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Gwen Jorgensen (USA) claims Olympic Gold in dominant Rio perfomance

Gwen Jorgensen (USA) claims Olympic Gold in dominant Rio perfomance

20/08/16 - America’s Gwen Jorgensen has cemented her place as one of the best triathletes of her generation, with a strong all-around performance and her killer run kick that delivered her a Gold in the triathlon... |

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Alistair Brownlee (GBR) makes history with Rio triathlon Gold

Alistair Brownlee (GBR) makes history with Rio triathlon Gold

18/08/16 - Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee has become the first triathlete to successfully defend his Olympic title, with a crushing performance across all three legs leading him to Gold in the Olympic triathlon... |

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Rio Olympics: USA women chat before Saturday

Rio Olympics: USA women chat before Saturday

17/08/16 - While the men officially get the Olympic triathlon commotion underway tomorrow, the women will follow suit on Saturday Aug. 20. So as the prep continues, the USA women, Gwen Jorgensen, Sarah True and... |

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Rio Olympics: Canada’s pre-race convos

Rio Olympics: Canada’s pre-race convos

16/08/16 - The Olympics will welcome the triathlon world to the main stage starting this Thursday. So as all of the triathletes make their way to Rio, we had a chance to talk with some of Canada’s team members ahead... |

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Rio Olympics: USA Men chat with media

Rio Olympics: USA Men chat with media

16/08/16 - As the countdown draws nearer to the start of the Olympic triathlon action, the men’s team for the United States, Greg Billington, Ben Kanute and Joe Maloy, sat down with media outlets from all over the... |

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Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Swim, Bike Run - Women’s Race

Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Swim, Bike Run - Women’s Race

16/08/16 - A beach swim start at Copacabana, followed by the hilly and technical bike course, and a fast, flat run course lends itself to triathletes skilled in all three legs. Here is how some of the scenarios... |

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Rio Olympics: Men’s discipline strengths

Rio Olympics: Men’s discipline strengths

15/08/16 - As Jonathan Brownlee noted in an interview with his local paper last month, the Rio course is suited to a strong all-around triathlete. A beach swim start at Copacabana, followed by the hilly and... |

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Rio Olympics: Spanish triathletes chat

Rio Olympics: Spanish triathletes chat

14/08/16 - With only very few days to go before the Olympic action starts, most of the Spanish Triathlon team gathered at the Olympic Village in Rio to talk about their expectations for the race. The men will take... |

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Olympic triathlon head-to-heads published

Olympic triathlon head-to-heads published

11/08/16 - With triathlon set to be contested on August 18 & 20 at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) has published the 2016 Olympic Triathlon media guide online. ITU’s media... |

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Rio Olympics: Men’s Race Preview

Rio Olympics: Men’s Race Preview

11/08/16 - Four years is a long time in triathlon, but up until a few weeks ago it wouldn’t have been crazy to suggest that the same men who stood on the podium in the triathlon event at the London 2012 Olympic... |

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Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Women’s Preview

Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Women’s Preview

10/08/16 - Over the past three years, there has been barely a blip on Gwen Jorgensen’s ITU race record. The American almost went two years on the World Triathlon series undefeated, and took the Rio test event... |

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Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Triathlon by the Numbers

Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Triathlon by the Numbers

08/08/16 - The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will host the fifth edition of the triathlon competition at the Olympics. Here is your preview, stats-style. 173 – Seconds. The biggest deficit that any Gold medallist has... |

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Paratriathletes selected for Rio Paralympics

Paratriathletes selected for Rio Paralympics

03/08/16 - On September 10-11, paratriathlon will debut at the Paralympic Games with the men’s PT1, PT2 & PT4 sport classes, as well as the women’s PT2, PT4 & PT5 sport classes. As we approach this cornerstone... |

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Bipartite Panel selects paratriathletes for Rio

Bipartite Panel selects paratriathletes for Rio

08/07/16 - ITU is proud to announce that 17 paratriathletes from 11 National Federations have been selected by the ITU Bipartite Selection Panel to participate at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. In its debut at the... |

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Athlete chatter ahead of Avilés ITU 2016 Duathlon World Champs

Athlete chatter ahead of Avilés ITU 2016 Duathlon World Champs

03/06/16 - Athletes gathered on Friday at the Niemeyer center in Aviles ahead of the 2016 ITU Duathlon World Championships to talk about their race preparation. Richard Murray “I had a great start of the season... |

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