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  • Natalie Signed up for the Sprint Triathlon on May 11. First one ever.
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  • October 18

  • KAR The GFT Tribe Hi E-Dad and Taz!!! Hey Dad, how was the B2B?... I follow GFT on twitter, it's really looking like no wetsuits this year, water temp is over 80 degrees... I already have 2014 in the back of my mind. Missed the last three years due to a bad cold race week, plantar fasciitis, and just plain lack of motivation. I concentrated on smaller local races this year. I'm entered in the Florida Challenge next March, so I'll hold off on a GFT decision til after then. But I'm really hungry for one last shot at it... Good luck to all GFT participants tomorrow, make it memorable!!! Anyone know if St. Pete Mad Dogs are still there?
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    • EnduradadRace was great. VERY cold though, I hate cold. race start was 38 and as soon as sun set went back down fast.
      trying to plan what to do next year?
      If up to me GFT, but family wants to go some where new.

      please someone give an update on race for this year.
      10:54 AM October 28
  • SVS OK, as a past/present "TRIBE" member, I wish everyone a very safe event!! I'll be sitting by the roadside, as you cycle by, applauding your efforts. If you think it's me, just yell out "TAZ"!! No prizes, but it will keep you on your toes. HINT... What color is a pumpkin? ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH? MORE STONES!! The "TRIBE" battle cries! TAZ
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  • Enduradad Slowesttwitch Sorry I didn't see your question earlier. Try compression sleeves. They are a little expensive, but work well. I thought they were a gimmick, but hospitals use them. I wear them at night when I suffer from leg cramps. Look silly, but work well. I have not noticed if they help while racing?
    about 11 months ago
  • October 16

  • Enduradad Good luck to all doing GFT this year! I hope that some of you write a report. I'll be back again next year. Enduradad
    about 11 months ago
    • EnduradadThe count down clock seems to be running out of numbers. Must be almost race day.
      8:42 AM October 17
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  • Slowesttwitch Open Triathlon Discussion anybody heard any info on the new recovery suit that is been launched by corerecoverysuit.com hamstrings are still really sore and looking for a recovery
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Video: Watch the Final Magic Hour of the first Ironman Boulder in stunning 4K Video
8/5/2014 5:17:10 PM Everyman Tri
Ironman Boulder, kike all Ironman races is 17-hour ultimate test of endurance. But not all 17 hours of an Ironman race are created equal. Most of the magic happens in the final 60 minutes when you can see the pain...
Review: The Hatfield Strapworth is expensive but worth considering for PF relief
7/19/2014 9:18:44 AM Everyman Tri
Planters fasciitis is an ugly word in the world of triathlon. When you're out there pounding the pavement for hours on end during training and running anywhere from 3 miles to 26.2 miles on race day, you're bound to experience...
Video: How to Run Like an Olympian: Top 3 Tips to Handle the Uphills
5/10/2014 6:52:25 PM Everyman Tri
What's the best tips to handle the hills when racing? In this video we show you how to run like an Olympian by teaching the Top 3 Tips to Handle the Hills when racing. Joanna Zeiger is a former professional...
Review: Power Crunch Bars tic almost all of the boxes for active triathletes
4/14/2014 8:41:12 AM Everyman Tri
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Challenge Bahrain Announces Star-Studded Pro Field
8/21/2014 8:54:32 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

challenge bahrainChallenge Bahrain has announced its pro field to date and confirmed the start line on 6 December will be one of the most impressive ever seen over the half distance.

Hundreds of age group athletes will race along side the biggest names in triathlon on one of the fastest and most diverse course on the international circuit - high-tech architecture, 5,000 year-old culture, F1 racing and indigenous wildlife all make up the unique 113km course.

The battle for the world's largest prize purse over the half distance of $500,000 has attracted the best of the best in long distance racing, as well as lured some well-known individuals over from short course racing, making their long distance debut.

No less than nine former and current world champions - Pete Jacobs (AUS), Mirinda Carfrae (AUS), Chris McCormack (AUS), Leanda Cave (GBR), Terenzo Bozzone (NZL), Eneko Llanos (ESP), Julie Dibens (GBR), Catriona Morrisson (GBR) - four Olympic medallists including Jan Frodeno (GER), Bevan Docherty (NZL), Lisa Norden (SWE) - and two Commonwealth Games gold medalists including Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) will line up on the shores of Bahrain Bay on 6 December.

World-class athletes making their long course debut include this year's Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jodie Stimpson (GBR), current Xterra World Champion Nicky Samuels (NZL) and Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham (AUS).

"We are honored to host each and every professional triathlete to the Kingdom of Bahrain to participate in Challenge Bahrain, an event we are holding very dear in our hearts," said Dr Saqer Al Khalifa, president of the Bahrain Triathlon Association. "Having such a great lineup will most certainly bring us closer to our goals, to raise awareness of the importance and significance of having sports become an integral part of a person's life in all global societies."

"A field of this calibre is going to ensure Challenge Bahrain is one of the most memorable races of the year - and it's open to everyone!" said Zibi Szlufcik, Challenge Family CEO. "Age groupers will race along side the greatest and most inspirational athletes in our sport. Triathlon is the only sport on the planet where everyday people like you and me, regardless of ability, can share the course with the world's best and Challenge Bahrain is the ultimate showcase of what makes this sport great along with its definition of quality leadership and warm welcome to all."

The professional athletes confirmed to date for Challenge Bahrain are as follows:

Men Women
Pete Jacobs (AUS)
Dirk Bockel (LUX)
Sebastian Kienle (GER)
Tim Berkel (AUS)
Terenzo Bozzone (NZL)
Timo Bracht (GER)
Tyler Butterfield (USA)
Frederik Croneborg (SWE)
James Cunnama (RSA)
Bevan Docherty (NZL)
Tim Don (USA)
Michael Dreitz (GER)
Jan Frodeno (GER)
Nils Frommhold (GER)
Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS)
Eneko Llanos (ESP)
Chris McCormack (AUS)
Luke McKenzie (AUS)
Dylan McNeice (NZL)
Tim O'Donnell (USA)
Rasmus Petreaus (DEN)
Michael Raelert (GER).
Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)
Rachel Joyce (GBR)
Caroline Steffen (SUI)
Nikki Butterfield (USA)
Leanda Cave (GBR)
Erin Densham (AUS)
Mary Beth Ellis (USA)
Helle Frederikson (DEN)
Lucy Gossage (GBR)
Sarah Haskins (USA)
Heather Jackson (USA)
Rebekah Keat (AUS)
Meredith Kessler (USA)
Carrie Lester (AUS)
Annabel Luxford (AUS)
Michelle Vesterby (DEN)
Radka Vodickova (CZE)
Laurel Wassner (USA)
Lisa Norden (SWE)
Catriona Morrisson (GBR)
Julie Dibens (GBR)
Jodie Stimpson (GBR)
Nicky Samuels (NZL)
Erin Densham (AUS)

 
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New USA Triathlon Visa Rewards Credit Card Available
8/11/2014 11:12:41 PM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

usa triathlon visa cardUSA Triathlon and Commerce Bank have come together to offer the USA Triathlon members a Visa rewards credit card.

Triathletes who become a cardholders can redeem points for thousands of items including cash back as statement credits, gift cards, merchandise, or travel. Additional features include select perks such as special offers on travel, fine wine and food, sports and entertainment.

The USA Triathlon Visa Rewards credit card features a flexible rewards program with thousands of rewards options and Visa Signature level benefits.

  • • Signature Rewards! High point values and unlimited earnings
  • • No annual fee
  • • Low introductory rate
  • • Visa Signature Benefits, including Concierge!
  • • Valuable offers from the USA Triathlon - exclusively for USA Triathlon Visa Rewards cardholders
  • • Your USAT Membership ID embossed on your card!

You can now get the card that rewards you, and show your support for USA Triathlon every time you make a purchase!

"We are excited to enter into a relationship with USA Triathlon and to offer their members a customized credit card as way to show their support for the organization and enthusiasm for one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. Olympic movement," said Chad Doza, Senior Vice President of Consumer Credit Card. "We are committed to providing payment solutions to businesses and organizations in our communities and we look forward to a rewarding partnership with USA TRIATHLON."

Speaking of the new card product, Chuck Menke, USA Triathlon Chief Marketing Officer, said , "We are pleased to partner with Commerce Bank and expand our annual membership benefits to include a USA Triathlon Visa Signature Rewards Card option. With Commerce Bank as our official affinity card provider, our members will now receive exclusive value through reward points and other special offers, while showing their pride in USA Triathlon every time they make a purchase."

The card will be available through the Commerce Bank website at www.commercebank.com/triathlon as well USA Triathlon's website at www.usatriathlonriathlon.org. The USA Triathlon Visa card is accepted anywhere Visa cards are accepted.
 

IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia, Poland Joins European Schedule
8/11/2014 8:51:35 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

ironman 70.3 gdyniaIRONMAN is proud to welcome its newest addition to the 2015 IRONMAN® 70.3® European Tour, the Herbalife IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia, Poland which will be held on August 8th, 2015. Originally introduced as the Herbalife Triathlon Gdynia in 2009, the race was moved from the villa of Susz to Gdynia in 2013 and has become a landmark event in one of the most modern and dynamic places in Poland - the seaside city of Gdynia - home port to the Polish Navy and the Polish Naval Academy.

Athletes will the start the race from a perfect beach along Gdansk Bay - a hotspot for locals and tourists alike - while thousands of fans cheer along the sea boulevard. The cycling route leads athletes through the center of the city while the run course takes the competitors along the most representative street of Gdynia - Swietojanska street - and the seaside boulevard. The start and finish areas together with the transition zone are located in the heart of the touristic center of Gdynia.

"We are extremely happy to join the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 European Tour. When we started to organize this event six years ago, we dreamed of it becoming an IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon one day and now this day has arrived. Poland is an exciting market for triathlon and we look forward to continuing to develop this race," said Race Director Piotr Netter who witnessed the event grow from a humble 150 athletes to today's 1,500 participants.

A sentiment which Thomas Dieckhoff, CEO IRONMAN Europe, Middle East and Africa wholeheartedly shares: "We have seen the number of Polish athletes in our races triple over the past four years and believe that the Gdynia Triathlon was a major driving force. The team here has built an outstanding event and we are delighted to be able to offer the IRONMAN experience to these athletes in their own country. Gdynia is an exciting addition to the IRONMAN 70.3 European Tour and we are looking forward to welcoming athletes from all over the world to enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful race location."

The City of Gdynia is home to more than 250,000 people. Owing to its strategic location at the Gdańsk Bay approximately 440 km north-west of the country's capital of Warsaw, Gdynia has also become a major economical and cultural hub as well as a hot spot for the film industry.

"We are extremely excited about the future of the Herbalife IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia triathlon," said Konrad Szałkiewicz, Country Director Herbalife Poland, Czech and Slovak Republics. "We are confident that it will create even more excitement for triathlon among IRONMAN fans and our partners in this part of Europe. It's really exciting to be a part of bringing IRONMAN to our region."

"I am really proud and delighted to see Triathlon Gdynia becoming a part of the legendary IRONMAN 70.3 series. It means that starting in 2015, athletes from all around the world will visit the beautiful city of Gdynia in order to compete in the best and most prestigious triathlon event in Poland and in Central Europe. I sincerely hope this impressive project is going to make history and significantly contribute to consolidating the image of Gdynia as a place where sport and recreation are extremely important in everyday life," adds Gdynia's mayor Wojciech Szczurek.

With 35 age group slots, Herbalife IRONMAN® 70.3® Gdynia will be one of the very first qualifying races for the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship - being held for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere in Mooloolaba, Queensland's Sunshine Coast. The race will also offer a professional prize purse and qualifying points.

More information about the race can be found at www.ironman.com/gdynia70.3. Registration will open in fall 2014. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com.
 
 
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Vanhoenacker & Wee Victorious at Ironman Canada
7/28/2014 9:08:47 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

imca-marino-vanhoenacker

Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) regained his winning form, while Bree Wee (USA) fought off a pair of strong challengers as each claimed triumphs at the 2014 Subaru IRONMAN Canada with times of 8:16:10 and 9:46:58, respectively.

Men's Race
Race-favorite Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) started the day strong and was first to exit Alta Lake in 50:56. Behind him was a chase pack that included Paul Ambrose (GBR), Jeff Symonds (CAN), Matt Lieto (USA) and the 2013 IRONMAN Canada champion, Trevor Wurtele (CAN).

Once on the bike Ambrose put the hammer down and stormed to the lead at a torrid pace. Sticking to his game plan Vanhoenacker was reluctant to go with Ambrose while Wurtele, Symonds and Lieto were unable to match the pace and started to lose time.

After following for close to 25 miles, Vanhoenacker eased back into the lead on a long decent, and eventually pulled away from Ambrose and the entire field. Heading into the transition, Vanhoenacker was 9:33 ahead of Ambrose, 10:16 in front of Wurtele and 19:44 up on Lieto.

Early in the run Vanhoenacker put time on everyone except Symonds, who started to pick off the men using his race-best run to surpass Wurtele and Ambrose. Vanhoenacker, who remained solid on the run, captured the Subaru IRONMAN Canada title in 8:16:10. Symonds ran his way to second with his 8:25:22 clocking while Ambrose rounded out the podium in 8:33:10.

Top 5 professional men's results:
1. Marino Vanhoenacker 8:16:10
2. Jeff Symonds 8:25:22
3. Paul Ambrose 8:33:10
4. Trevor Wurtele 8:42:59
5. Andrew Drobeck 8:50:32


imca-bree-weeWomen's Race
The women's race was a much tighter affair with a number of lead exchanges throughout the bike and run. Anna Cleaver's (NZL) 53:09 swim was the class of the field and gave her a 2:51 advantage over Karen Thibodeau (CAN), 2:51 on Bree Wee (USA) and 3:10 on Jackie Arendt (USA).

Once on the bike, the field started to tighten up. Before the first half of the ride was completed, Thibodeau jumped to the lead with Arendt, Wee and Mackenzie Madison (USA) keeping in close contact. Wee, Arendt and Cleaver exchanged positions behind the leader during the last loop, while Madison made a strong push to the front and by the time she reached T2 she was 31-seconds ahead of Thibodeau and 1:14 in front of Wee.

Madison's fought hard during the first 12 miles of the run but Wee found another gear moving into the lead. Thibodeau would eventually overtake Madison as well, staying within striking distance of the leader. Wee's race-best run of 3:17:41 moved her well into the lead and to her second IRONMAN title in a time of 9:46:35. Thibodeau claimed second with a finish time of 9:51:35, while Madison finished third, with a 9:52:46 showing.

Top 5 professional women's results:
1.Bree Wee 9:46:58
2. Karen Thibodeau 9:51:35
3. Mackenzie Madison 9:52:46
4. Jackie Arendt 9:59:06
5. Anna Cleaver 10:05:23

One of more than 30 events in the global IRONMAN Series, the 2014 Subaru IRONMAN Canada triathlon led athletes along a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run on a course that utilized a variety Whistler and its surrounding areas. The two-loop swim took place in the clean, shallow waters of Alta Lake at Rainbow Park, while the one-loop bike course took participants through the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway and into the Callaghan Valley, site of the Nordic skiing events during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Athletes then enjoyed a spectator friendly two-loop run past Lost Lake and Green Lake that concluded with a spectacular finish in the Whistler Olympic Plaza. The event offered a total professional prize purse of $75,000 and 50 coveted age-group slots to the 2014 IRONMAN World Championship.

Source: Ironman
Photo Credits: Nils Nilsen
 

ITU announces inductees for inaugural Hall of Fame
12:00:00 AM ITU News
As a part of its 25th year anniversary celebrations, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) today inducted seven individuals into its inaugural Hall of Fame on the penultimate evening of the 2014 TransCanada Corp. Grand Final Edmonton. “It is a great privilege to induct these nominees into the first Hall of Fame,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “They set a standard of excellence from the very beginning that was crucial to the development of both triathlon and ITU. Without them, we would not enjoy the global level of exposure and Olympic standard of competition that we have today.” Following a day of elite racing in which two World Champions were named, the below were inducted into the Hall of Fame: Elite Women Erin Baker (NZL) – ITU World Champion (1989), 3 x ITU World Cup wins Karen Smyers (USA) – 2 x ITU World Champion (1990, 1995), ITU Long Distance World Champion (1996), 7 ITU World Cup wins, ITU World Cup Series winner (1991) Emma Carney (AUS) –2 x ITU World Champion (1994, 1997), 19 ITU World Cup wins,  3 x ITU World Cup Series winner (1995, 1996, 1997) Elite Men Mark Allen (USA) – First ITU World Champion, Multiple ITU Long Distance and World Cup winner, 6 x Ironman World Champion Simon Lessing (GBR) – 4 x ITU World Champion (1992, 1995, 1996, 1998), Long-Distance Triathlon World Champion (1995), 7 x ITU World Cup wins, Olympian Greg Welch (AUS) –ITU World Champion (1990). ITU World Cup Series winner (1991), ITU Duathlon World Champion (1993), ITU World Long Distance Champion (1996), Ironman World Champion (1994) Lifetime Achievement Les McDonald (CAN) – ITU President (1989-2008), Triathlon Canada President (1984-1996), largely credited with adding triathlon to the Olympic Games. The inductees were narrowed down from a shortlist of 25 individuals in the categories of elite female and male athlete accomplishments, as well as lifetime achievements. Those nominated for the men’s and women’s categories were selected based on the criteria that each has a championship title in one or more ITU World Championships, Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, World Cup Series, and/or ITU World Rankings. Lifetime Achievement Nominees were selected based on their extraordinary, long-term contributions off the field of play or through an exceptional contribution to ITU and the sport of triathlon.
Sophia Saller wins U23 World Title in stunning style
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Germany’s Sophia Saller turned her silver European Championship medal into gold when she stormed home on the run to win the U23 Women’s World Championship today in a time of 2:04:52 to beat home a brave Gillian Backhouse (AUS) by 33 seconds. With a monster run, Erin Jones (USA) came from behind to collect the bronze medal.  “I don’t know what to say I didn’t feel too good on the swim, got out of the water just behind the lead pack Leonie Periault (FRA) and I just gunned it going up the hill and caught them at the tunnel. Just got to stay in there and run for my life,” Saller said. An emotional Backhouse was overwhelmed at the finish and so happy to repay everyone that helped her. “I’m totally proud, a year ago I never thought in my whole career that I’d be on a World Championship podium let alone winning silver,” said Backhouse. “Last year everyone had wirtten me off but my parents and coach Steven Moss believed in me and I’m so pleased to be able to repay them,” she added. Australia’s Kelly-Ann Perkins was the first to emerge from the 1.5km swim leading from the outset with a group of five that followed her out in quick succession. They included the pre race favourites Backhouse and Saller. Backhouse collected her first World Cup win in Chengdu this year and a very strong bike/run combination, she was quick to take charge on the first of four laps on the bike. The group of seven Amelia Kretz (CAN), Saller, Sophie Corbidge (NZL), Leonie Periault (FRA), and Anastasia Gorbunova (RUS) all worked superbly to put a minute into the chase group of six at the 20km mark. The gap only continued to grow over the six-lap bike for more than a minute advantage off the bike. Saller and Backhouse then showed their class as they broke away on the first lap of the run. Midway through the four-lap run, Saller initiated her intent for the gold medal, opening a 30-second advantage. From there, the win was all hers. Behind her, Backhouse backed up her Duathlon World Championship title with a silver medal. “It was good having the girls that were willing to work and I knew it was critical to stay away from those girls behind bcasue I didn’t want to have to run against some of the fastest runners back there,” said Backhouse. In one of the most impressive runs of the day, Erin Jones (USA), who was down nearly a minute and a half off the bike, charged through the 10km run. She picked off competitors one by one until she made her way on the podium in...
Brownlee dominates but Gomez gets world title
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee returned to the top of the podium today with an emphatic win at the ITU World Championship Grand Final. Brownlee was in a league of his own to secure his second WTS win of the season. Mario Mola (ESP) out sprinted his compatriot Javier Gomez (ESP) to grab silver. A third place for Gomez today was good enough to earn him a fourth World Championship title matching only the great Simon Lessing. Gomez, still suffering the effects of a stomach virus, played out a smart race to ensure that he earned the fourth world championship title. “It’s just amazing I remember my first international race in 2002. He (Simon Lessing) won the race and I got sixth. After 12 years now – four time World Champion. I can’t believe it,” said Gomez. “I knew I had to be with Jonny all the time. When Alistair broke away it was not my role. I just stayed there and saved energy for the run and tried to secure the world title,” said Gomez. It was tactical race that eventually saw Alistair with an explosive breakaway in the final stages of the bike with Reinaldo Colucci (BRA), Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR. The gap turned into a one minute and 18 second lead, more than enough for him to easily win. “To be honest on that break away I got really really lucky, I jumped at the right time when those two packs came together. The two strongest guys in the race came across to me,” said Brownlee. “It was fantastic today on the early part of the bike I was basically trying to gap Johnny from Gomez doing all I could from that. I realized that wasn’t going to work.The course looks quite hard on paper but nowhere as hard as it was looks, it was fast and hard for a few guys,” said Brownlee. “We worked really well together on the run. Going on to the last lap I pushed as hard as I could. I got to drop Jonny, and Mario could keep up and (he) kept going. I’m really happy for him, he got second in the Series. A Spain 1-2 is really, really good,” add Gomez. It was no surprise to see Richard Varga (SVK) immediately go straight to the front of the swim setting a brutal pace and stringing out the field. Henri Schoeman (RSA) and Alistair Brownlee, who had lost both cap and goggles, were not far behind at the end of the first lap and the trio led into transition. First lap of the bike a group of six got away but eventually were caught by the chasers and a 21 strong pack formed with all the contenders in there. The six lap bike...
Six new champions named at Paratri Worlds
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The 2014 TransCanada Corp. World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton saw a changing of the guard in the paratriathlon races with six athletes winning world championship titles for the first time. The British team again dominated with eight medals, closely followed by the US which was responsible for the most gold medals at three. After relinquishing his world title last year, Aaron Scheidies (USA) reclaimed the crown taking his world championship medal haul to three. Lauren Steadman (GBR) upset compatriot Faye Mcclelland to win her first World Championship and bring Mcclelland’s reign in the PT4 officially to a close. But the Brits swept the sport class, with Clare Cunningham snatching up the last spot on the podium. Alison Patrick joined Steadman in beating out the pre-race favourite when she defeated Susana Rodriguez (ESP) and Melissa Reid (GBR) in the womens PT5 for her inaugural world title. Reid took second for a 1-2 British finish and Rodriguez was third. In one of the most anticipated races of the day, Martin Schulz (GER) blew away the men’s PT4 competition by over a minute to win his second consecutive world crown. Behind him, a loud roar went up in the stands when Canada’s Stefan Daniels took silver. After being reclassified to PT3, Sally Pilbeam (AUS) has really found her stride. She capped off her undefeated season with yet another win, which was her first at the World Championship level. With a win at European Championships under her belt, Nora Hansel (GER) earned herself another title in the women’s PT2. With Bill Chaffey off the start list with two broken bones in his pelvis after a training accident, the men’s PT1 field was open for the taking. Krige Schabort (USA) took full advantage of the opportunity to score his first ever World Championship race after finishing third last year. In one of the most dominant performances of the day, Kendall Gretsch (USA), who had competed in just two paratriathlon races ahead of Edmonton, won the women’s PT1 by more than five minutes. In one of the more unexpected wins of the day, Lionel Hiffler (FRA) beat out a talented start list in the men’s PT3 to earn his first title since 2010. The young Vasily Egorov (RUS) added a World Championship title to his European Championship one he won earlier this year, announcing him as a serious threat to the men’s PT2 for races to come.
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