Jeff Symonds Bid for Home Win at Valley First Challenge Penticton

Canadian triathlete Jeff Symonds will be competing on home turf this weekend in a bid to claim the title at the Valley First Challenge Penticton. The Penticton native finished in 8:29:57 last year to take first place and will be looking to repeat the performance. He says he’s ready for the challenge on Sunday: “I … Read more Jeff Symonds Bid for Home Win at Valley First Challenge Penticton

Jenson Button Retires from Fuerteventura Triathlon After Early Lead

Formula 1 driver Jenson Button was forced to retire from a major triathlon competition in Fuerteventura at the weekend, after a promising start against world beating elite athletes. The world champion left the water alongside professional triathletes and competed well in the 90km cycling course before retiring from the run section with a leg issue. … Read more Jenson Button Retires from Fuerteventura Triathlon After Early Lead

James Cunnama and Yvonne van Vlerken Triumph in Austria

  James Cunnama and Yvonne van Vlerken have triumphed at the Tyrol Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl triathlon. Heavy rain battered competitors at the Austrian event, which included a 1.9km swim, 90km bike over two loops with 1,100 m of altitude difference and a final running stage of 21km over four laps. Todd Skipworth was first out of … Read more James Cunnama and Yvonne van Vlerken Triumph in Austria

Macca has Course Record in Sights at Challenge Wanaka

Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack has set his sights on a new course record in January’s mega-triathlon, Challenge Wanaka, which takes place in New Zealand. The record-breaking triathlete will aim to hit his season high ahead of fellow Australian, Aaron Farlow, and domestic hero, Jamie Whyte. McCormack is the ITU Long Distance World Champion and has broken … Read more Macca has Course Record in Sights at Challenge Wanaka

Spirits High at Team Erdinger Alkoholfrei

Julia Gajer (née Wagner) has had a busy twelve month – getting married, finishing a PhD and cleaning up as a professional triathlete. We catch up with her preparations for Challenge Kraichgau in Germany: How is your preparation for Challenge Kraichgau going? My preparation is going very well. I didn’t get sick or injured during … Read more Spirits High at Team Erdinger Alkoholfrei

Sebastian Kienle Looks Forward to “Unfinished Business” at Challenge Kraichgau Triathlon

Sebastian Kienle is a top rated long distance triathlete from Karlsruhe in Germany. Here, he talks to The Global Herald from the United States about his preparation for Challenge Kraichgau as part of the European Championships on 10 June 2012. How is your preparation for Challenge Kraichgau going? “The first race this year was very good and … Read more Sebastian Kienle Looks Forward to “Unfinished Business” at Challenge Kraichgau Triathlon

Stephen Bayliss and Amy Marsh Win Challenge Vichy Triathlon

Stephen Bayliss of Great Britain and Amy Marsh of the United States both triumphed at the inaugural Challenge Vichy on Sunday 21st August 2011. The French spa town played host to the iron distance challenge among temperatures exceeding 43 celcius and strong headwinds during the bike section. Both champions led from the swim with Bayliss … Read more Stephen Bayliss and Amy Marsh Win Challenge Vichy Triathlon

Triathlon Champion Jamie Whyte “Looking Forward” to Challenge Vichy

Challenge Vichy takes place on Sunday 21st August and will attract some of the very best triathletes in the world to central France. The Challenge Wanaka Champion, Jamie Whyte from New Zealand, said that he is “looking forward” to race day against strong domestic competition in an interview with The Global Herald: Q: How has … Read more Triathlon Champion Jamie Whyte “Looking Forward” to Challenge Vichy

Tim Berkel Wins KMD Challenge Copenhagen Triathlon

Tim Berkel has triumphed in the KMD Challenge Copenhagen triathlon in a time of 08:11:15. The Australian edged ahead of Jimmy Johnsen in the iron distance challenge despite a four minute drafting penalty for his bike ride. The champion’s splits were as follows: Swim 00:48:24 Bike   04:33:18 Run   02:46:16 Competitors battled it out on … Read more Tim Berkel Wins KMD Challenge Copenhagen Triathlon

Andreas Raelert Breaks Iron Distance Triathlon World Record in Germany

Andreas Raelert has won the Challenge Roth Triathlon on home ground in Germany after a gruelling competition on Sunday 10th July. He beat fellow countryman Sebastian Kienle over the iron distance contest. Chrissie Wellington of Great Britain led the women home ahead of the domestic heroine, Julia Wagner. Both Raelert and Wellington set new world … Read more Andreas Raelert Breaks Iron Distance Triathlon World Record in Germany