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6th Aug 2012Issue 234

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Can sport get any better than this?

Unless you have been living in a cave for the past 10 days or so (or your BBC channels are broken), you surely can't have escaped the fact that possibly the biggest festival of sport we will ever witness is taking place right now; the London 2012 Olympic Games.

I've always thought that one of the pleasures of being a triathlete is our willingness to embrace other disciplines. In part, of course, due to the fact that we have to swim, bike and run anyway - all major Olympic disciplines in themselves - to finish our own sport. More than that though, perhaps it's that feeling that as we can never really 'master' all aspects of our sport, we can learn to appreciate the difficulties and intricacies of others.

With wall-to wall and, no pun intended, 24/7 coverage here in the UK, it is sporting heaven.

Can Great Britain, finally, win an Olympic Triathlon medal? While Helen Jenkins finishing in fifth place on Saturday was our best ever finishing position, it was a huge disappointment to the ITU World Champion who revealed that she had been battling with a knee injury over the past 10 weeks. That she was still in the lead group with 1km remaining is a measure of just how far she has progressed since Beijing.

Can the Brownlee's break our metaphorical duck? Yes, I believe they can. And will.

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Results

Weekend action

With all the Olympic action going on it's amazing that anyone has actually managed to post results up from their events over the weekend! Even the ITU were uncharacteristically slow getting the London 2012 Womens Triathlon results up from Hyde Park - probably because they were desperately trying to pick a winner off the photos as dead heats are not allowed in triathlon... They are up now, you can pick the flesh off the bones HERE.

The 4Life Childrens Open Water Triathlon at Holme Pierrepont ws timed by Stuart Steele and all the results for that are HERE.

A competitor in the Roseland Triathlon is reported to have been the victim of a major accident involving a vehicle on the cycle course according to this report on a Cornish website. No further details at this time, we wish the athlete a speedy recovery. Results of the standard distance race can be found here and the sprint distance results are here.

After all the manic excitement of Saturday evening there must have been a lot of hoarse competitors struggling out of bed for Sunday's races so it was great to see some nice speedy results from DB Max for the Wiltshire Times Trowbridge Triathlon where Iain Gillam and Katie Synge took the wins. Full results are HERE.

TriStar put on another 111 race, this time in Estonia, and the legendary Thomas Hellriegel (GER) proved that he still has what it takes for the individual win (pipped by a couple of relay teams) with Ben Howard (Primera TBC) and Bryan McCrystal (IRL) just off the podium in fourth and fifth respectively. The women's race went to Lisa Hutthaler (AUT) and there's a handful of other GB athletes in the mix as well, see the results HERE.

Search for GBR in the Ironman 70.3 Boulder results and you'll come up empty as Liz Blatchford is down as AUS and Leanda Cave as USA - they placed first and third respectively! Our summary of the race is HERE. In the Ironman 70.3 Philippines Jenson Button did pretty well, 14th overall and third in his age group - you can read our summary of the race HERE.

Matt Moorhouse nipped over to Belgium for Powerman Geel and took ninth place, Rob Woestenborghs was the overall winner.

Lake Logic ran a standard distance event at their Cotswold Water Park base and the fastest times went to Michael Milstead (Cycology Bikes) and Emilie Verroken (Equus), provisional results are linked HERE. In the sprint event Deon Coetzee (Viceroys) and Tara Wood (B2P) took the honours, again the provisional results are HERE.

Wins at the Carlisle Triathlon went to Jon Fletcher (Arragons Tri Club) and Mhairi Duff, full results are HERE.

A bit late for the website roundup were a full set of results for the third of the Thorpe Aquathlon races and the two Long Swims at Bournemouth.

FULL WEEKEND RESULTS LISTINGS

There are LOTS (!) of other results in the UK's number one triathlon results database - click below to find yours. Remember, where you see the triVIEWER icon, you can replay your race in graphic simulation form.

FULL WEEKEND RESULTS LISTINGS

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Last few places available for Tri Together

With just over two weeks to go there are less than 50 places available for this year's Tri Together, the award winning sprint distance triathlon for people of all ages and abilities. Even better, to celebrate London's 'games fever', the organisers are offering a discount of £5 off the registration fee with the discount code "GAMES" for both adult and junior races.

Winners of the 220 Triathlon 'Race of the Year' (>500 entrants), shortlisted for the British Triathlon Event of the Year 2011 and Event Quality Mark Accredited, Tri Together will take place at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in South London on Sunday 19 August. To secure a place, visit www.lcdisability.org/tritogether or text TRI to 80878 (standard text rates apply).

Tri Together is raising money to support disabled people UK-wide, so fundraising targets apply.

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