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1st May 2013Issue 264

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There is little doubt was has been the talk of the triathlon community this week - and it isn't even a triathlon!

In the early hours of Monday morning (UK time at least), Alistair Brownlee was making his debut over the 10,000 metres on the track in the U.S., the start perhaps of him following up on his post Olympic suggestion that he could seek selection for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the Athletics team, as well as his Triathlon goals.

It was a very impressive debut for Alistair too, recording a time of 28:32.48 first time out. Remember of course, the race fell only one week after his highly impressive World Triathlon Series win in San Diego. To give some context, that would have ranked him third overall among GB athletes in 2012, and though very early in the 2013 season (with Mo Farah yet to race over the 10,000 on the track this year), currently puts him second this year behind Chris Thompson, who ran 27:40.81 at the same Stanford University meeting.

At least in this instance, nobody needs to question the accuracy of the course...

We were able to speak to Alistair barely an hour after the run - while he was waiting for late night pizza - where he expressed his belief that he can go significantly faster in the future. Watch his race, and read the full interview HERE. He doesn't rule out breaking 28 minutes during his athletic career either.

The past few days have also had an import '10,000' relevance for us at Tri247 - as our @Tri247 Twitter feed as passed its 10,000th follower! Are you one of them? If not, and you are a Twitter user then don't miss out, follow us now!

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Weekend action

XTERRA Malaysia? Check! World Tour event? Check! Ben Allen wins it? Check! OK, all's right in the world so move on -- nothing here to see... Unfortunately for partner Jacqui Slack, Renata Bucher was in the groove and came home in fourth place overall to take the women's title and she didn't even make the top three. The problem seems to have been on the bike - hopefully more detail soon. Daz Parker picked up third place, Sam Gardner who, according to his Facebook page had a bit of a struggle on the bike and took a beating from a tree, was fourth. Full results are available HERE.

Pos Male Female
1 Ben Allen (AUS) 2:28:31 Renata Bucher (SUI) 2:52:17
2 Dan Hugo (RSA) 2:30:09 Mieko Carey (Saipan) 3:07:16
3 Shahrom Abdullah (MAS) 2:50:30 Daz Parker (GBR) 3:09:20

The St Anthony's Triathlon, long-established as a season-opener for the standard distance professionals, was won by Jan Frodeno and Alicia Kaye. Stuart Hayes was the leading Brit in eighth and Will Clarke was 25th. Full results are online HERE.

Saturday gave us the third of Votwo's Salty Sea Dog duathlon series at Boscombe -- it's not many duathlons that get a mention on the sports page of the Waitrose weekend paper! -- and top sea dogs here were Ben Keightley (Primera) and Louisa Richardson (Running Seminars). Full results are HERE.

The Stroud Duathlon saw a very clear victory for Lee Rankin (DB Max Tri) with Julie Whiting posting the fastest women's time. Full results are HERE and the companion 10k trail run results are HERE.

The Sevenoaks Triathlon had another sell-out occasion with the 2013 edition. Victory went to Mark Bruce and Georgie Rutherford (Team Ichiban) and full results are on the StuWeb site HERE.

Results are HERE for the Chirk Sprint with Chris Standidge (Torq) and Rhian Roxburgh recording the fastest times.

Nobody quite made it under the one hour benchmark for the Kendal Sprint but winner Jordan Hull (Tri4U) was nearly two minutes clear of the field and still a junior. Lisa Suttle was the first lady across the line. Full results are HERE.

The first of the Bedford Supersprint Series Saw a familiar name on the top of the results pile, that of Phil Holland (Corley Cycles Triathlon Team) who is one of those consistent athletes you can expect to be at the head of pretty much any race they do. Faith Cripps (BCTTT) picked up the women's trophy and you can check out the overall results (no splits yet) HERE.

Down at the Wincanton Sprint the victories went to Matt Griffin (Cycology Bikes) abnd Victoria Voysey, full results are HERE.

The Ful-on Duathlon moved to a new venue at Dunsfold Park for its late Spring slot in the London Region calendar. Best known for the Top Gear 'motoring' show, the venue provided a winning location for Thomas Crouch and Dwynwen Lewis. Full results are HERE.

Click below for links to all the results from this weekend, and remember, where you see the triVIEWER icon, you can re-live your race in graphical simulation form!


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