The World Triathlon Weekly #4
Need to know what’s been happening in the World of Triathlon this week? Looking to scratch that triathlon itch this weekend?
Welcome to our weekly round up of all that’s hot and upcoming in the land of swim-bike-run…
Team Brazil score Pan American Mixed Relay gold in Vina del Mar
It always looked like a strong team on paper, but then so did many others lining up for the 2023 Pan American Mixed Relay title last Saturday. What Team Brazil definitely did have that no other foursome could boast was the freshly minted men’s champion and one of the best swimmers on the circuit, Miguel Hidalgo, taking up the first leg.
Banishing the painful memories of their Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification effort in Portugal, he set Brazil on course to take the gold, Hidalgo joined by teammates Djenyfer Arnold, Manoel Messias and Vittoria Lopes on top of the podium, Team USA with silver, Team Canada taking bronze.
You can read the full report here and check the photo gallery here.
Ashleigh Gentle and Hayden Wilde win Noosa Triathlon titles in Australia
Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle claimed a record 10th title at a star-studded 40th anniversary edition of the Noosa Triathlon in Queensland last weekend, New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde winning the men’s race in a new course-record time.
Gentle lived up to her title as the Queen of the Noosa Triathlon winning in a time of 1:55:13 ahead of fellow Aussies Sophie Malowiecki and 21-year-old Richelle Hill in third. Tokyo 2020 Olympic medallist and #2 in the world this year, Wilde may have got lost on the bike-run transition but still had the engine to run away from Australia’s Matthew Hauser and shatter the course record set by Australia’s Charlie Quin in 2022 by more than a minute, Henri Schoeman (RSA) with bronze.
photo by koruptvision
Something for the weekend?
WATCH - Vina del Mar World Cup
The final World Triathlon Cup of 2023 takes place this weekend, with Vina del Mar serving up a spicy hit of sprint-distance racing in Chile! The women’s race is headlined by the USA Olympic hopefuls Katie Zaferes and Gwen Jorgensen, while in the men’s race, Brazilian pair Miguel Hidalgo and Manoel Messias go again after their exertions in the Pan American Games. Can Diego Moya bring some home glory for Chile?
Sunday 12 November
Women from 9.30am local time / men 11.45am
Full coverage on TriathlonLive.tv.
WATCH - Down The Blue Carpet with Vicky Holland
The 2018 World Champion returned to the blue carpet for the first time in two years at the Tangier World Cup, and World Triathlon followed Vicky Holland from there to Rome and on to Tongyeong to see just how she was finding the return to racing as a new mum. Watch the full interview on TriathlonLive.tv.
FOLLOW - The best Asian AG triathletes will take the stage in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, for the Aquathlon Asian Championships on Friday, and the AG Sprint Championships on Saturday. You can follow the live results here.
The Athletes Lounge
READ - Jason West discusses his decision to return to World Cup racing
READ - Speaking of Noosa Triathlon, as well as Ashleigh Gentle, there’s another certified local legend who has competed every year, and he goes by the name Peter O’Neill
READ - Great Britain’s former World Champion-turned coach Non Stanford received both an MBE for her services to Welsh triathlon and some unlikely news from Prince William on her visit to the palace - his son is training for a triathlon at school - congrats Non, good luck George!
READ - TO’s and coaching courses plus safeguarding in the sport - our round-up of all that has been happening in the world of Triathlon Development over the past month