The World Triathlon Weekly #3
Need to know what happened in the land of swim-bike-run over the past 7 days? From Japan to Australia via Chile, we’ve got all the latest racing covered in the third edition of the World Triathlon Weekly, as well as a few ideas how to keep yourself entertained over the weekend…
Miyazaki World Cup: Milner and Seregni hit gold
A 52nd place finish in Tongyeong one week prior may not have hinted at what was to come from Hugo Milner in Miyazaki, but one look at his run split from Korea suggested there could be fireworks ahead. And so it was that the 25-year-old Brit hoovered up a 1m12s deficit off the bike to soar to his first World Cup gold just two years after taking up the sport. In the women’s race, Bianca Seregni (ITA) was able to hold off the marauding Gwen Jorgensen to win a remarkable third World Cup gold in the space of just two months. Watch the races back on TriathlonLive.tv
The 2023 Pan American Games Santiago
Rueda and Hidalgo take Pan Am Games glory in Vina del Mar
The 2023 edition of the Pan American Games may be centred in Santiago, but the triathlon events are taking over the coastal city of Vina del Mar, 120km west of the Chilean capital. It was a chilly 1.5km in the Pacific Ocean to get things underway, Brazil’s swim star Vittoria Lopes flying early on and riding solo for 40km only to be caught on the run by Lizeth Rueda Santos (MEX) who pulled clear to take gold ahead of Maria Carolina Velasquez Soto (COL) and Rosa Maria Tapia Vidal (MEX). Recap the race here and take a look at the pictures.
The men’s race saw a three-way break by Chase McQueen (USA), Diego Moya (CHI) and Seth Rider (USA) before things got significantly more tense through the run, Brazil’s Miguel Hidalgo eventually delivering the decisive kick for gold, Matthew McElroy (USA) and Crisanto Grajales (MEX) with silver and bronze. Read how the race went, and check out the best images.
World Triathlon Para Cup Taranto: Para season comes to a close in Italy
The Italian city of Taranto in beautiful Puglia hosted the final World Triathlon Para racing of 2023, where precious Paris 2024 Paralympic qualification points as well as the prestigious titles and medals were on the line. The French team was as strong as ever in pursuit of a home Games start, Paul Lloveras B2 and Heloise Courvoisier B3 winning the PTVI golds, Giuseppe Romele H1 just pipping Giovanni Achenza H1 to the PTWC gold in the battle of Italians. Take a look at the pictures of the day.
Something for the weekend?
WATCH: PanAmerican Games Mixed Relay
Can Team Chile muster something momentous to stop the likes of the USA, Brazil, Canada and Mexico in Vina Del Mar? After the individual races on Thursday, it is the turn of the Mixed Team Relay to take to the streets of the coastal city, and you can watch all the action over on the official PanAm Games channel.
LISTEN: World Triathlon Podcast #83 with Hugo Milner
Fresh from his exertions in Miyazaki, Great Britain’s 25-year-old talent Hugo Milner dials in from his home in Derby to reflect on THAT run display in Japan coming at the end of a turbulent two years since he took up the sport, including steep learning curves, horrendous crashes and Olympic ambitions. At 193cm tall, is he the Next Big Thing in British Triathlon?
Listen on Apple, Spotify, Google or wherever you get your podcasts.
WATCH: Tri world descends on Noosa, Australia this weekend
Going for a remarkable TENTH win at the 2023 Noosa Triathlon is none other than Australia’s mighty Ashleigh Gentle, who has been outstanding over the middle distance racing circuit with PTO spending much of the year in the rankings top spot. On her return to short-course action she’ll be joined by a cast of World Triathlon stars in Australia’s Queensland, including Natalie Van Coevorden, Charlotte McShane, Hayden Wilde, Henri Schoeman and Jamie Riddle and Jake Birtwhistle! Watch live via the Noosa Tri Facebook page or download the Noosa Tri app on apple or android and watch the livestream.