the seventh stop of the season, as Montreal, Quebec debuts a standard-distance course. Montreal first joined ITU in 2016 by hosting a World Cup. Due to the success of the fun and vibrant location, Montreal this year becomes a WTS destination. The Netherlands also has the privilege of hosting its first WTS competition as Rotterdam serves as host of the 2017 WTS Grand Final. The Dutch town will see thousands of triathletes from all over the world, including the elites compete to be crowned World Champions. New Sights To start the season, Abu Dhabi revealed a new elite course that will take them around the Yas Marina and bring them around to a bike course with views of Ferrari World. The race this year will also begin with a pontoon start, whereas in the previous two years it has been a beach start. http://abudhabi.triathlon.org/event_info/elite_course/ WTS Leeds has also introduced a new course for age group racers, insuring that all who come to race will have an event they will never forget! http://leeds.triathlon.org/news/article/2017_columbia_threadneedle_world_triathlon_leeds_route_annoucement Gomez is Back! After being crowned the 2015 ITU World Champion, Spaniard Javier Gomez Noya was ready to tackle the 2016 Olympic year head on. He won the Lisbon ETU European Championships and then was fourth in the WTS Leeds. Unfortunately, after that race Gomez suffered an injury from a bike training session that resulted in his season...

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