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16th Sep 2013Issue 277

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International Racing

On a very busy weekend of international racing, here is a roundup of events including links to reports and coverage elsewhere on the site.

Ironman 70.3 World Championships, Las Vegas

Unlike many last year, this year everybody knew exactly what the tactics of Sebastian Kienle would be to try and retain his Ironman 70.3 World Championships. The difference this time was though everyone expected it, after a difficult start to 2013 and some relatively indifferent results during the year, almost nobody expected that he could pull it off again quite so successfully. He proved everybody wrong and the proverbial 'lightening strikes twice' reference is quite appropriate. An improved swim left Kienle just a minute back on the bulk of the main 'players' on exiting the 1.9km swim, and that was a great place to start his race. Riding the best part of four minutes faster than any of his competition, Kienle arrived alone at T2 after a tricky ride in wet conditions and, just like 2012, proved this was no 'fly and die' effort. A closing 1:14:50 half marathon gave up very little to anyone, leaving the German powerhouse to a victory margin of over two minutes. Former champion Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) was the best runner of the chasers and his 1:13:38 effort secured the silver with Joe Gambles (AUS) taking the Bronze in what was the proverbial 'stacked' field.

Australia's Melissa Hauschildt lived up to her pre-race favourites billing to win the crown she first won two years ago, even overcoming a bike crash in the late stages. Though known as a runner, the Aussie is now a serious talent on the bike and she set up her race by overcoming a swim which surrendered well over three minutes to the leaders to work her way up through the field and to the front of the race with the best ride of the day. Add to that the fastest run of the day too... and you get a dominating five minute victory margin. Hauschildt is clearly the finest female 70.3 racer right now and fully deserves to be champion once again.

A superb effort from Catriona Morrison to take fourth place. Having started the year unsure of whether she would ever be able to race again after so long out with injury, to finish with a half marathon just 12 seconds shy of Hauschildt to run through the field should give great confidence in her fragile achilles.

Pos Men Women
1st Sebastian Kienle (GER) 3:54:02 Melissa Hauschildt (AUS) 4:20:07
2nd Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) 3:56:06 Heather Jackson (USA) 4:25:19
3rd Joe Gambles (AUS) 3:56:55 Annabel Luxford (AUS) 4:25:59
4th Andy Potts (USA) 3:57:36 Catriona Morrison (GBR) 4:27:50
5th Tim Reed (AUS) 3:57:42 Svenja Bazlen (GER) 4:27:52
6th Kevin Collington (USA) 3:57:48 Daniela Ryf (SUI) 4:28:46
7th Leon Griffen (AUS) 3:58:17 Lisa Hutthaler (AUT) 4:29:58
8th Timothy O'Donnell (USA) 3:59:36 Lisa Norden (SWE) 4:31:44
9th Tyler Butterfield (BDA) 3:59:42 Kelly Williamson (USA) 4:32:30
10th Will Clarke (GBR) 3:59:56 Heather Wurtele (CAN) 4:33:11

Tim Don (punctured with 8km to go) and Ritchie Nicholls ("it wasn't my day, been off and on ill since Wiesbaden") were DNFs, Leanda Cave 13th (4:39:19) and Emma Kate Lidbury 14th (4:39:23)

Ironman Wales

Read the full report HERE which saw Scott Neyedli secure his second Ironman win six years after his first, while Lucy Gossage took just five weeks to match that status in Tenby!

Pos Men Women
1st Scott Neyedli (GBR) 9:09:10 Lucy Gossage (GBR) 9:51:21
2nd Marek Jaskolka (POL) 9:18:16 Regula Rohrbach (SUI) 10:18:00
3rd Michael Göhner (GER) 9:19:01 Katja Konschak (GER) 10:24:05
4th Markus Thomschke (GER) 9:23:57 Julia Gajer (GER) 10:35:56
5th Harry Wiltshire (GBR) 9:29:08 Joanna Carritt (GBR) 10:45:00

Challenge Henley

We've got Henley coverage - and more to come - on these links, which proved to be a fairytale ending to the career of Bella Bayliss with her 16th iron-distance win.

Pos Men Women
1st Tom Lowe (GBR) 8:30:19  Bella Bayliss (GBR) 9:41:46
2nd Stephen Bayliss (GBR) 8:36:55 Yvette Grice (GBR) 10:05:18
3rd Joel Jameson (GBR) 8:49:23 Julia Grant (NZL) 10:15:59
4th Tuukka Miettinen (FIN) 9:09:22 Lizzie Hutson (GBR) 10:41:40
5th Rhys Davey (GBR) 9:16:03 Emma Richards (GBR) 11:01:21

ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships

Rob Woestenborghs adds the Powerman LD Champs to his short course world title in Zofingen, while Eva Nystrom (SWE) defends her 2012 win. Full report HERE which include the GB Age Group medal winners.

Pos Men Women
1st Rob Woestenborghs (BEL) 6:21:39 Eva Nystrom (SWE) 7:13:08
2nd Andre Moser (SUI) 6:24:16 Julia Viellehner (GER) 7:24:36
3rd Michael Wetzel (GER) 6:24:47 Ruth Brennan Morrey (USA) 7:27:04
4th Matt Moorhouse (GBR) 6:26:23 Barbara Schwarz (USA) 7:27:04
5th Soren Bystrup (DEN) 6:28:33 May Kerstens (NED) 7:29:06
6th Andreas Sutz (SUI) 6:30:22 Petra Eggenschwiler (SUI) 7:29:31
7th Michael Kopf Simon Helfenschneider-ofner (AUT) 7:33:09
8th Yannick Cadalen (FRA) 6:33:34 Karin Gerber (SUI) 7:34:26
9th Marc Widemer (SUI) 6:35:07 Maja Jacober (SUI) 7:39:27
10th Daniel Formela (POL) 6:35:47 Jacqueline Uebelhart (SUI) 7:50:55

ETU Cross Triathlon European Championships

Full report from Strobl am Wolfgangsee in Austria is HERE, along with the GB Age Group medal winners.

Pos Men Women
1st Jan Celustka (CZE) 1:30:30 Kathrin Muller (GER) 1:43:18
2nd Alessio Picco (ITA) 1:30:48 Maud Golsteyn (NED) 1:44:48
3rd Jan Kubicek (CZE) 1:31:55 Helena Erbanova (CZE) 1:46:06
Pos Men Women
1st Jarrich Van Woersem (NED) 1:33:46 Marlene Gomez-islinger (GER) 1:47:05
2nd Toma Kubek (SVK) 1:35:36 Sandra Koblmüller (AUT) 1:47:58
3rd Marco Panzavolta (ITA) 1:38:16 Aneta Grabmullerova (CZE) 1:54:02
Pos Men Women
1st Florian Klingler (AUT) 00:47:16 Lindy Van Anrooij (NED) 00:59:47
2nd Arthur Serrieres (FRA) 00:47:57 Sina Hinteregger (AUT) 1:04:38
3rd Alessio Buraccioni (ITA) 00:48:35 Antonija Zaharija (CRO) 1:08:54

Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg

The first 70.3 Luxembourg almost saw Great Britain's Susie Hignett (who we interviewed earlier in the year) take her first 70.3 victory, losing out narrowly to Sofie Goos (BEL) in a race long head-to-head battle.

Pos Men Women
1st Axel Zeebroek (BEL) 3:49:28 Sofie Goos (BEL) 4:21:27
2nd Patrick Lange (GER) 3:54:25 Susie Hignett (GBR) 4:21:32
3rd Horst Reichel (GER) 3:56:03 Astrid Ganzow (GER) 4:25:38

Ironman 70.3 Muskoka

Pos Men Women
1st Lionel Sanders (CAN) 4:01:20 Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 4:29:34
2nd Andreas Raelert (GER) 4:07:50 Rachel McBride (CAN) 4:31:30
3rd Tom Davison (NZL) 4:11:29 Lisa Mensink (CAN) 4:44:16

Ironman Wisconsin

Pos Men Women
1st Maik Twelsiek (GER) 8:40:15 Jackie Arendt (USA) 9:47:07
2nd Daniel Bretscher (USA) 8:46:00 Beth Shutt (USA) 9:53:42
3rd Elliot Holtham (CAN) 8:50:45 Malaika Homa (USA) 9:58:49

Triathlon de Gerardmer, France

The tough Triathlon de Gerardmer in France saw a sprint finish for podium positions between Tamsin Lewis and Eimear Mullan, with Lewis just getting the nod for second place behind home athlete Alexandra Louison. Another much improved 2013 result from Lewis, she now just needs a win to really put the seal on what has been a marquee year for her. Joe Skipper finished 12th in the mens's race.

Pos Men Women
1st Sylvain Sudrie (FRA) 4:22:14 Alexandra Louison (FRA) 5:05:11
2nd Filip Ospaly (CZE) 4:24:42 Tamsin Lewis (GBR) 5:05:46
3rd Nicolas Fernandez (FRA) 4:28:04 Eimear Mullan (IRL) 5:05:46

Domestic Action

The action may have been hot but this half of the editorial team seemed to spend most of the weekend getting soaked! The upside, however, was that Sunday was spent at XTERRA England which showcased just how good the top off-road athetes are. While the headline action may have been happening 50 miles away in Henley or a tad further west in Wales a small patch of land in the depths of Surrey was playing host to the best of the best and a bit of mud and wet wasn't going to slow those guys down one bit. Headline wins to Ben Allen and Jacqui Slack with a very hard fought second place to Sam Gardner with the women's runner-up Kathrin Muller fresh in from Germany that morning after her win at the ETU Cross Championships. At least we presume they are one and the same ... nobody seemed to be making much of a fuss about it! Full results are HERE, the sprint distance is online HERE as well. Oh, and I finally got to meet the legend that is Kahuna Dave and, yes, he really is...

The Bala Triathlon was won by Beau Smith (COLT/Leisure Lakes) and Victoria Johnston (Loughborough Tri) and the results for that are on the StuWeb site HERE.

Nicetri were operating at their St Neots venue for the Nicetri Standard rather than the Grafham Water one (apologies for that mistake in the preview, it's the European qualifiers in a week or so that will be at the Grafham one) and Matt Chandler and Ali Moult picked up the top awards here. Full results for all three races are HERE.

The Cotswold Sprint results are on the DB Max site HERE and the main race was won by Max Hazell and Katie Synge (Tri Shop Bristol).

The Clacton Triathlon Weekend featured an off-road sprint and TriStar duathlon on Saturday with the standard distance on Sunday. Always a quirky event, and one that has been around for years (where are you now, Ron Thorne?) the race was won by Jaroslav Kovacic (SD Posavje) and Nicky Brinkmann (Titan Tri Sport). Full results are HERE, the supporting races are online as well.

The Leeds Triathlon featured a standard distance won by Stephen Schofield and Jenni Muston with the sprint going to Samuel Dickinson and Pauline Munro. Full results are online HERE.

A staple of the early Autumn calendar is the Tri-Force HSV September Triathlon and this years's top placings went to George Park (Tri-Force) and Christine Pout. 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!


Weekly Training Tip: stop fogged goggles

TTH Weekly Training Tip

Mix a small amount of washing up liquid and water in an old body spray bottle to have handy to clean your goggles with and stop fogging. Rinse well but avoid using your fingers as it will not work as well.

Ironman UK Mega Montage Video and race coverage

It's one of our biggest and best ever - our Mega Monatge Video highlights of the 2013 Ironman UK - WATCH HERE!

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