Video Feature: Ishigaki, Triathlon Paradise

by Fergus Murray on 20 Jan, 2010 07:43 • Español
Ishigaki; 14 years and still going strong

A tropical paradise and holiday island of Japan, Ishigaki is the longest serving ITU event having run for 14 years since 1996. Athletes are household names here, with multiple winners enjoying unprecedented fame throughout the land. Courtney Atkinson has won here 5 times, Emma Carney 3.

It is not only the elite that flock to Ishigaki, age group athletes from all over Japan and Oceania come to the test themselves against the best of the region.

The event is special to the heart of so many athletes and we take a look behind the scenes to see what makes this event so inimitable.

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Related Event: 2009 Ishigaki ITU Triathlon World Cup
26 Apr, 2009 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Women
1. Juri Ide JPN 02:03:32
2. Kathy Tremblay CAN 02:03:37
3. Kiyomi Niwata JPN 02:03:54
4. Ainhoa Murua Zubizarreta ESP 02:04:15
5. Lauren Groves CAN 02:04:51
Results: Elite Men
1. Courtney Atkinson AUS 01:48:24
2. Ivan Vasiliev RUS 01:49:01
3. Denis Vasiliev RUS 01:49:22
4. Vladimir Turbayevskiy RUS 01:49:41
5. James Seear AUS 01:49:46
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