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.
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.
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.
Alistair Brownlee wins triathlon’s 2011 ITU World Championship Series Grand Final in Beijing, China to take series title with brother Jonathan Brownlee’s third place in the race enough to secure him the runners up place in the series overall.
Helen Jenkins takes second place in the women’s grand final to give her the women’s overall series title.
With one year to go the Brownlee brothers take first and third in the mens race and Helen Jenkins wins the women’s race on the prospective course for the 2012 Olympic Games triathlon in London, Great Britain.
Victory at the London Triathlon gives Jodie Stimpson a hat trick of British Triathlon Super Series titles whilst Ritchie Nicholls bounces back from illness to win the elite mens race as around 14000 amateur competitors also race individually and as part of relay teams.
The three Emma’s give Australia a 1 – 2 – 3 in the women’s round of triathlon’s ITU World Championship Series in Hamburg, Germany whilst Brad Kahlefeldt outsprints Will Clarke to the finish in the final two hundred metres of the run to win the men’s race.