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Celebrating ten years of ITU racing in Madrid

Celebrating ten years of ITU racing in Madrid

28/05/12 - This weekend’s 2012 ITU World Triathlon Madrid not only marked the tenth anniversary of ITU racing in the Spanish capital, but also officially ended the London 2012 qualification period. Switzerland’s... |

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Strong fields set up close races as ITU World Cup series returns to Colombia

Strong fields set up close races as ITU World Cup series returns to Colombia

01/11/11 - The penultimate round of the 2011 ITU World Cup series heads to Colombia this weekend. It’s the first time that Colombia has hosted a World Cup since 1992, when there was a race in San Andres. This year... |

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Countdown to the 2011 Guatape ITU World Cup continues

Countdown to the 2011 Guatape ITU World Cup continues

19/10/11 - There are still 18 days until the 2011 Guatape ITU World Cup, but organisers, officials and supporters are already looking forward to the future after the announcement of the official 2012 ITU World Cup... |

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Strong fields turn out as 2011 World Cup series resumes in Huatulco, Mexico

Strong fields turn out as 2011 World Cup series resumes in Huatulco, Mexico

03/10/11 - The ITU Triathlon World Cup series resumes this weekend and returns to Mexico for the second time in 2011, with the always sunny Huatulco hosting the sixth cup this year. This holiday hotspot has been a... |

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Hewitt unstoppable and scores back-to-back wins in Yokohama

Hewitt unstoppable and scores back-to-back wins in Yokohama

19/09/11 - Andrea Hewitt soared to her second consecutive victory in the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series today in Yokohama.  After a virtuoso performance at last weekend’s Grand Final in... |

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She’s back: Vanessa Fernandes in Yokohama

She’s back: Vanessa Fernandes in Yokohama

18/09/11 - She’s one of the greatest athletes to have ever competed on the ITU circuit and after a 15-month hiatus, Vanessa Fernandes is back.  Talented and strong in all three disciplines, Fernandes was winning... |

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Yokohama Preview: A new Dextro Energy Triathlon Series begins on Monday

Yokohama Preview: A new Dextro Energy Triathlon Series begins on Monday

13/09/11 - It might still technically be 2011, but the 2012 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series kicks off in Yokohama this weekend. The Yokohama round was originally scheduled for May, but... |

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Inside Triathlon magazine picks the Greatest Women Triathletes

Inside Triathlon magazine picks the Greatest Women Triathletes

15/02/11 - Who are the greatest women triathletes of all-time?  Inside Triathlon magazine came up with their top ten and it included a number of past and present ITU stars. Reigning Olympic champion Emma Snowsill... |

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Vanessa Fernandes takes a break from triathlon

Vanessa Fernandes takes a break from triathlon

06/02/11 - She was one of the most dominant women in ITU history but Portuguese star Vanessa Fernandes has announced she is taking a break from triathlon due to health reasons. Triathlon fans know that few other... |

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2010 In Review: Madrid

2010 In Review: Madrid

17/11/10 - The road to London 2012 officially began in Madrid as Olympic qualifying started at the third leg of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series.  The event marked the eighth consecutive... |

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Europe’s Best Set to Battle for Continental Crown in Athlone

Europe’s Best Set to Battle for Continental Crown in Athlone

30/06/10 - Europe’s top triathletes are headed to Athlone, Ireland this weekend to compete for the title of 2010 European Champion. Athlone, located on the River Shannon in Central Ireland, has hosted an ETU... |

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Madrid Press Conference

Madrid Press Conference

04/06/10 - Dozens of Spanish journalists gathered in Madrid’s Casa de Campo Park for a press conference to kick off the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Madrid race weekend today. The elite men in... |

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2010 Madrid Preview

2010 Madrid Preview

27/05/10 - The third round of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series touches down in Madrid, Spain next weekend, with the women set to race on Saturday, June 5th and the men to follow on Sunday.... |

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Fernandes Returns to Racing with a Win in Quarteira

Fernandes Returns to Racing with a Win in Quarteira

15/04/10 - ITU superstar Vanessa Fernandes of Portugal made her 2010 debut at the Quarteira ITU Triathlon European Cup in her home country last week, and it appears the 2008 Olympic silver medallist hasn’t missed... |

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Athletes head to Austria

Athletes head to Austria

06/07/09 - As the Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship moves to Europe for the summer, the triathlon circuit returns to the picturesque town of Kitzbühel nestled away in the Alps. Famed for its winter... |

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Spirig and Gomez Euro Champions

Spirig and Gomez Euro Champions

05/07/09 - Swiss-miss Nicola Spirig and Javier Gomez returned to form today taking top honours at the 2009 Holten ETU Triathlon European Championships.  Spirig stamped her arrival back to the international racing... |

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Madrid World Champs - Women

Madrid World Champs - Women

21/05/09 - Australia’s Olympic gold medallist Emma Snowsill was back on the top step of the podium at the opening leg of the new Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series in Tongyeong, Korea... |

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20yrs of ITU: World Cup Success

20yrs of ITU: World Cup Success

14/04/09 - This week we dive into the record books to look back on the ITU Triathlon World Cup Series’ past champions and record-holders.  Since 1991 there have been 206 world cups held in all corners of the globe. ... |

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Quarteira European Cup Results

Quarteira European Cup Results

06/04/09 - Radka Vodickova and Dimitry Polyansky ran out winners at the first ITU Triathlon European Cup of the year in the Portuguese city of Quarteira. The men were the first ones to compete with Russia’s Ivan... |

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Quarteira ITU Triathlon European Cup

Quarteira ITU Triathlon European Cup

27/03/09 - The first competition of the ITU Triathlon European Cup calendar gets underway in Portugal, this weekend.  All eyes will be on local hero Vanessa Fernandes, as she makes her return to competition this... |

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2008 in Review: World Cups

2008 in Review: World Cups

03/01/09 - The nerves and tension were high as we entered the Olympic year.  All the training and racing were in preparation for the Beijing Olympic Games in August.  There were 12 stops in the 2008 BG Triathlon... |

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2008 in Review: The Olympics

2008 in Review: The Olympics

02/01/09 - Year In Review: Olympic Games The womens and mens triathlon competitions at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games were rousing successes, not just for the six medallists but for the entire sport of triathlon.... |

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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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Amey takes Duathlon World Champs

Amey takes Duathlon World Champs

28/09/08 - Paul Amey won his third ITU Duathlon World Championship on a day marred by controversy in Rimini, Italy today.  Belgian Rob Woestenborghs was first across the line but after his own teammate lodged a... |

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Fernandes defends Duathlon title

Fernandes defends Duathlon title

27/09/08 - Olympic silver medallist Vanessa Fernandes of Portugal successfully defended her ITU Duathlon World Championship today in Italy.  It was a commanding victory for Fernandes who finished ahead of 2-time... |

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Portugal Sweeps U23 Euro Champs

Portugal Sweeps U23 Euro Champs

06/09/08 - Olympic silver medallist Vanessa Fernandes raced for the first time since the Beijing Olympic Games and showed no rust in a dominating performance.  Fernandes took gold at todays Under23 European... |

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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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Fernandes Confident for Monday

Fernandes Confident for Monday

13/08/08 - Today at the Jundu Tourist Villa, the official hotel for the triathlon at the Olympics, Vanessa Fernandes spoke to the media about her preparation and mindset for the Beijing Olympic Games.  For months... |

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Tucker shocker at World Champs

Tucker shocker at World Champs

09/06/08 - Great Britain’s Helen Tucker pulled off one of the most shocking upsets in recent triathlon history as she became the new triathlon world champion today in Vancouver.  It was a thrilling sprint finish... |

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Is Fernandes the Greatest Ever?

Is Fernandes the Greatest Ever?

29/05/08 - At just 22 years old, Vanessa Fernandes is making quite a case to be considered the greatest ever.  This past weekend the soft-spoken Portuguese prodigy won her record-breaking 20th world cup title; a... |

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Fernandes sets all-time ITU Record

Fernandes sets all-time ITU Record

25/05/08 - The scene was perfect for Vanessa Fernandes.  She was in Madrid, her favourite world cup stop and a race she has dominated since 2003 and it just so happened to be the 200th in ITU world cup history; a... |

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Record-breaking 20th at the 200th?

Record-breaking 20th at the 200th?

24/05/08 - After her quest for the all-time record was derailed by rival Emma Snowsill in Mooloolaba earlier this year, Vanessa Fernandes again bids to become the most decorated ITU triathlete ever at Sunday’s... |

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Swiss Dominate Euro Teams Champs

Swiss Dominate Euro Teams Champs

11/05/08 - Switzerland dominated the Elite team relays in Lisbon today, wining both the women’s and men’s European titles.  One day after the Triathlon European Championships, both the juniors and elites were... |

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Fernandes’ Fab Five in Lisbon

Fernandes’ Fab Five in Lisbon

10/05/08 - Portugals prodigious Vanessa Fernandes won a record-breaking fifth consecutive European Championship today, taking gold with a time of 2 hours, 5 minutes and 46 seconds.  Italian veteran Nadia Cortassa... |

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Lisbon Pre-race Press Conference

Lisbon Pre-race Press Conference

08/05/08 - Today in Lisbon, the pre-race press conference was held for the ETU Triathlon European Championships.  Four top contenders were in attendance, including home favorite and four-time defending champion,... |

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Olympic Odyssey: Friendly Fighter

Olympic Odyssey: Friendly Fighter

11/04/08 - Former World Number one Chris Hill takes us to Beijing through the athletes eyes Her father taught her how to suffer in pursuit of her dreams in competition; Venceslau Fernandes also instilled in his... |

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Snowsill repeats in Mooloolaba

Snowsill repeats in Mooloolaba

31/03/08 - The bid for history was again derailed by three-time world champion Emma Snowsill who today won the BG Triathlon World Cup season opener in Mooloolaba.  In the first head-to-head battle between Snowsill... |

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2007 Review: Hamburg World Champs

2007 Review: Hamburg World Champs

18/12/07 - The 19th edition of the ITU’s flagship event, the Hamburg BG Triathlon World Championships were held from August 30th to September 2nd and were a massive success.  More than 600,000 enthusiastic fans... |

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Gomez, Fernandes World Cup Champs

Gomez, Fernandes World Cup Champs

06/12/07 - With the end of the 2007 BG Triathlon World Cup season, the International Triathlon Union officially announced that Vanessa Fernandes of Portugal and Javier Gomez of Spain have been crowned the 2007 BG... |

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World Cup Finale this weekend

World Cup Finale this weekend

23/11/07 - This Saturday the curtain will be drawn on the BG Triathlon World Cup series with the 2007 finale in Eilat, the first world cup in ITU history to ever be staged in Israel.  The event will be one of the... |

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