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Rotterdam to host 2016 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships

Rotterdam to host 2016 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships

19/08/15 - ITU is pleased to announce the 2016 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships have been awarded to Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to be held on July 23-24, 2016. The Championships, slated for July 23-24, will... |

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Locations confirmed for World Championship races

Locations confirmed for World Championship races

19/05/15 - Following the ITU Executive Board meeting that was held in conjunction with the World Triathlon Yokohama, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to confirm the locations of multiple World... |

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Workout Wednesday with Neil Eddy

Workout Wednesday with Neil Eddy

18/02/15 - Great Britain’s Neil Eddy led the men’s 25-29 standard distance Age Group World Championship race from line to line in Edmonton last year. With more than a 20-second lead out of the water, the race was... |

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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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Workout Wednesday with Geoff Gearing

Workout Wednesday with Geoff Gearing

11/02/15 - Geoff Gearing is the triathlete we all want to be - still rocking and rolling and swimming and biking and running even in his 80s. A longtime triathlete, Gearing finished second in the men’s 80-84... |

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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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Workout Wednesday with Ken Murley

Workout Wednesday with Ken Murley

21/01/15 - Ken Murley is one tough dude and he has a winning age group record to prove it. Check out the Australian’s favourite workouts that have helped him to four age group world titles, two of which he earned in... |

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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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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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Best of 2014: A WTS Series of firsts

Best of 2014: A WTS Series of firsts

01/01/15 - In another claim to a slice of history, Gwen Jorgensen’s win in Edmonton went down in the books several times over. While the overall title was hers to lose headed into the final race of the season,... |

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Best of 2014: Camilla Pedersen’s comeback

Best of 2014: Camilla Pedersen’s comeback

31/12/14 - Camilla Pedersen (DEN) no doubt claimed the comeback story of the year. Late in 2013, the Danish athlete endured a training accident on her bike that required her to be in an induced coma for a month with... |

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Best of 2014: Mixed Relay magic

Best of 2014: Mixed Relay magic

30/12/14 - While Great Britain dominated the Mixed Relay to win a hat trick of World Championship titles, a crop of young talent surprised the field, torching past numerous veteran races to make this year’s race... |

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Best of 2014: Lauren Steadman

Best of 2014: Lauren Steadman

28/12/14 - In the last four years, the women’s PT4 category has been dominated by one speedy woman – Great Britain’s Faye Mcclelland. The four-time World Champion went undefeated in every single race she... |

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Workout Wednesday with Greg Salter

Workout Wednesday with Greg Salter

17/12/14 - After breaking a collarbone four days out from the Beijing world age groups in 2011, Greg has competed in seven world championship events in Auckland and London in M55 and Edmonton in M60 with five podium... |

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2016 & 2017 WTS Grand Final hosts revealed

2016 & 2017 WTS Grand Final hosts revealed

15/12/14 - Following the final Executive Board meeting of the year, ITU today announced that Mexico will host the 28th edition of the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in 2016, while Rotterdam will organize the 2017... |

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Throwback Thursday: The consistent Simon Lessing

Throwback Thursday: The consistent Simon Lessing

11/12/14 - In the first 25 years of International Triathlon Union events, some athletes might have competed in more races, but none had more success than Simon Lessing. As the only athlete to capture four ITU World... |

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Workout Wednesday with Claire Vallance

Workout Wednesday with Claire Vallance

10/12/14 - Balancing a world of academics and athletics, Great Britain’s Claire Vallance swam, biked and ran her way to a silver medal in her first age group World Championship sprint race this summer in Edmonton.... |

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Throwback Thursday: The magnificent Michellie Jones

Throwback Thursday: The magnificent Michellie Jones

04/12/14 - When it comes to sustained success over the course of a triathlon career, Australia’s Michellie Jones is the undisputed queen. From her first ITU World Championship in 1992, to a bronze medal in her... |

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Workout Wednesday with Chris Walker

Workout Wednesday with Chris Walker

03/12/14 - Chris Walker enjoyed an exciting year of international competition, having served as Gibraltar’s flagbearer for the Commonwealth Games before competing the next day. Walker followed that up with a win in... |

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Throwback Thursday: The stellar Miles Stewart

Throwback Thursday: The stellar Miles Stewart

27/11/14 - When Miles Stewart finished fourth in the first 1989 ITU World Championships in Avignon, France he was just 18. When he competed in his final ITU race in 2004, he’d amassed a career resume with World... |

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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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Throwback Thursday: The scrappy Greg Welch

Throwback Thursday: The scrappy Greg Welch

13/11/14 - Greg Welch may be small in stature but his depth of athleticism was immeasurable. With a personality bigger than he was and an iron will to boot, Welch etched his name in the history books in not just... |

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Edmonton leaves female coaching legacy

Edmonton leaves female coaching legacy

12/11/14 - The 2014 TransCanada World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton in partnership with the Edmonton Triathlon Academy and ITU Development are pleased to announce an exciting coaching development opportunity for... |

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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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Thursday Throwback: Emma Carney’s will to win

Thursday Throwback: Emma Carney’s will to win

30/10/14 - Emma Carney burst onto the ITU circuit in 1994, surprising the field by cruising to her first ITU World Championship in her debut world title race. It didn’t surprise her, she was convinced she would... |

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Emma Carney to race Duathlon World Champs

Emma Carney to race Duathlon World Champs

15/10/14 - With on year to go until the Adelaide 2015 ITU Duathlon World Championships, the local organising committee has announced that two time World Triathlon Champion and ITU Hall of Fame inductee Emma Carney... |

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Sardinia named host of 2015 Cross Tri Champs

Sardinia named host of 2015 Cross Tri Champs

22/09/14 - ITU today revealed the 2015 Cross Triathlon World Championships will next season be held in Sardinia, Italy in the town of Orosei. “Sardinia offers up both spectacular views and a challenging course... |

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Pedersen wins first world title in Weihai

Pedersen wins first world title in Weihai

21/09/14 - In the comeback story of the year, Camilla Pedersen (DEN) clenched her first world title at the Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in Weihai, China. “It is one year since my bad accident. I... |

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France sweeps men’s long distance medals

France sweeps men’s long distance medals

21/09/14 - France swept the men’s Long Distance World Championships in Weihai with Bertrand Billard retaining his title as the fastest man across the 4km swim, 120km bike, 20km run course. Compatriots Sylvain... |

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Athletes talk long distance triathlon

Athletes talk long distance triathlon

19/09/14 - Ahead of the pinnacle of the ITU long distance triathlon season in Weihai, China, athletes answer questions from journalists at the World Championships. Q. Have you ever come to Weihai to join in the... |

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Long distance triathlon champs to be crowned in China

Long distance triathlon champs to be crowned in China

16/09/14 - After hosting ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Series Events the last four years, Weihai, China will for the first time welcome the discipline at the World Championship level this weekend. The men’s... |

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New champions crowned in Zofingen

New champions crowned in Zofingen

07/09/14 - The 2014 Zofingen ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championships saw new sheriffs score big with British Olympic cyclist Emma Pooley win the women’s race, while Gael Le Bellec (FRA) took the... |

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Great Britain win U23 Mixed Relay World Championships

Great Britain win U23 Mixed Relay World Championships

01/09/14 - Great Britain continued their dominance in the Mixed Relay format, claiming the U23/Junior World Championship today, backing up the Elite title they won earlier this year. Gordon Benson (GRB), the bronze... |

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ITU announces inductees for inaugural Hall of Fame

ITU announces inductees for inaugural Hall of Fame

01/09/14 - As a part of its 25th year anniversary celebrations, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) today inducted seven individuals into its inaugural Hall of Fame on the penultimate evening of the 2014... |

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Brownlee dominates but Gomez gets world title

Brownlee dominates but Gomez gets world title

31/08/14 - Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee returned to the top of the podium today with an emphatic win at the ITU World Championship Grand Final. Brownlee was in a league of his own to secure his second WTS win... |

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Six new champions named at Paratri Worlds

Six new champions named at Paratri Worlds

31/08/14 - The 2014 TransCanada Corp. World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton saw a changing of the guard in the paratriathlon races with six athletes winning world championship titles for the first time. The British... |

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Jorgensen storms home to win World Championships

Jorgensen storms home to win World Championships

30/08/14 - American Gwen Jorgensen today claimed a slice of history in winning the 2014 ITU World Championship Grand Final in a trademark come from behind performance. Jorgensen moved into triathlon royalty securing... |

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Raphael Montoya collects another Championship title

Raphael Montoya collects another Championship title

30/08/14 - In a thrilling finish that came down to the wire in Edmonton, France’s Raphael Montoya (FRA) clinched the 2014 ITU Junior Men’s World Championship on Friday. The 2014 European Champion was well placed... |

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Lindemann turns bronze to gold in junior women’s race

Lindemann turns bronze to gold in junior women’s race

29/08/14 - Laura Lindemann (GER) capped off her fairytale season in Edmonton when she upgraded her 2013 bronze medal for gold in the women’s Junior World Championship race at the Grand Final Edmonton. “It was... |

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