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30.3.2013 Propozice na jablonecký plavecko-běžecký duatlon, který se bude konat 25. dubna naleznete zde

5.10.2012 Výsledky z lékařského triatlonu naleznete zde.

 31.7.2012  TJ Bižuterie Jablonec n.N. uspořádá  dne 22.září 2012 opět triatlon pro mládežnické kategorie. Podrobnější infromace již brzy v sekci Libereceký kraj.

    8.7.2012 Zážitky Petry Kuříkové - 5.té   z akademického MS si můžete přečíst zde.

28.3.2012    13.Jablonecký plavecko-běžecký duatlon se uskuteční ve čtvrek 12.dubna v plaveckém bazénu ( ul. Sv.Čecha ) a jeho okolí. Prezentace od 13 do 13,30hod. Bližší informace uvedeme v nejbližší době.

29.1.2012 Ve druhém závodě ČP v ZTT v Hlinsku si vedll skvěle Martin Hušek, když stejně jako před týdnem získal 2.místo. Lepší byl pouze Pavel Jindra. Ostatní závodníci našeho oddílu nestartovali. Po dvou závodech je Martin celkově druhý a tým TJ Bižuterie na 2.-3.místě výsledky zde.

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Alistair Brownlee and Sophie Coldwell make it a day to remember for GB in Cagliari

So, 18/05/2019 - 15:05
Two-time Olympic and World Champion Alistair Brownlee and compatriot Sophie Coldwell delivered two incredible performances in Cagliari to take the gold medals back to Great Britain. It was a first race over the sprint distance since 2015 for Brownlee, who was able to summon a final drop of power to out-sprint Justus Nieschlag (GER) to the tape, USA’s Kevin McDowell third. In contrast, Coldwell had already done the hard work as she crossed the line ten seconds ahead of another exciting German talent, Nina Eim, who edged Valerie Barthelemy (BEL) into third. 
 “I am delighted with that,” said Brownlee afterwards. “I just said to myself with a couple of minutes to go, no-one can push harder than me so, if they’re going to beat me, they’re going to have to go really deep.”

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t Rolling waves were still crashing in as the athletes took to the line for a beautiful beach start at the new-look Cagliari World Cup, Alistair Brownlee sporting the number 52 as he began his return to ITU racing with a first sprint distance effort in almost five years. The crowds were deep with fans desperate to see him compete alongside home favourites like last year’s gold and bronze medallists Delian Stateff and Davide Uccellari, both of whom delivered good swims to put themselves into contention early on. It was to be Germany’s Justus Nieschlag and Mark Devay of Hungary first out of the water, however, Brownlee hot on their heels and determined not to lose ground heading through transition. With T1 smoothly navigated, the trio were joined by more gifted cyclists in Ryan Bailie (AUS), Sylvain Fridelance (SUI) and Uccellari, and a lead group of twelve riders had settled into a rapid rhythm and carved out a 12-second advantage by lap three. Stateff tried in vain to push his group along with Britain’s Ben Dijkstra, the gap to the front growing steadily albeit not significantly enough to leave them out of touch as T2 approached. Devay had put in another brilliant ride and emerged from T2 right with Nieschlag and Kevin McDowell, and all were soon on the heels of Brownlee who’d had to negotiate a busy transition to get back out onto the run without issue. Devay fell back along with Gregor Payet (LUX), leaving a trio who were all blowing hard, all taking small opportunities to test their rivals and all firmly fixated on gold. It was McDowell who rolled the dice first, going away early in the second lap. His window was soon slammed shut by...
Kategorie: Triatlon

First ever Yokohama victory for Vincent Luis

So, 18/05/2019 - 12:42
With an incredible run over the 10k, Vincent Luis claimed his first ever victory in WTS Yokohama to make a serious statement over his intentions of fighting for the Series trophy. The French had an impressive performance to beat almost over the finish line South African Henri Schoeman and young Hungarian hope Bence Bicsak. 50 men lined up this Sunday in Yokohama in the third stop of the World Triathlon Series, with Luis, Schoeman and Marten Van Riel (BEL) dominating the tough swim from the first strokes. They didn’t have the chance of breaking a large gap tho, and behind them into transition came a large group of athletes, including strong names like Javier Gomez Noya (ESP), Dorian Coninx (FRA) or Aaron Royle (AUS). But as soon as they got out of transition, they were quickly joined by Jonas Schomburg (GER), Bicsak, Ilia Prasolov (RUS) and Alois Knabl (AUT). The ten of them rode together keeping the chase group at a safe distance between 30 seconds in the first laps and up to 56 seconds at the end of the 40km, working in turns to manage carefully the sharp turns and the different surfaces of the circuit. They all knew that some of the fastest runners of the field were in that second group, including Fernando Alarza (ESP), Alex Yee (GBR), Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR), Ryan Sissons (NZL) or Casper Stornes (NOR). And they also knew that some of the likely candidates to end in the podium were even further bak, with Mario Mola (ESP) having a dissapointing swim for the second time in a row, or Jake Birtwhistle (AUS). When the group of ten changed the bike for the running shoes, Luis decided to push from the first meters and tried to break away, to be followed on his heels by Schoeman, Bicsak and Noya. The four of them added one extra gear to break away from the rest with more than 7km to go, and it looked clear that the battle for the medals was going to be on them… until they saw Yee. Behind the leaders, the young and talented British runner started chasing rival after rival, reducing the gap with Luis in 30 seconds in the first 5km of the run. By then, the British looked exhausted and the four leaders increased a bit their path, so the efforts of Yee were in vain and he had to see Luis managing to sprint to the finish line to grab the victory in Yokohama, with Schoeman a few seconds behind. Another final sprint, this time from Bicsak, saw the young Hungarian passing over Gomez to claim his first ever WTS podium after collecting the bronze medal in the...
Kategorie: Triatlon

First ever Yokohama victory for Vincent Luis

So, 18/05/2019 - 12:42
With an incredible run over the 10k, Vincent Luis claimed his first ever victory in WTS Yokohama to make a serious statement over his intentions of fighting for the Series trophy. The French had an impressive performance to beat almost over the finish line South African Henri Schoeman and young Hungarian hope Bence Bicsak. 50 men lined up this Sunday in Yokohama in the third stop of the World Triathlon Series, with Luis, Schoeman and Marten Van Riel (BEL) dominating the tough swim from the first strokes. They didn’t have the chance of breaking a large gap tho, and behind them into transition came a large group of athletes, including strong names like Javier Gomez Noya (ESP), Dorian Coninx (FRA) or Aaron Royle (AUS). But as soon as they got out of transition, they were quickly joined by Jonas Schomburg (GER), Bicsak, Ilia Prasolov (RUS) and Alois Knabl (AUT). The ten of them rode together keeping the chase group at a safe distance between 30 seconds in the first laps and up to 56 seconds at the end of the 40km, working in turns to manage carefully the sharp turns and the different surfaces of the circuit. They all knew that some of the fastest runners of the field were in that second group, including Fernando Alarza (ESP), Alex Yee (GBR), Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR), Ryan Sissons (NZL) or Casper Stornes (NOR). And they also knew that some of the likely candidates to end in the podium were even further bak, with Mario Mola (ESP) having a dissapointing swim for the second time in a row, or Jake Birtwhistle (AUS). When the group of ten changed the bike for the running shoes, Luis decided to push from the first meters and tried to break away, to be followed on his heels by Schoeman, Bicsak and Noya. The four of them added one extra gear to break away from the rest with more than 7km to go, and it looked clear that the battle for the medals was going to be on them… until they saw Yee. Behind the leaders, the young and talented British runner started chasing rival after rival, reducing the gap with Luis in 30 seconds in the first 5km of the run. By then, the British looked exhausted and the four leaders increased a bit their path, so the efforts of Yee were in vain and he had to see Luis managing to sprint to the finish line to grab the victory in Yokohama, with Schoeman a few seconds behind. Another final sprint, this time from Bicsak, saw the young Hungarian passing over Gomez to claim his first ever WTS podium after collecting the bronze medal in the...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Zaferes leads a USA podium sweep in WTS Yokohama

So, 18/05/2019 - 08:24
With a dominant performance, American Katie Zaferes claims a hat trick in the 2019 World Triathlon Yokohama, with teammates Summer Rappaport and Taylor Spivey accompaniyng her in the podium in the fourth podium sweep for USA in the history of WTS. On a beautiful morning in Yokohama, the race started to unfold right when the elite women where taking their positions in the pontoon, with Katie Zaferes, wearing the golden number 1 swim cap, going to the left and the Brits and the other Americans heading to the right side. By when the triathletes made it to the first buoy there was a long line of them, with Jessica Learmonth leading. The 1500 swim in the choppy water in Yokohama ended up with Learmonth leading out of the swim, followed close by Maya Kingma (NED), Spivey and Zaferes. But as soon as the leading females were in transition, they were joined by Yuko Takahashi (JPN), Summer Rappaport (USA) and Lotte Miller (NOR) and the seven of them started to work immediately on building up a lead enough to guarantee them a safe position at the end of the race. By the third of the 9 laps of the technical and flat bike course, the seven leaders had managed to gain almost 30 seconds over the large group of chasers. Behind them, Non Stanford (GBR), Georgia Taylor-Brown (GBR), Emma Jeffcoat (AUS), Natalie Van Coerden (AUS), Alice Betto (ITA) and Tamara Gorman (USA) tried to organise themselves to chase them, but the leading athletes seemed well organised and the efforts of the chasers were in vain. By the time the 40km on the bike were over, the seven female leaders had almost one minute, and new that the fight for the medals was going to be on them. As soon as the athletes got on their running shoes, Katie Zaferes proved that she is indeed the one to beat this season, and charged hard in the first meters, only to be followed by her teammate Rappaport. The American duo dropped quickly Miller, Kingma and Learmonth first, and then Spivey and Takahashi, who kept running shoulder on shoulder for most part of the 10km run. Kilometer after kilometer, both duos were testing each other, with Zaferes looking cautiously left and right knowing than Rappaport has a really strong run, while Spivey did the same thing with Takahashi, cheered by the thousands of local spectators gathered in Yokohama since very early in the morning. Zaferes wait until the last 500 meters to do the final push, and without looking back added an extra gear enough to cross the finish line in...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Zaferes leads a USA podium sweep in WTS Yokohama

So, 18/05/2019 - 08:24
With a dominant performance, American Katie Zaferes claims a hat trick in the 2019 World Triathlon Yokohama, with teammates Summer Rappaport and Taylor Spivey accompaniyng her in the podium in the fourth podium sweep for USA in the history of WTS. On a beautiful morning in Yokohama, the race started to unfold right when the elite women where taking their positions in the pontoon, with Katie Zaferes, wearing the golden number 1 swim cap, going to the left and the Brits and the other Americans heading to the right side. By when the triathletes made it to the first buoy there was a long line of them, with Jessica Learmonth leading. The 1500 swim in the choppy water in Yokohama ended up with Learmonth leading out of the swim, followed close by Maya Kingma (NED), Spivey and Zaferes. But as soon as the leading females were in transition, they were joined by Yuko Takahashi (JPN), Summer Rappaport (USA) and Lotte Miller (NOR) and the seven of them started to work immediately on building up a lead enough to guarantee them a safe position at the end of the race. By the third of the 9 laps of the technical and flat bike course, the seven leaders had managed to gain almost 30 seconds over the large group of chasers. Behind them, Non Stanford (GBR), Georgia Taylor-Brown (GBR), Emma Jeffcoat (AUS), Natalie Van Coerden (AUS), Alice Betto (ITA) and Tamara Gorman (USA) tried to organise themselves to chase them, but the leading athletes seemed well organised and the efforts of the chasers were in vain. By the time the 40km on the bike were over, the seven female leaders had almost one minute, and new that the fight for the medals was going to be on them. As soon as the athletes got on their running shoes, Katie Zaferes proved that she is indeed the one to beat this season, and charged hard in the first meters, only to be followed by her teammate Rappaport. The American duo dropped quickly Miller, Kingma and Learmonth first, and then Spivey and Takahashi, who kept running shoulder on shoulder for most part of the 10km run. Kilometer after kilometer, both duos were testing each other, with Zaferes looking cautiously left and right knowing than Rappaport has a really strong run, while Spivey did the same thing with Takahashi, cheered by the thousands of local spectators gathered in Yokohama since very early in the morning. Zaferes wait until the last 500 meters to do the final push, and without looking back added an extra gear enough to cross the finish line in...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Athletes’ chatter ahead of WTS Yokohama

Pá, 17/05/2019 - 02:43
For the third stop of the 2019 World Triathlon Series the elite triathletes head to Japan once again to return to the familiar event of the ITU World Triathlon Yokohama. In the race 10th anniversary, the event marks the start of the second period of the Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020, and 50 men and 42 women will toe the line with a start list stacked with legends of the sport and all the upcoming rising stars. Here is what Katie Zaferes, Vincent Luis, Yuko Takahashi and Takumi Hojo had to say, accompanied in the press conference by paratriathletes Geert Schipper, Susana Rodriguez, Wakako Tsuchida and Hideki Uda. Katie Zaferes On the preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Games. “For me this season it is really important to perform really well in the test event next July, but this year is another step in the process and see how I can perform in these conditions, even if it is not exactly the same here. But Yokohama will help me prepare to be a better athlete all around. I am planning on going out to check out the Tokyo course right after the race here in Yokohama so that I can prepare myself mentally for the races this August and hopefully for the Olympic Games as well”. On hopes for the Mixed Relay: France is definitely a rival, as Great Britain and Australia, but you can’t count off any country in races like the Mixed Relays. Races are always evolving and are really fast, and we are all trying to get better and better, so we all have great options. We have a great team, with really strong people on it and we are getting more and more experience, so the goal is to try to have a medal in the first ever Mixed Relay event in the Olympics”. On where she likes to race in the Mixed Relay events: “I’ve never done the first leg, but I really like the third one. I think I’m quite good at chasing, so probably that’s a good spot for me. And if the team is already ahead by then, I am also good on riding solo and keeping the distance”. On weather conditions for the race: “I am really good usually in cold environments, but I am learning to compete better under extreme heat as we will have in Tokyo. And I will get better competing with these conditions this year, for sure. Heat is not my favourite, but I am training hard to make it my favourite”. Vincent Luis On preparations for the test event and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics: “Racing in Japan for me is a good test before the test event in Tokyo, even if is not the same course and we are not competing at the same...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Athletes’ chatter ahead of WTS Yokohama

Pá, 17/05/2019 - 02:43
For the third stop of the 2019 World Triathlon Series the elite triathletes head to Japan once again to return to the familiar event of the ITU World Triathlon Yokohama. In the race 10th anniversary, the event marks the start of the second period of the Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020, and 50 men and 42 women will toe the line with a start list stacked with legends of the sport and all the upcoming rising stars. Here is what Katie Zaferes, Vincent Luis, Yuko Takahashi and Takumi Hojo had to say, accompanied in the press conference by paratriathletes Geert Schipper, Susana Rodriguez, Wakako Tsuchida and Hideki Uda. Katie Zaferes On the preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Games. “For me this season it is really important to perform really well in the test event next July, but this year is another step in the process and see how I can perform in these conditions, even if it is not exactly the same here. But Yokohama will help me prepare to be a better athlete all around. I am planning on going out to check out the Tokyo course right after the race here in Yokohama so that I can prepare myself mentally for the races this August and hopefully for the Olympic Games as well”. On hopes for the Mixed Relay: France is definitely a rival, as Great Britain and Australia, but you can’t count off any country in races like the Mixed Relays. Races are always evolving and are really fast, and we are all trying to get better and better, so we all have great options. We have a great team, with really strong people on it and we are getting more and more experience, so the goal is to try to have a medal in the first ever Mixed Relay event in the Olympics”. On where she likes to race in the Mixed Relay events: “I’ve never done the first leg, but I really like the third one. I think I’m quite good at chasing, so probably that’s a good spot for me. And if the team is already ahead by then, I am also good on riding solo and keeping the distance”. On weather conditions for the race: “I am really good usually in cold environments, but I am learning to compete better under extreme heat as we will have in Tokyo. And I will get better competing with these conditions this year, for sure. Heat is not my favourite, but I am training hard to make it my favourite”. Vincent Luis On preparations for the test event and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics: “Racing in Japan for me is a good test before the test event in Tokyo, even if is not the same course and we are not competing at the same...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Wakako Tsuchida preps for Yokohama challenge

Pá, 17/05/2019 - 01:26
Japan’s seven-time Paralympian Wakako Tsuchida is ready see how she stacks up against the best when she competes on home course at the World Paratriathlon Series in Yokohama on Saturday. The Series is the second of the season, and Tsuchida’s category, the women’s PTWC, includes World Championship medallists. “That experience motivated me to overcome my own weakness little by little. I am looking forward to competing in Yokohama with strong athletes,” Tsuchida said. “It will be my first race of this season so I would like to see how I can perform, and I will try my best to make all my off-season training pay off.” She will have to face Australia’s double world champion Emily Tapp and world bronze medallist Lauren Parker, alongside Great Britain’s Jade Jones and the USA’s Kendall Gretsch, who have both had success since switching to triathlon. With the Tokyo 2020 qualification period starting at the end of June, the focus for Tsuchida is booking her spot at a second home Paralympic Games after competing at the 1998 Paralympic Winter Games in Nagano. “I never thought I would be given the chance twice to compete in the Paralympic Games held in my country,” Tsuchida said. “Tokyo is the place where I was born and raised, so just imagining myself standing there, I cannot stop myself feeling uplifted. But first, I will work towards acquiring the spot for the Paralympic Games.” Better than expected The 44-year-old has become one of the stars of Para sport in Japan over the last 20 years, competing in seven Paralympic Games and winning Paralympic medals at both the Winter and Summer Games. Tsuchida has continued to showcase her versatility on the international stage; finishing on the podium in all eight of the triathlon events she has competed in. “To be honest, I did not expect to have good results in triathlon like this,” Tsuchida said. “At my first World Championships in Rotterdam, I could not adapt to the change of temperature from outside into the water, which was cold, and I regretted very much that I could not make the start. “That experience motivated me to overcome my own weakness little by little. There are still many areas that need to be strengthened, but I will do my best by making use of my experience that has been gained through various competitions,” Tsuchida added. Other competitions In the men’s PTWC, the Netherlands’ Geert Schipper will be aiming to continue his remarkable record of not...
Kategorie: Triatlon

ITU President, Marisol Casado, appointed for the Los Angeles 2028 IOC Coordination Commission

St, 15/05/2019 - 23:46
ITU is pleased to announce that President and IOC member Marisol Casado has been appointed by the President of the International Olympic Committee as member of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028. Ms. Casado is also an active member of another four IOC Commissions, and has just recently been elected Council member of ASOIF. “I am extremely proud and excited about this new appointment. As a former member of the Buenos Aires YOG Coordination Commission, and a member of the Paris 2024 Commission, I know of the extreme importance and responsibility on my side to ensure that the voice of the International Federations, and our athletes, is heard and taken into consideration in these events. Is a great opportunity for us to continue in that path to make sure that the LA Games will be, for sure, a fantastic event with the athletes at the heart of everyone’s plans”, said Casado after the nomination. Ms. Casado was appointed “considering in particular expertise, gender balance and continental representation”. She is also a member of the Coordination Commission of the Paris 2024 Games; Women in Sport Commission; Olympic Solidarity Commission and Public Affairs and Social Development through sport Commission. “I am also really proud of seeing that the number of female presence in the IOC commissions has significantly increased in the last couple of years, and we have more women as Chairs as we’ve ever had”, said Ms. Casado. “I want to thank Mr. Thomas Bach, and all the IOC, for their continuos support on the gender balance initiatives, and for proving that is not just a matter of announcing measures, but actually implementing these. And I want to extend my most sincere congratulations to all the newly elected or renovated members of the different Commissions, we have a great responsibility but also a fantastic job ahead of us”, she said. The International Olympic Committee announced the composition of its commissions for 2019, marked by further growth in the female membership, three additional female chairs and a significant increase in young change-makers’ participation. With 45.4 per cent of the positions across its 27 commissions now occupied by women – a historic high – the IOC continues its advance towards gender equality. Since 2013, as a result of Olympic Agenda 2020, female participation in the IOC commissions has more than doubled. In addition, three more IOC commissions are now chaired by...
Kategorie: Triatlon

ITU President, Marisol Casado, appointed for the Los Angeles 2028 IOC Coordination Commission

St, 15/05/2019 - 23:46
ITU is pleased to announce that President and IOC member Marisol Casado has been appointed by the President of the International Olympic Committee as member of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028. Ms. Casado is also an active member of another four IOC Commissions, and has just recently been elected Council member of ASOIF. “I am extremely proud and excited about this new appointment. As a former member of the Buenos Aires YOG Coordination Commission, and a member of the Paris 2024 Commission, I know of the extreme importance and responsibility on my side to ensure that the voice of the International Federations, and our athletes, is heard and taken into consideration in these events. Is a great opportunity for us to continue in that path to make sure that the LA Games will be, for sure, a fantastic event with the athletes at the heart of everyone’s plans”, said Casado after the nomination. Ms. Casado was appointed “considering in particular expertise, gender balance and continental representation”. She is also a member of the Coordination Commission of the Paris 2024 Games; Women in Sport Commission; Olympic Solidarity Commission and Public Affairs and Social Development through sport Commission. “I am also really proud of seeing that the number of female presence in the IOC commissions has significantly increased in the last couple of years, and we have more women as Chairs as we’ve ever had”, said Ms. Casado. “I want to thank Mr. Thomas Bach, and all the IOC, for their continuos support on the gender balance initiatives, and for proving that is not just a matter of announcing measures, but actually implementing these. And I want to extend my most sincere congratulations to all the newly elected or renovated members of the different Commissions, we have a great responsibility but also a fantastic job ahead of us”, she said. The International Olympic Committee announced the composition of its commissions for 2019, marked by further growth in the female membership, three additional female chairs and a significant increase in young change-makers’ participation. With 45.4 per cent of the positions across its 27 commissions now occupied by women – a historic high – the IOC continues its advance towards gender equality. Since 2013, as a result of Olympic Agenda 2020, female participation in the IOC commissions has more than doubled. In addition, three more IOC commissions are now chaired by...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Zaferes going for a hat-trick in WTS Yokohama

St, 15/05/2019 - 05:52
The season couldn’t have started better for Katie Zaferes. Two consecutive victories in WTS Abu Dhabi and WTS Bermuda have put the American triathlete in an excellent position to try to continue her winning streak and step on top of the podium this Saturday at the 10th edition of the WTS Yokohama. Since 2013 and until 2018, the race in Yokohama has seen only two female winners: Gwen Jorgensen (USA) and Flora Duffy (BER), and with none of them racing this year, the floor is more open than ever. But the favourite for this year’s edition is indeed Zaferes, willing to improve the second place she earned last year, and in a great form in the first races of the season. Along her will be her teammate Taylor Spivey, whose best result in Yokohama is a 26th place, but she is determined to improve that and earn some really valuable points in the first event of the second period of the Olympic qualification.  Chelsea Burns, Summer Rapapport, Renee Tomlin and Tamara Gorman will complete the American team in Yokohama, all of them super reliable when it comes to Olympic distance races. Showing all the power will be also the British, for whom Yokohama will be one of the two events in which a podium finish will put that athlete in a leading path to the Olympic team. And fighting for that podium spot will be Jessica Learmonth, the more reliable Brit so far of the 2019 season, after her second place in Bermuda and her third in Gold Coast. But coming strong will be Non Stanford and Georgia Taylor-Brown, both fast runners and strong bikers, suited perfect for this type of circuit. And with some of the legends of the sport not racing currently, the eyes will be set in some newcomers that have proven in the last few races that they have to be considered when it comes to the podium hopes. Joanna Brown (CAN) arrives to Japan after getting her first ever WTS podium in Bermuda, and knowing that Yokohama has not been her best race before and there is plenty of room for improvement. Same thing applies to Lotte Miller (NOR), one of the strongest bikers of the circuit, and willing to bring her performance one step further to what she did in Bermuda. Fast runners like Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) or Ashleigh Gentle (AUS) might also have a chance of finishing in top positions, but they will have to keep up with the Brits and Americans in the swim if they don’t want to loose their chances. With Yuko Takahashi, Ai Ueda, Juri Ide and Yuka Sato being cheered by the local...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Zaferes going for a hat-trick in WTS Yokohama

St, 15/05/2019 - 05:52
The season couldn’t have started better for Katie Zaferes. Two consecutive victories in WTS Abu Dhabi and WTS Bermuda have put the American triathlete in an excellent position to try to continue her winning streak and step on top of the podium this Saturday at the 10th edition of the WTS Yokohama. Since 2013 and until 2018, the race in Yokohama has seen only two female winners: Gwen Jorgensen (USA) and Flora Duffy (BER), and with none of them racing this year, the floor is more open than ever. But the favourite for this year’s edition is indeed Zaferes, willing to improve the second place she earned last year, and in a great form in the first races of the season. Along her will be her teammate Taylor Spivey, whose best result in Yokohama is a 26th place, but she is determined to improve that and earn some really valuable points in the first event of the second period of the Olympic qualification.  Chelsea Burns, Summer Rapapport, Renee Tomlin and Tamara Gorman will complete the American team in Yokohama, all of them super reliable when it comes to Olympic distance races. Showing all the power will be also the British, for whom Yokohama will be one of the two events in which a podium finish will put that athlete in a leading path to the Olympic team. And fighting for that podium spot will be Jessica Learmonth, the more reliable Brit so far of the 2019 season, after her second place in Bermuda and her third in Gold Coast. But coming strong will be Non Stanford and Georgia Taylor-Brown, both fast runners and strong bikers, suited perfect for this type of circuit. And with some of the legends of the sport not racing currently, the eyes will be set in some newcomers that have proven in the last few races that they have to be considered when it comes to the podium hopes. Joanna Brown (CAN) arrives to Japan after getting her first ever WTS podium in Bermuda, and knowing that Yokohama has not been her best race before and there is plenty of room for improvement. Same thing applies to Lotte Miller (NOR), one of the strongest bikers of the circuit, and willing to bring her performance one step further to what she did in Bermuda. Fast runners like Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) or Ashleigh Gentle (AUS) might also have a chance of finishing in top positions, but they will have to keep up with the Brits and Americans in the swim if they don’t want to loose their chances. With Yuko Takahashi, Ai Ueda, Juri Ide and Yuka Sato being cheered by the local...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Yokohama welcomes elite triathletes for the 10th year in a race more open than ever

St, 15/05/2019 - 03:04
For the third stop of the 2019 World Triathlon Series the elite triathletes head to Japan once again to return to the familiar event of the ITU World Triathlon Yokohama. In the race 10th anniversary, the event marks the start of the second period of the Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020, and 50 men will toe the line with a start list stacked with legends of the sport and all the upcoming rising stars. It looks like 1990 was a good year to be born at if you want to succeed at the sport of swim, bike and run, with Mario Mola (ESP), Vincent Luis (FRA), Joao Silva (POR) and Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) sharing birth year. And all of them, except the younger Brownlee who had to withdraw last minute, will be toeing the start line in Yamashita Park. This Saturday, wearing the golden number one that identifies the current leader of the World Triathlon Series will be Luis, who despite finishing in a bitter fourth place in MS Amlin Bermuda three weeks ago is in a great shape and will want to improve his best result ever in the land of the rising sun: a 10th place. Luis will be the leader of an impressive French squad, with Leo Bergere -22 years old- making his debut in Yokohama to try to prove that his current third place in the WTS rankings is not by chance, and determined to get into his first ever WTS podium this weekend. With them, toeing the start line will be Dorian Coninx, who proved with his win in Bermuda that when it comes to Olympic distance races, he must be considered. But if the French are coming to Yokohama with all their guns, so are the Spaniards, Norwegians and the Brits. If there is anyone who knows what it takes to win in Yokohama is Mario Mola, winner in the last three WTS races here. Last year, the three-time world champion performed one of the best swims of his career to claim the title in Yokohama, a thought that will likely help him overcome his disappointing swim in Bermuda, where he finished in an unusual 36th place. But three weeks have passed since that and the Spaniard is looking forward to return to the podium, if possible, surrounded by his teammates. Fernando Alarza (ESP) also knows what it is to be in the podium in Yokohama (third place in 2018) and this season (also third in WTS Abu Dhabi), and after a disappointing performance in the Madrid World Cup two weeks ago due to a mechanical issue during the bike course, he is ready to perform at his best this weekend. Bermuda saw the comeback of one of the triathlon legends:...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Yokohama welcomes elite triathletes for the 10th year in a race more open than ever

St, 15/05/2019 - 03:04
For the third stop of the 2019 World Triathlon Series the elite triathletes head to Japan once again to return to the familiar event of the ITU World Triathlon Yokohama. In the race 10th anniversary, the event marks the start of the second period of the Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020, and 50 men will toe the line with a start list stacked with legends of the sport and all the upcoming rising stars. It looks like 1990 was a good year to be born at if you want to succeed at the sport of swim, bike and run, with Mario Mola (ESP), Vincent Luis (FRA), Joao Silva (POR) and Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) sharing birth year. And all of them, except the younger Brownlee who had to withdraw last minute, will be toeing the start line in Yamashita Park. This Saturday, wearing the golden number one that identifies the current leader of the World Triathlon Series will be Luis, who despite finishing in a bitter fourth place in MS Amlin Bermuda three weeks ago is in a great shape and will want to improve his best result ever in the land of the rising sun: a 10th place. Luis will be the leader of an impressive French squad, with Leo Bergere -22 years old- making his debut in Yokohama to try to prove that his current third place in the WTS rankings is not by chance, and determined to get into his first ever WTS podium this weekend. With them, toeing the start line will be Dorian Coninx, who proved with his win in Bermuda that when it comes to Olympic distance races, he must be considered. But if the French are coming to Yokohama with all their guns, so are the Spaniards, Norwegians and the Brits. If there is anyone who knows what it takes to win in Yokohama is Mario Mola, winner in the last three WTS races here. Last year, the three-time world champion performed one of the best swims of his career to claim the title in Yokohama, a thought that will likely help him overcome his disappointing swim in Bermuda, where he finished in an unusual 36th place. But three weeks have passed since that and the Spaniard is looking forward to return to the podium, if possible, surrounded by his teammates. Fernando Alarza (ESP) also knows what it is to be in the podium in Yokohama (third place in 2018) and this season (also third in WTS Abu Dhabi), and after a disappointing performance in the Madrid World Cup two weeks ago due to a mechanical issue during the bike course, he is ready to perform at his best this weekend. Bermuda saw the comeback of one of the triathlon legends:...
Kategorie: Triatlon

India makes its debut in the World Cup circuit with Pragnya Mohan

St, 15/05/2019 - 02:15
For a country of 1.4 billion habitants, seems estrange to find a sport that only a handful of people practice. But that’s the case, for the moment, of triathlon in India. Young triathlete Pragnya Mohan is determined to show the world not only her potential, but also that swim, bike and run can be practiced in India. And she has set herself in the path for the Olympic qualification glory. “Triathlon is not easy to practice in India, the roads have a lot of traffic and you have to be very careful when riding a bike. We can only train with the bike really early in the mornings, around 4am, and we don’t have clean open water places for training near Pokhara, where I live. But what makes it more difficult is that many people don’t even know what triathlon is here in my country”, she said before toeing the line for the first time in a World Cup, in Madrid last week. “I’ve been a swimmer since I was a kid, and during my teenage years triathlon just happened to be there. This was in 2014, when I did my first ever triathlon, and my dad was my coach, but in 2017 I did my first international races, in Asia, and got to meet some coaches from other countries. A year ago I started training with an Spanish coach, Eva Ledesma, and I have improved a lot. That’s why I decided to participate in the Madrid World Cup, the first time ever that a triathlete from India is competing at this level. And it has been a great experience, meeting athletes and trying to improve so that I keep on this path in the near future”, she said. In the two years that she has been training along with some other international athletes, while studying abroad, she finished in third place in the South Asian Championships held in Pokhara in 2018, and in fourth place in a sprint triathlon Asian Cup in April 2019. In Madrid, she couldn’t finish the race as she was lapped in the last lap of the bike course, but is determined to continue training and compete in other world cups. “My goal is to qualify for the Olympics. I know that is very complicated for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, so I am focused on 2024 in Paris”, she explained.  Watch an exclusive interview with Pragnya and images of her race in the Madrid World Cup on TriathlonLive.tv
Kategorie: Triatlon

Alistair Brownlee is back and ready to race Cagliari World Cup

Út, 14/05/2019 - 16:07
The Sardinian city of Cagliari returns to the ITU World Cup front line this weekend for a fourth consecutive year as host. Once again both the Elite men’s and women’s start lists are packed with international talent, but there is one name in particular that stands out among the men, that of Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee. A two-time Olympic and World Champion, Brownlee returns to ITU racing this Saturday on a fast and flat sprint-distance course, the venue having shifted along the coast from the hills and harbourside of central Cagliari to a sandy beach start this year, before the ride and run along the Spiaggia del Poetto waterfront. For the first time, you can watch both races live on TriathlonLIVE.tv Men’s preview
 Cagliari marks a first ITU World Cup start in over a decade for the British star who turned 31 last month, and the sprint course will provide an intriguing litmus test for a man who has become accustomed to competing over much longer distances since his golden triumph at Rio 2016. Significant first-buoy congestion resulted in disqualification for Brownlee at the 2018 WTS Grand Final, having finished fourth in the Glasgow European Championships and tenth in the Commonwealth Games that same year. All eyes will be on him just as they were for another returning legend, Spain’s Javier Gomez, seven weeks ago in New Plymouth. The podium places remain wide open, however, with Mexico’s Rodrigo Gonzalez again wearing the number one and hoping to bounce back from a disappointing Chengdu World Cup. Germany’s Justus Nieschlag has been in excellent form so far in 2019 having followed up fifth in Cape Town and second in New Plymouth with a storming victory in Madrid, where he pipped teammate Lasse Luhrs to the tape in a dramatic photo finish. Last year’s first and third men’s finishers hailed from Italy, and both Delian Stateff and Davide Uccellari will be looking to get the crowds behind them again on the new-look course. Australia’s Ryan Bailie continues his journey back to peak performance, a first major podium having looked within his grasp before injury problems hampered the second half of his 2018 campaign.  The Austrian duo of Lukas Hollaus and Lukas Pertl are certainly capable of producing the goods at this level, but will need excellent swims to put them into a position that their skills on the bikes can then build upon. A strong European contingent could see Sylvain Fridelance (SUI), Mark Devay (HUN) and Russell...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Alistair Brownlee is back and ready to race Cagliari World Cup

Út, 14/05/2019 - 16:07
The Sardinian city of Cagliari returns to the ITU World Cup front line this weekend for a fourth consecutive year as host. Once again both the Elite men’s and women’s start lists are packed with international talent, but there is one name in particular that stands out among the men, that of Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee. A two-time Olympic and World Champion, Brownlee returns to ITU racing this Saturday on a fast and flat sprint-distance course, the venue having shifted along the coast from the hills and harbourside of central Cagliari to a sandy beach start this year, before the ride and run along the Spiaggia del Poetto waterfront. For the first time, you can watch both races live on TriathlonLIVE.tv Men’s preview
 Cagliari marks a first ITU World Cup start in over a decade for the British star who turned 31 last month, and the sprint course will provide an intriguing litmus test for a man who has become accustomed to competing over much longer distances since his golden triumph at Rio 2016. Significant first-buoy congestion resulted in disqualification for Brownlee at the 2018 WTS Grand Final, having finished fourth in the Glasgow European Championships and tenth in the Commonwealth Games that same year. All eyes will be on him just as they were for another returning legend, Spain’s Javier Gomez, seven weeks ago in New Plymouth. The podium places remain wide open, however, with Mexico’s Rodrigo Gonzalez again wearing the number one and hoping to bounce back from a disappointing Chengdu World Cup. Germany’s Justus Nieschlag has been in excellent form so far in 2019 having followed up fifth in Cape Town and second in New Plymouth with a storming victory in Madrid, where he pipped teammate Lasse Luhrs to the tape in a dramatic photo finish. Last year’s first and third men’s finishers hailed from Italy, and both Delian Stateff and Davide Uccellari will be looking to get the crowds behind them again on the new-look course. Australia’s Ryan Bailie continues his journey back to peak performance, a first major podium having looked within his grasp before injury problems hampered the second half of his 2018 campaign.  The Austrian duo of Lukas Hollaus and Lukas Pertl are certainly capable of producing the goods at this level, but will need excellent swims to put them into a position that their skills on the bikes can then build upon. A strong European contingent could see Sylvain Fridelance (SUI), Mark Devay (HUN) and Russell...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Interview with Theresa Roden – i-tri founder and past ITU Award of Excellence winner

Út, 14/05/2019 - 10:30


With nominations now open for the 2019 ITU Women’s Committee Award of Excellence, the annual recognition of an individual’s contribution to furthering the cause of women in triathlon, we caught up with last year’s winner, Theresa Roden, to hear what it meant to her to receive the award. The woman behind the i-tri programme for girls in the Long Island area of New York, Roden was a latecomer to the world of triathlon, but the empowerment she felt during her first race was something she felt she just had to share. “I learned so many lessons while training for that triathlon and continued learning as I continued to race,” she says. “Lessons about self-acceptance, camaraderie and facing fear. I thought to myself, ‘if only I’d learned these things when I was a young girl, instead of waiting until I was in my thirties, what a different life experience I would have had!’”

 The programme has now been running for ten seasons and last year saw 130 girls brought through the ranks, given precisely that sense of purpose of which Roden talks. Open to 10-to-17-year-olds, every participant takes part in the Hampton Youth Triathlon at the end of their six-month term, but the i-tri ethos is about more than the power of swim-bike-run. “The main goal of i-tri has always been to feel good. We use the analogy of LIGHT – that is, we all arrive as balls of beautiful light and when we feel ours is bright, others can benefit from being around us. We share our thoughts about moments when we feel our light dims, and what we do to bring it back up again, and in that way i-tri creates a safe space where the girls can be heard and supported.” I-tri works with girls from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, in partnership with ten schools on the Eastern End of Long Island, but is preparing to launch elsewhere in the USA as well as working on a programme of higher-level training for those who want to continue in the sport. So what is it about triathlon that she thinks helps bring girls together more than other sports?

 “We talk about triathlon being an individual sport but training together and supporting one another is at its heart, whether you come first or last. That was one of the first things I noticed. Training for my first race I transformed myself in body, mind and spirit, from someone who always said ‘I can’t’ to someone who says ‘I-TRI!’ I love that triathlon is proactive in pursuit of equality and the inclusiveness of the...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Interview with Theresa Roden – i-tri founder and past ITU Award of Excellence winner

Út, 14/05/2019 - 10:30


With nominations now open for the 2019 ITU Women’s Committee Award of Excellence, the annual recognition of an individual’s contribution to furthering the cause of women in triathlon, we caught up with last year’s winner, Theresa Roden, to hear what it meant to her to receive the award. The woman behind the i-tri programme for girls in the Long Island area of New York, Roden was a latecomer to the world of triathlon, but the empowerment she felt during her first race was something she felt she just had to share. “I learned so many lessons while training for that triathlon and continued learning as I continued to race,” she says. “Lessons about self-acceptance, camaraderie and facing fear. I thought to myself, ‘if only I’d learned these things when I was a young girl, instead of waiting until I was in my thirties, what a different life experience I would have had!’”

 The programme has now been running for ten seasons and last year saw 130 girls brought through the ranks, given precisely that sense of purpose of which Roden talks. Open to 10-to-17-year-olds, every participant takes part in the Hampton Youth Triathlon at the end of their six-month term, but the i-tri ethos is about more than the power of swim-bike-run. “The main goal of i-tri has always been to feel good. We use the analogy of LIGHT – that is, we all arrive as balls of beautiful light and when we feel ours is bright, others can benefit from being around us. We share our thoughts about moments when we feel our light dims, and what we do to bring it back up again, and in that way i-tri creates a safe space where the girls can be heard and supported.” I-tri works with girls from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, in partnership with ten schools on the Eastern End of Long Island, but is preparing to launch elsewhere in the USA as well as working on a programme of higher-level training for those who want to continue in the sport. So what is it about triathlon that she thinks helps bring girls together more than other sports?

 “We talk about triathlon being an individual sport but training together and supporting one another is at its heart, whether you come first or last. That was one of the first things I noticed. Training for my first race I transformed myself in body, mind and spirit, from someone who always said ‘I can’t’ to someone who says ‘I-TRI!’ I love that triathlon is proactive in pursuit of equality and the inclusiveness of the...
Kategorie: Triatlon

India makes its debut in the World Cup circuit with Pragnya Mohan

Út, 14/05/2019 - 02:15
For a country of 1.4 billion habitants, seems estrange to find a sport that only a handful of people practice. But that’s the case, for the moment, of triathlon in India. Young triathlete Pragnya Mohan is determined to show the world not only her potential, but also that swim, bike and run can be practiced in India. And she has set herself in the path for the Olympic qualification glory. “Triathlon is not easy to practice in India, the roads have a lot of traffic and you have to be very careful when riding a bike. We can only train with the bike really early in the mornings, around 4am, and we don’t have clean open water places for training near Pokhara, where I live. But what makes it more difficult is that many people don’t even know what triathlon is here in my country”, she said before toeing the line for the first time in a World Cup, in Madrid last week. “I’ve been a swimmer since I was a kid, and during my teenage years triathlon just happened to be there. This was in 2014, when I did my first ever triathlon, and my dad was my coach, but in 2017 I did my first international races, in Asia, and got to meet some coaches from other countries. A year ago I started training with an Spanish coach, Eva Ledesma, and I have improved a lot. That’s why I decided to participate in the Madrid World Cup, the first time ever that a triathlete from India is competing at this level. And it has been a great experience, meeting athletes and trying to improve so that I keep on this path in the near future”, she said. In the two years that she has been training along with some other international athletes, while studying abroad, she finished in third place in the South Asian Championships held in Pokhara in 2018, and in fourth place in a sprint triathlon Asian Cup in April 2019. In Madrid, she couldn’t finish the race as she was lapped in the last lap of the bike course, but is determined to continue training and compete in other world cups. “My goal is to qualify for the Olympics. I know that is very complicated for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, so I am focused on 2024 in Paris”, she explained.  Watch an exclusive interview with Pragnya and images of her race in the Madrid World Cup on TriathlonLive.tv
Kategorie: Triatlon