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Weekend Roundup: August 25-27
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Tuesday 28th August 2012

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A Bank Holiday, so an extra day to fit in the weekend of racing and reporting? Not for the Tri247 Editorial team! We've been 'on location' as it were and fully involved into two UK triathlon 'festivals', one in its 21st year, the other a new one which "could well be a little gem" and has huge potential. That pairing being the Zoot Club Relays in Nottingham and the Vachery Triathlon Festival in Cranleigh, Surrey.

To go directly to the full listings of results from the weekend - still a few more to follow son - click through on the link at the bottom of this article - and remember, where you see the triVIEWER icon, you can re-live your race in graphical simulation form!

International Racing

Brownlee wins, and another World Championship title to Great Britain. Not an unusual weekend then! Stockholm, Sweden was the venue for the latest round of the ITU World Triathlon Series on Saturday and as per the full report HERE, Jonathan took his third WTS win of the year and now leads the WTS Rankings.

On Sunday, he was joined by Vicky Holland, Will Clarke and Non Stanford and that foursome kept the ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Champs in British hands for another year. Full report on that one HERE.

The Ironman circuit visited Canada (for the 30th and, it seems, last time under that umbrella...) and Louisville for full distance racing and Brazil and Austria for 70.3 action.

Ironman Canada **
Pos Men Women
1st Matthew Russell (USA) 8:48:30 Gillian Clayton (CAN) 9:46:07
2nd Olly Piggin (CAN) 8:54:17 Karen Thibodeau (CAN) 9:50:52
3rd Christian Brader (GER) 8:58:59 Janelle Morison (CAN) 9:53:29
Ironman Lousville
Pos Men Women
1st Patrick Evoe (USA) 8:42:44 Bree Wee (USA) 9:36:27
2nd Chris McDonald (NZL) 8:52:59 Jackie Arendt (USA) 9:38:14
3rd Thomas Gerlach (USA) 9:02:42 Terra Castro (USA) 9:53:27
Ironman 70.3 Salzburg
Pos Men Women
1st Alessandro Degasperi (ITA) 3:46:06 Gina Crawford (NZL) 4:13:24
2nd Daniel Fontana (ITA) 3:48:01 Sonja Tajsich (GER) 4:14:07
3rd Alberto Casadei (ITA) 3:49:22 Ewa Bugdol (POL) 4:20:15
Ironman 70.3 Brazil
Pos Men Women
1st Terrenzo Bozzone 9NZL) 3:52:53 Valentina Carvalho (BRA) 4:37:20
2nd Fabio Carvalho (BRA) 3:53:59 Susan Dos Santos (BRA) 4:39:50
3rd Igor Amorelli (BRA) 3:54:01 Carla Moreno (BRA) 4:43:46

(** Fastest female time of the day was actually Age Grouper Kendra Lee (USA), 9:44:58)

The Life Time Fitness Chicago Triathlon saw Stuart Hayes back to 'individual' racing (!), and a good result too - second place to four-time Olympian Hunter Kemper, while Liz Blatchford took fourth - the ladies winner was Sarah Haskins. The majority of that field will meet again in two weeks time at the big money HyVee Triathlon - where a certain Alistair Brownlee will throw his hat into the non-drafting triathlon ring.

Domestic Racing

Biggest race of the weekend was surely the Zoot Club Relays at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham incorporating the British Championships. Loughborough Triathlon took home two titles (Mixed and Ladies) while the Bike Science - Boardman Elite squad were the Men's winners. Big respect to the athletes who were unfortunate enough to be out on the course when a severe storm struck for half an hour or so on Saturday afternoon!

More detail on the results once we have the (confirmed and official...) 'BTF' Champs results.

The Vachery Triathlon made its debut with Road Triathlons, Off Road Triathlons and Open Water Swim racing. Considering the date clash with the 2000+ athletes racing in Nottingham, it proved very popular too. Links to all of the results are at the bottom of the page and a report will be live on Tuesday too!

We've already got a report online from the SportPursuit Splash & Dash events HERE.

The latest in the Castle Triathlon Series races headed across the Channel to Chateau Chantilly, while another series - the Speedo Open Water Swim Series from Human Race, visited Marlow - and thankfully wasn't subjected to river flow issues this time! Again, links to all of those events are available below.

More updates to follow during the morning...


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