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Simon Thompson riding for Diabetes cure

Simon Thompson riding for Diabetes cure

11/12/08 - Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that is not caused by diet or lifestyle and often occurs in children. An individual with type 1 diabetes needs up to six insulin injections every day, just to stay... |

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Michelle Dillon Retires

Michelle Dillon Retires

20/11/08 - British triathlete Michelle Dillon today announced her retirement from triathlon.  Known as a dangerous threat on the bike and run, Dillon made her world cup debut in 1998 but has battled injuries... |

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Tri NZ Annual Athlete Luncheon

Tri NZ Annual Athlete Luncheon

19/11/08 - Triathlon New Zealand celebrated another great year of elite performances at the Annual Athlete Luncheon in Auckland, to acknowledge and toast the milestone results of 2008. Any athlete having achieved a... |

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British Triathlon Annual Awards

British Triathlon Annual Awards

18/11/08 - British Triathlon’s Annual Award Dinner was held on Saturday night and saw the presentation of the first Gold Pin Awards, awarded to three of the sport’s leading figures to highlight their significant... |

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Hütthaler banned for two years

Hütthaler banned for two years

07/11/08 - In a continued effort to keep triathlon clean and drug-free, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) today announced it will uphold a 2-year ban imposed by the Austrian National Anti-Doping Agency on... |

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Vanessa Fernandes Unplugged

Vanessa Fernandes Unplugged

07/10/08 - Recently Olympic silver medallist Vanessa Fernandes spoke with ITU at the Duathlon World Championships.  She opened up about how her life has changed since the Beijing Olympics and her rise to super... |

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USA Triathlon Hall of Fame

USA Triathlon Hall of Fame

02/10/08 - USA Triathlon announced its inaugural class of the USAT Hall of Fame.  It includes ITU World Cup legends Karen Smyers, and Sheila Taormina, administrators Verne Scott and Jon Gray Noll, and age-group... |

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Frodeno Crowned Olympic Champ

Frodeno Crowned Olympic Champ

19/08/08 - German athlete Jan Frodeno unleashed a brilliantly timed sprint to take the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games gold medal in a time of 1:48:53 only 50 metres from the line. Previously this year I have lost all... |

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Snowsill Golden in Beijng

Snowsill Golden in Beijng

18/08/08 - Australias Emma Snowsill lived up to all the pre-race hype to win the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games womens triathlon gold medal with a blistering run leg in the scorching heat at the Ming Tomb Reservoir... |

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Olympic Odyssey: The Warm Up

Olympic Odyssey: The Warm Up

17/08/08 - Former World Number one Chris Hill takes us to Beijing through the athletes eyes Some of the athletes racing in the Beijing Olympic Games triathlon tested out the Ming Tomb Reservoir course in an... |

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Beijing Photo Gallery - Pre-Race

Beijing Photo Gallery - Pre-Race

17/08/08 - With all athletes in Beijing ready for the big races, many took the opportunity to take to the course yesterday during official bike and swim course familiarization tours.  Most athletes were relaxed and... |

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Beijing Spotlight: Team Canada

Beijing Spotlight: Team Canada

17/08/08 - For the first time Canada will field a full team of three men and three women at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China.  Qualifying was finalised two months ago after the Vancouver BG Triathlon World... |

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Olympic Pontoon Draw Completed

Olympic Pontoon Draw Completed

16/08/08 - The draw for the athletes starting positions for Monday and Tuesday’s Olympic races was completed this afternoon at the host hotel for the Beijing Olympic Games triathlon competition.  In a blind draw,... |

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Cortassa withdraws from Olympics

Cortassa withdraws from Olympics

15/08/08 - Italian Nadia Cortassa will not compete in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games after withdrawing with an injury.  This year’s European Championships silver medalist was involved in a bike accident on July 6... |

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Beijing Spotlight: Team USA

Beijing Spotlight: Team USA

13/08/08 - Team USA was in Beijing for a few days, long enough to check out their surroundings, and march in the opening ceremonies.  The team left Beijing for a week-long training camp in Jeju, South Korea but will... |

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