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21st Jul 2010Issue 170

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"Quite simply the ultimate performance from the ultimate athlete. Can she go faster? Yes." That was the comment from Tri247 columnist Steve Trew in relation to the staggering performances of Chrissie Wellington at Challenge Roth on Sunday. Much has been written - and we are sure more will follow - but Chrissie took triathlon to a new level on Sunday, so much so that she finished seventh overall, including all of the professional men. Rebekah Keat set the 14th fastest iron distance time ever from a women, and was almost 31 minutes behind as Chrissie set figures that are going to be very, very tough to beat. 8:19:13. Amazing.

Triathlon in Great Britain just seems to be improving every year. After Chrissie last weekend, we have the prospect of Alistair Brownlee taking on the world's best in Hyde Park at the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series. Alongside him will be Tim Don, who recently won the richest race in the sport, while Helen Jenkins, 2008 World Champion, will be looking to improve on her third place last year. Jodie Stimpson raced well in Hyde Park last year, and also won this past weekend. Great days.

In this issue:


Weekend action

Here is a roundup of the weekend's action...


Challenge Roth

Wow, Chrissie Wellington in her own words "i think i just redefined what is considered possible, for myself and others". Chrissie smashed her own world record time for the ironman distance, setting a quite staggering new mark of 8:19:13. Nine wins unbeaten now over the distance - will Kona 2010 be the 'perfect 10'?

Rasmus Henning (Den) also proved what a talent he is, taking the win and setting the fifth fastest time in history. We spoke to Rasmus after his race, and you can read the full interview HERE.

More on Roth in this report.

Pos Men Women
1st Rasmus Henning (DEN) 7:52:36 Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 8:19:13
2nd Sebastian Kienle (GER) 7:59:06 Rebekah Keat (AUS) 8:50:10
3rd Eneko Llanos (ESP) 8:02:33 Tereza Macel (CZE) 9:09:29

Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU WCS Hamburg

Just a week before the big showdown in Hyde Park, Javier Gomez returned to the top of the podium with a hard earned victory over Jan Frodeno from a jam-packed Hamburg. Full report HERE. Lisa Norden just edged out World Champion Emma Moffatt in a thrilling sprint to the line. Aileen Morrison's third place could well be the best ever result in the history of Irish triathlon. Full report HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Javier Gomez (ESP) 1:43:07 Lisa Norden (SWE) 1:53:53
2nd Jan Frodeno (GER) 1:43:23 Emma Moffatt (AUS) 1:53:53
3rd Tim Don (GBR) 1:43:57 Aileen Morrison (IRL) 1:53:55

French Grand Prix Series - Paris

The Brownlee(s) express continued in Paris, with a 1/2 for the talented brothers. Jodie Stimpson produced another impressive display to take the ladies win. More HERE. Yes, Hyde Park this coming weekend should be some race!

Pos Men Women
1st Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 51:11 Jodie Stimpson (GBR) 1:00:32
2nd Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) 51:12 Emma Jackson (AUS) 1:00:32
3rd Vincent Luis (FRA) 51:45 Barbara Riveros Diaz (CHI) 1:00:35

Ironman 70.3 Vineman

Somewhat overshadowed by the weekend Chrissie exploits, Mirinda Carfrae - Konan run course record holder - produced another stunning run (1:16:52), to take the win from Leanda Cave. Chris Lieto did most of his damage, as expected, on two wheels.

Pos Men Women
1st Chris Lieto (USA) 3:54:05 Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:15:51
2nd Kieran Doe (NZL) 4:00:23 Leanda Cave (GBR) 4:22:03
3rd James Cotter (USA) 4:02:39 Tyler Stewart (USA) 4:25:11

Ironman 70.3 Racine

Pure class from Craig Alexander - the ultimate professional takes another win and will have his sights set on a bigger prize in October...

Pos Men Women
1st Craig Alexander (AUS) 3:48:56 Sam Warriner (NZL) 4:17:42
2nd Matt White (AUS) 3:56:07 Kate Major (AUS) 4:17:55
3rd TJ Tollakson (USA) 4:00:36
Desiree Ficker (USA) 4:22:51



A busy Saturday this week. David Anderson and Heather Jackson lived up to their favourites tag by winning the British Aquathlon Champs at Salford Quays. Full results and a report on that HERE. Indeed, Heather then race (and won) again on Sunday at the Diva Devas Ladies Triathlon.

In the weekend preview we directed you to the blog of Iain Hindes, in advance of the Kernow Fest. Iain duly won the KernowMan, and you can read his report on his blog!

Tri247 paid a visit (and took part) in the 1st Marlow River Swim. Aside not having to get up early - it was a nice 6pm start - the event also proved that a swim can be scenic. Or was I not concentrating enough? A very enjoyable Saturday evening, helped by the sun shining brightly. Results from this, and all of the other Saturday events below.

Full Saturday Resuts Listing


Colin Dixon and Danielle Stewart won the National Ranking Series Worthing Triathlon. Full results HERE. We have a full report from the Grays Triathlon (HERE), while at Hillingdon, Optima Racing Team dominated the London League event at the third Hillingdon Triathlon of the year, wins going to Bradley Hales - who lead from the first stroke - and Karen Axelsdottir.

Mike Russell reports from the Birling Beast: "Sunday's race was dominated by Team Outrageous for the swim section, with Ade Grimmond, Hannah Meads (non wetsuit) and Michael Dominguez the first three out the water and onto the bike. It was oldest and youngest in first and second out the swim.

Ade managed to hold onto the lead coming into T2, closely followed by race favourite Guy Bellamy (Ingarfield Condor). First out on the run was Guy, who kept his lead to the end. Ade finished fourth behind Chas Way in 2nd, and David Thompson in 3rd. Hannah Meads (Team Outrageous) led the women's field from start to finish, with some equally impressing riding up "The Beast".

On a sad note, some moron of a caravaner wiped out Jenni van Deelen, who ended up in hospital. Thankfully there were witnesses to the accident, which was entirely the caravaner's fault.

Full Sunday Results Listing

Sports Tours exclusive Club La Santa September offer

The September offer will for travel dates - 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th September - One bedroom (AY YELLOW) apartment was £619.00 now £469.00. This apartment is based on self catering and accommodate up to 3 adults and 1 child (14yrs or under).

They also have two triathlon training camps during this special offer period as well:

Intermediate Triathlon Camp with Phil Price and Team - 09th – 16th September 2010 – course fee extra, 185€

NEW Learn to Tri Smarter Triathlon Camp with Joe Beer and Team - 23rd – 30th September 2010 – course fee extra, 210€

Read more about it here

WIN with Coolmove

BlueRhino has teamed up with Tri247 to celebrate the 2010 launch of their new footcare brand COOLMOVE. They are giving away a superb 1st prize and three runners up prizes from the new COOLMOVE brand, worth over £350 in total!

Click HERE to enter.

ports Tours International: Official Sports Travel Partner for Abu Dhabi International Triathlon

Sports Tours International is excited to announce that they have once again been appointed as the Official Sports Travel Partner for IMG and the second Abu Dhabi International Triathlon which will take place on Sat 12th March 2011.

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WIN with K-Swiss

The generous guys at K-Swiss ( have put up a great prize for you to celebrate the launch of their new Union Jack shoes.

Check out THIS ARTICLE to win a unique pair of K-Swiss Union Jack shoes and a K-Swiss Triathlon outfit, as worn by their pro athletes.

Triathlon Starter Packages at Total Fitness Bath

For many of you The London Triathlon is looming large, so what better time to get fully kitted out. TFB have some really great value options to get you some great kit,

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Tatton Park triathlon bookings at double the rate of 2009

If you are thinking of booking for Tatton Park Triathlon 2010 do not leave it too late. Spring bookings for the event were at double the level of last year. Tatton Park Triathlon 2009 closed before race day and entries will close even earlier this year.

Enter Tatton Park Triathlon 2010

The Long Course Weekend starts here... 24th - 26th September 2010

The long course weekend is one of the latest and probably most exciting new triathlon events to come to the UK since Ironman. Essentially the event is a long course triathlon, but the major difference being, it is raced over 3 days.

Find out more here

Planet X Special Offers

If you are looking for a new set of carbon  wheels, Planet-X have some great offers at the moment. Visit them HERE .











Sports Tours


Jim Walker



Top 10 Article Of Last Week
  1. Chrissie: 8:19:13 in Roth: WORLD RECORD!
  2. Brownlee(s) and Stimpson win French Grand Prix
  3. Roth Image Gallery
  4. Sub-8 iron men: a history [UPDATED!]
  5. Normann Stadler's SCOTT Plasma3
  6. Home Nations Iron Distance Records [UPDATED]
  7. Olympians take the plunge at Holme Pierrepont
  8. Postcard from Roth...
  9. Interview: Olly Freeman
  10. Sub-9 iron ladies: a history [UPDATED!]

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