World Champs Age-Group Results

08 Jul, 2008 12:00

At long last, age-group results from the Vancouver BG Triathlon World Championships have been posted on triathlon.org.  As of now, all sprint categories and men’s Olympic distance results are up.  Some of the women’s Olympic distance results have been posted and will be finalized as soon as possible.  It has taken hundreds of tedious hours for race officials to manually process more than 2500 entries. 

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The results problems, which stemmed from the complexity of the course coupled with challenging race day conditions, were of great concern and not forgotten.  The event organizing committee, ITU and the timing company sincerely apologize for the lengthy delay and endeavour to never allow this at a world championship ever again.  The patience and understanding from all athletes is greatly appreciated.

Swim Cancellation
Many questions have also arisen about the cancelled swim for many waves in the age-group Olympic distance races.  It was evident with the strong winds the swim became dangerous and lifeguards asked race officials to suspend the heats as they felt they couldn’t manage the course even with the 25 guards they had in position.

The surf added a challenge for the lifeguards and swim team. Swimmers were being pushed towards the shore where dangerous rock hazards made it problematic for both swimmers and rescue boats. An inordinate number of athletes were requiring rescue from the cold water. When many rescue craft left the course to ferry hypothermia victims to shore, it over-extended the effectiveness and ability for the lifeguards to save lives.

Other swim options were discussed but nothing could be found due to the underwater geography/hazards.  The swim was manned beyond what is required for events such as these.  The triple threat of temperature, surf and underwater hazards in unison caused the problems. The decision, though unpopular for some, was the right decision under the circumstances.  Members of ITU’s Medical Committee who were on hand at the event agreed the right decision was to cancel.  It’s unfortunate it occurred at a world championship.

Related Event: 2008 Vancouver BG Triathlon World Championships
05 - 08 Jun, 2008 • event pageall results
Results: Junior Women
1. Kirsty Mcwilliam GBR 01:04:05
2. Ashleigh Gentle AUS 01:04:43
3. Zsófia Tóth HUN 01:04:47
4. Ashley Finaughty ZIM 01:05:07
5. Emma Jackson AUS 01:05:18
6. Alena Stawczynski GER 01:05:22
7. Claudia Rivas MEX 01:05:23
8. Maaike Caelers NED 01:05:27
9. Paula Findlay CAN 01:05:28
10. Nataliya Efremova RUS 01:05:32
Results: Junior Men
1. Vincent Luis FRA 00:57:06
2. Denis Vasiliev RUS 00:57:36
3. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 00:57:43
4. Joshua Amberger AUS 00:57:52
5. Rodrigo Gonzalez MEX 00:58:19
6. Franz Loeschke GER 00:58:24
7. Min Ho Heo KOR 00:58:26
8. Igor Polyanskiy RUS 00:58:35
9. Tom Davison NZL 00:58:39
10. David Obozil FRA 00:58:40
Results: 75-79 Male AG Sprint
1. Anthony Sepie NZL 02:19:07
DNF. Yuzhakov Innokentiy RUS 00:00:00
Results: U23 Women
1. Daniela Ryf SUI 02:09:30
2. Jasmine Oeinck USA 02:10:02
3. Mari Rabie RSA 02:11:35
4. Olesya Prystayko UKR 02:12:51
5. Barbara Riveros CHI 02:13:02
6. Justine Whipple USA 02:13:08
7. Yuliya Yelistratova UKR 02:13:32
8. Renáta Koch HUN 02:13:55
9. Sarah Fladung GER 02:14:25
10. Kerry Spearing IRL 02:14:57
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