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17th Aug 2010Issue 173

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Congratulations Stuart Hayes! A multiple ITU World Cup podium finisher, Stuart has been one of the stalwarts of British triathlon for many years now, but few would ever have given him a chance of taking victory within the ITU World Championship Series, and certainly not with the likes of Brownlee, Frodeno and Gomez all present. But that is exactly what Stuart did on Saturday in Kitzbühel, taking his chances to try and build a big enough lead on the tough bike course to hold off the fleet-footed gazelles behind. Many try, but few succeed, but it was a breath of fresh air for the sport to see a 'swim-biker' play to his strengths, and actually come out on top in the most competitive race series in the world. We hear that the (deserved!) post-race celebrations were pretty epic too!

Coming up this week, your Editors favourite race (well, 'event' seems a more appropriate term) of the year - the Club Relays in Nottingham! Close to 2000 triathletes racing in their club colours, with the vast majority there for a social weekend of swim / bike / run / fun. While the racing can be tough, there will be plenty of triathletes finding that the toughest event of the weekend is pitching the tent that they haven't used since this time last year...

If you aren't competing in Nottingham and still fancy some weekend race action, check out the Orca Multisport Weekend at Dorney Lake, Eton. Entries are still available for the triathlon, aquathlon and swim events at the 2012 Olympic Rowing venue.

See you in Nottingham!

In this issue:

Results

Weekend action

Lots of action from around the world (and at home) this weekend - here is a snapshot of what happened if you are struggling to keep up with all of the news...

Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Kitzbühel

Stuart Hayes stunned the pundits - and probably himself - by winning in Kitzbühel ahead of the likes of Gomez, Frodeno and Brownlee, while Paula Findlay proved that Hyde Park was no fluke, as she took her second consecutive WCS win. Nice to see a breakaway on the bike too!

MEN: Full report / Results
LADIES: Full report / Results

Pos Men Women
1st Stuart Hayes (GBR) 1:52:32 Paula Findlay (CAN) 2:03:03
2nd Javier Gomez (ESP) 1:53:04 Lisa Norden (SWE) 2:03:06
3rd Jan Frodeno (GER) 1:53:21 Andrea Hewitt (NZL) 2:03:10

Geneva ITU Triathlon European Cup

Another win for Jodie Swallow, and an encouraging second place for Adam Bowden in Switzerland. Full report HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Vincent Luis (FRA) 2:00:26 Jodie Swallow (GBR) 2:15:45
2nd Adam Bowden (GBR) 2:01:09 Charlotte McShane (AUS) 2:19:17
3rd Artem Parienko (RUS) 2:01:18 Alice Betto (ITA) 2:19:34

Youth Olympic Games - Singapore

Elinor Thorogood was 13th (full report) and Andrew Hood 15th (full report) in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games triathlons in Singapore.

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One of the toughest iron-distance races around, Marcel Zamora Perez (ESP) and Tereza Macel (CZE) tamed the incredibly tough course takes home the victories. Bella Bayliss was fourth, with Stephen Bayliss fifth. Full report and results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Marcel Zamora Perez (ESP) 9:38:49 Tereza Macel (CZE) 11:20:09
2nd James Cunnama (RSA) 9:45:46 Isabelle Ferrer (FRA) 11:49:17
3rd Victor Del Corral Morales (ESP) 10:03:22 Alexandra Louison (FRA) 11:51:06

Ironman 70.3 Germany - European Championships

The unbeatable (?) Michael Raelert delivers on our pre-race confidence to take another victory, while Yvonne Van Vlerken defends her title by holding off Desiree Ficker in a close finish. Full report HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Michael Raelert (GER) 4:03:47 Yvonne Van Vlerken (NED) 4:41:52
2nd Sebastian Kienle (GER) 4:05:55 Desiree Ficker (USA) 4:42:15
3rd Björn Andersson (SWE) 4:09:09 Kristin Möller (GER) 4:43:10

Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens

Very close racing in Washington were Anglo-Aussies Joe Gambles and Paul Ambrose made it a one-two. Melanie McQuaid proved that XTERRA specialists can also perform well on the road too. Full report HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Joe Gambles (GBR/AUS) 3:57:47 Melanie McQuaid (CAN) 4:27:16
2nd Paul Ambrose (GBR/AUS) 3:59:07 Tyler Stewart (USA) 4:27:36
3rd Luke Bell (AUS) 3:59:53 Samantha Warriner (NZL) 4:29:09

Challenge Copenhagen

A new race, and a new entry onto the 'fast iron courses' listing looking at the results from Copenhagen. Rebekah Keat recorded her second sub-9 finish in a month (and third ever), to win a 'Challenge' iron-distance after second places this year in Wanaka and Roth.

Full report HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Tim Berkel (AUS) 8:07:39 Rebekah Keat (AUS) 8:54:36
2nd Keegan Williams (NZL) 8:12:53 Belinda Granger (AUS) 9:15:25
3rd Jens Grønbek (DEN) 8:17:34 Camilla Lindholm (SWE) 9:26:55

DOMESTIC RACING ACTION

Saturday

The Aberfeldy Middle Distance Triathlon was also the Scottish Long Distance Championships. Full results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st Craig Dale 4:28:17 Catriona Morrison 4:32:52
2nd Andy Strathdee 4:42:51 Alanda Scotts 5:01:49
3rd Andrew Fish 4:43:00 Eleanor Haresign 5:09:00

Aside from Catriona Morrison being the second individual finisher to cross the line, with only Craig Dale ahead, the main news we're receiving from the event is of the disqualification for drafting of second and third placed female finishers Alison Rowatt and Jennifer Eilertson, which both athletes "vigorously denied" and protested, however the results stood. More news soon we hope.

Results from the South Coast Triathlon can be found HERE where Rachel Hall and Mark Watson won the standard distance races.

The Clash of the Tritons Aquathlon saw close racing in the Triathlon London League, with James Lock (Thames Turbo) and Sophia Saller (Optima Racing) taking hard fought win. Results HERE.

ALL THE SATURDAY RESULTS

Sunday

The Autoglass Bedford Classic hosted the British Age Group Triathlon Championships on Sunday. Catherine Pickthall is a new name to us, but she has an elite swimming background, and at one time was part of a potential talent transfer project with British Cycling, so clearly possesses the skills to go far in triathlon. James Ratcliffe (Ceepo TFN RT) was the men's winner. Provisional results HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st James Ratcliffe (Ceepo TFN RT) 1:56:16 Catherine Pickthall 2:13:30
2nd Tom Sturdy (Team Nemisis GB) 1:56:47 Eimear Mullan (Corley Fusion Body Limits) 2:15:04
3rd Ben Howard (Durham University Tri) 1:56:53 Karen Axelsdottir (Optima Racing Team) 2:15:35

We also have open water swim results from the International Birdman Swim (1km and 2km events), plus the Lakeside Multisports 3.8km.

James Gilfillan and sister Ceris Styler made it a family double at the Swanage Classic, both securing clear wins largely due to their cycling skills. Results HERE plus results of the Sprint race HERE.

Plenty of other racing - check out the results link below.

ALL THE SUNDAY RESULTS

The BIG South Swim - 1500m or 3.8km

The BIG South Swim makes for a spectacular day out. All the races are in a lap format so you get plenty of chances to see your athlete. You will be able to see the results/split times on the large screen. Red Bull will be handing out their sports drinks all day so pull up a seat and enjoy the racing.

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