Craig Alexander Backs ITU Champs

by Peter Holmes on 07 Oct, 2009 05:33 • EspaƱol

Australian elite triathlete Craig Alexander ‘Crowie’ is hoping to toe the line at the 2009 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships which will be held in Perth at the end of October as he looks to improve on the silver medal he won at the 2006 championships in Canberra.

“It is fantastic news that Australia will again be hosting the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships, this time in Perth,” he said. “After winning a silver medal in Canberra in 2006, I would love to be on the start line in Perth with an aim to go one better. The double Olympic distance format is a true test and calls for a unique blend of endurance, speed and tactical racing.”

“With Perth’s Long Distance World Championships to be contested just a fortnight later [than IM world champs] I’ll have to see how well the body holds up. I’ll be in Western Australia no matter what to soak up the atmosphere, keep an eye on my competition and take in Perth’s fabled sunshine and beaches. It truly is a stunning destination for triathlon, with its scenic foreshore, first-class facilities and wonderful weather.”

The championships will bring together the world’s leading long distance triathletes including 2007 champion Leanda Cave from Great Britain and the hotly tipped Aussie, Rebekah Keat. The men’s race will see double defending champion, Julien Loy from France, look to hold off last year’s silver and bronze medallists Francois Chabaud and Martin Jensen whilst keeping an eye out for the USA’s Tim O’Donnell and Australia’s home favourite Craig Alexander.

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Related Event: 2009 Perth ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships
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Results: 75-79 Male AG
1. Peter Howard GBR 07:48:17
Results: 70-74 Male AG
1. David Lewington GBR 06:16:29
2. Neil Flemming NZL 06:47:20
3. John Holman USA 07:12:31
Results: 65-69 Male AG
1. Greg Sandkuhl CAN 05:11:29
2. Roger Little USA 05:59:26
3. Trevor Skewes AUS 06:19:48
4. Peter Ellis NZL 06:38:48
5. Dennis Geiser USA 06:48:42
Results: 60-64 Male AG
1. Brian Barr AUS 04:59:30
2. Mike Sandford GBR 05:17:41
3. Graham Crocker AUS 05:23:55
4. Steve Brown AUS 05:26:17
5. Brian Rabinowitz AUS 05:26:37
6. Richard Sweetman NZL 05:33:11
7. Peter Ranford AUS 05:38:17
8. Rob Mackenzie AUS 05:41:28
9. Gordon Bruce Beehre NZL 05:53:08
10. Daryl Stanley AUS 05:53:29
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