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30.3.2013 Propozice na jablonecký plavecko-běžecký duatlon, který se bude konat 25. dubna naleznete zde

5.10.2012 Výsledky z lékařského triatlonu naleznete zde.

 31.7.2012  TJ Bižuterie Jablonec n.N. uspořádá  dne 22.září 2012 opět triatlon pro mládežnické kategorie. Podrobnější infromace již brzy v sekci Libereceký kraj.

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28.3.2012    13.Jablonecký plavecko-běžecký duatlon se uskuteční ve čtvrek 12.dubna v plaveckém bazénu ( ul. Sv.Čecha ) a jeho okolí. Prezentace od 13 do 13,30hod. Bližší informace uvedeme v nejbližší době.

29.1.2012 Ve druhém závodě ČP v ZTT v Hlinsku si vedll skvěle Martin Hušek, když stejně jako před týdnem získal 2.místo. Lepší byl pouze Pavel Jindra. Ostatní závodníci našeho oddílu nestartovali. Po dvou závodech je Martin celkově druhý a tým TJ Bižuterie na 2.-3.místě výsledky zde.

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World Triathlon is welcoming bids for the 2021 Winter Triathlon World Championships and World Cups

Pá, 31/07/2020 - 11:21

World Triathlon is pleased to announce that it has opened bidding for the Winter Triathlon World Cups and World Championships in 2021. With the World title awarded in Asiago (Italy) the last two years, and the first-ever World Cup of Winter Triathlon making its debut in China, host cities and winter resorts across the world are now welcomed to send their proposals for the 2021 season.


“Winter Triathlon is not only ideal for all triathletes looking to keep up their training in the winter, but also provides a great opportunity for winter sport fans to cross over into triathlon. It is indeed one of the triathlon disciplines that World Triathlon is looking forward to have more presence in the next few years, with a growing number of athletes, coaches and National Federations involved in the sport in the last few years”, said World Triathlon President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “Triathlon is a sport that be contested by all ages, genders, nationalities and in every season, and Winter Triathlon is a great prove of that,” she agreed.

The bidding is open for all National Federations and cities interested in hosting the premier races of a sport that welcomes the idea that the colder the better.

Triathletes from all over the world will contest the winter sport over a 6km run, 12km mountain bike and 9.6km ski course.

The first Winter Triathlon World Championships were first held in Mals, Italy, in 1997, and has since gained attraction every, with thousands of athletes participating in the sport.

Cities interested in hosting the 2021 World Championships, or the World Cup races, must submit their bid documents before August 31st. World Triathlon will review all candidatures and will announce the winning cities on September 15th, 2020, after the approval of the Executive Board.

Read the Bidding Document here

Kategorie: Triatlon

Nicola Spirig on the magic of the Olympics and one of the all-time finishes at London 2012

Čt, 30/07/2020 - 15:19

In the week that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was due to crown not just the next Men’s and Women’s Olympic Champions but also award the first ever Mixed Team Relay medals, the World Triathlon podcast welcomed London 2012 champion Nicola Spirig to discuss her own experiences of the world’s biggest sports event and the impact of the postponement on her preparations.

Gunning for an unprecedented fifth Olympic appearance in Tokyo, Spirig’s breathtaking sprint finish against Lisa Norden in 2012 is still one of the most exciting moments in the history of the sport. The photo-finish showed victory by the finest of margins, making her only the fourth Swiss woman ever to win an Olympic gold. As she reveals in the interview, whatever her mum may think, it was certainly not down to luck.

“You always need some luck in a race, but I do think I was so aware of the situation. There was a screen at the finish line for the guests and I was watching Lisa coming closer behind me and I knew that these were the seconds after four years of preparation that could be the difference between first and second. I just knew I had to get to the finish line somehow first.”

That she did, fulfilling a burning ambition of an Olympic medal at the third attempt. Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 had left a huge impression on Spirig, but the way that people reacted to her win served to emphasise just what a unifying sporting moment it was.

“People were coming up to me afterwards not asking how I felt but telling how they were feeling and how they lived it and saw the sprint. There was so much emotion from their side as well, and that made me realise how much it does inspire people too and part of why I initiated the kids races and the foundation.”

You can listen to the full interview on Apple, Spotify and Google, and hear Nicola talk more about that race, how much she savoured her battle with Gwen Jorgensen in Rio four years later and the joy of having her family there to see her win silver, as well as looking ahead to the prospect of that fifth Olympic appearance ahead in Tokyo.

Kategorie: Triatlon

2020 Women’s Committee Award of Excellence Nominations

Út, 21/07/2020 - 08:47

A message from Tomoko Wada, Chair, World Triathlon Women’s Committee: 2020 World Triathlon Women’s Committee Award of Excellence Nominations

We face unprecedented challenges due to the pandemic throughout the world. However, I believe we are united and stronger together and positively strive for a new normal, anticipating our activities getting back to a full extent.
In saying this, continuing its tradition of honouring women in the sport of triathlon, the World Triathlon Women’s Committee is pleased to announce the application process for the 2020 Award of Excellence. This year’s Award of Excellence (AOE) presentation will take place at the World Triathlon Congress in Paris, France, complete details are still to be confirmed.

National Federations are encouraged to nominate an individual or an organisation that has made a significant and meaningful contribution to women’s involvement at all levels of the sport of triathlon and paratriathlon. Nominations will be evaluated by the AOE selection committee including an external peer review panel that will carefully weigh each nominees’ relevant awards and honors, accomplishments in advancing women in triathlon, and the nominator’s endorsement of the individual or organisation.

Please refer to both the nomination form and the award criteria which will help ensure your nominee’s achievements and contributions are presented effectively. 
Completed nomination forms should be submitted by Friday August 7th, 2020 to womensawards@triathalon.org

The World Triathlon Women’s Committee has bestowed its Award of Excellence annually since 2012. During that time, the award recipients have each displayed great inspiration and served as role models to women and youth engaged in triathlon. The award recipients each also epitomise the importance of how one individual or an organisation can have a positive influence on the triathlon community.

Thank you for your commitment to nominating a deserving individual or organisation, from your Federation, that has had a tremendous influence on promoting women in our sport. We eagerly look forward to your nomination. 

Tomoko Wada
Chair, World Triathlon Women’s Committee

Kategorie: Triatlon

Tokyo 2020 confirms the competition schedule for the Games

Pá, 17/07/2020 - 16:45

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has confirmed the event line-up for each competition session of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, following their postponement to 2021. Get ready for a summer full of triathlon at its best, with the Elite Men vying for Olympic glory on Monday, July 26, 2021, at 6.30 am, and the Women following up on Tuesday, July 27 also at 6.30am. The debut of the Mixed Relay at the Olympics will take place on “Super Saturday”, July 31, at 7.30 am.

Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee agreed in April that given the critical impact of the competition schedule on every aspect of preparation, each session of the 2021 competition would in principle be scheduled as originally planned for 2020. This has been reflected in the confirmed competition schedule, noting that for operational reasons the start and end times of certain events have been adjusted although that is not the case of Triathlon in all its three medal events.

Events in 2021 will take place at the same competition venues that were planned to be used in 2020: the impressive Odaiba Marine Park, also the impressive set up of the Test Event held last summer. Preparations for the Games continue as Tokyo 2020 works to resolve any remaining issues including the periods of venue usage.

Opening of the Games
The competitions will kick off with softball at 9:00 a.m. on 21 July 2021, two days before the Opening Ceremony, at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium. Preliminary football matches will start on the same day, with rowing preliminary events and archery ranking rounds to be held on 23 July, the day of the Opening Ceremony. The first medal event—the women’s shooting 10m air rifle—will start at 8:30 a.m. on 24 July. Medal events in six more sports—archery, cycling (road race), fencing, judo, taekwondo and weightlifting—will also be held, with medals being awarded in a total of 11 events that day.

Urban sports, an exciting new highlight of the Tokyo 2020 Games, will commence with men’s and women’s 3x3 basketball on 24 July, the day after the Opening Ceremony, both men’s and women’s 3x3 basketball matches can be seen in every session. Urban sports will be held in the Aomi and Ariake areas throughout almost the entire period of the Games. Skateboarding street events will be held on 25 and 26 July. BMX freestyle park events will follow on 31 July and 1 August with skateboarding (park) featuring on 4 and 5 August and sport climbing from 3 to 6 August.

Action-packed weekend highlights the most gender-balanced Games in history
Fans around the world are expected to tune in on “Super Saturday” and “Golden Sunday”, 31 July and 1 August, as an exciting array of medal events take place. A total of 21 medal events will be held on “Super Saturday”, including first-time Olympic Games events such as the judo mixed team event, the triathlon mixed relay and the shooting trap mixed team event, all of which will help make Tokyo 2020 the most gender-balanced Olympic Games in history.

This day will also see the men’s football quarter-finals, which will be staged at four different venues throughout Japan. This sporting extravaganza will be followed by 25 medal events on “Golden Sunday”, including the men’s athletics 100m final, men’s and women’s gymnastics finals, and the men’s tennis singles final. “Golden Sunday” will also feature the final day of fencing events including the men’s team foil final, and the closing day of swimming events, with five finals scheduled. This action-packed weekend is sure to be a memorable highlight of the Games.

Climactic lead-up to the finale
The second half of the Games, from 30 July onward, will feature semi-finals and finals in wrestling, karate and other team events, as well as athletics events at the new Olympic Stadium, the main venue of the Tokyo 2020 Games. Athletics finals will feature in almost all sessions, except the 30 and 31 July morning sessions. The 4 x 100m relay for men and women will take place on the evening of 6 August.

Saturday, 7 August, the day before the Closing Ceremony, will constitute another “Super Saturday”, featuring no fewer than 34 event finals, the highest single day number during the Games. The key attractions on this climactic day will include the men’s basketball final, the men’s football final, the women’s marathon final, the baseball final, the men’s volleyball final, the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around final and the artistic swimming team free routine. The final day of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Sunday 8 August, will commence with the men’s marathon in Sapporo. The last medal event will be the men’s water polo final, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The victory ceremony for the women’s marathon will be held during the Closing Ceremony for the first time in Olympic history. Together with the victory ceremony for the men’s marathon, this makes the ceremony even more memorable for everyone including the athletes and spectators.

Tokyo 2020 took a holistic approach when compiling the schedule, taking into account athletes’ experience & well-being, the technical rules and regulations of the various international federations, global TV audiences, the popularity of individual sports in Japan, gender balance and operational considerations. The competition schedule may be subject to change.

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World Championships in 2020 approved; Zofingen, Brasilia and Chinese WC canceled

Pá, 17/07/2020 - 16:29

World Triathlon Executive Board, on a meeting held via teleconference, has approved some changes on the 2020 calendar, giving the green light to the Elite, U23, Junior and Paratriathlon World Championships to go ahead in 2020, at the end of the year, with venues and dates to be announced shortly. The Board also decided the cancellation of the Zofingen Long Distance Duathlon World Championships, the Brasilia, Chengdu, Weihai and Wenzhou Multisport World Cups, as well as the Lianyungang, Dexing and Shantou Asian Cups.

After reviewing the recommendations from the Athletes, Technical and Coaches Committees, and also after consultations with all National Federations regarding the convenience of organizing this year World Championships for all Elite categories, the Executive Board gave the green light for all of them.

The Elite, U23 and Junior 2020 World Championships were planned initially to take place in the Edmonton Grand Final in August, while the Paratriathlon World Championships was first set to take place in Milan in May and then moved to Montreal in June. The World Triathlon staff, along with organisers and national federations, is now looking at the best available locations and dates for these races to happen. The Mixed Relay World Championships is planned to take place in Hamburg, on September 4-5.

The Executive Board analysed the different circumstances and reports from National Federations and organizing committees regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, and decided to support the request from the Zofingen (SUI) organisers to cancel the event, due to take place on September 20. The event, one of the classics in the calendar, will return next year to the Swiss alpine landscape, with the 2021 Powerman Zofingen Duathlon Long Distance World Championships taking place on May 30. 

The COVID-19 outbreak in Brazil has also forced the organisers of the 2020 Brasilia World Cup to cancel the event, initially planned for April but postponed in the early stages of the pandemic. Both the organisers and the National Federation have come to the conclusion that it will not be feasible to organize the race in Brazil this year, but will try to work on an alternative for 2021.

After the announcement of the Chinese government that all the international sport events in the country in 2020 will be cancelled, the Chinese Triathlon Federation has been forced to announce also the cancellation of all the international races in the next few months. That decision includes the Weihai Triathlon World Cup (12-13 September); Chengdu Triathlon World Cup (September 19-20); Wenzhou Multisport World Cup (October 17-18); Lianyungang Asian Cup (September 26); Dexing Asian Cup (October 10) and Shantou Asian Cup (October 31).

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World Triathlon podcast with Belgian Hammer Claire Michel

Čt, 16/07/2020 - 13:47

There may not be many athletes who would describe the Tokyo Olympic Games postponement as ‘a bit of a stress relief’ but, equally, there weren’t many who shattered their kneecap into seven pieces the day after finishing their season. Currently 12th in the Olympic rankings after an excellent 2019, Claire Michel‘s bike accident last October after returning home from the Miyazaki World Cup threatened to derail her Olympic preparations, but lockdown has given the Belgian precious time for both rehab and reflection.

Thus confined to her apartment to recover long before lockdown took hold, Michel had, at least, already had time to build a home gym and get used to the idea of a forced break from racing.

“I knew rehab would be lengthy but didn’t expect it to be as long and as hard as it has been. We had a hard deadline (for Tokyo) and I’d adapted to the calendar, but I wasn’t expecting so much re-learning how to walk. 
I had to be very careful not to displace the pieces, there was 6-7mm between the fragments so it was a bit delicate. I lost 5cm of muscle atrophy around my thigh and a lot of motor control skills. It’s brain re-training really - kicking, biking, running, re-teaching not to overcompensate with the right.”

A member of the Athlete Committee for the last year-and-a-half, Michel has been able to indulge and satisfy her self-confessed curiosity about the finer details of the sport, to find out about why decisions are taken behind the scenes rather than just accepting them as read.

Having worked in the US Chamber of Commerce in Brussels before arriving at triathlon at the relatively older age of 24, keeping switched on to the cerebral as well as the physical aspects of the sport was perhaps inevitable.

“I tend to be an organiser and the group (under coach Paulo Souza) do call me ‘Squad Mum’. I think that you can complain about things but if you don’t have a solution to bring to the table then you’d better not say anything at all. So that’s what draws me to the Athletes Committee. I think the older you are and the more you see the sport develop you get curious about the decisions and look into things more. Triathlon is young and still developing and growing, so it’s good to be a part of that.”

The tragic recent death of Korean athlete Choi Suk-hyeon also prompted Michel to look deeper into the need for monitoring and reporting for athletes and to encourage her peers to speak out and use the World Triathlon safeguarding guidelines to do so.

“This lockdown period has definitely granted me much more time for reflection. If you think of the five most influential people in our lives aside from parents, they’re likely to be teachers or coaches and that says a lot about the impact positive or negative - they can have on an athlete’s life. Sport can be so powerful in a good way and it is just so tragic when that position of power over athletes is abused.”

You can listen to the full World Triathlon podcast interview with Claire Michel on Spotify, Apple and Google.

 

 

Kategorie: Triatlon

Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Marc Austin on enforced retirement aged 26

Pá, 10/07/2020 - 13:06

For the latest World Triathlon podcast we have 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Marc Austin talking about the excitement of a home Commonwealth Games in 2014, hitting the podium on the Gold Coast four years later and the sad news he received during lockdown that the previous 12 months of testing had failed to confirm; a genetic heart problem made early retirement essential.

A Junior World Championship silver medallist in 2013 and again at U23 level a year later, Austin’s landmark 2014 season had been a long time coming. The Glasgow native was only 13 when the city was named host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games and his coach set him the start list as his target.

“As a 13-year-old, being told you could go to a home Commonwealth Games was a huge confidence boost and that was then my ultimate goal. It was intense on the start line and to be out near the front alongside the Brownlee brothers and with that crowd was incredible. I felt anything after that was just a bonus. That moment meant if I had to retire for any given reason, then I would always have that. I still think that’s my favourite racing experience.”

Shortly afterwards, Austin made his World Series debut, a race that, he admits, was hugely challenging but that showed him exactly where he needed to be and improve to reach that level. Consistency in 2017 then set up a memorable close season build-up to his second crack at the Commonwealth Games podium.

“I’d had a great winter going into 2018 training for Gold Coast specifically, just really enjoying those two months with Jess (Learmonth) and Tom (Bishop). It was interesting for me to see how much I’d changed in the four years going into the race. I was more relaxed and I knew I was fit and would have a pretty good race. It was one of those days that the performance took care of itself.”

Finishing just behind Henri Schoeman and Jake Birtwhistle and ahead of the likes of Alistair and Jonny Brownlee and Richard Murray was testament to that preparation and ability, but just four months later Austin would take to an ITU start line for the last time. After more than a year of uncertainty and mixed reports on his health, in June of this year two doctors confirmed that his heart palpitations would be life-threatening if he carried on pursuing Elite endurance sport. Despite uncertainty about his next steps, Austin does know that he’s not ready to call time on triathlon.

“I’m going to take a few months to come up with something but it’s quite scary to think about it but I’m pretty optimistic and lucky with the experiences I’ve had. I definitely want to stay involved in the sport and there’s loads of ways I could do that. I do know that I don’t want this to be the end of my relationship with triathlon.”

Listen to the full interview on the World Triathlon podcast on Spotify, Apple and Google.

 

 

Kategorie: Triatlon

Darwin stages first triathlon club event in Australia under new normality

Pá, 10/07/2020 - 06:36

Darwin, the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory and the gateway to the impressive Kakadu National Park, has a triathlon club made up of 370 active members. The group is made up of 286 adults and 84 junior triathletes aged 5-19 years. A mix of long term, first time triathletes, weekend warriors and World Triathlon Championship qualifiers, who were meant to be racing internationally at this time of 2020. The club base is 45% female, 55% male and the oldest triathletes are 70+ years of age. Prior to the pandemic, the club had an active training and event schedule, hosting 22 club events annually, including duathlons, mountain bike triathlons, aquathlons, sprint distance, standard and long-course events. World Triathlon caught up with the Darwin Triathlon Club President, Lucy Berk, to see how the club adapted training during restrictions, maintained fitness, motivation and the workings of hosting their first club event, under new Triathlon Australia normality and guidelines.

How did you adapt club training during COVID-19 restrictions?
We were super impressed by how fit everyone kept during the restrictions. Triathletes are all about endurance, and used to long hours solo. Darwin was lucky with no community transmission, our lifestyles were not too affected. The pools were shut for 5 weeks, but our open water facility remained open and we were able to keep swimming. Running and riding were not altered too much, as we don’t ride in large groups. We did cancel club races through March, April and May.We had to alter our events calendar, we have had a large spike in interest from new members wanting to join, as during Covid bike riding and running seemed to be the only and most popular way of keeping fit. The bike shops here were selling out of stock. People from other sports are coming over to give triathlon a go, and loving it.

How did you keep up the member motivation?
We set up 2 ISO contests, through our DTC club Strava. Ride / run format - contest #1: 15km bike + 3km run, contest #2: 20km bike + 5km run. A week to complete both and submit times to keep members engaged and the competition was high, over 70 people participating from wind trainers or treadmills. It was really interesting watching how people got their rides and runs done, some chose the best tail winds, Wind Trainers, velodrome. Some members did their runs around their local footy oval. 2 members recently relocated to the US and Canada, and they joined in from their wind trainers in isolation. We tallied up the Strava times and printed overall results. The club banter was high and really fun and the speeds we saw were so inspiring! Some members said they impressed themselves with 3km and 5km PB run times!

Leading into the club race – who was in charge of working with Triathlon Australia (TA) to review and deliver the (TA) guidelines under the new normality?
Tony Cox a club life member. He submits all our sanctioning paperwork, organises permits and deals with local Council and NT Government departments. We had to do risk assessments, and Chris Monahan had to submit a Covid Guidelines document to ensure we were compliant with all 3 departments’ regulations, and looked at our processes to see how we could return to sport safely protecting our members and the Darwin community.

What was the club race and who attending?
We did a super sprint format 300m swim / 15km bike /3km run. The energy was as high as the heart rates, the smiles were huge and our members were so grateful to back together doing what they love most.

How did it go?
Amazing! Everyone followed the new rules. We had 8 first timers getting finish line feels. A lot of support from our volunteers to ensure everything went smoothly.

Did the (TA) guidelines change how the race flowed/ran or did the club easily adapt and enjoy the experience of just being able to race together?
Yes we have to cap our entry numbers. With the bike racks we have, spacing everyone out 2 meters, meant we could take a maximum of 100. No mass swim start, so we did a staggered running start over the timing mats, some said it felt
very professional. Race brief was sent out online prior to avoid a large group gathering.

What were the key takeaways from the inaugural race under the new (TA) normality?
That our members are awesome, and will do whatever it takes to support their club and sport get back up and running

“We are grateful for the support of TA, NT Gov, City of Darwin and ITU sharing in our success. We think we’ve all won by doing the sport that brings so much joy to our life. The want for community and comradery has never been greater. The goal before Covid may of been training towards a big international race, now people realise racing with your club mates pushes us all to be better athletes, keeps you motivated and working hard. There’s definitely been no slacking off with training. The on course vibe is like never before,” added Lucy Berk, Darwin Triathlon Club President.

Lukas Matys | National Manager, Events & Technical, Triathlon Australia on how Triathlon Australia engaged, implemented and communicated the new TA guidelines to members, clubs and state associations.
“Immediately after the shut down due to COVID-19, Triathlon Australia has started to work on a guide that would support event organisers, clubs and everyone involved. The guidelines were designed to keep everyone safe, while simultaneously allowing the community to return to racing as soon as possible. It also served as a proof to local governments that we have not left anything to chance and that everything has been thought through in detail. This document circulated within TA and has received feedback from different groups of stakeholders before distributed via email and published on our website. We also hosted several conference calls with various event organisers.”

What consultation was done with Triathlon Australia before Darwin Triathlon Club staged the race under the new normality?
The guide has been written with the utmost detail in mind so the organisers can really use it in their event planning. Darwin Triathlon Club has confirmed that they are able to comply with all the guidelines outlined in the above mentioned document. They have submitted the race specific details, such as the number of participants, specific maps and other details like having enough space per attendee and outlining how they will be able to cope with the new rules. The guide was designed to help with the NT COVID-19 health regulations. TA sanctioning officer was also at hand to advise the event organiser on the new rules and compliance.

How successful was the Darwin club event from Triathlon Australia’s viewpoint?
It was an important first step. As it was the first sanctioned event in Australia. All eyes were on the race to see how successful it will be in order to build up the confidence for participants to come back into racing. A true milestone not just for triathletes but for all of us. Although it was a relatively small event, its success gave confidence to other Australian event organisers that there will be more racing in the near future and athletes are keen to get back.


World Triathlon Webinar: Returning to events under the “new normality

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World Triathlon launches Sustainability Guidelines for Event Organisers

Út, 07/07/2020 - 14:29

World Triathlon continues to work hard to minimise its impact on the planet and, as part of its commitment to doing so, has launched a new document designed to help its Local Organising Committee partners adopt more environmentally friendly approaches to hosting events.

The comprehensive Sustainability Guidelines for Event Organisers set out a range of best practices and approaches to everything from public transport provision to waste management, all based around the ‘three-tree’ certification system that will be a requirement of all events in the future.

“When our environmental impact is taken seriously and considerately, it doesn’t necessarily need to be more expensive or more time-consuming. It does, however, need to become a habit. Minimising our negative impact on the planet is all of our responsibility and I am proud to say that World Triathlon could not be taking it more seriously. These guidelines represent an important step in the ways in which we deliver events so we can work with all our stakeholders towards clear sustainability goals,” said World Triathlon President and IOC Member Marisol Casado.

From creating paperless events or avoiding single-use plastics to achieving carbon neutrality, each LOC will have its own goals. Whatever the starting point, the overriding target is a significant reduction in the climate footprint of the events, which is the most comprehensive approach to measuring the impact of greenhouse gas emissions. A broad concept by its very nature, that also means that there is an equally broad number of ways in which those emissions can be mitigated, presented in the new World Triathlon Sustainability Certification for events. 

Within this recognised three-tree rating system there are ‘Must have’, ‘Recommended’ and ‘Nice to have’ actions for LOCs to achieve. A three-person panel determined by the World Triathlon Executive Board and Sustainability Commission will assess the dossiers submitted by LOCs and award gold, silver or bronze certification in accordance with the parameters laid out in the guidelines.

As well as an easy-read four-part plan to creating a sustainability plan for LOCs, there are in-depth methods and concepts that cover the staffing, site and infrastructure, accommodation, procurement, mobility, energy use and supply, catering and waste and water management of the event.

With these guidelines in place from the outset, World Triathlon wants to make the implementation of more sustainable events as straightforward as possible, so that all stakeholders can work together from the outset towards the same goal. By doing so, not only will the awareness be greater, the effect stronger and costs potentially reduced but, of course, the climate footprint and environmental impact of triathlon racing can be significantly reduced.

The Sustainability Guidelines for Event Organisers can be found here

All LOCs looking to join the programme can email sustainability@triathlon.org

 

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Coach Noor Khouja using triathlon to bring positivity in Aleppo

Út, 07/07/2020 - 10:59

On the next episode of the World Triathlon podcast, we speak to the inspirational Noor Khouja, one of the key figures at the heart of the triathlon community in Aleppo, Syria’s war-torn second city. For the past decade, the sport has managed to grow despite the numerous obstacles and tragedies in its way. Khouja and the rest of the volunteers coaches’ irrepressible spirit and passion is the reason why.

It was in the aftermath of the tragic death of his younger sister when his family home was hit by a bomb in 2015 that Noor made a positive decision out of the sorrow.

“Triathlon was what kept me going. Every stroke in the pool or pedal on the bike eases my pain. I started to coach an independent female team, starting with two athletes and now we are eight, all aged between 14-20. With the religion and ideology here in the Middle East this is important. When a young lady now sees there is a special team for them, they can feel more confidence to take part. So now every time I improve a young lady’s lifestyle, I feel i have found my peace and done something I couldn’t do for my own sister.”

Like the city itself, Aleppo’s triathlon community has continued to fight adversity. In 2016, just as a local race was due to start, machine gun fire meant a panicked halt to the event. The following year, the team regrouped and Aleppo staged its first National Championships since the war began.

This time, the competition was a big success. With the confidence of that event, the team took it upon themselves to create an open water section for the swim in the shallow River Qwayq for 2018. “The Aleppo staff worked as usual, cleaning the river course, plugging one end with tree trunks and plastic curtains and the water level rose and became swimmable.”

Local hero Mohamad Maso is now hoping to achieve a tripartite place and represent Syria at Tokyo 2020 along with compatriot Mohamad Alsabbagh, something that would provide an incredible boost to the Aleppo triathlon community.

“It is my dream to make our athletes able to compete at the Elite level and achieve their dream of competing like Gomez and Brownlee. What we do is more than coaching for these young people who have no little more than war for the last 10 years. Training is a bond, it is entertainment to cheer them up. Triathlon lets us run from our reality and our fear.”

Listen to the full interview in Episode 7 of the World Triathlon podcast on Spotify, Apple and Google.

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World Triathlon resumes the Mentorship Programme

St, 01/07/2020 - 10:34

World Triathlon Development, together with the Women’s Committee, is delighted to announce the launch of a re-envisaged World Triathlon Mentor Programme to be delivered virtually, with the goal to increase and sustain the number of women and people with disability in leadership roles in coaching, technical officiating and governance in the sport.

“This is one of the projects that I am more proud of and I can be happier of re-launching the Mentorship Programme, especially now that we are making it even more accessible for everyone”, said World Triathlon President and IOC member, Marisol Casado. “Our goal has always been to identify the talent that is out there, and help these persons to participate more in the sport, as coaches, technical officials and administrators. I am sure that the next generations of leaders of our sport, from the grassroots to the top level, will come out from this programme, and we will do all that we can to support them, educate them and invest in their future, as it will be the future of our sport”, she said.

“In sport, as in most endeavours in life, it helps to have people around you that can support, mentor, and guide you on your journey. The World Triathlon mentor programme will provide a skilled cadre of mentors that will help support the next generation of top triathlon coaches, technical officials and administrators, encouraging more women, people with disabilities and individuals from developing nations to become leaders in the sport. The team at Brook Sports Consulting are in turn looking forward to providing training and on-going support to the World Triathlon mentors over the next two years,” said Norman Brook, lead facilitator of the Mentorship Programme.

The World Triathlon Mentor Programme will be delivered in two blocks commencing August 2020 and January 2021. Each block will be made up of three courses starting four weeks apart – each six weeks duration. Each course will comprise of pre-course work, weekly e-learning, weekly exercises and weekly webinars. It is expected that this will involve between two and nine hours of commitment per week to complete the course. Two or three Mentees will be assigned to each Mentor at the end of each course.

A material change is that the virtual delivery of the course allows us to have participants from all Continental Confederations in a single course. It is intended that the first course will be comprised of the five Continental Mentor Leads, and three participants from each of the five continents. The second and third courses (September 2020 and October 2020 respectively) will have between three to five participants from each continent.

World Triathlon will re-launch the application process for mentors and mentees on Wednesday, 1 July 2020, and National Federations will have until Friday, 17 July 2020 to apply. The re-launch will predominantly focus on mentees, as we have capacity for two or three times the number of mentees as we do mentors. Four of the five Continental Confederations already launched the application process in February 2020 for Mentors and Mentees.

Those applications already received will remain valid.  World Triathlon will work with the nominated Continental Mentor Leads (Africa: Rick Fulton (ZIM); America: Katia Colina (URU); Asia: Adele Cheah (MAS); Europe: Marуia Charkouskaya-Tarasevich (BLR); Oceania: Michelle Cooper (AUS) to communicate with all current applicants to advise them of the changes in the programme. The programme has inclusivity targets with regards to gender, developing countries, triathlon disciplines and disability. These are:

Inclusivity Criteria                           Mentor Target                 Mentee Target
Discipline (Coach, TO, Governance)       Minimum 25% each     Minimum 25% each
Gender Balance                           Minimum 33% Female     Minimum 66% Female
Developing Countries (NF Group 1, 2, 3) Minimum 33%                 Minimum 66%
Disability (or working with Para Athletes) Minimum10%                 Minimum 10%

Please find below the links to the on-line application forms:

Mentors’ On-line Application form (English): Mentor Application Form
Mentees’ On-line Application form (English):  Mentee Application Form 
Aplicación On-Line de tutores en español (Spanish):  Aplicacion de Tutores
Aplicación On-line de aprendices en español (Spanish): Aplicacion de Aprendices

An essential element of the programme is the Continental Selection Committee. The Continental Confederations have established a Selection Committee who will pre-qualify all mentor and mentee applicants, and who will select those successful applicants for each of the mentor training courses and the subsequent 9-month mentee period.

The Continental Selection Committee is asked to be mindful of the inclusivity targets that the programme has set. The Continental Mentor Leads will support the administration of their respective Continental Selection Committees. 

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World Triathlon moves Montreal WTS and WPS to October 3-4

Pá, 26/06/2020 - 16:33

The World Triathlon Executive Board has approved the new date for the 2020 Montreal event, that will now be hosted, if all conditions are met as of the end of July, on the weekend of October 3-4. The event will include the Montreal World Paratriathlon Series as well, on the same weekend.

Montreal WTS was originally planned to take place on June 28, but the organisers decided to postpone the event due to the COVID-19 outbreak. With the conditions improving in most of the countries, the Montreal organizing Committee and World Triathlon are looking forward to welcoming all triathletes in the Canadian city on early October, always putting in place all the safety measures needed to limit the risk and securing the health and safety for all participants.

The World Triathlon Executive Board, on a meeting hosted virtually this Thursday, has also approved the dates for the Arzachena World Cup, originally scheduled for May and that now will take place in the magnificent beach of Sardinia on October 10.

The Board has also given the green light to a new event, Alhandra Paratriathlon World Cup, in Portugal, to take place on the weekend of October 10-11.

“We are delighted to have more events added to the calendar, which means that triathletes and paratriathletes are given opportunities to race after the summer, when the conditions for training and travelling are improving in most of the countries”, said World Triathlon President and IOC Member, Marisol Casado.

World Triathlon is still working with organizing committees, National Federations and all stakeholders to add more events to the calendar in the last months of the year.

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Avignon ‘89 World Champion Erin Baker guest stars on latest World Triathlon podcast

Pá, 26/06/2020 - 11:03

For this week’s World Triathlon podcast, we take a trip back to the early days of the sport, from New Zealand and Australia across to Nice and Hawaii via the first ever ITU World Championships in Avignon 30 years ago. Going into that race as favourite was Erin Baker, a New Zealander who, as the outspoken, principled and fiercely focused embodiment of triathlon’s early years, had already become one of the stars of the sport.

But as well as the fanfare surrounding the Avignon event, there was the pressure.

“It was pretty huge in many ways,” says Baker, “not just because it was the first official world championships, but because it was in France. Le Coq Sportif had supported me for five years, so there was an awful lot of pressure.”

The TriathlonLIVE footage of Baker taking the tape in Aviator shades and a steely glare reflects both her huge relief at winning, as well as her different approach to sport in general.

“It’s always been business for me. So my feeling was I’d done my job. Won for my sponsor, won for New Zealand and, ‘goodness me, it’s over!’ There was a US athlete, Jan Ripple, and I remember thinking what the hell was she still doing with me on the bike? And then she ran with me for a few km on that run and I thought ‘You’re not meant to be here with me!’”

Baker admits she owes a lot to the sponsors that helped turn racing into a viable career and who, possibly remarkably by her own admission, never turned their back on the non-conformist champion who rarely toed the establishment line.

“They say sport and politics don’t mix but the exact opposite was ingrained in me by my mother. I didn’t compete sometimes and the sponsors must have thought ‘what the hell is she doing’? I didn’t go to Nice one year because they weren’t giving equal prizes for men and women, so I probably didn’t even realise how easily the sponsor could have dropped me.”

It is a sentiment that feeds into Baker’s feelings around social media, something that she has no interest in but is well aware of how it has become central to today’s athletes building their profile, developing a sponsor-friendly brand and interacting with their fans. However, there is one thing she is pretty certain of when it comes to the likes of Twitter and Facebook - had it been around 30 years ago, that glittering career might have looked rather different.

“Because of my personality type, I would have got in so much trouble with the social media side of things. Everyone knows everything now. To have been critiqued more than I was, I don’t know how I would have coped with that. It’s all part of being an athlete now and it’s another department you have to deal with, and that probably could have been my swift ending.”

Listen to the full interview in Episode 6 of the World Triathlon podcast on Spotify, Apple and Google.

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World Triathlon Olympic Day Roundtable with Olympic Legends

Út, 23/06/2020 - 03:54

“The Olympic Day is always something we all look forward to in our calendars, and this year it will be even more special than ever. This will be the year of celebrating the power of sport, how sport in general, and triathlon in particular, can help us overcome difficult times no matter where we live and who we are, and how we can help the society to come out of this pandemic stronger and more united than ever”, said World Triathlon President and IOC member, Marisol Casado. “I welcome everyone to join us to celebrate the Olympic Day, remembering our past Olympic experiences and looking forward the Tokyo Games. Stay tuned to our digital channels and feel the Olympic experience with us and our athletes.”

Tune in LIVE at 11am CEST on Tuesday 23 June via this link.

This Olympic Day, 11am CEST on Tuesday 23 June, TriathlonLIVE.tv will host a special World Triathlon Olympic Day Roundtable and provide viewers with the exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Olympic gold medallists Emma Frodeno (AUS), Jan Frodeno (GER), Nicola Spirig (SUI), triple Olympians Helen Jenkins (GBR), Andrea Hewitt (NZL) and Olympians Non Stanford (GBR) and Aaron Royle (AUS), as they reflect on what the Olympics means to them. The Olympic legends will be LIVE on-screen and answering viewer questions.

Olympic Day (June 23) is a celebration of the inspiring moments and values of the Games, uniting the world. This year Olympic Day takes on an even greater meaning – rather than preparing for the Tokyo Olympics in one month, athletes are dealing with a postponed Games. Please join us to unite, stay strong and follow along on TriathlonLIVE.tv to celebrate Olympic Day with some of the sport’s greatest athletes.

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PTWC World Champion Lauren Parker on staying positive… and fiercely competitive

Pá, 19/06/2020 - 16:07

Australia’s Lauren Parker has achieved more in her 31 years than most people manage in a lifetime. She has also endured considerably more pain. From a promising young swimmer with Olympic-sized dreams she moved on to the ITU circuit, 70.3 and Kona before the 2017 training accident that brought it all to such a sudden and dramatic halt. Along with training partner Brad Fernley, sport, she admits, saved her life.

By never allowing her competitive edge to blunt, Lauren Parker is finally number one as the 2019 PTWC World Champion and busy setting herself new challenges. In true style, the one-year delay to the Tokyo 2020 Games was only a brief set-back. Now, it is an opportunity for not just one, but three shots at Paralympic gold.

“Having another year to prepare, i’m now trying to qualify for the Australian hand-cycling team, so hopefully i’ll be able to compete in the road race, the time trial and the triathlon. The triathlon is at the start of the programme, and the hand-cycling are a few days later, so the calendar would work out well.”

At the same time, the lack of a wheelchair category in triathlon and no hand-cycling at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games leaves her without an opportunity to follow up the remarkable bronze she secured on the Gold Coast at the start of 2018, just months after her accident. “Maybe i’ll just have to take up rowing or something!” she says. And you probably wouldn’t want to bet against it.

The love of hand-cycling has been another side-effect of the Covid-curtailed 2020 season, where indoor training has taken off and provided her with more chances to bike against able-bodied athletes, albeit in a virtual world.

“I’ve hand-cycled close to 400km a week and I love it. Zwift shows me as an able-bodied rider so I look like everyone else. I enter into rides that might be a bit too hard but it pushes me.”

The moment Brad told her that paratriathlon was an option for her to continue to pursue her passion was another life-changer as Parker began the long route to recovery in 2017. Delighted to be able to start, thrilled to podium but still not satisfied with bronze, just being able to compete at the 2018 World Championships was an enormous achievement.

Just five weeks before, Parker spent nearly 9 hours in surgery after a spinal complication saw her close to becoming quadriplegic. Having had great preparation, she was once again at the mercy of fate.

“I was in hospital for two weeks but through that time I was thinking about getting on the start line, and I was there and got a bronze medal. So i’ve had to overcome a lot of complications, but I couldn’t be in a better place to where I am now. Winning the World Championships in 2019 was the most special achievement after what I had been through.”

You can listen to the full interview with Lauren Parker in episode 5 of the World Triathlon Podcast, available on Apple, Google and below on Spotify

 

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Outbreak Prevention Taskforce launches online risk assessment tool for endurance event organisers

Pá, 19/06/2020 - 11:31

The Outbreak Prevention Taskforce formed by World Athletics with the International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM), and including the medical chairs from five other global sports federations including World Triathlon, has today launched an online risk assessment and mitigation tool for endurance event organisers.

Representatives from the International Cycling Union, World Triathlon, International Ski Federation, World Rowing, the International Paralympic Committee, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) expert group on mass gatherings, joined the taskforce. The WHO and the International Olympic Committee attended as observers, while an advisory group including event organisers and stakeholders from a range of other endurance sports was also consulted.

Derived from the WHO’s general advice for mass gatherings, the tool is intended to help organisers assess the risk of staging an event, establish the preparedness of the community and the event organisation for the risks of Covid-19, and clarify any necessary steps to further mitigate and reduce the risk.

Once details have been entered into the tool, it generates a document that event organisers can use in making the right decisions to protect the local community, the participants, the volunteers, workforce, and staff involved. It does not advise on spectator management.

The tool is applicable to all mass participation endurance events, regardless of the sport, competition level and size.

It outlines mandatory mitigation measures to be undertaken by the event organisers, based on their particular circumstances, as well as recommended and desired measures, and emphasises that all of the mandatory measures and most of the recommended measures should be adopted if the event is to take place.

There is no guarantee that the suggested actions will sufficiently reduce the risk to allow the safe staging of an event, but they will guide event organisers through a process that the taskforce hopes will become a standard part of the preparation for staging mass events.

Competition organisers are strongly encouraged to coordinate with local public health authorities when planning events and to discuss the results obtained through the tool. Local and/or national laws and regulations will always take precedence over the results obtained from this tool and its guidance documents.

“Using the tool will not solve the COVID-19 outbreak, or other infectious diseases, but it will guide event organisers through a process that should become a habit and should be done before every event,” said Dr Paolo Emilio Adami, World Athletics’ medical manager. “There will never be zero risk for infectious diseases but we want to help event organisers to reduce the risk to an acceptable level.”

“For us working together with other major International Federations on how to improve our events to guarantee the health and safety of all participants is extremely important”, explained Gergely Markus, World Triathlon Sport Director. “This tool, combined with the Guidelines that we have already produced for all our event organisers, and the webinars that we are conducting to explain the new measures to all organisers, will help indeed the community to go back to organising events when we return to activity”, he said.

IIRM Executive Director Chris Troyanos said: “The International Institute for Race Medicine is proud to have helped lead this effort. During these uncertain and ever changing times, it was vital for so many organizations to work towards a common goal.  This evaluation tool, which provides immediate feedback,  can be used for all types of endurance events as we return to activities.  But the risk assesment tool is only the first step as we continue to provide practical solutions to the pandemic.”

The tool is available at: idom.worldathletics.org

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World Triathlon, In The Top Ten International Federations With Better Governance Practices

Út, 16/06/2020 - 19:58

The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) has published the findings of the third governance review of its member federations, with World Triathlon reaching the top ten International Federations with better governance practices.

The classification is led by the Badminton World Federation, the International Equestrian Federation, FIFA, the International Tennis Federation, the International Cycling Union and World Rugby, all of them in the group A1.

Behind them, leading the list of the Ifs in the A2 group is FIBA, followed by FIA, ITTF and World Triathlon. Closing the list in this group are World Athletics, World Sailing and World Taekwondo.
Another group of eleven IFs are included in group B while other six are in group C.

The report also considers World Triathlon a role model for the publication of disciplinary decisions, the conflict of interests policies, the contracts with Continental Confederations for development funding, the monitoring of these expenses, the resources dedicated to Paralympic sport and data protection.

The World Triathlon Executive Board, chaired by President Marisol Casado, has been implementing strong governance measures in the last years that have put the International federation in a great position, with policies being implemented also on Continental and regional levels.

Almost all International Federations improved their performance since the last assessment, with the highest scores achieved in the area of transparency. Thirty-one IFs replied to the updated self-assessment questionnaire between November 2019 and January 2020. An independent sports governance consultancy I Trust Sport reviewed the responses and moderated the scores.

The IFs were asked to check their governance against 50 measurable indicators covering five sections: Transparency, Integrity, Democracy, Development and Control Mechanisms. Then I Trust Sport moderated the self-assessed scores following a thorough evidence-based evaluation. The questionnaire was slightly revised for 2019-20 with the aim of ensuring it was up to date but also remained comparable to the earlier editions.  It incorporated two new indicators on safeguarding and on data protection / IT security.

IFs were divided into groups based on their total score and for the first time, the performance of each IF is made public. There are still large gaps between the best and weakest IFs.

ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said: “A lot of progress has been achieved over the past years and the overall trend is clearly positive. Certain reforms take longer to be implemented as they require changes to the statues or the approval of the General Assembly. The results we are sharing today are a snapshot of the current commitment of the IFs.”

He added: “The environment in which IFs operate has become more complex and subject to more scrutiny. The global health crisis further complicates the situation. Sports need to be well-governed to give themselves a better chance of thriving. It is my hope that the momentum will be maintained to tackle a number of areas where there is still significant room for improvement.”

Marisol Casado, World Triathlon President and IOC member, said: “We are extremely proud of the results of this report, and the work, not only now but in the last few years, we have done in this regard within our Federation. Of course, there is always room for improvement, and we will work to be in the top group in the next edition of the report, but it is great to see that our policies and procedures are respected worldwide, and even considered a role model in some other IFs. And that couldn’t have been done without the commitment and the efforts of all the World Triathlon staff, that have been working tirelessly in the last years, and especially in the challenging circumstances that we are all facing lately with the pandemic”.

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New podcast launches on Spotify, Apple, Google

St, 10/06/2020 - 15:55

This week sees the full launch of the new World Triathlon podcast on all major streaming platforms and a brand new episode with Tyler Mislawchuk checking in from lockdown at his parents’ home in Canada.

Available now via Spotify, Apple and Google, as well as TriathlonLIVE.tv, the world’s top triathletes will be joining us from around the globe as they return to training, build back up to racing and delivering exclusive post-race interviews.

We’ll also be hearing from legends of the sport, top coaches and leading figures from the World Triathlon family as the build-up and qualification for next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games continues, alongside all the latest news on revised calendars for the second half of 2020. 

In episode one, we caught up with Team GB’s Georgia Taylor-Brown as part of the WTS Leeds relive weekend on TriathlonLIVE. The ASICS World Triathlon Team’s Edda Hannesdottir and Ognjen Stojanovic also gave us their tales from life in lockdown, getting used to life at home in Reykyavik and being stranded in Mauritius.

Added this week is a first opportunity to hear from Tyler Mislawchuk as he checks in from his current base in Winnipeg. The Men’s Tokyo Test Event winner began 2020 in suitably unusual fashion with a European Championship duathlon alongside Alistair Brownlee before finally making his way back to Canada, where he has had to quarantine in his parents’ basement for 14 days before getting back out to the bike trails he grew up on.

Check out the latest show below, and subscribe to get notified with every new episode.

 

 

 

 

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Women of World Triathlon connect during lockdown

St, 10/06/2020 - 03:41

The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented us from training together in a club or squad environment or gather at races like we normally would and we have had to adapt and find new ways to stay connected. The women in the World Triathlon community and ITU Women’s Committee share activities and advice to support each other during this time, to maintain consistency, stay positive, motivated and strong.


“It’s encouraging to see so many women in triathlon around the world, connecting and motivating each other during this time. I hope this continues to evolve, even when the racing season restarts. I continue to support and engage with the great efforts of the ITU Women’s Committee to drive initiatives like this,” said World Triathlon President and IOC member Marisol Casado

Michelle Cooper, President of Triathlon Australia, Secretary General for the Oceania Triathlon Union
“I have been a women in triathlon for the past 10-years and I have also been working from home for the past two-months so I thought I would take you through a couple of sessions that I am running at home for myself and my athletes. It is a little bit of a different scenario at the moment, doing some of our routine at home but we’ve adapted them to fit into a pretty small space and hopefully these will be helpful for you. The things I have replaced doing my extra sessions with is doing a little more strength and mobility, it’s the easiest thing for me to drop when I get really busy so this has been a great chance to really focus on that and have a couple of sessions a week dedicated to making sure I get on top of those things and also ironing out all the little challenges I have had working from home, I am sitting in different chair all day, almost all of my time is spent looking at a computer and having a lot of Zoom meetings and a lot of Teams meetings so the position that I am in on a daily basis changed. I don’t get up and walk around my office to see my team as much as I would normally do, so I need to make a conscious effort to make sure my body is in a position to handle the training sessions that I am doing.”
Michelle Cooper, Tri At Home session on TriathlonLIVE.tv

Riana Robertson, Triathlon South Africa
“I think when we all sat down at the end of December with our New Year plan none of us thought about the position that we are in now where most of us, in different countries, are in lockdown and we can’t do what we like doing and we’re a bit restricted with our freedom. There’s no handbook and none of us have been in this position before, it’s all new and we’re making it up as we go. Everybody in a different region or country is not in the same circumstances so this is quite a unique situation that we are in. During this time there are four points that stand out to me as I go.”
Hear from Riana Robertson on key learnings during lockdown, Tri At Home session on TriathlonLIVE.tv

Shanelle Barratt, Former professional triathlete, New Zealand
Every day to keep myself fit, I do walk 1-hour everyday with my dog and my mum and my brother. What I do also have now is an eBike, this is my latest way of feeling like an Elite athlete. I ride to work every day on my eBike and I am doing about 12km a day. The thing about my eBike is that I can crank it up on level 6, and I always ride on level 6 and at 40km/hr so I kind of feel like an Elite athlete. So this is how my dog and I go to work.
Shanelle Barratt, Tri At Home session on TriathlonLIVE.tv

Pam Fulton, National Coach, Triathlon Zimbabwe
“During these hard times of lockdown I decided I would design a daily program for my athletes where we could focus on strength work, which we normally don’t have time for during the actual racing season and also incorporated some session where they could focus on their bike handling skills. I challenged everyone to create their own little obstacle course, have some fun. No matter how big your garden is, your apartment, you can create your own obstacle course at home.”
Pam Fulton, Tri At Home session on TriathlonLIVE.tv

Natalie Van Coevorden, Elite athlete, Australia
“I really wanted to have my own squat rack during these times which is what I incorporate into my training twice a week. I thought why couldn’t I just build one myself so I found a blog on how to build one for myself and I am really proud of the finished product. Check out the steps I did to build my own squat rack at home.”
Natalie Van Coevorden, Tri At Home session on TriathlonLIVE.tv

Follow along as the ITU Women’s Committee continue to share content with women in triathlon across the continents. Continue watching the exclusive athlete content and races on-demand at TriathlonLIVE.tv.

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World’s best triathletes RELIVE WTS Leeds on TriathlonLIVE

Po, 08/06/2020 - 04:42

TriathlonLIVE.tv continued the RELIVE series, over the weekend, with the playback of the World Triathlon Series Leeds highlights from 2016 – 2019 and integrated expert commentary with elite athletes on the World Triathlon Series (WTS) circuit. Each athlete offered personal reflections on racing WTS Leeds and honoured the biggest festival for British Triathlon, all commenting on the community spirit and the course lined with spectator support.

2019 WTS Leeds Elite women’s champion Georgia Taylor-Brown was joined on the reLIVE stream by 2018 WTS Leeds Elite men’s winner Richard Murray and other top athletes on the circuit, who have featured extensively on the blue-carpet action in Millennium Square, Leeds.

The celebrity athlete line-up included Richard Varga (SLO), Rachel Klamer (NED), Jessica Learmonth (GBR), Jonas Schomburg (GER), Angelica Olmo (ITA), Leo Bergere (FRA) and Mark Buckingham (GBR).

Playback the RELIVE highlights of WTS Leeds and hear from the world’s best athletes as they reflect on their race experience in Leeds, race strategy, tactics and results over the years as well as sharing general triathlon discussion among each other. The athletes admitted that it was refreshing to catch up with one another on a video call, while watching a race, during this time of COVID-19 where races are rescheduled and they aren’t seeing each as as they usually would on the WTS race circuit.

“Good fun, good memories, Leeds is definitely one of my favourite races on the WTS circuit,” said Jonas Schomburg.



Continue watching World Triathlon races and exclusive athlete content on-demand at www.TriathlonLIVE.tv - includes a 14-day free trial on now!

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