Emma Carney to race Duathlon World Champs

by Erin Greene on 15 Oct, 2014 10:19 • EspaƱol

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 will make a competitive return to the sport she dominated at the highest level throughout the 1990’s at the SCA Oceania & Australian Duathlon Championships on Sunday 19 October in Adelaide.

Carney is no stranger to the Duathlon format, having won silver at the 1999 World Championships.  On her return to duathlon Carney said “I am looking forward to participating in the national duathlon Championships, but I don’t expect that I’ll be super-competitive”.  However if she finishes in the top few places in her age group, she can secure a place in the Australian Age Group Duathlon team to compete at the Adelaide 2015 ITU Duathlon World Championships. 

Carney was forced into an early retirement from elite duathlon and triathlon competition in 2004 after suffering a cardiac arrest and being diagnosed with right ventricular cardiomyopathy.  As a result an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) was placed in the right ventricle of her heart.

Tenacious Carney’s return to Adelaide illustrates her determined attitude, which no-doubt contributed to her winning 12 straight ITU World Cups between 1995 and 1997.  Since having the ICD implant, doctors told her that she could not exercise at all, but Carney’s determination and competitive edge wasn’t going to deter her and now she is able to regularly train. 

Carney’s new focus is an online personal training platform where she shares her extensive knowledge in coaching, training and competition EmmaCarney.com This world-class training program assists triathletes and those who enjoy an active lifestyle.

The return is a timely one for Carney who last month was inducted as one of seven inaugural members of the International Triathlon Unions Hall of Fame, in conjunction with its 25 years celebrations held in Edmonton, Canada the location that ten years earlier Carney’s elite career came to an end due to cardiac arrest.

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Related Event: 2015 Adelaide ITU Duathlon World Championships
17 - 18 Oct, 2015 • event pageall results
Results: 16-19 Female AG Sprint
1. Joanne Miller AUS 01:04:16
2. Brittany Yarde AUS 01:06:57
3. Alexandra Ogden AUS 01:09:24
4. Hayley Stanford AUS 01:09:34
5. Brandi Alberts AUS 01:10:22
6. Briley Zimmerman NZL 01:10:32
7. Catherine Barlin AUS 01:11:07
8. Madeleine Gordon AUS 01:11:24
9. Alice Cuthbert NZL 01:12:34
10. Sophie Bright NZL 01:13:47
Results: 16-19 Male AG Sprint
1. Matt Smith AUS 00:56:56
2. Dean Cane AUS 00:56:56
3. Cameron Low NZL 00:57:39
4. Cameron Richardson GBR 00:57:43
5. Christian Davey NZL 00:57:48
6. Damon Boag AUS 00:57:55
7. Tyler Allan AUS 00:58:06
8. Zak Wheaton AUS 00:58:07
9. Thomas Westend NZL 00:58:07
10. Declan Irvine AUS 00:58:44
Results: 18-19 Male AG
1. Benjamin Walton AUS 01:59:32
2. Daniel Bluff GBR 02:05:58
3. Ben Snider-Mcgrath CAN 02:08:39
4. Ronan Phillips Johns AUS 02:11:12
5. John Micklethwaite GBR 02:13:46
6. Benjamin Hindley GBR 02:22:49
7. Joel Atkin GBR 02:32:25
Results: 20-24 Female AG
1. Laura Wolfson AUS 02:14:34
2. Fiona Bracegirdle GBR 02:15:05
3. Taneil Davidson AUS 02:15:14
4. Marissa Graham NZL 02:15:16
5. Emma Scally AUS 02:17:46
6. Sheree Mclean NZL 02:22:15
7. Laura Auberson AUS 02:26:25
8. Phoebe Savage AUS 02:31:12
9. Jess Madsen AUS 02:31:17
10. Mei Sakamoto JPN 02:34:57
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