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  • Natalie TriFlorida/Sommer Sports Events What tips would you give a first timer for a Sprint Triathlon?
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  • Natalie Signed up for the Sprint Triathlon on May 11. First one ever.
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  • Slowesttwitch created the group Discount - Corerecoverysuit
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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?
    about 11 months ago
    • 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
    about 11 months ago
  • October 17

  • 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
  • October 02

  • 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
    about 11 months ago
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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
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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
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Review: Power Crunch Bars tic almost all of the boxes for active triathletes
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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
 

Best of paratriathlon compete in Edmonton
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Paratriathletes will compete over a 750m swim, 20.4km bike, 4.6km run. Click here for the course map.Last year on home soil at the World Championships, Great Britain dominated the paratriathlon events with six gold medals and a total of 15 podium finishes. They will return their goliath team with gold in their eyes in Edmonton. This year’s World Championships marks the first year the paratriathlon fields were limited to the most elite athletes in the sport classes, with the athletes having to qualify throughout the season in preparation for paratriathlon’s debut in Rio. PT1 In the women’s PT1 division, three-time World Champion and four-time European Champion Jane Egan (GBR) will have the chance to race for her fourth world championship crown. Only two other paratriathletes have garnered four titles. However, this year she will vie with the USA’s Mary Catherine Callahan, who has been sweeping up wins in PATCO races. Notably missing from the PTI lineup this year in the men’s race is four-time World Champion Bill Chaffey (AUS). Chaffey was on track to compete not only in Edmonton this week as well as at the 70.3 World Championships next weekend when his plans were derailed by a training accident that broke two bones in his pelvis. With Chaffey gone, the race is open for the taking. Although Geert Schipper (NED) has limited competition experience, he has won every race he’s done suggesting he is the wildcard to watch. Women’s start list Men’s start list PT2 The USA’s Hailey Danisewicz will headline the women’s PT2 category as the reigning World Champion. Newcomer Nora Hansel (GER), who’s raced in just two paratriahtlon events, has been spotlighted as Danisewicz’ biggest threat. Michele Ferrarin (ITA) has continued to fair well after claiming the men’s World TRI-3 and European TRI-3 titles last year, as well as collecting a win at the International Paratriathlon London event in the PT2 division this season. Look for Frenchman Geoffrey Wersy to put up a good fight in the PT2 division after placing second next to Ferrarin in London. Despite a sixth-place finish at last year’s World Championships, Brant Garvey (AUS) has shown potential with top finishes this season, as has Mark Barr (USA). Women’s start list Men’s start list PT3 With undefeated records this year, look for Saskia Van Den Ouden (NED) and Sally Pilbeam (AUS) to duke it out in the women’s PT3 sport class. Despite a 13th-place finish in TRI-3 last year in London,...
Junior athletes ready to shine in Edmonton
12:00:00 AM ITU News
For a full view of the Junior course, click here. The eyes of the triathlon world will be focused on Edmonton, Canada this week as the 2014 TransCanada Corp. World Triathlon Grand Final swings into action. Our future Junior triathlon stars will feature on day one of triathlon racing on Friday with the men and women racing for glory over the sprint distance course 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run. Also taking to the course on Friday will be our Age Group Sprint Triathlon competitors, the first to race for triathlon medals. Women’s Preview The women’s race is shaping up as one of the showpiece events of the week with so many talented ladies lining up for three medals. Australia’s Brittany Dutton comes into these World Championships as the in-form athlete off the back of her gold medal performance at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing two weeks ago. Dutton continued Australian women’s outstanding success in major games. A brave solo breakaway on the bike set Dutton up for the win despite a strong finish from USA’s Stephanie Jenks. Jenks will be forewarned of Dutton’s bike strength and will need to stay alert to ensure she stays in contact and give herself a chance of the gold medal she narrowly missed in Nanjing. Likewise, Dutton is aware of Jenks’ incredible run strength off the bike & will want to break away again to ensure she keeps the gold medal in sight. Germany’s Laura Lindemann grabbed bronze at last years Junior World Championships, after suffering from the cold swim she bustled her way through the field, showing real grit to finish just three seconds behind second placed Georgia Taylor Brown (GBR) and winner Tamara Gorman (USA). The big threat in the field is Ditte Kristensen (DAN) who will compete for the final time as a Junior and one she wants to be memorable. Kristensen has amassed an impressive list of titles since her debut into triathlon in 2010. A multiple national junior champion and European Cup winner, she finished just off the podium in the ETU Championships but grabbed a bronze at the ITU World Cup in Jiayuguan in July. She comes to Edmonton in great shape and sure to feature among the medal contenders. The French women Audrey Merle and Cassandre Beaugrand will be very competitive and be in the mix for the medals. Both ladies were a part of the silver medal winning World Championship Mixed Relay for France. Like Jenks, there presence will be felt on the run. Junior Women’s Start List Men’s...
Under23 start lists brimming with talented athletes
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The men’s and women’s Under23 start lists are riddled with brimming talent that have already been making waves amongst the elites this year. The U23 athletes will compete on the same standard distance course as the elites, with the men taking off on Saturday, while the women race on Sunday. Under23 Women While Charlotte McShane was crowned the U23 champ for Australia last year, Gillian Backhouse holds Australia’s hopes of a repeat title this year. A strong runner and biker, she’s already experienced World Championship success this year with silver at the Duathlon Worlds. In the same month, she also won her first World Cup event in Chengdu. Sophia Saller (GER) was virtually unknown until she finished second to only Olympic champ Nicola Spirig (SUI) at the 2014 European Championships in Kitzbuehel earlier this year. Despite slick weather that produced numbing temperatures, Saller picked off the likes of elite competitors Annamaria Mazzetti (ITA) and Rachel Klamer (NED) on the run for silver and her first major international medal. Teammate Hanna Philippin has been a steady feature on the World Triathlon Series, garnering important experience against top women, which will no doubt play to her favour come Sunday. A strong cyclist, expect Philippin to push the pace in the saddle. She also finished just off the podium last year, adding fuel to her fire this weekend. Canada will feature a strong string of women on Sunday with Amelie Kretz and Joanna Brown lining up. Both ladies enjoyed major success here in Edmonton last year at the World Cup level when Kretz kicked it home for the win and Brown took fourth. Both ladies also own and U23 World Championship bronze medals, with Kretz taking it last year and Brown in 2012. France has been featuring a strong youth team in recent seasons, which will continue with Leonie Periault, who took silver in the U23 European Championships. Women’s start list Under23 Men A host of men that tasted success at the 2013 Junior World Championships have aged up together and will battle it out once again as U23 athletes. After finishing third in the men’s junior World Championship race last year, Grant Sheldon (GBR) lines up as the man to beat come Saturday. Despite his young age, Sheldon has clocked times in the top 15 at two World Triathlon races this year. South Africa’s 2012 Junior World Champion Wian Sullwald will start in position No. 2. He’s endured a rollercoaster season that has seen him fail to finish...
Aquathlon kicks off World Championships Week
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The 2014 Edmonton ITU Aquathlon World Championships will kick start the week long Edmonton Grand Final program on Wednesday. Elite, under23, juniors, paratriathletes and age group competitors from around the globe hotly contest the Aquathlon titles to be held over a 750m swim and 4.6km run. ITU Aquathlon World Championships have been held annually since 1998 and some of the world’s best athletes have claimed the title, including Kris Gemmell, Craig Alexander, and Matt Reed. The elite, U23 & junior men compete together at 2:30pm Elite Men With the exclusion of three-time Aquathlon World Champion Richard Varga (SVK) from the start list, the elite men’s field is wide open. Heading into the opening world championship title event it looks like the battle lines have been drawn between Japanese teammates Yuichi Hosoda (JAP) and Ryosuke Yamamoto (JAP), with USA’s Tommy Zaferes in the mix. Yamamoto finished fifth in the 2013 London Aquathlon Championships and will be looking to finish on the podium this year in the top spot. 2012 Olympian and national duathlon champion Yamamoto is the more credentialed on paper but this can mean little when titles are on the line. The elite, U23 & junior women compete together at 2:35pmElite Women The women’s field will see Yuliya Yelistratova (UKR), the bronze medallist in 2013, up against Daria Pletikapa (CRO), who finished fifth. Croatian national champion Pletikapa is a consistent performer sure to push Yelistratova over the sprint event. Under23 The U23 women’s world title will be fought out between Oleksandra Stepanenko (UKR) and Ivana Kuriackova (SVK). In the men’s field Alessio Fioravanti (ITA) could see Europeans dominate the podium. Junior Brazil have sent full strength junior teams to contest the title and could potentially sweep the podium in this category after Great Britain claimed both gold medals in 2013. Jorgen Gundersen (NOR) and Jaimee Leader (NZL) go into the race as the highest ranked athletes in the field. Paratriathlon waves will begin at 12:00pm, while the age groupers will go off at 12:50Paratriathlon & Age Group Paratriathletes across all categories TRI-1,2,3,4,5 will contest the medals and ensure we see some fast and furious racing over this course. Our age group competitors make up the majority of the field and travelled from every corner of the globe ranging in age from 16 – 84. There is no greater honour than to represent your country which is sure produce some...
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