Brits enjoy top-10 success at Challenge Bahrain

The Brits once again cluttered the top-10, with Rachel Joyce finishing second, Jodie Swallow third, Tim Don fourth and Jodie Stimpson eighth in her first half-distance race. Advertisement At time of writing, 220 is waiting to speak to the podium sextet, but we managed to grab Don and Stimpson before the recovery tent came a…

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Challenge Bahrain post-race press conference quotes

1st, Helle Frederiksen, DEN Advertisement “I’ve been training very hard. I didn’t have the race that I wanted at the 70.3 worlds. I wanted to make Bahrain my Worlds. To win over girls like this makes it all the more sweet. “In October I was like, I don’t know if I can do this [race]….

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David McNamee: ‘Kona is the dream I have to chase’

Scotland’s David McNamee finished seventh in last year’s Commonwealth Games and looked a genuine contender to make the British team for next year’s Olympic Games. Advertisement Yet the 26 year old has taken the decision to abandon the Rio goal and the lottery funding that accompanies it to turn his attention to Ironman racing and…

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New Alameda ON team to boost Arab triathlon

A new team has been launched to raise awareness of tri in the Middle East and North Africa and develop future champions. Advertisement The Alameda ON Team features four-time World Champion Leanda Cave, Laurence Fanous, Arab triathlon champion and Jordanian no.1, Egyptian pro Omar Nour and Irish multiple Ironman and 70.3 winner Eimear Mullan. Plans…

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British Tri names 2015 World Class Programme squad

GB elite Aaron Harris has been rewarded for his 2014 performances, including sixth at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, with a move into British Triathlon’s Podium squad. Advertisement Harris, 26, joins the Brownlee brothers Alistair and Jonathan and regular World Triathlon Series top-ten finisher Adam Bowden on the men’s top-tier team, while there are no…

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Britain’s Joel Jameson racing Challenge Wanaka next month

This year’s Challenge Wanaka has attracted its strongest-ever pro field of 27 athletes who’ll be racing next month (22 February), with Britain’s Joel Jameson among them. Advertisement Jameson, whose career highlights include victory at the Outlaw (2011) and bronze at Challenge Henley (2013), will be facing competition from defending champion Dylan McNeice (NZL), Jose Jeuland…

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Kit breakdown – seven marathons in seven days

Redefining ‘brave’, Travel Channel presenter Rob Bell is planning to run seven marathons in seven days across all seven of the world’s continents, starting in Antarctica today (January 19th). Advertisement “I’ve done endurance events before, but nothing like this,” says Bell, who is doing the challenge with five friends. “The running itself will of course…

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First multisport world champs festival planned

The International Triathlon Union plans to combine four World Championship races into the biggest multisport festival yet – and they are looking for a host city.  Advertisement Bidding is now open to host the 2017 ITU Multisport World Championship Festival, an inaugural 10-day event featuring World Championship events in Duathlon, Aquathlon, Cross Triathlon and Long…

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Henley Highwayman brings triathlon to Berkshire again

Henley is back on the triathlon map with the launch of the Henley Highwayman, an inaugural multisport event happening on June 5 to 7. Organisers touted a brand new format in which competitors can mix and match distances according to their abilities – and promised there will be no road closures this time around. Advertisement…

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Sebastian Kienle to race in Cannes

Want to race with reigning world champ Sebastian Kienle? Book a ticket to Cannes, southern France. Advertisement The Kona 2014 winner, who also has two Ironman 70.3 world titles under his belt, is headed to the Cannes International Triathlon on April 19, 2015. Joining Kienle in Cannes are Jan Frodeno, who bagged the men’s tri…

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