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Sven Riederer pushes towards fourth Olympics

Sven Riederer pushes towards fourth Olympics

28/08/15 - They say that age is just a number, and while 34-year old Sven Riederer (SUI) is considered to be a seasoned veteran, the number that he likes to focus on is four. The six-time Swiss Champion is has made... |

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Brazil catches triathlon mania with top athletes

Brazil catches triathlon mania with top athletes

04/08/15 - Following the Triathlon & Paratriathlon Test Events on Saturday and Sunday, US and British athletes joined local swimmers for a workshop to offer training tips on Copacabana Beach in an initiative to... |

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Brazil’s Pamella Oliveira has unfinished business at Olympics

Brazil’s Pamella Oliveira has unfinished business at Olympics

24/07/15 - It is an honour and a privilege to representing your nation in front of the entire world. But what is even more remarkable, is the opportunity to compete for your country in front of a home crowd. With... |

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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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Melissa Stockwell steers towards Rio

Melissa Stockwell steers towards Rio

03/07/15 - The act of serving one’s country in the armed forces seems like a heavy decision for some. While honourable, brave and very rewarding, there is no denying the amount of risk that also comes with putting... |

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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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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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ITU renews sport development programme for 2015

ITU renews sport development programme for 2015

19/02/15 - ITU recently announced that it is accepting applications for the 2015 Team ITU, which is dedicated to offering support, resources and expertise to athletes from emerging National Federations that show a... |

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Throwback Thursday: Siri Lindley

Throwback Thursday: Siri Lindley

12/02/15 - When Siri Lindley stepped out of the open water at the Toronto ITU World Cup in 2001, she almost retired right then and there. At that stage she was the No.1 triathlete in the world, but it was a smaller... |

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Throwback Thursday: Loretta Harrop

Throwback Thursday: Loretta Harrop

05/02/15 - With a swimming background, Loretta Harrop was enticed into triathlon by her brother Luke in December 1994, a keen triathlete himself. After competing locally, both went to a Japanese race in 1996.... |

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ITU joins IOC in fight against illegal betting

ITU joins IOC in fight against illegal betting

21/01/15 - ITU has reasserted its commitment to fighting illegal betting, match-fixing and corruption in sport by signing up to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)‘s Integrity Betting Intelligence System... |

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2015 Cross Triathlon World Champs Date Change

2015 Cross Triathlon World Champs Date Change

16/01/15 - The dates for the 2015 Sardinia ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships have recently been changed. While the race was slated to be held May 30-31, it will now take place September 26-27. Click here for... |

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Throwback Thursday: The charismatic Chris McCormack

Throwback Thursday: The charismatic Chris McCormack

15/01/15 - Chris McCormack was a talented junior runner when he caught the triathlon bug. After watching footage of Australian’s competing overseas, he decided it was his sporting future. The only issue?... |

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Camilla Pedersen named Danish Athlete of the Year

Camilla Pedersen named Danish Athlete of the Year

12/01/15 - ITU Long Distance World Champion Camilla Pedersen this weekend was honoured with a pair of prestigious Danish sports awards. The first of the two awards, Pedersen was named Årets Sportsnavn (Athlete of... |

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Throwback Thursday: Spencer Smith’s rewarding career

Throwback Thursday: Spencer Smith’s rewarding career

08/01/15 - By Grady Sports Media For Spencer Smith, being the youngest men’s world triathlon champion isn’t his biggest accomplishment. Nor was it becoming the first man to win back-to-back world titles, in... |

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