domingo, 31 de outubro de 2010

Super Sprint Triathlon GP, Oceanside Pier Oct 31, 2010

Trial Race - Oceanside Oct 31, 2010  
Race Format: Distance
300m swim-5 mile bike-1.5 mile run-300m swim-5 mile bike-1.5 mile run.

The Oceanside event is the trial race for contracts and positions for the 2011 5-race series which will feature a 1-hour television show following each event.

This high performance racing pushes athletes to their maximum with multiple transition changes... They have no time to rest!
It is flat out 100% racing.

Start Time: Women’s race 11am - Men race 1pm

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Sylvain and Cave win Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami 2010

Sudrie Sylvain (France) and Leanda Cave (UK) are the first Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami.
Miami 70.3

Top 10:
Male Participants
1.Sudrie Sylvain4:00:41
2.Paul Amey4:02:47
3.Oscar Galindez4:05:38
4.Victor Zyemtsev4:07:52
5.Ethan Brown4:08:29
6.Santiago Alves Ascenco4:10:19
7.Patrick Evoe4:11:18
8.Peter Clode4:16:02
9.David Bardi4:16:54
10.Leandro Gonzalez Bonet4:17:18
Female Participants
1.Leanda Cave4:21:21
2.Angela Naeth4:30:03
3.Nina Kraft4:34:28
4.Christie Sym4:36:46
5.Erika Csomor4:41:11
6.Ariane Montileli4:41:21
7.Amanda Felder Derkacs4:42:34
8.Christine Fletcher4:48:08
9.Tasmin Lewis4:52:32
10.Nidia Kondratavicius4:57:58

Surdie Sylvain

sábado, 30 de outubro de 2010

To Stellenbosch ´till March......

Emma Snowsill to move to South Africa

MEET the Teutonic triathlete who has helped spark triple world champion Emma Snowsill's move from the Gold Coast to South Africa.
Snowsill's new love, 194cm Jan 'Frodo' Frodeno, and the tiny 29-year-old Gold Coaster are heading for a summer of training at Frodeno's base in Stellenbosch, a small town near Cape Town used by European triathletes as a training base in a bid to 'keep it fresh'.
But while her boyfriend is German, and she will be trained by the German national team coach Roland Knoll, Snowsill says there is no suggestion she will shift alliances and remains a proud 'dinky di' Aussie.
Like Snowsill, Frodeno is also a triple title-holder -- the Olympic and three-time world champion, was once referred to as triathlon's Lord of the Rings for his Olympic achievement.
In another parallel to Snowsill, he also took gold in the 2008 Olympics at Beijing.
He began his sporting career at 15 in the pool, before moving to triathlons two years later.
Frodeno's passion for the beach lifestyle is likely to have been a drawcard for Snowsill.
While the 29-year-old was born in Cologne, spending his teenage years as a swimmer in South Africa meant he soon adopted surfing and beach volleyball as his hobbies.
However, Snowsill maintains that despite leaving her homeland with her new beau, she remains fiercely Australian and will continue to race in the green and gold as she chases a fourth and fifth world crown in 2011 and 2012 and a place in history as the only triathlete to defend an Olympic gold.
"I'll be in the green and gold in London if I make it," said Snowsill yesterday at a family reunion in Noosa although she is not in Sunday's triathlon.
"It's all about keeping things fresh at this stage of my career. It's a great venue, has great weather, my coach has new ideas. It's something different which I think will be good for me.
"The Australian federation understands this is such an international sport now and the athletes need an environment where they can be happy. They've been really great."
Snowsill was in the past coached by former fiancee Craig Walton, who is making his return to racing in Noosa.
The first Australian to win an Olympic triathlon crown, Snowsill will return to Australia in March for the Mooloolaba World Cup and the opening leg of the world championship series in Sydney in April.
She will then base herself in Europe, close to the race which could see her achieve her next goal of winning a fourth world crown.
"I'd love to win another one but London is the big goal," said Snowsill, who confirmed she is clear of the injury and illness which benched her for over a year in the wake of her historic gold medal in China.

quarta-feira, 27 de outubro de 2010

Época de ciclo-cross nacional 20111

Ao que parece iremos ter umas provas de ciclocross na próxima época 2011 e por isso aqui fica um aperitivo....

quinta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2010

ITU schedule WCS & World Cup 2011

ITU rolls out 2011 World Cup Series schedule and prize money

Vancouver, Canada, 20 October 2010 - The International Triathlon Union (ITU) today released its 2011 schedule for the ITU Triathlon World Cup Series.  In addition to $400,000 USD in prize money, athletes will compete for ranking points for the 2011 World Championship and 2012 Olympic Games qualifying points.
2011 ITU Triathlon World Cup Series:
March 27: Mooloolaba, Australia
April 17: Ishigaki, Japan
May 8: Monterrey, Mexico
July 3: Edmonton, Canada
August 14: Tiszaujvaros, Hungary
October 9: Huatulco, Mexico
October 15: Tongyeong, South Korea
November 6: Guatapé, Colombia

The Series retains a consistency from 2010, welcomes back an old favourite and introduces an exciting new event. The ITU Triathlon World Cup Series will travel to Colombia for the first time since 1992.  Guatapé will become the first South American city since Rio de Janeiro in 2004 to host a World Cup. Returning to the calendar after a 3-year hiatus is Edmonton, site of the 2001 World Championships and six time host of the World Cup Series. The city that now boasts a world class triathlon academy thanks to the legacy of the long-running World Cup there.

Along with the elite competitions, the 2011 ITU Triathlon World Cup Series will also attract some 15,000 athletes worldwide.

"ITU remains committed to delivering a World Cup series that's comparable to the World Championship Series," said Marisol Casado, ITU President and IOC Member.  "We are delighted the World Cup Series will travel to seven different countries and touch four continents in 2011.  It's a testament to the global nature of triathlon and the positive growth we envision for the future."

Entering its 21st season, the ITU Triathlon World Cup began as ITU's flagship series. Showcasing the world's top triathletes, the World Cup Series has traveled to 30 different countries since 1991, which plays a significant role to develop the sport and athletes across the world.

"Next year's World Cup series is an exciting mix of new events and long-running races with a strong place in ITU history," Casado added. "We're proud to offer a dynamic series with cities that have shown to be incredible hosts and proven to be among the athletes' favourites."

Earlier this month, ITU also announced its 2011 calendar of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series, the highest-profile international triathlon circuit. Four best scores in the world championship series events and the ITU Triathlon World Cup events, plus the points gained in the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championships Grand Final are considered as an athlete's final score, which decides world champions of the year.

2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series:
April 9-10: Sydney, Australia
May 14-15: Yokohama, Japan
June 4-5: Madrid, Spain
June 18-19: Kitzbühel, Austria
July 16-17: Hamburg, Germany
August 6-7: London, Great Britain
Grand Final - September 10-11: Beijing, China


domingo, 10 de outubro de 2010

Ironman W.C: Kona 2010

Kona Ford Ironman World Championship 2010

 Mirinda Carfrae  wins the Kona  Ironman World Championship

Mirinda_Carfrae_wins_Ford_Ironman_World_Championship_2010When the word went around the warm up pool that Chrissie Wellington had failed to turn up there was no doubt disappointment among the other women pro’s, but maybe a touch of excitement as well as they realised that now they all really were racing for first place. Perhaps they only two women who believed they could really take it up to Chrissie, Britain’s Julie Dibbens, and Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae would have certainly known that it was game on.
Julie and Mirinda are great buddies and train together in Bolder Colorado, this was the first attempt at the Iron distance for Julie, while Mirinda was looking to improve on her second placing at Kona last year when she ran a course record 2hr 56min marathon.
The early advantage went to Julie  who, a proven swimmer, came out of the water in second place at 53mins 50 secs, only ahead of her was Rachel Joyce of Britain who swam with the men to record an amazing 52.25. Nearly two minutes back on Dibbens was a pack of women which included Caroline Steffen of Switzerland, Amy Marsh, Dede Griesbauer, Mirinda Carfrae, Leanda Cave, Tereza Macel and Gina Crawford. To come out in the top five was a great result for Mirinda who has worked hard on her swim and bike over the last twelve months.
Mirinda_Carfrae_wins_Ford_Ironman_World_Championship_2010Dibbens really put the pedal to the metal on the bike recording a 4hr 55min split to gap the rest of the field by six minutes. Caroline Steffen was the only other woman to crack the five hours, which saw her consolidate her second placing, with Amy Marsh of America in third. Carfrae came off the bike in fourth a full eleven minutes down on the leader. Her split of 5hrs 4 minutes was none the less a great improvement for her and there was some concern that she may have pushed too hard and her formidable run leg may suffer.
However she quickly dispersed any concerns settling in to her high cadence rhythm as she set about running down Dibbens. Mirinda looked very strong and comfortable throughout the run and quickly set about reeling in Dibbens , it was only a matter of time before the pass came, and when it did it was decisive, the friends gave one another a congratulatory pat, had a quick word, and the pass was made.
Mirinda_Carfrae_wins_Ford_Ironman_World_Championship_2010Mirinda then set about proving that she is one of the sports great athletes, on a par with any current woman pro. At no stage did she relax her pace or take things easy, she was determined to put in a great time and prove she is a worthy champion. Behind her Dibbens started to struggle, and was forced to walk through some of the aid stations, knowing you are no longer in the lead can break you mentally. Caroline Steffen has also settled into a very fast and comfortable pace and soon also passed Dibbens.
The day belonged to Australia as Carfrae continued to power on the run, determined to beat her course record marathon time of 2hrs 56 mins last year, she eventually ran 2hrs 53mins and 32 seconds to finish in 8:58:36. This time has only ever been bettered by Chriisie Wellington (who was 4 minutes quicker last year) and the great Paula Newby Fraser, and will go down as the 4th fastest women’s finish ever – a worthy champion indeed.
Full race results on

1 Carfrae, Mirinda 29/WPRO 0:55:53 5:04:59 2:53:32 8:58:36
2 Steffen, Caroline 32/WPRO 0:55:57 4:59:22 3:05:47 9:06:00
3 Dibens, Julie 35/WPRO 0:53:50 4:55:27 3:16:12 9:10:04
4 Berasategui, Virginia 35/WPRO 0:57:46 5:05:36 3:08:30 9:16:47
5 Joyce, Rachel 32/WPRO 0:52:25 5:10:32 3:11:09 9:18:48
6 Thuerig, Karin 38/WPRO 1:13:12 4:48:22 3:14:26 9:22:48
7 Van Vlerken, Yvonne 32/WPRO 1:01:58 4:59:41 3:17:39 9:23:33
8 Snow, Caitlin 28/WPRO 0:57:50 5:27:40 2:56:04 9:26:42
9 Bij De Vaate, Heleen 36/WPRO 1:13:07 5:02:30 3:06:48 9:27:02
10 Cave, Leanda 32/WPRO 0:55:43 5:07:29 3:20:05 9:27:42
11 Marsh, Amy 33/WPRO 0:55:57 5:02:26 3:25:25 9:28:19
12 Corbin, Linsey 29/WPRO 1:02:02 5:17:37 3:04:10 9:29:13
13 Major, Kate 33/WPRO 0:57:38 5:19:14 3:08:46 9:30:00

 By David Stewart

Chris McCormack wins  Ironman World Championship in Kona

Chris_McCormack_Wins_Ford_Ironman_World_Championship_2010In one of the most exciting finishes in years Chris McCormack and Andreas Raelert went stride for stride when Raelert caught McCormack at around 21miles. McCormack made a surge at each aid station to push Raelert but couldn’t shake him until the last aid station. With less than two miles to go McCormack surged and that was it for Raelert. McCormack then went on to win in an extrodiary effort.
Craig Alexander ran himself in to 4th pace after being 16min down after the bike. He ran an extraordinary 2:41 marathon.
The run of the day went to Pete Jacobs who posted a 2:41:06. Pete is going to be one of the best Ironman ever if he keeps on this trajectory. At 29years old Pete is the youngest triathlete in the top 10 by 3 years with most of the guys in the high 30s. Pete coped a 4min penalty on the bike early on and without this he would have certainly placed at least 5th overall.

Chris_McCormack_Wins_Ford_Ironman_World_Championship_2010Full race results on

1 McCormack, Chris 37/MPRO 0:51:36 4:31:50 2:43:31 8:10:37
2 Raelert, Andreas 34/MPRO 0:51:27 4:32:26 2:44:25 8:12:17
3 Vanhoenacker, Marino 34/MPRO 0:51:33 4:31:00 2:46:45 8:13:14
4 Alexander, Craig 37/MPRO 0:51:32 4:39:35 2:41:59 8:16:53
5 Tissink, Raynard 37/MPRO 0:52:25 4:30:47 2:52:44 8:20:11
6 Bracht, Timo 35/MPRO 0:53:52 4:29:42 2:53:18 8:21:00
7 Llanos, Eneko 34/MPRO 0:51:38 4:39:23 2:47:02 8:22:02
8 Bockel, Dirk 34/MPRO 0:51:12 4:35:47 2:52:01 8:22:59
9 Jacobs, Pete 29/MPRO 0:51:15 4:47:04 2:41:05 8:23:26
10 Al-Sultan, Faris 32/MPRO 0:51:25 4:32:40 2:55:28 8:24:04
11 Lieto, Chris 38/MPRO 0:52:23 4:23:17 3:06:00 8:25:51
12 Twelsiek, Maik 30/MPRO 0:52:22 4:26:00 3:04:37 8:27:02
13 Weiss, Michael 29/MPRO 0:57:40 4:25:21 3:00:34 8:29:15
14 Van Lierde, Frederik 31/MPRO 0:51:34 4:39:23 2:56:27 8:31:43
15 Schildknecht, Ronnie 31/MPRO 0:56:00 4:35:19 2:57:20 8:32:51
16 Brader, Christian 30/MPRO 0:59:51 4:35:31 2:54:13 8:33:43
17 Brown, Cameron 38/MPRO 0:52:16 4:38:41 2:59:15 8:34:10
18 Jensen, Martin 27/MPRO 0:51:31 4:39:43 2:59:59 8:35:34
19 Vernay, Patrick 37/MPRO 0:55:19 4:45:20 2:50:47 8:35:44
20 Bozzone, Terenzo 25/MPRO 0:51:31 4:40:20 3:02:27 8:38:23
21 Potts, Andy 34/MPRO 0:48:48 4:42:20 3:03:03 8:38:43
22 Major, Jozsef 31/MPRO 1:07:28 4:39:52 2:47:56 8:40:46
23 Henning, Rasmus 35/MPRO 0:51:30 4:39:51 3:05:40 8:41:18
24 Coenen, Clemens 32/MPRO 0:57:30 4:36:54 3:03:11 8:41:33

By Karl Hayes