The Best of Beijing: Age-Groupers review

by Nicola Hargreaves on 15 Sep, 2011 03:45 • Español

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Highlights from the 2011 Beijing Age Group event

The USA won the overall medal tally with 19 gold medals at the ITU Triathlon Age-Group World Championships in Beijing over the weekend.

Following the spectacular opening ceremony, a total of 2000 age-group athletes competed on the 2008 Beijing Olympic course in the sprint distance on Saturday and the Olympic distance race on Sunday.

The USA’s 42 medals was second to Great Britain’s 50, with Laura Siddall (GBR) racing the fastest women’s time over the sprint distance in 01:08:57. Third on the medal table was Australia, highlighted by Luke Farrell who recorded the fastest men’s sprint distance time with 01:03:58.

James Hodge (AUS) who competed in the men’s 18-19 age group recorded the fastest time over the Olympic distance with 02:00:05 and for the women it was Stephanie Kieffer (CAN) who stopped the clock at 02:15:36.

Hat’s off to men’s 80-84 age-group athletes Winston Allen (USA) who completed the Olympic distance and Canada’s Sidney Ingerman in the sprint distance. They prove it is never too late to start as Allen, born in 1930 finished the Olympic course in a time of 04:10:04.

Congratulations to all age-group athletes who competed in Beijing and with the experience still fresh in the mind, the anticipation for next year’s Grand Final now begins. Auckland will host the 2012 ITU Triathlon World Championship Grand Final just a few months following the London Olympic Games.

Auckland promises to be a sensational experience which will see the age-group athletes take to the scenic course on October 20-22, 2012. For more information on qualifying, please check with your National Federation. 

Click here for all age-group results

Age group and Paratriathlon finish videos are also available to view here.

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States 19 14 9 42
Great Britain 15 18 17 50
Australia 9 9 5 23
New Zealand 6 6 7 19
Canada 5 5 5 15
Brazil 3 2 2 7
France 3 0 3 6
Germany 2 3 4 9
Austria 2 0 1 3
Spain 1 1 1 3
South Africa 1 0 2 3
China 1 0 1 2
Denmark 1 0 0 1
Ireland 1 0 0 1
Japan 1 0 0 1
Poland 1 0 0 1
Hungary 0 1 1 2
Mexico 0 1 1 2
Switzerland 0 1 1 2
Morocco 0 1 0 1
Norway 0 1 0 1
Russia 0 1 0 1
Tahiti 0 1 0 1
Cook Islands 0 0 1 1
Lebanon 0 0 1 1

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1. Agnieszka Jerzyk POL 02:07:07
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4. Kaitlin Donner USA 02:07:18
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1. Matthew Sharp GBR 01:52:12
2. David Mcnamee GBR 01:52:17
3. Thomas Bishop GBR 01:52:19
4. Greg Billington USA 01:52:38
5. Franz Loeschke GER 01:53:01
Results: Junior Women
1. Mikayla Nielsen NZL 01:03:40
2. Ashlee Bailie AUS 01:03:42
3. Hanna Philippin GER 01:03:47
4. Eszter Pap HUN 01:04:02
5. Kelly Whitley USA 01:04:12
Results: Junior Men
1. Lukas Verzbicas USA 00:56:21
2. Justus Nieschlag GER 00:56:54
3. Tony Smoragiewicz USA 00:56:59
4. Ron Darmon ISR 00:57:06
5. Matt Brown AUS 00:57:11
Results: Elite Women
1. Andrea Hansen NZL 01:58:26
2. Helen Jenkins GBR 01:58:40
3. Melanie Hauss SUI 01:58:58
4. Lisa Norden SWE 01:59:00
5. Laura Bennett USA 01:59:02
Results: Elite Men
1. Alistair Brownlee GBR 01:48:07
2. Sven Riederer SUI 01:48:14
3. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 01:48:17
4. Dmitry Polyanskiy RUS 01:48:20
5. Laurent Vidal FRA 01:48:24
Results: 80-84 Male AG Sprint
1. Sidney Ingerman CAN 02:50:21
Results: 75-79 Male AG Sprint
1. L.waldo Leggett USA 02:05:02
2. John Anthony Marriott CAN 02:24:07
DSQ. Boris Kirillov RUS DSQ
Results: 70-74 Male AG Sprint
1. Marshall Wakat USA 01:33:00
2. Gennady Rojkov RUS 01:43:04
3. Peter Smith AUS 01:45:44
4. John Bennetts AUS 01:47:06
5. Charlie Barnes CAN 01:58:24
Results: 70-74 Female AG Sprint
1. Gayla Chambers USA 01:58:29
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