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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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Fresh faces and big names set for challenging 2019 World Paratriathlon Series

Po, 25/03/2019 - 19:13


The 2019 World Paratriathlon Series gets underway in Milan at the end of April, the first of three stops throughout the year with Yokohama in May and Montreal following in June. Alongside great champions including Susanna Rodriguez (ESP), Jetze Plat (NED), Tsuchida Wakako (JPN) and Alexis Haninquant (FRA), the return of talents like USA’s Jamie Brown and GB’s Jade Jones could see some of the tightest racing in recent years as the athletes set their targets for Tokyo 2020 qualification. Along with Plat, teammate Geert Schipper and Britain’s Joe Townsend look the most likely to continue their domination of the men’s PTWC category, although Austrian Thomas Fruehwirth could be the man to break their hold on the podium. The women’s season appears to be wide open with Britain’s experienced Karen Darke among the names joining compatriot Jones, Australia’s Emily Tapp and Lauren Parker and USA’s Kendall Gretsch and Ahalya Lettenberger, all ready to battle it out once more with Wakako. Germany’s Christiane Reppe continues to develop apace and could be the year’s breakthrough name to watch. In the visually impaired races, Rodriguez will want to continue her sparkling 2018 form, with Alison Peasgood (GBR) and Aussie Katie Kelly almost certain to be back in the medal places too this year. Israel’s Oren Blitzblau returns from a four-year hiatus and will be hoping he can put all his training to good work against the likes of Aaron Scheidies (USA), Jonathan Goerlach (AUS) and current World Champion Dave Ellis (GBR). Finland’s Liisa Lilja (PTS2), Russia’s Victor Chebotarev (PTS3), Luxembourg’s Joe Kurt (PTS4) and Stefan Daniel (PTS5) of Canada will all be looking to work their way into medal positions across the three races. A key factor for the new season ahead of next year’s Paralympic Games will be the classing-up of men’s PTS2 and PTS3 with PTS4 athletes, and the women’s PTS3 and PTS4 with PTS5 athletes, giving the top athletes the chance to test their abilities against the other classes in the hunt for precious places at Tokyo 2020. That could bring the prospect of Hannah Moore (PTS4) challenging fellow Brits Lauren Steadman and Claire Cashmore (PTS5) over the three segments and USA’s Mark Barr (PTS2) and Spain’s Daniel Molina (PTS3) bringing the very best out of each other in the battle for qualification points. 
27 April
: Milan World Paratriathlon Series
 ITU racing returns to Milan and the stunning central...
Kategorie: Triatlon

ITU awards the 2021 Multisport World Championships to Townsville

Pá, 22/03/2019 - 12:23
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has awarded the 2021 Multisport World Championships to the city of Townsville, in Australia. The 5th edition of the event will offer once again five World Championship titles up for grabs across the ten days of competition at its best; in duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon, aquabike and long-distance triathlon. The Multisport Festival will be the biggest sporting event ever to be held in Townsville – a fixture set to pump more than $16 million into the economy. Australia’s Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones announced the ITU Multisport World Championships in 2021 would attract more than 8000 athletes and spectators to Townsville. “This is a big win for Townsville and will enhance the city’s reputation as a world-class destination for major events,” Ms Jones said. “We invest in events like these because they attract tourists to Townsville and support local jobs. Securing the ITU Multisport World Championships will also benefit to one of the region’s most high-profile events - the Townsville Triathlon Festival - which will be significantly expanded ahead of the world championships,” she said. ITU president and IOC member Marisol Casado said it was a great pleasure to welcome the triathlon family once more in Queensland, heading to the city of Townsville in 2021 for what will be the 5th edition of the Multisport World Championships. “Over the past years, Australia has become synonymous with the sport, playing host to some truly memorable performances and great champions, staging races the results of which have helped shape the path of entire seasons,” Ms Casado said. “Once again there will be five World Championship titles up for grabs across the ten days of competition at its best; in duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon, aquabike and long-distance triathlon. “Being able to hold these important races in one fantastic location and all under the banner of one festival has proved to be hugely beneficial for athletes, spectators and media alike, allowing the global ITU family the opportunity to gather together for a true celebration of the sport, and we are extremely excited to head to Townsville in 2021.” Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said National Championship events would be included within the 2020 Townsville Triathlon Festival program. Mr Stewart said the event would expand from one to two weekends before the world’s best athletes arrived in August 2021 to...
Kategorie: Triatlon

ITU awards the 2021 Multisport World Championships to Townsville

Pá, 22/03/2019 - 12:23
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has awarded the 2021 Multisport World Championships to the city of Townsville, in Australia. The 5th edition of the event will offer once again five World Championship titles up for grabs across the ten days of competition at its best; in duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon, aquabike and long-distance triathlon. The Multisport Festival will be the biggest sporting event ever to be held in Townsville – a fixture set to pump more than $16 million into the economy. Australia’s Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones announced the ITU Multisport World Championships in 2021 would attract more than 8000 athletes and spectators to Townsville. “This is a big win for Townsville and will enhance the city’s reputation as a world-class destination for major events,” Ms Jones said. “We invest in events like these because they attract tourists to Townsville and support local jobs. Securing the ITU Multisport World Championships will also benefit to one of the region’s most high-profile events - the Townsville Triathlon Festival - which will be significantly expanded ahead of the world championships,” she said. ITU president and IOC member Marisol Casado said it was a great pleasure to welcome the triathlon family once more in Queensland, heading to the city of Townsville in 2021 for what will be the 5th edition of the Multisport World Championships. “Over the past years, Australia has become synonymous with the sport, playing host to some truly memorable performances and great champions, staging races the results of which have helped shape the path of entire seasons,” Ms Casado said. “Once again there will be five World Championship titles up for grabs across the ten days of competition at its best; in duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathlon, aquabike and long-distance triathlon. “Being able to hold these important races in one fantastic location and all under the banner of one festival has proved to be hugely beneficial for athletes, spectators and media alike, allowing the global ITU family the opportunity to gather together for a true celebration of the sport, and we are extremely excited to head to Townsville in 2021.” Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said National Championship events would be included within the 2020 Townsville Triathlon Festival program. Mr Stewart said the event would expand from one to two weekends before the world’s best athletes arrived in August 2021 to...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Age-Group triathlete Cassie De Pecol’s fight for change through travel and triathlon

Čt, 21/03/2019 - 15:08
In today’s world, it seems that the female empowerment movement has never felt stronger. Every single day women and men from around the world are speaking up and speaking out in favour for the constant fight of equality. However, despite so many advancements and accomplishments, there still is a long way to go until the world exists as a 50/50 planet. But with the courageous and inspiring efforts of so many organisations and individuals, the realization seems within reach a little sooner. One such woman working towards that goal is USA’s Cassie De Pecol. Famously and boldly known as the woman behind Expedition 196, she was the first recorded woman in the world to travel to and spend time in every single sovereign nation, while also doing it in the shortest recorded time between both men and women. In 2017, she completed the Guinness World Record at the young age of 27 in only 18 months and 26 days, beating out the previous record by over a year. More impressively also is the fact that she set out on this journey and achieved this feat alone as a single female traveller. Using her passion of travel to make her mark and be a voice of peace and change in this world, De Pecol still works as an advocate for women by founding Her International, which as stated in their mission statement ‘is a female-driven organisation specifically targeted to the women and girls of our world who are driven and have taken actionable goals towards pursuing their passion project.’ One initiative and worthy passion project is the need to grow opportunities for women in sport. While De Pecol is passionate about travel, she also is an active and longstanding triathlete and believes that sports can be a way for women to feel better and live healthier and more successful lives. Triathlon is an outlet to achieve all of those things. “One summer around the time when I was 16, I decided to participate in a local sprint triathlon,” De Pecol said of how she first got involved in triathlon. “I really enjoyed the race, despite the difficulty. I decided to stick with the sport and over the years graduated from sprint to Olympic, to 70.3 and finally my first full Ironman last November. I honestly don’t know why I love it so much, it’s one of the only passions in life I have that I can’t really explain. It just makes me feel good, healthy and fulfilled.” De Pecol’s love for triathlon seems like the perfect match, as the sport is an institution that works...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Age-Group triathlete Cassie De Pecol’s fight for change through travel and triathlon

Čt, 21/03/2019 - 15:08
In today’s world, it seems that the female empowerment movement has never felt stronger. Every single day women and men from around the world are speaking up and speaking out in favour for the constant fight of equality. However, despite so many advancements and accomplishments, there still is a long way to go until the world exists as a 50/50 planet. But with the courageous and inspiring efforts of so many organisations and individuals, the realization seems within reach a little sooner. One such woman working towards that goal is USA’s Cassie De Pecol. Famously and boldly known as the woman behind Expedition 196, she was the first recorded woman in the world to travel to and spend time in every single sovereign nation, while also doing it in the shortest recorded time between both men and women. In 2017, she completed the Guinness World Record at the young age of 27 in only 18 months and 26 days, beating out the previous record by over a year. More impressively also is the fact that she set out on this journey and achieved this feat alone as a single female traveller. Using her passion of travel to make her mark and be a voice of peace and change in this world, De Pecol still works as an advocate for women by founding Her International, which as stated in their mission statement ‘is a female-driven organisation specifically targeted to the women and girls of our world who are driven and have taken actionable goals towards pursuing their passion project.’ One initiative and worthy passion project is the need to grow opportunities for women in sport. While De Pecol is passionate about travel, she also is an active and longstanding triathlete and believes that sports can be a way for women to feel better and live healthier and more successful lives. Triathlon is an outlet to achieve all of those things. “One summer around the time when I was 16, I decided to participate in a local sprint triathlon,” De Pecol said of how she first got involved in triathlon. “I really enjoyed the race, despite the difficulty. I decided to stick with the sport and over the years graduated from sprint to Olympic, to 70.3 and finally my first full Ironman last November. I honestly don’t know why I love it so much, it’s one of the only passions in life I have that I can’t really explain. It just makes me feel good, healthy and fulfilled.” De Pecol’s love for triathlon seems like the perfect match, as the sport is an institution that works...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Change In The Age-Group Uniform Rule

Čt, 21/03/2019 - 10:07
The ITU Executive Board, with the unanimous support of the Technical Committee, has approved a change in the AG uniform rule so that Age-Group athletes from the same National Federations competing in one event will be allowed to wear different uniforms, as long as these are submitted by the National Federation and approved by ITU. Until now, the rule 3.9 said: “Every National Federation can request the approval of one different uniform design for every different multisport. Two uniform options can be requested for the Age-Group athletes, indicating which is the 1st option and which is the 2nd option. However, all athletes from the same National Federation, competing in the same event, will wear the National Federation’s same distinctive design”. The last sentence “all athletes from the same NF… will wear the same design” meant that all athletes were obliged to buy a new uniform every time the NF changed the design or the supplier. By deleting the last sentence in the rule, from now on athletes from the same National Federation may be allowed to wear different uniforms, always within the uniform(s) the NF previously got approved. National Federations may still choose to keep one uniform design approved at one time at their discretion. This change in the rule is expected to be welcomed by the age group communities, will hopefully help to further increase the number of participating athletes, by eliminating some existing barriers for some of them. It is also a recognition of our Age-Group voices and needs. Please see the current Age-Group Uniform Catalogue here.
Kategorie: Triatlon

Change In The Age-Group Uniform Rule

Čt, 21/03/2019 - 10:07
The ITU Executive Board, with the unanimous support of the Technical Committee, has approved a change in the AG uniform rule so that Age-Group athletes from the same National Federations competing in one event will be allowed to wear different uniforms, as long as these are submitted by the National Federation and approved by ITU. Until now, the rule 3.9 said: “Every National Federation can request the approval of one different uniform design for every different multisport. Two uniform options can be requested for the Age-Group athletes, indicating which is the 1st option and which is the 2nd option. However, all athletes from the same National Federation, competing in the same event, will wear the National Federation’s same distinctive design”. The last sentence “all athletes from the same NF… will wear the same design” meant that all athletes were obliged to buy a new uniform every time the NF changed the design or the supplier. By deleting the last sentence in the rule, from now on athletes from the same National Federation may be allowed to wear different uniforms, always within the uniform(s) the NF previously got approved. National Federations may still choose to keep one uniform design approved at one time at their discretion. This change in the rule is expected to be welcomed by the age group communities, will hopefully help to further increase the number of participating athletes, by eliminating some existing barriers for some of them. It is also a recognition of our Age-Group voices and needs. Please see the current Age-Group Uniform Catalogue here.
Kategorie: Triatlon

Meet the female coaches paving the way for triathlon around the world

Po, 18/03/2019 - 15:29
The future of triathlon around the world is dependent on inspiring individuals who are willing to dedicate their lives to growing the sport and teaching the future generations. These women are doing that and more. Meet some select triathlon coaches from around the globe, who break barriers, glass ceilings and societal and cultural obstacles by representing and leading triathlon in helping shape future triathletes in a current male-dominated environment. CECILIA FAREZ PUCHA (ECU) Farez is a national coach in Ecuador, one of the only female coaches in the whole nation. She continues to be involved in the sport despite having experienced a horrific loss when she lost her sister Maria Cristina Farez Pucha, talented young triathlete killed by a car while training on bike almost four years ago. 1. How did you first get involved in triathlon? I had been a long distance runner when I was 18 years old. Later, my sisters, Isabel and Cristina started training in triathlon, and because I wanted to spend time with them, I started swimming and cycling. 2. What made you decide to become a coach? When my sisters were training triathlon, I supported the main coach in his training with the athletes for a year. This caught my attention and grew my interest a lot of the triathlon world. I had been an athletics coach before I was a triathlon coach. Then I gave my CV to the Federacion Deportiva Azuay and they hired me in 2008 to assist with triathlon. Later I was promoted to the triathlon trainer of the Federation. Since then I have focused on my training and ability to support and contribute to my triathletes. 3. How does it feel to be a female coach in a male-dominated sport? It has been a big challenge because in a lot of occasions certain situations have not been equal. I’m proud of my achievements even though the circumstances aren’t easy but it encourages me to focus on improving my coaching skills. I must mention that there are coaches and athletes who supported me. For instance, Andreu Alfonso who has been part of my coaching career. There are men in the sport that have given me confidence and their contribution has really stood out for me.  4. Why do you think it is important for women to participate in triathlon? I think is very important that women belong in triathlon because nowadays the women are joining in all areas, and getting equal responsibilities or in other cases woman getting more responsibilities than men. Triathlon shouldn’t be an...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Meet the female coaches paving the way for triathlon around the world

Po, 18/03/2019 - 15:29
The future of triathlon around the world is dependent on inspiring individuals who are willing to dedicate their lives to growing the sport and teaching the future generations. These women are doing that and more. Meet some select triathlon coaches from around the globe, who break barriers, glass ceilings and societal and cultural obstacles by representing and leading triathlon in helping shape future triathletes in a current male-dominated environment. CECILIA FAREZ PUCHA (ECU) Farez is a national coach in Ecuador, one of the only female coaches in the whole nation. She continues to be involved in the sport despite having experienced a horrific loss when she lost her sister Maria Cristina Farez Pucha, talented young triathlete killed by a car while training on bike almost four years ago. 1. How did you first get involved in triathlon? I had been a long distance runner when I was 18 years old. Later, my sisters, Isabel and Cristina started training in triathlon, and because I wanted to spend time with them, I started swimming and cycling. 2. What made you decide to become a coach? When my sisters were training triathlon, I supported the main coach in his training with the athletes for a year. This caught my attention and grew my interest a lot of the triathlon world. I had been an athletics coach before I was a triathlon coach. Then I gave my CV to the Federacion Deportiva Azuay and they hired me in 2008 to assist with triathlon. Later I was promoted to the triathlon trainer of the Federation. Since then I have focused on my training and ability to support and contribute to my triathletes. 3. How does it feel to be a female coach in a male-dominated sport? It has been a big challenge because in a lot of occasions certain situations have not been equal. I’m proud of my achievements even though the circumstances aren’t easy but it encourages me to focus on improving my coaching skills. I must mention that there are coaches and athletes who supported me. For instance, Andreu Alfonso who has been part of my coaching career. There are men in the sport that have given me confidence and their contribution has really stood out for me.  4. Why do you think it is important for women to participate in triathlon? I think is very important that women belong in triathlon because nowadays the women are joining in all areas, and getting equal responsibilities or in other cases woman getting more responsibilities than men. Triathlon shouldn’t be an...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Meet the female coaches paving the way for triathlon around the world

Po, 18/03/2019 - 15:29
The future of triathlon around the world is dependent on inspiring individuals who are willing to dedicate their lives to growing the sport and teaching the future generations. These women are doing that and more. Meet some select triathlon coaches from around the globe, who break barriers, glass ceilings and societal and cultural obstacles by representing and leading triathlon in helping shape future triathletes in a current male-dominated environment. CECILIA FAREZ PUCHA (ECU) Farez is a national coach in Ecuador, one of the only female coaches in the whole nation. She continues to be involved in the sport despite having experienced a horrific loss when she lost her sister Maria Cristina Farez Pucha, talented young triathlete killed by a car while training on bike almost four years ago. 1. How did you first get involved in triathlon? I had been a long distance runner when I was 18 years old. Later, my sisters, Isabel and Cristina started training in triathlon, and because I wanted to spend time with them, I started swimming and cycling. 2. What made you decide to become a coach? When my sisters were training triathlon, I supported the main coach in his training with the athletes for a year. This caught my attention and grew my interest a lot of the triathlon world. I had been an athletics coach before I was a triathlon coach. Then I gave my CV to the Federacion Deportiva Azuay and they hired in 2008 to assist with triathlon. Later I was promoted to the triathlon trainer of the Federation. Since then I have focused on my training and ability to support and contribute to my triathletes. 3. How does it feel to be a female coach in a male-dominated sport? It has been a big challenge because in a lot of occasions certain situations have not been equal. I’m proud of my achievements even though the circumstances aren’t easy but it encourages me to focus on improving my coaching skills. I must mention that there are coaches and athletes who supported me. For instance, Andreu Alfonso who has been part of my coaching career. There are men in the sport that have given me confidence and their contribution has really stood out for me.  4. Why do you think it is important for women to participate in triathlon? I think is very important that women belong in triathlon because nowadays the women are joining in all areas, and getting equal responsibilities or in other cases woman getting more responsibilities than men. Triathlon shouldn’t be an...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Canada’s Tyler Mislawchuk earns first World Cup win in Mooloolaba

So, 16/03/2019 - 09:58
The coastline of Queensland, set in Australia, was the stage for the 2019 elite men’s Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup. A stacked field of 67-men lined up to take on the sprint distance race format, featuring a 750m ocean swim, 20km technical bike course and 5km hilly run. Conditions cooled down considerably as the elite men took to the stage and hit the water for the first portion of their race. Tyler Mislawchuk from Canada, a firm race favourite leading into today’s race, produced a slick first transition to lead out onto the bike course. A train of men tracked closely behind. Nothing could separate the group of at least 30-men as they pushed together across the 4-laps of the bike course. Each taking turns out in the front seat but no one was brave enough to breakaway. The bike course, which coasted along the ocean, was tight in sections and an unfortunate tumble on the iconic Mooloolaba roundabout saw America’s Eli Hemming withdraw from the race. It was a fierce rush as the elite men approached the second transition for the day. New Zealand’s Sam Ward, Mislawchuk and Australian Olympian Ryan Bailie were the first out onto the run course. Within the early stages of the running race Mislawchuk made a bold move and glided out in front. The Canadian looked calm across all three-disciplines today and was strong enough to dominate as the front runner. On the bell lap of the run, Germany’s Valentin Wernz and Australia’s rising star Brandon Copeland were chasing Mislawchuk to battle it out for the other spots on the men’s podium. Mislawchuk was a powerhouse across all three disciplines today and his striking bike and run combination allowed him to take the tape and be awarded with the gold medal. “First World Cup win, I am over the moon and I am just so excited. “Australia is my second home, I’ve got a lot of friends out so it’s awesome to be able to do it in front of them,” said Mislawchuk. Australia’s young gun Copeland was thrilled as he crossed the finish line to be presented with the silver medal for Australia and Wernz rounded out the men’s podium with a bronze medal for Germany. “I am absolutely stoked with that. I came here hoping for a podium and it all came together today,” Copeland said. To come out here and get a result like that, hopefully that will put my name in the ring,” added the aspiring Australian Olympian. “My first time in Australia and first podium on the World Cup circuit, I am so...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Canada’s Tyler Mislawchuk earns first World Cup win in Mooloolaba

So, 16/03/2019 - 09:58
The coastline of Queensland, set in Australia, was the stage for the 2019 elite men’s Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup. A stacked field of 67-men lined up to take on the sprint distance race format, featuring a 750m ocean swim, 20km technical bike course and 5km hilly run. Conditions cooled down considerably as the elite men took to the stage and hit the water for the first portion of their race. Tyler Mislawchuk from Canada, a firm race favourite leading into today’s race, produced a slick first transition to lead out onto the bike course. A train of men tracked closely behind. Nothing could separate the group of at least 30-men as they pushed together across the 4-laps of the bike course. Each taking turns out in the front seat but no one was brave enough to breakaway. The bike course, which coasted along the ocean, was tight in sections and an unfortunate tumble on the iconic Mooloolaba roundabout saw America’s Eli Hemming withdraw from the race. It was a fierce rush as the elite men approached the second transition for the day. New Zealand’s Sam Ward, Mislawchuk and Australian Olympian Ryan Bailie were the first out onto the run course. Within the early stages of the running race Mislawchuk made a bold move and glided out in front. The Canadian looked calm across all three-disciplines today and was strong enough to dominate as the front runner. On the bell lap of the run, Germany’s Valentin Wernz and Australia’s rising star Brandon Copeland were chasing Mislawchuk to battle it out for the other spots on the men’s podium. Mislawchuk was a powerhouse across all three disciplines today and his striking bike and run combination allowed him to take the tape and be awarded with the gold medal. “First World Cup win, I am over the moon and I am just so excited. “Australia is my second home, I’ve got a lot of friends out so it’s awesome to be able to do it in front of them,” said Mislawchuk. Australia’s young gun Copeland was thrilled as he crossed the finish line to be presented with the silver medal for Australia and Wernz rounded out the men’s podium with a bronze medal for Germany. “I am absolutely stoked with that. I came here hoping for a podium and it all came together today,” Copeland said. To come out here and get a result like that, hopefully that will put my name in the ring,” added the aspiring Australian Olympian. “My first time in Australia and first podium on the World Cup circuit, I am so...
Kategorie: Triatlon

A maiden win in Mooloolaba for Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle

So, 16/03/2019 - 09:31
Queensland’s Mooloolaba Main beach set the scene for the start of the 2019 elite women’s Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup. Conditions were typical for Queensland being hot and humid however the surf was not favourable for those hoping to catch a few waves back into shore. 47-women lined up on the beach to attack the 750m swim, among them were Olympians, World Triathlon Series and World Cup champions. It was no surprise that Australia’s Emma Jeffcoat, who is renowned for her swim set-up coming from an Australian surf background, led the women around the buoys, back onto the beach and into the first transition of the race. Jeffcoat was followed closely by fellow Australian team members Kelly-Ann Perkins, Natalie Van Coervorden and America’s Tamara Gorman. The group of women produced a quick transition and entered the bike course together. Jeffcoat, Perkins, Van Coervorden and Gorman established a 21-second lead out on lap-1 of the bike and were being chased by a cluster of women being drive by Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle. By the second lap of the somewhat technical bike course the two front groups formed together and now included all the big names and race contenders. By the final lap of the bike course in Mooloolaba it was obvious that this World Cup battle was going to come down to a blazing running race. The question still remained as to who had the power and run legs to bring the race home and take the tape. Tactics were crucial for the second transition, as the frenzy of elite women headed out to attack the hilly 5km run course of Mooloolaba. With podium places still up for the taking, it was Australia’s Van Coervorden, who produced a firing transition to take an early lead, for the run portion. Moments later and still in the early stage of the run, Gentle, the top seeded female leading into today’s race, made a comfortable move to take control of the race. A strong field of elite women were hot on the Australian’s heels, including America’s Renee Tomlin and Italy’s Angelica Olmo. By the final lap of the run, it was evident that this was Gentle’s race. The Australian was able to extend her lead to cross the finish line and be awarded the gold medal. 2019 marked a maiden win in Mooloolaba for Gentle who was elated with her race performance today. “It was really tough. I knew it was going to be a big ask to back up after Abu Dhabi last weekend. I am really happy and a little bit surprised to be honest”, she...
Kategorie: Triatlon

First ever win in Mooloolaba for Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle

So, 16/03/2019 - 09:31
Queensland’s Mooloolaba Main beach set the scene for the start of the 2019 elite women’s Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup. Conditions were typical for Queensland being hot and humid however the surf was not favourable for those hoping to catch a few waves back into shore. 47-women lined up on the beach to attack the 750m swim, among them were Olympians, World Triathlon Series and World Cup champions. It was no surprise that Australia’s Emma Jeffcoat, who is renowned for her swim set-up coming from an Australian surf background, led the women around the buoys, back onto the beach and into the first transition of the race. Jeffcoat was followed closely by fellow Australian team members Kelly-Ann Perkins, Natalie Van Coervorden and America’s Tamara Gorman. The group of women produced a quick transition and entered the bike course together. Jeffcoat, Perkins, Van Coervorden and Gorman established a 21-second lead out on lap-1 of the bike and were being chased by a cluster of women being drive by Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle. By the second lap of the somewhat technical bike course the two front groups formed together and now included all the big names and race contenders. By the final lap of the bike course in Mooloolaba it was obvious that this World Cup battle was going to come down to a blazing running race. The question still remained as to who had the power and run legs to bring the race home and take the tape. Tactics were crucial for the second transition, as the frenzy of elite women headed out to attack the hilly 5km run course of Mooloolaba. With podium places still up for the taking, it was Australia’s Van Coervorden, who produced a firing transition to take an early lead, for the run portion. Moments later and still in the early stage of the run, Gentle, the top seeded female leading into today’s race, made a comfortable move to take control of the race. A strong field of elite women were hot on the Australian’s heels, including America’s Renee Tomlin and Italy’s Angelica Olmo. By the final lap of the run, it was evident that this was Gentle’s race. The Australian was able to extend her lead to cross the finish line and be awarded the gold medal. 2019 marked a maiden win in Mooloolaba for Gentle who was elated with her race performance today. “It was really tough. I knew it was going to be a big ask to back up after Abu Dhabi last weekend. I am really happy and a little bit surprised to be honest”, she...
Kategorie: Triatlon

ITU, the first IF to partner with the CAS Anti-Doping Agency

Pá, 15/03/2019 - 20:15
The International Triathlon Union, as the governing body of the sport of triathlon, has become the first International Federation to partner with the newly created Anti-Doping Division of the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS). With this agreement, ITU agrees to delegate its first-instance authority to adjudicate alleged anti-doping rule violations and any sanctions, guaranteeing even more independence in all anti-doping related cases. Mr. Ivo Eusebio, Retired Judge of the Swiss Federal Tribunal and President of the CAS Anti-Doping Division, noted: “The CAS ADD is honoured to have been entrusted with handling the first-instance adjudication of alleged anti-doping rule violations, including any sanctions, arising under the ITU’s Anti-Doping Rules. We will work tirelessly to provide the ITU and its athletes with efficient and cost-effective resolution to any anti-doping disputes.” This independent division of CAS has been established to hear and decide anti-doping cases as a first instance authority upon written delegation of powers from the International Olympic Committee, International Federations, International Testing Agency and any other signatories of the World Anti-Doping Code. “It is a really important move for ITU not only to guarantee the independence in all decisions related with anti-doping violations, but also to be the first International Federation to sign the agreement with this new division, paving the path for all other institutions to reinforce the fight for clean sport”, said Antonio Fernandez Arimany, ITU Secretary General. John Coates, President of the ICAS, added:  “By taking this step the ITU is complimenting the investigative and prosecutorial role of the Independent Testing Authority with the independent adjudicatory function of the CAS ADD. This separation of powers is critical to a fair hearing. The ITU is to be congratulated for recognizing this.”
Kategorie: Triatlon

Bidding opens for WTS and World Cup events in 2020

Pá, 15/03/2019 - 13:46
The International Triathlon Union has opened bidding for the 2020 ITU World Triathlon Series, as well as the 2020 ITU World Cups. Interested cities must send their applications before April 30, with selected cities being announced on June 15, 2019. “It is again a great honor for us to be looking for cities across the world that want to partner with ITU in order to host our top tier events, both the World Triathlon Series and the World Cups. These events are the pinnacle of our sport, and bring the World’s best Triathletes to a city, offering international exposure to a global audience, and a live thrilling atmosphere of the elite level racing,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. The ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) is the premier Triathlon series in the World and features the Worlds best Triathletes racing head-to-head in up to 10 races around the globe, including the Grand Final. In addition to competing for the title of World Champion, athletes vie for a total prize purse of over $2-million USD, the greatest cumulative prize money in triathlon, shared evenly between men and women. For all of these reasons, triathlon’s huge and dedicated international fan base and mass-participation market follows the World Triathlon Series around the globe to every stop. The World Triathlon Series comprises Olympic Distance (1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run), sprint distance (750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run) and Mixed Relay events, including the annual ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships. Elite triathletes now compete in up to ten WTS races a year, including the flagship Grand Final event, to become ITU WTS World Champion. Since its launch, the profile of the World Triathlon Series has grown rapidly, establishing itself as the pinnacle of Olympic and Sprint distance triathlon across the globe. Hosting a WTS event offers cities the opportunity to showcase themselves to millions of people via a live international television broadcast in addition to attracting thousands of international guests and race participants. Annual on-site spectators for the Series are upwards of 1 million. The Triathlon World Cup competitions are the second tier events for ITU, intended to provide a solid and professional base for Triathletes pursuing entry to the World Triathlon Series. Those events are also aligned with ITU Development programmes, carry a prize purse, and have significant media, television and internet coverage, making it attractive...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Bidding opens for WTS and World Cup events in 2020

Pá, 15/03/2019 - 13:46
The International Triathlon Union has opened bidding for the 2020 ITU World Triathlon Series, as well as the 2020 ITU World Cups. Interested cities must send their applications before April 30, with selected cities being announced on June 15, 2019. “It is again a great honor for us to be looking for cities across the world that want to partner with ITU in order to host our top tier events, both the World Triathlon Series and the World Cups. These events are the pinnacle of our sport, and bring the World’s best Triathletes to a city, offering international exposure to a global audience, and a live thrilling atmosphere of the elite level racing,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. The ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) is the premier Triathlon series in the World and features the Worlds best Triathletes racing head-to-head in up to 10 races around the globe, including the Grand Final. In addition to competing for the title of World Champion, athletes vie for a total prize purse of over $2-million USD, the greatest cumulative prize money in triathlon, shared evenly between men and women. For all of these reasons, triathlon’s huge and dedicated international fan base and mass-participation market follows the World Triathlon Series around the globe to every stop. The World Triathlon Series comprises Olympic Distance (1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run), sprint distance (750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run) and Mixed Relay events, including the annual ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships. Elite triathletes now compete in up to ten WTS races a year, including the flagship Grand Final event, to become ITU WTS World Champion. Since its launch, the profile of the World Triathlon Series has grown rapidly, establishing itself as the pinnacle of Olympic and Sprint distance triathlon across the globe. Hosting a WTS event offers cities the opportunity to showcase themselves to millions of people via a live international television broadcast in addition to attracting thousands of international guests and race participants. Annual on-site spectators for the Series are upwards of 1 million. The Triathlon World Cup competitions are the second tier events for ITU, intended to provide a solid and professional base for Triathletes pursuing entry to the World Triathlon Series. Those events are also aligned with ITU Development programmes, carry a prize purse, and have significant media, television and internet coverage, making it attractive...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Bidding opens for WTS and World Cup events in 2020

Pá, 15/03/2019 - 13:46
The International Triathlon Union has opened bidding for the 2020 ITU World Triathlon Series, as well as the 2020 ITU World Cups. Interested cities must send their applications before April 30, with selected cities being announced on June 15, 2019. “It is again a great honor for us to be looking for cities across the world that want to partner with ITU in order to host our top tier events, both the World Triathlon Series and the World Cups. These events are the pinnacle of our sport, and bring the World’s best Triathletes to a city, offering international exposure to a global audience, and a live thrilling atmosphere of the elite level racing,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. The ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) is the premier Triathlon series in the World and features the Worlds best Triathletes racing head-to-head in up to 10 races around the globe, including the Grand Final. In addition to competing for the title of World Champion, athletes vie for a total prize purse of over $2-million USD, the greatest cumulative prize money in triathlon, shared evenly between men and women. For all of these reasons, triathlon’s huge and dedicated international fan base and mass-participation market follows the World Triathlon Series around the globe to every stop. The World Triathlon Series comprises Olympic Distance (1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run), sprint distance (750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run) and Mixed Relay events, including the annual ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships. Elite triathletes now compete in up to ten WTS races a year, including the flagship Grand Final event, to become ITU WTS World Champion. Since its launch, the profile of the World Triathlon Series has grown rapidly, establishing itself as the pinnacle of Olympic and Sprint distance triathlon across the globe. Hosting a WTS event offers cities the opportunity to showcase themselves to millions of people via a live international television broadcast in addition to attracting thousands of international guests and race participants. Annual on-site spectators for the Series are upwards of 1 million. The Triathlon World Cup competitions are the second tier events for ITU, intended to provide a solid and professional base for Triathletes pursuing entry to the World Triathlon Series. Those events are also aligned with ITU Development programmes, carry a prize purse, and have significant media, television and internet coverage, making it attractive...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Australia’s coastline sets the scene for the next stop of the World Cup tour

Čt, 14/03/2019 - 21:02
For the 17th consecutive year, Queensland, Australia, will play host to the second stop of the ITU World Cup tour in Mooloolaba. With athletes vying for valuable Olympic points, the start list for the 2019 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup is stacked, with the best triathletes on the circuit motivated to produce podium performances. The sprint distance race format, staged in Mooloolaba, is renowned for being tough, scenic and a spectacle for the crowds, which line the coastal course. Athletes will tackle a challenging course starting with a 750m ocean swim off Mooloolaba Main Beach. The bike course consists of four laps on a somewhat technical and hilly 5km loop, taking in Mooloolaba Esplanade and Alexandra Parade. Athletes will then go for a 5km run over an undulating 3 lap course, striding across the coastline. Women’s preview In the elite women’s field and wearing number one, in a green and gold race suit on home turf, will be Ashleigh Gentle from Australia. After an early and established start to the season, the Australian will be looking to put on a show in front of her home crowd. “I will take any chance to race at home in Queensland, the older I get, the more I appreciate this opportunity. We rarely get to race in the ocean and I love that about Mooloolaba. The bike leg is really simple but the hill and the heat makes it a challenging course with plenty of locals around to support us on the run. “Mooloolaba will be the last race I do before getting back to a consistent training block. It’s still really early on in the year but it’s a good chance to get race at home before the travels begin. My main goal of the year is the Tokyo test event in August (2019 Tokyo ITU World Olympic Qualification Event),” said Gentle. Although the field is stacked with worldly experience, the Australian triathlon squad have dominated the top of the elite women’s start list. Natalie Van Coevorden, 2018 ITU Mooloolaba World Cup champion Emma Jeffcoat and Charlotte McShane will be on the hunt for podium positions and valuable Olympic points to be earned. Last year’s winner Jeffcoat is renowned for her striking swim combat and will be lining up to defend her title on Saturday, on Mooloolaba Main Beach. “This will be my 4th year back to Mooloolaba World Cup, it’s an event on home soul with a surf swim and tough course that I really love! Last year was special earning my first World Cup podium and win, surrounded by family and friends. I’ll be...
Kategorie: Triatlon

Australia’s coastline sets the scene for the next stop of the World Cup tour

Čt, 14/03/2019 - 21:02
For the 17th consecutive year, Queensland, Australia, will play host to the second stop of the ITU World Cup tour in Mooloolaba. With athletes vying for valuable Olympic points, the start list for the 2019 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup is stacked, with the best triathletes on the circuit motivated to produce podium performances. The sprint distance race format, staged in Mooloolaba, is renowned for being tough, scenic and a spectacle for the crowds, which line the coastal course. Athletes will tackle a challenging course starting with a 750m ocean swim off Mooloolaba Main Beach. The bike course consists of four laps on a somewhat technical and hilly 5km loop, taking in Mooloolaba Esplanade and Alexandra Parade. Athletes will then go for a 5km run over an undulating 3 lap course, striding across the coastline. Women’s preview In the elite women’s field and wearing number one, in a green and gold race suit on home turf, will be Ashleigh Gentle from Australia. After an early and established start to the season, the Australian will be looking to put on a show in front of her home crowd. “I will take any chance to race at home in Queensland, the older I get, the more I appreciate this opportunity. We rarely get to race in the ocean and I love that about Mooloolaba. The bike leg is really simple but the hill and the heat makes it a challenging course with plenty of locals around to support us on the run. “Mooloolaba will be the last race I do before getting back to a consistent training block. It’s still really early on in the year but it’s a good chance to get race at home before the travels begin. My main goal of the year is the Tokyo test event in August (2019 Tokyo ITU World Olympic Qualification Event),” said Gentle. Although the field is stacked with worldly experience, the Australian triathlon squad have dominated the top of the elite women’s start list. Natalie Van Coevorden, 2018 ITU Mooloolaba World Cup champion Emma Jeffcoat and Charlotte McShane will be on the hunt for podium positions and valuable Olympic points to be earned. Last year’s winner Jeffcoat is renowned for her striking swim combat and will be lining up to defend her title on Saturday, on Mooloolaba Main Beach. “This will be my 4th year back to Mooloolaba World Cup, it’s an event on home soul with a surf swim and tough course that I really love! Last year was special earning my first World Cup podium and win, surrounded by family and friends. I’ll be...
Kategorie: Triatlon