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IMWA_report_DEC_2014_200px.jpgIronman Western Australia Report
  It was perfect sunshine for this year’s Ironman Western Australia, which showcased an impressive field of both international and local athletes. Frenchman Denis Chevrot took out the men’s title while a strong run by New Zealand’s Britta Martin meant
Bahrain_thumbChallenge Bahrain Preview
Growing up, my mum introduced me to Kevin Costner as Robin Hood, The Bodyguard and most importantly, me being a baseball fan, as Ray Kinsella in Field Of Dreams. The most well known quote from that movie – and I bet
22_1_IMWA_Preview_2104_200px.jpgThe Wild West - IMWA Preview 2014
  It’s flat. It’s fast. It’s one of Australia’s best-loved events. 2010 course champion and WA local, Kate Bevilaqua, heads to Busselton to share some insights on the upcoming Ironman WA event and local area. CHECK OUT THE 60 STRONG
Challenge_Shepp_thumbAmberger and Luxford take Challenge Shepparton Title
The1400 athletes who raced at yesterday's Challenge Shepparton were met with some tough and trying conditions - if it wasn't the rain, it was the wind. However, that didn't stop some fantastic performances - Josh Amberger lead from start to finish for
Luxford and Raelert Victors at Mandurah
  The men’s race was super exciting, with Michael Raelert putting on a master class performance falling just a minute short of the world record. But just one week after Annabel Luxford learnt of the passing of triathlon legend, Jackie
Shepp_Berkel_thumbWho is heading to Challenge Shepp?
  Two months out and some of the biggest names in long distance racing have voted and will be lining up to take on a new look event at Challenge Shepparton on Sunday 16 November 2014. The same Shepparton hospitality
SC703_thumbSunshine Coast: The Sprint and The Swiss
  The Men's Race The men's race was unfolding as predicted. The top ranked seven men including Courtney Atkinson, Clayton Fettell, Brad Kahlefeldt, Casey Munro, Pete Jacobs, Luke Bell and Dan Wilson all headed into transition together and headed out
Sunshine Coast Preview
  Women’s Race This race is by no means a foregone conclusion with several athletes ready to take the title. While the 'big' names in the field are reigning champion Gina Crawford, Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast ambassador, Caroline Steffen and
auckland_thumb2The Action In Auckland - 70.3 Report
PRIORITY ENTRIES FOR 2015 OPEN 24 JUNE 2014 11am AEST GENERAL PUBLIC OPEN 26 JUNE 2014 11am AEST CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The city of Auckland, while not massive, packs a different kind of punch. The little features that greet
XTERRA_Sexton_Allen_200px.jpgXTERRA PREVIEW
BRENDAN SEXTON JOINS STACKED FIELD AT XTERRA ASIA-PACIFIC CHAMPS Australian Olympian Brendan Sexton is the latest in a string of high-profile elites to join in the fray at the inaugural XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship triathlon this Saturday at Callala Beach in
Xterra_BosGoing Off Road at Xterra GOR
Age grouper, Mark Bosworth got his thrill-seeker on and hit up the 2014 XTERRA Great Ocean Road event. Join him as he recounts the action.  XTERRA is one of those event names you see around a bit, mainly in emails
Abu Dhabi Blitz
There was no shortage of razzle dazzle at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Triathlon with Aussie Mel Hauschildt putting in a gutsy race to defend her championship title, Bermuda’s Tyler Butterfield claiming his biggest win to date, and Britain’s Brownlee
Johnsen_thumbSunSmart Ironman Western Australia Full Pro list
It is just days to go until the last Ironman of the year, and the coastal town of Busselton once again opens up it's sandgroper arms to welcome the hoards of athletes who are taking part in the SunSmart Ironman
Forster_thumbChallenge Forster Report
Challenge Forster saw the return of long course racing to Forster, the original home of Ironman Australia, and the return of Challenge to the shores of Australia. 800 competitors braved the menacing dark clouds overhead and lined up for what
raelert_thumbRaelert lines up for Ironman WA
German powerhouse Andreas Raelert has announced he will start in next month’s 10th anniversary IRONMAN Western Australia triathlon. Raelert, a double Olympian and four-time podium placegetter at the IRONMAN World Championship, has recovered from an injury that sidelined him at
21.1_Challenge-Forster_200px.jpgChallenge Forster returns triathlon to its Australian roots
Challenge Forster (on November 23, this year) will mark the return of The Challenge Family to Australia, with two other Halves following in Melbourne (February 2, 2014) and Batemans Bay (16th March, 2014). Forster is where long course racing was
noosathumbMoffatt, Royle claim first Noosa Tri titles
It was a case of youthful naivety and mature confidence that saw Aaron Royle and Emma Moffatt take out the elite race at the 2013 Noosa Triathlon Festival.   For Moffatt it was a title that had escaped her for
TRi21.1_Hamilton_Island_200px.jpgHamilton Island 2013
Splash, Dash and Spin Your Way Around the Whitsundays Hamilton Island’s 2013 Fujifilm Triathlon & Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim Nestled amidst the palm trees and white sandy shores of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island provides an idyllic setting for
Tri_21.1_70.3Mandurah_200px.jpgWA PREVIEW - Make Your Way to WA
The Wild West is calling, and with its blue skies, sparkling coastline and passionate punters, you’d need a pretty good excuse not to get on the bandwagon . It’s that time of year when triathletes make their way to WA. The
nepeantriMoffatt Takes Nepean and Donates $2000 bonus to NSW Bushfire Appeal
Holding off the boys in today’s Gulf Western Oil Nepean Triathlon at the Sydney International Regatta Centre netted dual Olympian  Emma Moffatt  a 2000 bonus but the money was quick to slip through her hands for a good cause.  
auckland_thumbDestination Auckland 70.3
Auckland – a big little city In this age of triathlon based often in small towns a distance from major services, then Auckland is a rarity. The home of the Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship, Auckland is New Zealand’s biggest city
20.9_TriTravel_Tips_200px.jpgKona Preview - Insider Tips
  1. Arrive early The arrival time for an athlete competing in Hawaii has been the subject of much debate. I have seen (and tried) many different timeframes over the years including Lothar Leder’s ‘smash and grab’ version where he
IM703_sunshineCoast_Gina_Crawford_200px.jpgNEW ZEALAND IRONMAN CHAMPION TIPPED FOR AUSSIE TITLE
SUNSHINE COAST, (September 11, 2013) – Kiwi super-mum Gina Crawford goes into Sunday’s inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast as a red hot favourite.   Following a second at IRONMAN Cairns in July, she’ll be hoping to go one better on Sunday.
IM703_WC_200px.jpgHauschildt survives crash to grab history in IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
  BRISBANE, Australia (September 09, 2013) Brisbane’s Melissa Hauschildt survived a crash on the bike to create history with her victory in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas today. The 30 year old became the first woman to
Tri20.9_sunshine_coast703_200px.jpgSalute to the sun — Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast
One of the first events of this year’s tri season is a newbie – the Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast. We put our local correspondent to the task of describing the course and digging up a few tasty morsels to make the
20.8_R3_ITU_200px.jpgITU WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES - ROUND THREE
The 2013 World Triathlon Series has been nothing short of sensational so far, and promises even more spectacular racing as the European sector heads towards the London Grand Final. ROUND THREE - YOKOHAMA Yokohama was the last stop before the WTS
20.7_SANDIEGO_200px.jpgITU WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES - ROUND TWO
The Women A rejuvenated Emma Moffatt put in a sensational display of “off the front” triathlon in round two of the ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS), only to come up short against new generation of runners including Gwen Jorgensen (USA)
20.7_Auckland_Thumb_200px.jpgITU WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES - ROUND ONE
The opening chapters of the ITU World Triathlon Series saw a changed line-up post-Olympics, leading to exciting races unfolding on either side of the Pacific. With the triathlon world in a post Olympic mood, not everyone is in a hurry
busso703Sunsmart Ironman 70.3 Busseslton Press Conf Highlights
This morning the press conference for the SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton was held at the iconic The Goose Cafe opposite the famous Busselton Jetty.   Defending Champion and the youngest of the group James Hodge sat alongside some of the
IMOZFirst time winners Bell and Hoschke at Ironman Australia
A good way to judge whether a community is behind an event is have a short ride in cab. If there is an issue, you can be sure that this barometer of local opinion will give you a synopsis of
gomezGomez and Haug win at Mooloolaba's 21st birthday
It may have been a happy 21 st birthday for the Mooloolaba Triathlon but it was Javier Gomez (ESP) and Anne Haug (GER) got the presents, continuing their outstanding form of 2012, into the 2013 season, with dominant wins on
LAKE WANAKA HALF IRONMAN Elmi Carlean 200pxAn underdone age grouper - Lake Wanaka Half
Ok, so doing a Half Ironman may not be considered quite as insane as doing a full one, which of course means you are completely certifiable, but it certainly carries with it connotations of madness. Particularly, I think, according to
IMWA_AgeGroup200px_ThumbHow the Age Groupers Faired
  Age groupers battled hot and windy conditions in Busselton to deliver stand out results, with some given the pros a run for their money.   In the women’s swim, Lisa Delaurentis (30–34) also outswam the professionals in 50:46, followed
IMWA_200px_ThumbIronman Western Australia 2012
Bracing themselves for Busselton’s infamous conditions, the pros took to the course with Great Dane Jimmy Johnsen and German cum Kiwi Britta Martin emerging victorious.   It was a chilly start to race morning, but no one was buying what
Geelong Multisport Festival 200px thumbGeelong Multisport Festival Preview
  Last year’s winner Belinda Granger gives us an insider’s view of the Geelong Long Course and Multisport Festival, with tips on everything from battling Victoria’s unpredictable weather patterns to the solid climb out of transition for both the ride
Coles Bay HalfColes Bay Half
In this edition of Grass Roots, our very own Stef Hanson is heading home to the Apple Isle where a spectacular new half distance race is set to take place.   This time, I’m taking you back to my grass
Noosa Triathlon thumb 1Noosa Triathlon & Multisport Festival
Noosa Triathlon & Multi-sport Festival Race Details:  Location: noosa, QLD  Distance: 1.5km/40km/10km  Date: 4 november 2012 NOOSA TRIATHLON TURNS 30 For three decades the Noosa Triathlon has been a unifying force in Australian triathlon, welcoming elites, newbies and legends across
Hamilton Island Triathlon ThumbWorld Champions Tackle Hamilton
Hamilton Island Triathlon Race Details:  Location: Hamilton Island, QLD   Distance: 750m/20km/5km  Date: 10 november 2012 WORLD CHAMPIONS TACKLE HAMILTON Hamilton Island’s iconic race turned it on again in 2012, with two Ironman World Champions in attendance and a local
Challenge Wanaka Thumb 200pxChallenge Wanaka Preview
  Lake Wanaka is a magnetic destination for lovers of the outdoors and for triathletes seeking a training base. In January it’s also home to perhaps the most scenic Iron distance race in the world – Challenge Wanaka.   Lake Wanaka
Auckland Womens ThumbnailAuckland Wrap Up
The Olympics took its toll on the line up at the 2012 ITU World Championship in Auckland but there were still a few stars on the start line.Noel McMahon reports from the sidelines. The long hard slog of an Olympic
Mighty Mandurah ThumbnailMighty Mandurah
The inaugural Ironman 70.3 Mandurah on October 21st had professional athletes racing for the title of Australian championship and a US 50,000 prize purse. Race Details: Location: MAndurah, WA Distance: 1.9km/90km/21.1km Date: 21 october 2012  Race Details Location: Mandurah, WA
Port Mac ThumbnailBack in Port Mac
Clayton Fettell led from start to finish, seeking redemption for his performance a week earlier in Mandurah, while pocket rocket Britta Martin dominated the women’s race. Race Details Location: Port Macquarie Distance: 1.9km/90km/21.1km Date: 28 October 2012 THE MEN'S RACE
Ultimate Race ThumbnailThe Ultimate Race
Clayton Fettell and Lisa Marangon were the favourites leading into the Forster Ultimate and it’s easy to see why – the unusual course, with its extended bike leg, is almost made for the superior swim/bikers from New South Wales. Race Details:
Pete Jacobs Race ThumbnailA New Aussie Champion
While repeat champions Craig Alexander and Chris McCormack were heavily touted favorites leading into the 2012 Ironman World Championship, it was understated Aussie Pete Jacobs whose campaign for the top spot would prove untouchable on race day. Race Details: Location:
Chrissie Wellington ThumbnailGreat Expectations
Despite defending champion Chrissie Wellington’s absence on the start line, Great Britain was not willing to relinquish the women’s crown. The task fell to lanky Leanda Cave, who finished third at Kona in 2011, to claim the World Championship title. 
Burton and Jaenke ThumbnailMeet Australia's Fastest Age Groupers
Age groupers Matt Burton and Kym Jaenke come from different backgrounds but they have one thing in common: they were the fastest age groupers in their fields at Kona this year. Race Details: Location: Kona Hawaii Distance: 3.8km/180km/42.2km Date: 13
Kienle and Cave ThumbnailVegas Wrap Up
In this year’s desert showdown Germany’s Sebastian Kienle secured his first World Championship, while Leanda Cave fought back from a difficult start to the year with the first of two World Championships wins.  Race Details Location: Vegas, USA Distance: 1.9km/90km/21.1km
Natasha Badmann ThumbnailAwe Inspiring: Natascha Badmann
Following a career-threatening bike crash in the 2007 race and a subsequent slow recovery, many speculated that six-time Ironman World Champion Natascha Badmann would hang up her swim, bike and run gear for good. Nothing could have been further from
Faris-Al-Sultan ThumbnailOverheard at the Post-Race Press Conference
While the top five men turned in podium-worthy performances on course, they also delivered a fair dose of insight and humour at the post-race press conference. Introducing fifth place finisher Faris Al-Sultan, moderator Greg Welch proclaimed the 2005 Ironman World
Busselton_IMWA_200px_thumbBRACHT, KEAT FIRM AS FAVOURITES IN THE WEST
Busselton, Australia Germany’s Timo Bracht and Australia’s Rebekah Keat will head into Sunday’s race as firm favourites to take the 2012 SunSmart IRONMAN Western Australia race.   A win at the IRONMAN 70.3 Shepparton recently will give Keat a shot