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Bevan Docherty resumes winning ways in Edmonton

Bevan Docherty resumes winning ways in Edmonton

11/07/11 - Double Olympic medallist Bevan Docherty of New Zealand picked up where he left off in 2007, by winning gold in the Edmonton ITU Triathlon World Cup on Sunday.  “This course seems to treat me well.  I... |

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Ashleigh Gentle’s breakthrough win in Edmonton

Ashleigh Gentle’s breakthrough win in Edmonton

11/07/11 - Reigning Junior World Champion Ashleigh Gentle of Australia stepped up to the elite ranks in a big way today, snatching victory at the Edmonton ITU Triathlon World Cup.  Team ITU member Mateja Simic made... |

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Introducing TriGiving, harnessing a global triathlon intelligence to leave a local legacy

08/07/11 - This year’s African triathlon champions were crowned in Mozambique last weekend but a new International Triathlon Union initiative – TriGiving - hopes that the people of Maputo will be the long-term... |

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The rise and rise of Edmonton’s Paula Findlay, racing at home

The rise and rise of Edmonton’s Paula Findlay, racing at home

08/07/11 - Her rise has already been described as meteoric, her season as perfect and her tag as one of most exciting Canadian athletes at the London 2012 Olympics – even though she is technically yet to qualify... |

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Young talent headlines Team ITU at Edmonton World Cup

Young talent headlines Team ITU at Edmonton World Cup

08/07/11 - A total of 10 athletes from eight different countries will represent Team ITU at the 2011 ITU Edmonton World Cup this weekend. Team ITU is an initiative of the ITU’s Sport Development Programme and... |

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Findlay headlines at home as ITU World Cup circuit returns to Edmonton

Findlay headlines at home as ITU World Cup circuit returns to Edmonton

06/07/11 - The ITU World Cup circuit returns to Edmonton for the first time in four years, a perfect time to see home grown star Paula Findlay in the best form of her career. The last time there was a World Cup... |

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New African stars shine at African Championships

New African stars shine at African Championships

05/07/11 - The 22-year-old Richard Murray (RSA) claimed his maiden African championship title in the elite category, edging out his compatriot and 2008 African champion Hendrik De Villiers (RSA) by 13 seconds in... |

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A chat with Africa’s ITU golden girl Kate Roberts

A chat with Africa’s ITU golden girl Kate Roberts

01/07/11 - Need a little inspiration, or just a little smile? No need to look any further than Kate Roberts’ twitter feed. Tweeting at @katiepure, the South African always provides a little ray of sunshine into... |

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African Championships to preview at the All African Games

African Championships to preview at the All African Games

30/06/11 - Emerging athletes from a record seven countries - South Africa, Mauritius, Kenya, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Morocco and Egypt - are set to compete in Elite, Under 23 and Junior categories at the 2011 ATU... |

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Why it could be a defining year for triathlon in Africa

Why it could be a defining year for triathlon in Africa

29/06/11 - The name Sharif Kakooza might not mean much to triathlon fans yet, but the 18-year old has a story worth telling. He started swimming, age 9, in a water hole near his home in Uganda. He then found a... |

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Athletes paragliding in Kitzbühel

Athletes paragliding in Kitzbühel

22/06/11 - After a tough weekend of racing in Kitzbühel, a group of triathletes took a well-earned morning off to head up the famed Hahnenkamm Mountain to try their hand at paragliding. The triathletes, including... |

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Paula Findlay triumphs again in Kitzbühel

Paula Findlay triumphs again in Kitzbühel

19/06/11 - If there were any doubts about Paula Findlay‘s status as triathlon’s leading lady, the Canadian star officially smashed them in Kitzbühel when she became the most successful woman in the history of the... |

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Alistair Brownlee leads from start to finish in stunning Kitzbühel win

Alistair Brownlee leads from start to finish in stunning Kitzbühel win

18/06/11 - Wet, windy and cold weather did nothing to dampen Alistair Brownlee’s stellar Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship series form, as the 23 year-old destroyed the field for the second time in... |

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Kitzbühel Pre-race Press conference Highlights

Kitzbühel Pre-race Press conference Highlights

17/06/11 - Current form and hopes for London 2012 were the focus at Friday’s official pre-race press conference for the Kitzbühel round of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series. Marisol... |

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Kitzbühel Kids train with Findlay and Hayes

Kitzbühel Kids train with Findlay and Hayes

16/06/11 - Young triathletes of Kitzbühel had the chance to meet Paula Findlay and Stuart Hayes today as the two winners from last year’s race took time out of their race preparation to offer advice to the keen... |

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