The International Triathlon Union is pleased to announce the nominees for its first-ever ITU Hall of Fame. We could be incorrect here, but it looks like two of the elite men races here in Ireland. Hamish Carter (NZL) in an World Cup triathlon back in the 1990′s and Spencer Smith (GBR) at TriAthy 2008. Have we missed any? The list only includes athletes who have retired, so the like of current elites who have raced in Ireland like Javier Gomez, the brownlee brothers, Non Stanford and others will probably make it into the Hall of Fame after they retire.
News and Results
Lots of talk about amateur age-group triathlon going draft-legal. It’s animated lots of emotional discussions, best captured by this image from triathlon memes. Plus the official comment from the International Triathlon Union (ITU).
The Formula 1 Duathlon is next Wednesday the 6th of August. It hard to imagine, but we’ve come to the end of another Runways Duathlon series (it now stands at 47 races over 12 years). The Formula 1 Duathlon has two cycle, three run and four transition race make this unique race on the Irish Triathlon Calendar.
RockHard Adventure race, sponsored by Chia Bia, is a one day race consisting of a beach run, cycle and kayak in the beautiful surroundings of Tramore Bay on Saturday October 18th. There will be 3 levels of difficulty to suit all fitness levels, giving everyone the chance to compete in this amazing location. With the [...]
Irish triathletes were out in full force this past weekend at the Ironman Zurich on 27 July 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. Sarah Knight and Katherine Cashell ranked 8th and 28th in their divisions. The men representing Ireland also had a strong showing, with Alan Ryan ranking 14th, Finbarr Collins ranking 64th, Matthew McKibbin ranking 12th, John [...]
Results from the Tri-Cootehill Triathlon on 27 July 2014 in Cootehill, Co. Cavan. Tri-Cootehill Triathlon Distances: 750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run Tri-Cootehill Triathlon Results
Results from the Rostrevor Adventure Duathlon on 26 July 2014, in Rostrevor, Co. Down, organised by 26Extreme. Rostrevor Adventure Duathlon distances: 30km cycle, 5km run Rostrevor Adventure Duathlon Results
Bryan Keane 6th in the Banyoles ETU European Cup today. As a measure of how tight the final run in ITU draft-legal races can be, you can see in the result below that only 9 seconds separates the top 6 on the run.
Results from the Stump Jumpers Duathlon on 27 July 2014 in Portarlington, Co. Laois, organised by the Stump Jumpers Adventure Racing Club. Stump Jumpers Duathlon short distances: 3km run, 20km cycle, 3km run Stump Jumpers Duathlon long distances: 5km run, 20km cycle, 5km run Stump Jumpers Short Duathlon Results Stump Jumpers Long Duathlon Results
Results from the Humbert Olympic Triathlon on 27 July 2014 in Swinford, Co. Mayo, organised by Swinford Tri Sports. It was a clean sweep of the women’s podium for Liquid Motion Tri club, as Lorraine Carey, Deirdre Lynn and Sharon O’Hara took the women podium. Stephen Donnelly and Brian Sexton were close throughout the race, but Stephen eventually took the win by a minute from the fast finishing Brian.