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  • April 10

  • Natalie TriFlorida/Sommer Sports Events What tips would you give a first timer for a Sprint Triathlon?
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    about 4 months ago
  • Natalie Signed up for the Sprint Triathlon on May 11. First one ever.
    about 4 months ago
  • December 11

  • Slowesttwitch created the group Discount - Corerecoverysuit
    about 8 months ago
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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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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
TriathletesVillage Tri News
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
All triathletes have been put on the spot before or after a workout looking for the right fuel or recovery snack. We might even be pressed to find something in a pinch to gobble down for in-workout fueling for long...
Review: Surge Dynamic Fluid Resistance Training tool is a complete gym is a box
4/8/2014 11:44:24 AM Everyman Tri
More often than not, triathletes tend to overlook strength training. Most are lucky to get the required swim, bike and run workouts in, but strength work can be just as vital to a triathlete. Strength training can enhance body control,...
Vanhoenacker & Wee Victorious at Ironman Canada
7/28/2014 9:08:47 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

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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
 

Buckingham & Ferreira Earn Career Firsts at IRONMAN Lake Placid
7/28/2014 8:42:57 AM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

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South Africa's Kyle Buckingham and American Amber Ferreira battled through a day of difficult weather conditions along with a challenging course to come out on top and win their first career IRONMAN titles at the 16th edition of IRONMAN Lake Placid.

Men's Race
Tomas Martinek (CZE) exited the waters of Mirror Lake first (48:24), and shadowing him the whole way was Balazs Csoke (HUN) who trailed by just 4 seconds. Meanwhile Buckingham sat back in fourth (52:04), just 3:41 down.

Once on the bike, the stormy weather hit but that didn't stop the 2013 IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Age Group World Champion from getting after his first career pro title. Csoke led the first lap of the hilly bike, but Buckingham increased his effort over the second half of the course and rode a race best time of 4:43:47 to enter T2 first. Csoke came in 2:56 later, followed by Jonathan Shearon (USA).

Running the marathon, Buckingham seem to get stronger and steadily ran away from the rest of the men's field. He put together a 2:57:49 final 26.2-mile run and finished in 8:38:43 to claim his first ever-professional IRONMAN title. Csoke held on for second (8:51:26), and Shearon clinched third (8:59:22).

"I started triathlon five years ago and IRONMAN was my first ever race, and this is my first ever win now so I am over the moon," said an elated Buckingham, who is contemplating a Kona appearance in October. "It was tough, the course was hard. The wind, the rain made it a bit tough on the bike, and then on the run the hills killed me."

Pro Men
1. Kyle Buckingham ZAF 8:38:43
2. Balazs Csoke HUN 8:51:26
3. Jonathan Shearon USA 8:59:22
4. Ryan Cain CAN 9:05:19
5. Vinny Johnson USA 9:09:56


imlp-amber-ferreiraWomen's Race
The women's race was American dominated. Darbi Roberts completed the 2.4-mile swim in 54:11. Following her were Kathryn Thomas (55:25), and Amber Ferreira (57:13).

Ferreira, who finished third at IRONMAN Texas, quickly rode to the front to take control of the women's race. By the halfway mark she held a 4:36 lead over Darbi Roberts, and 6:04 over Thomas. At the completion of the 112 miles, she led the race by 5:30 over Kim Schwabenbauer, and 8:56 over Kristin Lemos.

With strong runners like Schwabenbauer, and Lisa Roberts in hot pursuit, Ferreira ran a career best IRONMAN marathon (3:08:35) to secure the women's title in 9:31:28. Schwabenbauer finished second (9:38:14), and Roberts took third (9:40:04) with a 3:07:31 run.

"I've never led an IRONMAN before so this was new territory," said Ferreira, who plans on tackling IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant next in the quest for Kona qualification. "I knew the girls behind me (Kim Schwabenbauer and Lisa Roberts) were definitely capable of running sub three marathons so I was just running scared the whole time. But I felt amazing."

Pro Women
1. Amber Ferreira USA 9:31:28
2. Kim Schwabenbauer USA 9:38:14
3. Lisa Roberts USA 9:40:04
4. Kristin Lemos USA 9:50:26
5. Jessica Jones Meyers USA 10:06:53


Adverse weather affects the Age Group race
Thunder and lightning in the area forced race officials to cancel the second loop of the swim for the Age Group athletes. The official age group results will include one loop of the swim, the bike, T2, and the run. T1 time will not be included. The 60 available IRONMAN World Championship age group qualifying slots will be allocated based on overall time and placing within each age group.

Source: Ironman
Photo credits: Liz Kreutz
 

Australia Lands 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Race
7/24/2014 8:32:16 PM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

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Queensland's Sunshine Coast will host the first IRONMAN World Championship held in the Southern Hemisphere. The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will be staged in Mooloolaba, Australia in September, 2016.

The world championship is the pinnacle event in the global IRONMAN 70.3 calendar and will further strengthen an outstanding triathlon event portfolio in Queensland. The announcement is the result of a partnership between the Queensland Government, Sunshine Coast Council and IRONMAN.

The Sunshine Coast and Queensland region is regarded as one of the world's leading triathlon centers, with the hosting of the annual IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast, the iconic Mooloolaba and Noosa Triathlon Festivals and prior hosting of International Triathlon Union (ITU) series and championship events.

The South East Queensland region plays home to current IRONMAN 70.3 world champion Melissa Hauschildt, IRONMAN 70.3 Asia Pacific champion and Olympic gold medalist Jan Frodeno, IRONMAN world champion Pete Jacobs and IRONMAN World Championship medalist Caroline Steffen, among others.

"We are delighted to bring the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship to Australia," says Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer of IRONMAN. "Asia Pacific is a rapidly expanding region for our sport, particularly the Sunshine Coast and Queensland, both hugely popular strongholds for the IRONMAN brand."

"The region has a significant history in the sport of triathlon and is a popular destination that we know will deliver a world class event while providing genuine warmth of hospitality," Messick added.

Queensland Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey said the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship would attract the world's best endurance athletes from across the nation and overseas to the Sunshine Coast in 2016.

"This region is one of the most popular with Australian and international visitors alike, offering stunning beaches and weather; wildlife and natural wonder; and renowned Aussie culture, food and wine," said Queensland Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Jann Stuckey.

"Here in Queensland, we have a culture and commitment to staging world class events, and we proudly look forward to hosting IRONMAN athletes and their supporters, friends and families from around the world to the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship," added Stuckey.

The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship expects to attract 3,000 athletes from over 70 global qualifying events in locations such as Australia, Japan, Spain, South Africa and the Americas.

The championship is part of a week-long festival which will include the IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast race and a range of lifestyle events for the community and visitors to enjoy.

"We are excited to welcome triathletes from throughout our region and around the world for what we are confident will be a superb experience," said IRONMAN Asia Pacific CEO, Geoff Meyer. "The Sunshine Coast will be a magnificent setting - whether it is your goal to qualify for the world championship, or be a participant at the IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast triathlon, it will be a race week triathletes won't want to miss."

This year's IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship is set for Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada on September 7, 2014 and the 2015 event will be hosted in Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand, Austria on August 30, 2015.
 
 
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Ontario Selected to Host New IRONMAN Muskoka Triathlon
7/24/2014 1:06:40 PM tjnickhttp://www.trijuice.com Triathlon Juice (TRIJUICE) - triathlon news & resource site

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IRONMAN has announced that Muskoka, Ontario, Canada has been selected to host the fourteenth race in the IRONMAN® North American Series. The inaugural IRONMAN Muskoka triathlon will take place on Sunday, August 30, 2015. In addition, IRONMAN announced that the existing IRONMAN 70.3 Muskoka triathlon will now shift dates to Sunday, July 5, 2015, making it the ideal training race for IRONMAN Muskoka.

"IRONMAN 70.3 Muskoka has been a premiere race for the IRONMAN brand in the region and we are thrilled to expand our offerings in Canada with the addition of IRONMAN Muskoka," said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer of IRONMAN. "Muskoka is rich in triathlon history, including hosting the ITU Triathlon World Championship in 1992. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with the Town of Huntsville, TriMuskoka and the Deerhurst Resort to deliver an amazing race for our athletes."

One of more than 35 events in the global IRONMAN Series, IRONMAN Muskoka will lead athletes through a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run that takes place in the beautiful Deerhurst Resort and the surrounding scenic areas of Muskoka. The race will provide athletes with a challenging and scenic course along lakes, rivers, towering forests, granite outcroppings, hills and valleys that utilizes much of the historical IRONMAN 70.3 Muskoka course. The race will start with a single loop 2.4-mile swim in the picturesque Peninsula Lake. The two-loop bike course circles Lake of Bays, passing through the small communities of Dwight, Dorset, and Baysville. The two-loop run will take competitors through the Muskoka region and historic downtown Huntsville as they enter the Spectator Zone, finishing their day back at the Deerhurst Resort.

"The Town of Huntsville is thrilled to be hosting Ontario's first IRONMAN triathlon in 2015 as well as 2016 and 2017," said Mayor Claude Doughty. "This event is an excellent fit for our community as triathlons provide an ideal way to showcase our beautiful landscape while promoting a healthy, active lifestyle to our residents and visitors. The positive energy and attention that this event will bring to our region will be outstanding and we are truly honored to be hosting a sporting event that is as world renowned as an IRONMAN."

"TriMuskoka is absolutely ecstatic about IRONMAN Muskoka coming to our community as triathlon has been an integral part of the Huntsville and Lake of Bays community for over 25 years," said Rich Trenholm, President of TriMuskoka. "Having an IRONMAN event truly reinforces the fact that Muskoka is not only Ontario's vacation playground, but a mecca for endurance sports and most notably our triathlon events of every distance. Athletes coming to our community will find themselves amidst the natural beauty of the landscape that is carved out of the granite and forests that make up the Canadian Shield."

IRONMAN Muskoka will offer 50 age group slots to the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship taking place on October 8, 2016 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.

General Registration opens on August 7, 2014: www.ironman.com/muskoka
 
 
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Challenge Almere-Amsterdam launches App
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Obtaining information about the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam is much easier now with the newly launched application Challenge Almere-Amsterdam. The application contains information about, amongst others, the program of the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam weekend, the various tracks and races, competing top athletes, and news items. Athletes can also enter via the app, and spectators will find information about how to reach the various hotspots to watch their favorite athlete perform. The Challenge Almere-Amsterdam is held from 12 through 14 September 2014 in Almere, the Netherlands. The app Challenge Almere-Amsterdam is available for download (for free) from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The Challenge Almere-Amsterdam hosts the ETU European Championships this year during the weekend of 12 through 14 September. This year, the organization decided to develop an app together with Linden Mobile. The app informs athletes and spectators before the race but also during the weekend about all activities. “We try to meet the expectations of both athletes and visitors in our communications”, says race director Richard Belderok. “Smartphones form a significant part in communications nowadays. That is why we are already active on social media like Facebook and Twitter, but we did not have our own app yet.” A missed opportunity, according to Davey Oliemans from Linden Mobile: “We cannot ignore the use of smartphones in sport any longer. All kinds of applications exist with training programmes, and the large tournaments all provide race results through apps. We have experience with creating applications for events, and it seemed interesting to us to help Challenge. With this app, you have all the information you need close at hand.” Athletes can look up the most recent information for competitors. During the weekend of Challenge Almere-Amsterdam, the latest news and information about the accessibility of the city of Almere and the various hotspots will appear in the application. Furthermore, the race results will be published via the app. The website www.challenge-almere.com continues to provide more extensive information about Challenge Almere-Amsterdam. Challenge Almere-Amsterdam In 2014, Challenge Almere-Amsterdam hosts the ETU European Championships. Furthermore, athletes will compete in the finals of the Lotto Eredivisie and Tweede Divisie. The long distance triathlon consists of a 3,8 km swim course, 180 km bike course, and 42,2 run course....
ITU announces nominees for Hall of Fame
12:00:00 AM ITU News
The International Triathlon Union is pleased to announce the nominees for the first-ever ITU Hall of Fame. “The sport of triathlon has been blessed with athletes pushing the limits of sport since the very first World Championships in Avignon 25 years ago,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “We look forward to honouring and celebrating their accomplishments, alongside those that have built the sport into what it has become today.” A total of 25 individuals have been shortlisted for the first annual induction, with a maximum of nine of those nominated to be inaugurated into the Hall of Fame in September.  The nominations are divided into the below categories of elite female and male athlete accomplishments, as well as lifetime achievements in the sport of triathlon. Elite Women Elite Men Lifetime Achiever Erin Baker, NZL Mark Allen, USA Gunnar Ericsson, SWE Emma Carney, AUS Rob Barel, NED Chiharu Igaya, JPN Vanessa Fernandez, POR Brad Beven, AUS Les McDonald, CAN Jackie Gallagher, AUS Hamish Carter, NZL Loretta Harrop, AUS Simon Lessing, GBR Siri Lindley, USA Chris McCormack, AUS Barb Lindquist, USA Peter Robertson, AUS Michellie Jones, AUS Spencer Smith, GBR Carol Montgomery, CAN Miles Stewart, AUS Karen Smyers, USA Greg Welch, AUS Emma Snowsill, AUS Simon Whitfield, CAN Nominees in the men’s and women’s category 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. The induction ceremony will take place during the 2014 Edmonton World Triathlon Grand Final closing ceremonies banquet with more than 4,000 athletes and dignitaries in attendance. In addition to the Hall of Fame, ITU will celebrate its 25th year as an international federation by publishing a commemorative 25 year anniversary book and will hold its final Executive Board of the year meeting in Avignon, France, where ITU’s first Congress was held in 1989. Inductees for the Hall of Fame will be announced by August 15. For full information on the achievements of each individual, click here. Additional details on the selection process can be found here.
England wins gold as Mixed Relay debuts at Commonwealth Games
12:00:00 AM ITU News
In Mixed Relay’s debut at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, England put together a fiery race garner gold with the team of Jodie Stimpson, Jonathan Brownlee, Vicky Holland and Alistair Brownlee. In a somewhat unexpected finish, South Africa scored silver, while Australia ran across for bronze in the woman-man-woman-man relay race, which saw each athlete complete a 250m swim, 6km bike and 1.6km run. “I definitely hope to see that in the Olympics,” South African relay anchor Richard Murray said. “I think it might be more exciting than the men’s race to be honest. It’s so high paced.” Kirsten Sweetland pumped out a pace so fierce that it gave Canada the advantage after the first leg of the relay, touching off with Matt Sharpe for a small gap in the swim. But the formidable Jonathan Brownlee (ENG) shut that lead down straight away when he picked up his bike. For the second Mixed Relay in a row, his role was pivotal in getting his team in an advantageous position. He broke away from Canada, New Zealand and Northern Ireland on the back end of the bike, but a scuffed up transition saw the quad of men leave T2 together. Brownlee’s mistake was just the oxygen his smouldering fire needed to scorch off the blue carpet in pursuit of gaining England a massive 16-second lead into the third leg. However, his work was temporarily dismantled when New Zealand’s strong cyclist Nicky Samuels hammered up the hills to catch the individual gold medallist Jodie Stimpson. But Stimpson got her winning run speed going on the final discipline to tag off to teammate Alistair Brownlee with another lead. From there, the dominant Alistair took over, leading throughout the three disciplines with apparent ease. The anchor for England, Alistair had time to slow to collect a few flags and join his teammates over the line as the first team to ever win a Commonwealth Games Mixed Relay gold medal.  Behind him, New Zealand’s Ryan Sissons, who was riding in second position, made a tactical decision to slow for Canada, South Africa and Australia on the 6km bike. The choice was one that took the team out of medal contention, as the talented Richard Murray (RSA) blasted off the bike and through the 1.6km run to earn South Africa silver. Australia’s Ryan Bailie battled with Andrew Yorke for the final medal position, but the team Down Under dug a little deeper for the bronze. “Oh man, that was so nerve racking, it was so fun though,” said Sweetland. “We were so close, right...
Turbaevskiy and Czesnik record maiden World Cup wins
12:00:00 AM ITU News
Vladimir Turbaevskiy (RUS) and Maria Czesnik (POL) emerged victorious at the 2014 Jiayuguan ITU World Cup Triathlon today, both posting their first World Cup victories. Turbaevskiy survived the grueling conditions better than the rest in the men’s race, outlasting Jarrod Shoemaker (USA) and countryman Igor Polyanskiy in the dry Gobi Desert heat. “The race was really hard for me because of the altitude because I am not training at attitude the swim was okay but on the bike my muscles feel not so good. On the run I feel maybe okay and feel good to win the race. It was only the last 800m that I pushed really hard to make the win, I didn’t feel very good but I pushed hard to the finish, I am very happy, this is my first victory in the World Cup races.” A large bunch of 50 emerged out of T1 together, riding together on the rolling and scenic course around the East Lake complex in Jiayuguan City. That calm was broken however when Aleksandr Latin (EST) made a breakaway and was joined by Jonas Schomburg (ITU) and Eric Lagerstrom (USA), establishing a lead of over a minute into T2. The effort though was quickly evident as the chase pack made quick inroads, taking over 30 seconds off that lead in the first 2.5k loop, and the writing was on the wall as the eventual medalists strode their way to the front of the race and took control, with Turbayeskiy running clear in the final kilometre. Jarrod Shoemaker reflected on a second top five performance in a World Cup race in China this year, after his 5th in Chengdu last month. “I guess I like China right? It was an interesting race being at attitude, I have been training in Boulder at the same altitude and I know you cannot drive hard in these conditions. I was smart in the swim, just stayed up there, the bike was interesting, it was so rolling and no one wanted to do much work but equally it was hard to get to the front. “I definitely feel good, a 5th and a 2nd in World Cup racing this year, I know I have a job to do, it is another level from World Cup to World Series racing, the bike is probably the biggest difference. I am excited for Edmonton, I think it will be fun to see how I go against the best guys but the big goal is Rio so it is baby steps at the moment.” Polyanskiy was delighted with a podium in what has been a tough season. “I am very happy, this is my third podium in World Cups so I am very happy. This year has been very unlucky for me with crashes and not finishing but I am very...
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