French Para triathlon legend Bourseaux returns to Pragelato for Winter World Championships

by doug.gray@triathlon.org on 25 Feb, 2024 02:28 • Español
French Para triathlon legend Bourseaux returns to Pragelato for Winter World Championships

Romania’s Robert Tamirjan, Austria’s Martin Falch, Isak Brenden of Norway and French Para triathlon legend Yannick Borseaux were the four athletes to tackle the 2024 edition of the World Triathlon Winter Championships in Pragelato, Italy.

Saturday’s duathlon course consisted of a three-lap, 2km run course and three-lap, 3km ski, with the triathlon course one 2.5km run lap, two 3.2km loops on the mountain bikes and a three-lap 7.5km ski to the finish in the beautiful Pragelato Plan venue.

“I wanted to be here because this was where I had my very first Olympic experience in 2006 with the Nordic and cross-country skiing and biathlon,” said four-time Para Triathlon World Champion Borseaux after taking the tape in the men’s PTS5. “I have very special memories from here and of these tracks where I made my debut just 18 months after my bike crash. This was where I started my Paralympic career and this was my first ever Winter triathlon - I think I’ll be back!”

Robert Tamirjan added to his impressive collection of Winter and Summer multisport medals, likewise Martin Falch, who first competed at the Lausanne Para Championships in 2006 where he won gold. The impressive young Norwegian Isak Brenden finished with the silver medal at the end of another beautiful day for the sport in the Italian Alps.

“I did my first Winter Worlds in 2016 and I love it,” said 26-year-old Tamirjan, who finshed second at the Para Cup Alanya in 2021 and took part in the European Championships that year. “I love the combination of running, biking and cross country, it’s always a pleasure. I used to just do cycling, but I took up triathlon in 2015 so the swimming and running was all new. My first international summer Para Triathlon was in 2020 and i’m trying to improve. I was born with this spastic paresis on my right side which affects coordination and balance and a lot of things, but ive done sport all my life, ice hockey, cycling and now triathlon.”

“I came across triathlon when I heard about the Romanian national championships and I wanted to try it and see where I was with it, how i felt about it. I’d love to see more athletes here but it isn’t so well known at home, I just want others to know about this wonderful, challenging sport.”


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24 - 25 Feb, 2024 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Franco Pesavento ITA 01:33:51
2. Hans Christian Tungesvik NOR 01:34:16
3. Marek Rauchfuss CZE 01:35:41
4. Giuseppe Lamastra ITA 01:36:45
5. Viorel Palici ROU 01:37:16
Results: Elite Women
1. Sandra Mairhofer ITA 01:50:32
2. Aneta Grabmuller Soldati CZE 01:52:14
3. Julie Meinicke NOR 01:58:30
4. Stina Meinicke NOR 01:59:30
5. Kristina Lapinova SVK 01:59:37
Results: U23 Men
1. Casper Rønning NOR 01:41:28
2. Guglielmo Giuliano ITA 01:42:17
3. Sebastian Davare ITA 01:50:03
4. Iosu Mujika Dumall ESP 01:55:50
DNF. Carlos Andres Mejía Gallego AND DNF
Results: U23 Women
1. Julie Meinicke NOR 01:58:30
2. Margareta Bicanova SVK 02:04:27
DNF. Maddalena Soma' ITA DNF
Results: 2x2 Mixed Relay
1. Team I Italy ITA 01:00:01
2. Team I Czech Republic CZE 01:00:54
3. Team I Norway NOR 01:02:10
4. Team I Slovakia SVK 01:03:51
5. Team I Germany GER 01:05:04
Results: Junior Men
1. Jakub Miklencic SVK 00:56:38
2. Diego Lampe ITA 00:57:01
3. Max Grün AUT 00:57:50
4. Linus Hilfiker SUI 00:58:51
5. Kert Pallo EST 01:04:04
Results: Junior Women
1. Maren Cecilie Mustad NOR 01:05:04
2. Ludovica Sabbia ITA 01:06:45
3. Emilie Monica Cappelletti ITA 01:09:40
Results: 2x2 Mixed Junior Relay
1. Team I Italy Junior ITA 01:11:11
Results: PTS3 Men
1. Robert Tamirjan ROU 00:53:54
Results: PTS4 Men
1. Martin Falch AUT 00:58:54
2. Isak Brenden NOR 00:59:59
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