Gaishorn becomes a Duathlon.

by ITU Admin on 13 Feb, 2007 12:00

Despite having worked almost around the clock over the last days, organizers of the 2007 Gaishorn ITU Winter Triathlon World Cup race yesterday came to the realisation that the provision of acceptable conditions on the cross country skiing track would not be possible. With extremely mild temperatures forecast until next weekend, neither the production of artificial snow from a rented snowgun nor bringing in snow from higher areas allowed for the preparation of the skiing track around the Gaishorn lake.
The organizers in consultation with the ITU technical committee have no choice but convert the race in a cross-duathlon. Despite the changed character of the race, the ITU accepted to maintain its World Cup status to encourage the top winter triathletes to compete for World Cup points on 17 February 2007 in the small Austrian town of Gaishorn. Age group athletes will also race a duathon, albeit, due to changed circumstances, benefiting from a reduced registration fee (€ 30 for age groupers, € 20 for junior and youth athletes).

Unfortunately this has been a common occurance this year, no doubt due to global warming. A timely reminder that we must strive to protect our planet.

In addition to those already registered, a number of duathlon athletes eager to test their form before the first spring races can be expected to challenge the world’s best winter triathletes. This should make for exciting racing. Stay tuned to www.triathlon.org for full details.
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Related Event: 2007 Gaishorn ITU Winter Triathlon World Cup
17 Feb, 2007 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Arne Post NOR 01:12:01
2. Pavel Jindra CZE 01:12:23
3. Heinz Planitzer AUT 01:12:48
4. Peter Viana ITA 01:13:23
5. Oswald Weisenhorn ITA 01:13:32
6. Tomas Dolezal CZE 01:14:04
7. Daniel Antonioli ITA 01:14:20
8. Werner Uran AUT 01:14:28
9. Sigi Bauer AUT 01:14:49
10. Willibald Vorderderfler AUT 01:14:49
Results: Elite Women
1. Carina Wasle AUT 01:23:30
2. Marlies Penker AUT 01:25:18
3. Sigrid Mutscheller GER 01:27:36
4. Sarka Grabmullerova CZE 01:29:34
5. Anke Kullmann GER 01:29:48
DNF. Ulrike Striednig AUT 00:00:00
DNF. Vibeke S. Norstebo NOR 00:00:00
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