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21st Oct 2010Issue 180

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Congratulations this week to Jodie Swallow. In Korea on Saturday Jodie won the first ITU World Cup race of her career, seven years after finishing second in the Athens World Cup Olympic Test event in 2003. There has been a lot of ups and downs in the career of Jodie in the seven years since, but during 2010 she has put together a run of consistency, top results and race wins that is starting to reflect the talent and potential that she burst on to the triathlon scene with a decade ago. Keep up the good work Jodie.

Kona may be gone, but this weekend ahead sees another world championship upon us in the form of XTERRA Maui. Kona third-placed finisher Julie Dibens is of course the three-time defending champion. Can she recover for her Kona efforts to make it four? There are also plenty of other Brits looking for top-10 finishes including Sam Gardner, Ian Leitch, Lesley Patterson and Emma Smith and others - good luck to you all. We'll bring you more on Maui later in the week.

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Weekend action

ITU World Cup, Tongyeong, Korea

Great Britain's Jodie Swallow closed out the World Cup season with a dominating performance to win the Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup. Using a solo breakaway early on the bike, she held her lead right through to the finish to win her first career World Cup title more than 90 seconds. Triple Olympian Anja Dittmer of Germany out-duelled Spain's Ainhoa Murua for the silver.

"It's amazing," said Swallow at the finish area. "I wasn't really expecting it." Full report HERE and results HERE.

Katie Ingram (15th), Non Stanford (19th), Harry Wiltshire (14th) and Marc Jenkins (30th) were the other GB athletes racing.

Pos Men Women
1st Dan Wilson (AUS) 1:49:36 Jodie Swallow (GBR) 2:01:38
2nd Aurelien Raphael (FRA) 1:49:52 Anja Dittmer (GER) 2:03:15
3rd Vincent Luis (FRA) 1:49:57 Ainhoa Murua (JPN) 2:03:19

Garmin Barcelona Triathlon

Sunday's Garmin Barcelona Triathlon was won comfortably by two familiar faces from the ITU World Championship Series circuit, with 2010 ITU World Champion Javier Gomez winning on home soil, while Great Britain's Jodie Stimpson defended her win at the 2009 event.

Gomez, winner of last weekend's ITU World Cup in Huatulco, Mexico, shows little sign of wanting his 2010 season to end and did all that he needed to do in Barcelona on the run, coming in to T2 with a small group of athletes, before pulling away for the win with a 30:56 10km split, leaving him clear of Alessandro Fabian (ITA) for a popular Spanish win.

Jodie Stimpson was in a different class to the small ladies elite field, recording the fastest splits in every discipline for a very comfortable nine minute winning margin.

Pos Men Women
1st Javier Gomez (ESP) 1:43:13 Jodie Stimpson (GBR) 1:52:25
2nd Alessandro Fabian (ITA) 1:43:38 Marina Damlaimcourt (ESP) 2:01:21
3rd Marek Jaskolka (GER) 1:44:33 Carolina Routier (ESP) 2:05:14

Provisional Garmin Barcelona Triathlon Results

Ironman 70.3 Austin

South African James Cunnama of TeamTBB ( continued what has been the best season of his young career, while Nicola Spirig proved her class at Sunday's Ironman 70.3 Austin. Read the full report HERE.

Pos Men Women
1st James Cunnama (RSA) 3:53:57 Nicola Spirig (SUI) 4:09:34
2nd Marko Albert (EST) 3:55:06 Angela Naeth (USA) 4:17:58
3rd Richie Cunningham (AUS) 3:57:04 Samantha Warriner (NZL) 4:22:01

UK Racing

A couple of duathlon to note in the UK. The Broxtowe Duathlon offered 'Challenege' and 'Short' distance options. Thomas Peoples just got the better of Andy Day in a very close men's race in the Challenge, where Elizabeth Day was the ladies winner. Ian Storer and Helen Cashin took the Short distance wins.

Challenge Distance
Pos Men Women
1st Thomas Peoples 52:38 Elizabeth Day 1:02:36
2nd Andy Day 52:43 Chris Viggers 1:04:12
3rd Lee Perkins 55:48 Catrionna Wynne 1:05:21
Short Distance
Pos Men Women
1st Ian Storer 36:07 Helen Cashin 38:52
2nd Rob Booth 38:52 Elizabeth Orton 39:07
3rd John Clipsham 38:54 Naomi Wayte 39:27

The Great Notley Duathlon saw Wendy Staines (born2tri) just get the better of Maxine Burgess (Newmarket Cycing & Tri) after a race long battle, while Sam Pettit (East Essex Tri) was a clear winner for the men.

Pos Men Women
1st Sam Pettit (East Essex Tri) 1:01:50 Wendy Staines (born2tri) 1:14:34
2nd Shane Norval (Cambridge CC) 1:05:03 Maxine Burgess (Newmarket Cycing & Tri) 1:14:55
3rd Martin Wilson (West Suffolk Tri) 1:05:58 Catherine Johnson 1:24:59


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