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
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
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
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
Results: 20-24 Female AG Sprint
1. Daniela Montserrat Soler Torres MEX 01:07:26
2. Sarah Short AUS 01:09:16
3. Elyse Foster AUS 01:09:23
4. Sabrina St-Gelais CAN 01:09:57
5. Bridgitte Burge AUS 01:19:59
Results: 20-24 Male AG
1. Kieran Storch AUS 01:53:12
2. Jason Matulick AUS 01:54:09
3. Alistair Young AUS 01:57:04
4. Sam Bell NZL 01:57:19
5. Mitchell Sharkey AUS 01:59:48
Results: 20-24 Male AG Sprint
1. Cameron Roberts AUS 00:57:11
2. Keith Jackson USA 00:58:06
3. Matt Darvell AUS 00:58:50
4. Sean Price USA 00:59:50
5. George Gwynn NZL 01:00:16
Results: 25-29 Female AG
1. Jacqueline Henricks AUS 02:09:38
2. Samantha Aplin GBR 02:13:35
3. Alex Mcdougall AUS 02:15:03
4. Briony Martin GBR 02:16:29
5. Gina Boone NZL 02:21:12
Results: 25-29 Female AG Sprint
1. Claire Steels GBR 01:06:21
2. Harriet Enoch GBR 01:07:54
3. Rebecca York GBR 01:08:24
4. Alejandra Rodriguez Machorro MEX 01:09:23
5. Lindsey Torgerson USA 01:10:56
Results: 25-29 Male AG
1. Leigh Stabryla AUS 01:56:20
2. Taylor Elms AUS 01:57:41
3. Balinga Pasco AUS 01:58:30
4. Matthew Fisher AUS 01:59:43
5. Andrew Stenson GBR 01:59:58
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