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Athletes amaze at Paratriathlon Test Event

Athletes amaze at Paratriathlon Test Event

01/08/15 - In preparation for paratriathlon’s debut next summer at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games, paratriathletes tested the course on Saturday and scored points that go towards making their Paralympic... |

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How to follow the Olympic Test Events

How to follow the Olympic Test Events

27/07/15 - Grab a towel, get your sunscreen, and prepare yourself a bevvie. It’s time to have a little fun with this Olympic qualification business. Set in the majestic Copacabana Beach, 150 elite women and men... |

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Riveros claims Pan Am Games and Rio qualifying spot

Riveros claims Pan Am Games and Rio qualifying spot

11/07/15 - The Toronto 2015 Pan American Games saw a fresh podium for women’s triathlon on Saturday as athletes from Chile, Mexico and Bermuda all earned first-time medals. Barbara Riveros (CHI) polished off a... |

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Athletes speak about upcoming Pan Am races

Athletes speak about upcoming Pan Am races

11/07/15 - Forty-one nations have gathered in Toronto, Canada this weekend for the 17th Pan American Games. Among the thirty-six sports all vying for medals, triathlon kicks off on Saturday with the women’s race... |

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Rio spot on the line at the Pan Am Games this weekend

Rio spot on the line at the Pan Am Games this weekend

08/07/15 - A feat that occurs every four years, the Pan American Games returns this weekend in Toronto, Canada. With start lists packed with talent on both the men’s and women’s side, the competition is expected... |

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Local Mexican children get visit from triathlon star

Local Mexican children get visit from triathlon star

18/06/15 - It is not everyday that an international triathlete gets a cheering section at a race in a foreign country. That’s one of the sacrifices an athlete makes when they race internationally - most often than... |

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World Cup circuit hits halfway mark in Huatulco

World Cup circuit hits halfway mark in Huatulco

10/06/15 - The halfway mark of the 2015 ITU World Cup series has arrived with the elites crossing the Pacific to North America on to Huatulco, Mexico. The fourth stop of the eight-part circuit will see local... |

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Hunter Kemper in the hunt for fifth Olympics

Hunter Kemper in the hunt for fifth Olympics

11/05/15 - If anyone is deserving of the ‘veteran’ tag in sport, Hunter Kemper is somewhere near the front of the queue, as the passionate 39-year-old American triathlete has been at the front throughout most of... |

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UNOSDP opens applications for Youth Leadership Programme

UNOSDP opens applications for Youth Leadership Programme

13/02/15 - The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) would like to share information regarding the Youth Leadership Programme. Firstly, UNOSDP would like to thank those who recommended... |

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Throwback Thursday: The smashing Karen Smyers

Throwback Thursday: The smashing Karen Smyers

20/11/14 - By Grady Sports Media By competing in races across the world, earning a spot in both the ITU and USA Triathlon Hall of Fame, coaching a new generation of athletes, and being named by Sports Illustrated... |

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Thursday Throwback: The amazing Mark Allen

Thursday Throwback: The amazing Mark Allen

06/11/14 - Mark Allen’s triathlon story is one of perseverance and triumph, speed and endurance, road blocks and redemption.  Known for his six Ironman wins, most people forget that prior to the gold medals he... |

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ITU supports Iberoamerican race in Cuba

ITU supports Iberoamerican race in Cuba

05/11/14 - ITU President Marisol Casado joined Spain’s Director General of Sports Ana Muñoz, Cuban ambassador to Spain Eugenio Martínez and Spanish Triathlon Federation President José Hidalgo in promoting the... |

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Paraguay hosts community course in Asunción

Paraguay hosts community course in Asunción

24/10/14 - Asunción, the capital city of Paraguay, welcomed a long waited ITU/OS community level coaching course held at the Paraguayan Olympic Committee. Situated at a rural area outside the city, it is an ideal... |

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Team Europe 1 are the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Mixed Relay Champions

Team Europe 1 are the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Mixed Relay Champions

21/08/14 - Just ahead of the Mixed Relay event at Xuanwu Lake on Thursday, Team Europe 1 of Germany’s Kristin Ranwig, Denmark’s Emil Deleuran Hansen, France’s Emilie Morier and Great Britain’s Ben Dijkstra had... |

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Great Britain’s Ben Dijkstra claims Youth Olympic gold in Nanjing 2014 photo finish

Great Britain’s Ben Dijkstra claims Youth Olympic gold in Nanjing 2014 photo finish

18/08/14 - Triathlon at the Olympic Games has delivered another nailbiting finish, as Great Britain’s Ben Dijkstra was crowned Youth Olympic Champion in a photo finish from New Zealand’s Daniel Hoy in Nanjing on... |

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