Although long distance and ultra triathlons frequently continue into the night, for most of the time, and even for the majority of the competitors, racing takes part in daylight. The Midnight Wo/Man full distance race is different. Starting at 6pm its competitors know that the only light for most of their time on the course will come from street lights.
On paper, victory for ITU World Triathlon Series leader America’s Gwen Jorgensen seemed like a certainty at the Tri Liverpool elite women’s race. However British junior Sophie Coldwell ensured the race was not so easy for the American.
Alistair Brownlee gets to the top of the podium twice in one weekend as he wins the elite men’s race and is part of the winning Great Britain team in the World Mixed Relay Championships. Gwen Jorgensen claims the points to keep her top of the women’s series rankings.
Gwen Jorgensen of the USA wins her sixth ITU World Triathlon Series race making her the most successful female competitor in the series’ history whilst Javier Gomez of Spain wins the men’s race.
Age group competitors took to a less compact course that included a ride along Lower Wacker Drive, a multilevel road that has been used as a location for films such as The Blues Brothers and Batman Begins.
Mario Mola of Spain springs surprise victory as all three Olympic medalists from the race just under two years before finish outside the podium places. Gwen Jorgensen of the USA wins the women’s race.
Ultra triathletes are always on the lookout for new and more challenging events. Many are on lap courses. The Enduroman Lands End to London to Dover is a point to point, rolling clock ultra distance triathlon with each discipline three times the distance of that in an ironman race.
Spain’s Javier Gomez out sprints Great Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee to the line to win the grand final and series but Non Stanford gives the home crowd something to cheer about with an emphatic victory that also wins her the women’s series title.
Victory for EC Sartrouville in the men’s race sees them only five points behind series leaders in the men’s French Grand prix triathlon series and second place for Poissy Triathlon in the women’s all but secure them the title yet again.
ictories for both America’s Gwen Jorgensen and Britain’s Alistair Brownlee takes both the women’s and men’s ITU World Triathlon Series’ to a thrilling conclusion at its Grand Final in London.
As the popularity of triathlon grows around the world more and more cities are allowing not just elite races and road closures but accompanying age group races.
Stockholm is one such city and with a council who allows two virtually totally different courses.
Victories for Jodie Stimpson and Gregory Rouault at the Virgin Active London Triathlon at Royal Victoria Docks, London, Great Britain.
The Anglian, Norfolk’s first ironman distance triathlon, makes a quiet, low key but dignified entry into the race calendar at Cromer, North Norfolk in Great Britain.
Men’s Olympic medalists finally compete against each other again and a good weekend for Anne Haug and Germany sees her top of the podium twice in the women’s World Triathlon Series race and the World Mixed Relay Triathlon Championships in Hamburg, Germany.
Conrad Stoltz of South Africa and Helena Erbenova of the Czech Republic both used their strong cycling to establish unconquerable leads to take the elite titles at the World Cross Triathlon Championships in Den Haag, the Netherlands.
A strong bike leg gave Steve Clark victory over Germany’s Stefan Teichert in the Brigg Bomber quadrathlon on the 26th May which along with being a round of the World Quadrathlon Federation World Cup was also the European and British Championships.
The Grand Prix Lyonnaise des Eaux French triathlon club championship series concluded at the Triathlon de Nice Cote d’Azur with Les Sables Vendee Tri taking the men’s crown from EC Sartrouville and with Poissy Triathlon retaining their women’s title.
Great Britain retain the ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay title in Stockholm, Sweden as Germany’s Stefan Justus crashed twice in the rain on the bike.
Alistair Brownlee comes back from serious injury at the start of the year to win the men’s Triathlon gold medal on home soil ahead of Spaniard Javier Gomez. Jonathan Brownlee takes bronze.
Switzerland’s Nicola Spirig wins the women’s Triathlon in a photofinish with Lisa Norden of Sweden.
Aaron Royle outsprinted Jarrod Shoemaker to take the men’s title and Katie Hewison held off Liz Blatchford to take the women’s at the 2012 GE Canary Wharf Triathlon.
Running ability decided the last Olympic distance race of the ITU World Triathlon Series before competitors face each other in Hyde Park, London for the London 2012 Olympic Games. A fast break for Alistair Brownlee as he left transition gave him victory in the men’s race and Nicola Spirig outsprinted Lisa Norden to win the women’s race.
If it isn’t one it’s the other” said a spectator after Jonathan Brownlee won the ITU World Triathlon Series race in Madrid, a race won the previous three years by his brother Alistair.
Mark Buckingham and Miles Burton retained their titles at the British Elite Duathlon Championships with victories for Lucy Gossage, Richard Horton, George Schwiening and Kate Curran in the other races.
EC Sartrouville retain the men’s French Grand Prix series title after yet another win, with Poissy Triathlon taking the women’s.