domingo, 26 de agosto de 2012

The new ITU World Triathlon Series Rankings 2012

ITU World Triathlon Series Rankings

Erin Densham
1 Erin Densham (AUS) 3611Gold Medal
2 Andrea Hewitt (NZL) 3141Silver Medal
3 Nicola Spirig (SUI) 3109Bronze Medal
Jonathan Brownlee
1 Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) 3825Gold Medal
2 Alexander Bryukhankov (RUS) 3285Silver Medal
3 Javier Gomez (ESP) 2905Bronze Medal
   Vanessa Pereira  campeã Nacional de contra-relógio

A elite Vanesa Pereira, a júnior Marisa Santos (CDC Navais-Póvoa de Varzim) e a cadete Ana Inácio (Ouribike/Ouriquense) sagraram-se hoje campeãs nacionais de contra-relógio, vencendo as respectivas provas, em Santa Maria da Feira.

A individual Vanessa Pereira pulverizou todos os tempos, cumprindo os 16,5 quilómetros da corrida de elite em 25m02s, deixando Ana Rita Vigário (LA Alumínios-Antarte) na segunda posição, a 24 segundos. Isabel Caetano (CSM Epinay) fechou o pódio, a 27 segundos da vencedora.

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Ultra SkyMarathon® Series ITALY: Trofeo Kima UltraSkyMarathon® - Valmasino, Sondrio – August 26

Troffeo KIMA, 49km, 3800m, 6h27 in free mountain... 

Kilian Jornet wins the Kima trophy and Tom Owens takes 2nd.....

KillPhoto: Kilian at the finish #trofeokima

Photo: .Ultra SkyMarathon® Series 
ITALY: Trofeo Kima UltraSkyMarathon® - Valmasino, Sondrio – August 26
Kilian Jornet. 
Photo Ian Corless.

Kima Trophy
Val Masino, Sondrio, Italy

ITALY:Trofeo Kima UltraSkyMarathon®, Valmasino, Sondrio – August 26
The legendary Kima Trophy selected as one of the new Ultra Series races promises an exciting event where some of the world’s top international “ultra” specialists will compete.
The gruelling 50 km course boasts 3,800 metres of technical vertical climb – probably one of the toughest races on the international skyrunning scene.
The entry limit, for safety reasons, is capped at 100.
This extraordinary “ultra” is supported by a number of projects aimed principally at  the promotion of the environment – but also sport, tourism and mountain safety: COBAT, partner of the event, promotes the collection and recycling of exhausted batteries; the Mini Kima, a race for kids and families; and the Mountain Fitness® project together with Sentieri Sicuri, have been developed to ensure everyone can enjoy their hikes in Val Masino in complete safety and with an eye on calorie consumption.

sexta-feira, 24 de agosto de 2012


ITU World Triathlon Stockholm


AUGUST 25-26 2012

 In its first appearance in the ITU World Triathlon Series, Stockholm will play host to a slew of Olympians on a quick sprint distance course, which consists of a one-lap 750km swim, five 4km loops on the bike and two 2.5km run laps., 
Portugal will be represented  by João Silva (9th at the Olympic Games), João Pereira and Miguel Arraiolos.

terça-feira, 21 de agosto de 2012

Hy-Vee Triathlon - 2nd September 2012

Hy-Vee Triathlon


The top finishers in the men’s and women’s triathlons at this summer’s London Olympics will receive invitations to compete in the 2012 Hy-Vee Triathlon.
DES MOINES, IA – The field of professional athletes vying for the richest prize purse in triathlon is expanding this year to include Olympic medalists, organizers of the Hy-Vee Triathlon announced today.
Winners of the gold, silver and bronze medals in men’s and women’s triathlon at this summer’s Olympic Games in London will receive special invitations to compete in the Hy-Vee 5150 U.S. Championship Elite Cup on September 2 in Des Moines. Bill Burke, race director of the Hy-Vee Triathlon, said the addition of Olympic medalists will increase the field for each Elite Cup race from 30 to a maximum of 33 athletes.
“Since its inception in 2007, the Hy-Vee Triathlon has seen very best triathletes in the world racing for a share of the biggest prize purse in the history of the sport,” Burke said. “Obviously, in an Olympic year, any gathering of the best athletes at the 5150 distance would have to include the reigning Olympic medalists.”
For the second year in a row, the Hy-Vee Triathlon will serve as the national championship event for the 5150 Series sponsored by World Triathlon Corporation, owners of the famous Ironman and Ironman 70.3 brands. A 5150 triathlon event – also known as international distance or Olympic distance – consists of a 1.5 kilometer swim, a 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer run, for a total distance of 51.5 kilometers. WTC’s 5150 Series is the world’s largest triathlon series at this distance, offering 10 U.S. events and eight international races in 2012.
Professional triathletes earn points throughout the year by competing in 5150 Series events and selected Ironman 70.3 races. The top 25 men and women in the 5150 Point Rankings qualify for the Hy-Vee U.S. Championship 5150 Elite Cup field. In addition, the reigning Ironman and Ironman 70.3 champions will receive invitations to compete in the Hy-Vee event. The remainder of the field will be filled with special invitees, including this year’s Olympic medalists, Burke said.
“The Hy-Vee Triathlon has truly revolutionized the sport,” Burke said. “The caliber of event they put on in Des Moines, and the $1.1 million prize purse, attract top triathletes who don’t normally compete at the 5150 distance. I have talked to Ironman and 70.3 champions who are adjusting their training schedules for the express purpose of being ready to compete at the Hy-Vee event, should that chance come along. This year’s event is going to feature the most diverse, most competitive field of athletes we’ve ever had.”

elite start lists

segunda-feira, 20 de agosto de 2012

Ironman Kalmar, Sweden - Sérgio Marques é 7º....

IRONMAN Kalmar, Sweden  |   Saturday, August 18, 2012  |   3,86 km swim / 180,2 km bike / 42,195 km run
Foi em Kalmar que Sérgio Marques despreocupado foi 7º classificado com o tempo geral de 8h 16m e com um parcial de corrida de 2h 48m bem ao jeito dele.....

Obrigado Sérgio e Boa Sorte na "Big Island" em Kona já em Outubro.                                  


La Vuelta 2012 

74ª Volta a Meio Portugal 2012

       Sim acredito que são uns 15 dias muito duros mas serão só no norte do País e será que podemos chamar isso de Volta a "Portugal"?      

   site oficial

Jornet and Forsberg win the 57th Pikes Peak Marathon


The record stands, but new champions emerge:  Kilian Jornet wins the 57th Pikes Peak Marathon, Sunday, in 3h40’26” followed by new skyrunning star, American Alex Nichols in 3h47’22” and Max King, third in 3h50’10”.

In the women’s field, the race went according to forecast with a full Salomon podium:  Sweden’s Emelie Forsberg first, 11th overall, in 4h28’07”, American Kasie Enman second in 4h28’25” and Spain’s Mireia Mirò, third in 4h32’13”, 15th overall.

The men’s race saw a tight group to the summit with Jornet leading throughout. Local runner Alex Nichols is evidently getting a taste for distance and altitude after excelling in his first SkyMarathon® at the recent SkyGames® in the Spanish Pyrenees with a 5th position while Max King, after a brilliant 3rd at Speedgoat, held the pace to close 3rd. Colorado runner Marshall Thomson took fourth while France’s Greg Vollet and Oscar Casal Mir from Andorra took 5th and 6th respectively.

The women’s race was won on the descent.  A downhill specialist, Forsberg was ten minutes behind at the summit and overtook Enman on the last mile to the finish. Both Jornet and Forsberg set new records on the downhill – a natural for seasoned skyrunners.  Mirò’s tendon injury held off and was pleased to have finally concluded a marathon, the first this year.   Michele Suszek from Colorado was 4th and Britain’s Lauren Jeska, 5th.

Jornet and Forsberg now lead the Skyrunner® World Series ranking.  After just a few days’ rest and training they’ll be ready for the next challeng: the highly technical and gruelling Kima Trophy in Italy, on Sunday, where Jornet will face strong competition from top runners Tom Owens and Andy Symonds from Great Britain, Michel Lanne from France and Germany’s young Philipp Reiter.

race results