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NO BACKING DOWN AS GILLIAN LEEDS THE WAY FOR AUSSIES

A determined Gillian Backhouse has dug deeper than ever to produce her second top 10 finish of the World Triathlon Series season with another stirring performance to finish seventh in the fourth round in Leeds overnight.   Backhouse ran on strongly over the final 10km in front of a packed
RECORDS FALL AT IRONMAN CAIRNS

Near perfect conditions made for super-fast racing with Queensland athletes and training partners Josh Amberger and Sarah Crowley smashing both the men’s and women’s course records at the Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns.  It was also a double for Brisbane based coach Cameron Watt, steering both Amberger and Crowley
IOC INCLUDES THE TRIATHLON MIXED RELAYS ON THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS

ITU is pleased to announce that the Triathlon Mixed Relays has been included on the Programme for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee announced on Friday June 9 the new events added for the next Olympics, which will be Triathlon Mixed Relays, Basketball 3x3, Archery Mixed Team
OUR OWN AARON ROYLE JOINS TRIATHLON ROYALTY IN LEEDS

For Newcastle Olympian Aaron Royle, his 2017 World Triathlon Series campaign could well be a case of “if you can’t beat ‘em them join ‘em” after the 27-year-old linked up with arch rivals, Britain’s Brownlee brothers to help further his career.   Royle was Australia’s best performed men’s triathlete at
Passing of Nick Munting shocks triathlon world

Today Triathlon Australia honours one of its true pioneers following the sudden passing yesterday of popular race director Nick Munting – a man who dedicated his life to triathlon. Triathlon Australia’s CEO, Olympian and former ITU World Champion Miles Stewart spoke on behalf of the triathlon community when he paid this
OLYMPIANS HEADLINE COMMONWEALTH GAMES SELECTION HOPES IN HAMBURG

Five Olympians, including London bronze medallist and triple Olympian Erin Densham and fellow Rio trio Aaron Royle, Ryan Bailie and Ashleigh Gentle have today been named in a 10-strong team for Triathlon Australia’s second 2018 Commonwealth Games selection race in Hamburg next month.   Densham, at 32, will join a
2018 AUSTRALIAN AGE GROUP TEAM SELECTION EVENTS ANNOUNCED

Triathlon Australia today announced the National Calendar of events chosen as selection races to qualify for the 2018 Australian Age Group World Championship Teams. With the 2018 World Triathlon Championships (Sprint, Standard and Open Paratriathlon) to be held on the Gold Coast there has been a heightened interest in this
2018 Australian Age Group Team Selection Events Announced

Triathlon Australia today announced the National Calendar of events chosen as selection races to qualify for the 2018 Australian Age Group World Championship Teams. With the 2018 World Triathlon Championships (Sprint, Standard and Open Paratriathlon) to be held on the Gold Coast there has been a heightened interest in this
2017-2018 Triathlon Australia Membership Renewals Information

It’s that time of the year again when membership renewals are upon us. We hope that you had a great 2016-2017 season and enjoying some off-season. 2017-2018 will be another big year for triathlon with so many major events in Australia. Key Dates 17 June 2017 All existing annual members
Gentle does it the hard way for brave top ten in Yokohama

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games nomination Ashleigh Gentle has run from the clouds for an extraordinary top 10 finish in today’s World Triathlon Series race in Yokohama.   The 26-year-old was well towards the back of the field after the 1.5km swim and still facing a huge task after the 40km
Kate’s triple treat on the streets of Yokohama

Melbourne’s Rio Olympian Kate Doughty has continued her outstanding early season form, chalking up her third consecutive victory in the World Paratriathlon Series race in Yokohama today.   The former Para Equestrian star, born without her right hand, threw her arms in the air to claim the gold medal – her
Aussie girls with “food for thought” in Yokohama

Australia’s leading female triathletes are hoping a month-long training block at the AIS in Canberra will give them some “food for thought” in their preparations for Saturday’s World Triathlon Series (WTS) third round in Yokohama.    Ashleigh Gentle, Charlotte McShane and Natalie Van Coevorden were part of a special nutritional
Six Aussie paratriathletes to fly the flag in Yokohama

Six of Australia’s leading Paratriathletes will be flying the Aussie flag in the second World Paratriathlon Series (WPS) round in Yokohama on Saturday (7.55-9.10.10am AEST). Rio Paralympians, five-time world champion Bill Chaffey and Nic Beveridge (Hand Cycle class), Kate Doughty (S5) and Brant Garvey (S2) will be joined by two-time
Aussies in Action

Ironman 70.3 St George, North American Pro Championships saw a British double with Holly Lawrence and Alistair Brownlee dominating. It was Brownlee’s first real test in a stacked field and the double Olympic champion not only beat home the best in the world, Lionel Sanders second and Sebastian Kienle third,
Matt Hauser’s breakthrough World Cup win in Chengdu

Hauser then conquered the super sprint distance (400m swim; 10km bike and 2.5km run) to earn the winner takes all prize of standing on his first WC podium with the silver medal going to Rostislav Pevtsov to (AZE), who for the third year in a row finished with the silver.
Olympian Brendan Sexton to guide next generation of Aussie triathletes

Wollongong-based London Olympic triathlete Brendan Sexton is taking the sport back to its grass roots in an all-out effort to develop Australia’s future Olympians and Commonwealth Games stars.   The 31-year-old Maitland-born Olympian has been appointed as Triathlon Australia’s new Development Coach at the Wollongong International Performance Centre.   In
2017 Australian Schools Triathlon Festival - Outstanding performances and sportsmanship

The nation’s best young triathletes shined in the Individual Events at the 2017 School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships yesterday in Penrith. Not only were there outstanding race performances, but fantastic displays of sportsmanship and camaraderie between participants from all states and territories. The supporter-friendly course, calm waters and glorious weather
Triathlon’s next generation inspired by Emma Snowsill & Loretta Harrop

Triathlon’s next generation of stars were given an insight into the life of an Olympic Champion today, as Emma Frodeno (nee Snowsill) and Loretta Harrop inspired budding triathletes with their tales of triumph and defeat at the Olympic Games. The 2017 Australian Schools Triathlon Festival (ASTF) played host to an
Luke McKenzie and Melissa Hauschildt headline Multisport World Championship team

Ironman stars Luke McKenzie and Melissa Hauschildt and former world duathlon world champion Felicity Sheedy-Ryan will spearhead a 28- strong Elite team named today by Triathlon Australia for the inaugural Penticton 2017 ITU Multisport World Championship Festival in Canada from August 18-27.   The Festival will feature Long Distance triathlon,
Rio golden girl Katie Kelly and Ironman Tim Reed scoop Triathlon Australia Awards

Paralympic golden girl Katie Kelly, with legendary guide Michellie Jones and Ironman Tim Reed stole the show at Triathlon Australia’s Celebration of Champions Dinner on the Gold Coast tonight. It was a glittering affair at the QT Hotel at Surfers Paradise with the cream of Australia’s triathletes, paratriathletes, coaches and
Gentle and Birthwhistle grab Games nominations on the Gold Coast

Rio Olympian Ashleigh Gentle and the boy who just missed the boat, Jake Birtwhistle, have gatecrashed their way to automatic triathlon nominations for next year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.   Firstly Gentle, the 26-year-old Gold Coaster and then Birtwhistle, the 22-year-old “boy most likely”from Launceston ticked the selection
Paratriathletes Bill Chaffey and Emily Tapp the first nominations for the 2018 Commonwealth Games

  Paratriathletes Bill Chaffey and Emily Tapp will be the first nominations onto the Australian team for next year’s 2018 Commonwealth Games following outstanding performances in today’s first World Paratriathlon Series race on the Gold Coast.   Five-time ITU world champion and Rio Paralympian Chaffey and Tapp, who was forced
Paratriathletes chase first Games spots en-route to World Championships

Australia’s paratriathletes will begin an exciting build up for this year’s ITU World Championships in tomorrow’s first ever World Paratriathlon Series race on the Gold Coast with Commonwealth Games places on the line for the Hand Cycle triathletes. As a team, the green and gold Paratri group came together for
Aussies vying for automatic 2018 Commonwealth Games nomination on the Gold Coast

Thirty-three Australian athletes will be out in full force in Saturday’s World Triathlon and World Paratriathlon Series races, with Commonwealth Games automatic nominations for 2018 on the line. They will all debut the newly unveiled Scody race suits, displaying the names of every Australian World, Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA UNVEILS FITTING SUITS FOR WORLD CHAMPIONS

Triathlon Australia holds a special place in the annals of the sport around the world – a country that has played such a huge part in developing triathlon in its journey from suburban beachside streets to Olympic cities Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London, Rio and now Tokyo.   A sport that started
A Statement From Super League Triathlon's Managing Director

Super League Triathlon focuses on creating sporting superstars of our athletes and highlighting their stories and personalities to the public. We’re committed to placing the world’s best professional athletes back where they belong, on a pedestal, as heroes to a generation of fans and athletes. We’ll build the Super League
ASICS Rising Stars Discovering the Talent of Tomorrow

The ASICS Rising Stars Youth Development Program is a partnership between IRONMAN Oceania, Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and Triathlon Australia (TA) to encourage youth participation and nurture the up and coming stars of Australian triathlon.  If you are an athlete aged 13 to 15 years (at December, 2017) and
Birtwhistle and Murray the big winners on Day 3 of Super League Triathlon


New faces and a triathlon warhorse steal the Oceania show in Devonport

Australian triathlon welcomed two new faces to the top of the OTU Oceania Championship podium in Devonport today while an unstoppable warhorse showed all the toughness that has made him a five-time world champion. Former champion Dee Why surf lifesaver 21-year-old Emma Jeffcoat provided an eye-catching solo performance to lead
Proud father Matthew and ‘Super Mum’ Melissa charge home for Devonport wins

Today’s 32nd running of the Devonport Triathlon turned out to be a special occasion in more ways than one for age group winners Matthew Rundle and Melissa Clark.   Originally from Devonport the 30-year-old Hobart-based Rundle scorched the 40km bike and 10km run course after admitting to an average swim
Worlds await Emma and Kate with sights on Rotterdam

Australia’s elite triathletes have converged on Tasmania’s picturesque seaside town of Devonport ready to put themselves through the pain barrier in tomorrow’s Devonport OTU Oceania Triathlon Championships.   Devonport will be an important stop in the push towards Commonwealth Games selection for some and the chance to chase all-important rankings
Commonwealth Games selection countdown continues in Devonport

The 2017 Devonport OTU Triathlon Oceania Championships in Devonport on Saturday is another important part of Australia’s elite triathletes and paratriathletes preparation in the countdown to Commonwealth Games nomination for Gold Coast 2018. Melbourne-based training partners, defending champion Marcel Walkington and Matt Baker and impressive pair from last year Gillian
Dan’s the man in Mooloolaba as Annelise Jefferies breaks through

Celebrated Australian triathlete Dan Wilson showed there is still “plenty of bark in the old dog” after chalking up another first to win the open class Mooloolaba Triathlon on the Sunshine Coast today.   The 31-year-old from Brisbane, who has chalked up a decade-long ITU career, a Commonwealth Games in
Jackson beats Gentle in triathlon’s battle of the Olympians

Queensland's Emma Jackson has won the battle of the Olympians over Ashleigh Gentle in today's ITU Mooloolaba Triathlon World Cup on the Sunshine Coast.   London Olympian Jackson was second out of the water behind rising Sydney-sider and former champion lifesaver Emma Jeffcoat after the 1500m surf swim and rode
WTS Gold Coast spots up for grabs for Aussie trio in Mooloolaba

Queensland-based triathletes Drew Box, Declan Wilson and Luke Willian will all have an extra incentive when they line up in Saturday’s ITU Mooloolaba World Cup  – a place on the Australian team for next month’s World Triathlon Series race on the Gold Coast. The WTS Gold Coast on April 8
bcu Coffs Tri held at Coffs Harbour

(Coffs Harbour, 5 th March 2017), A record number of 930 competitors and 3,000 spectators turned out for the bcu Coffs Tri held at Coffs Harbour’s Jetty foreshores this weekend. The event was an Age Group ITU World Championship Qualifying Race as well as the NSW State Championship race to
Walkington back and in career best form

Defending champion of the Goodstone Group Devonport Triathlon Marcel Walkington is a confirmed starter for the March 18 Olympic distance event. Fresh off his debut performance at his first World Triathlon Series event in Abu Dhabi on the weekend, Walkington said his confidence was high after his 13 th placing.
Backhouse back for 2017

2014 Goodstone Group Devonport Triathlon winner Gillian Backhouse is in rare form and can’t wait to return to one of her favourite events on the calendar, despite being ‘horrendously jetlagged.’ “I love Devonport, I’ve raced there maybe 6 times.  It’s also generally a course that suits me, the bike is
First Gold Coast Commonwealth Games spots up for grabs

The world’s best triathletes will converge on to the Broadwater precinct for race two of the WTS on Saturday, April 8 – the first of two automatic nomination races for the 2018 Gold Coast Games. The first top ten finishers in both the men’s and women’s races will secure the first
Juniors shine at Way Out West Triathlon

There was some hot action at this weekend’s City of Armadale Way Out West Triathlon which hosted Race 4 of the Australian Junior Triathlon Series (Youth/Junior/U23), and the 2017 OTU Triathlon Junior Oceania Championships and Mixed Relay Championship. Queenslander’s Joanne Miller and Matt Hauser took out the OTU Triathlon Junior
Walkington and Baker make strong WTS debuts but with lessons learnt

Australian triathlon young guns Marcel Walkington and Matt Baker stepped up to the plate with solid first up showings in the opening round of the World Triathlon Series in Abu Dhabi overnight. It was a race where the young Victorians mixed it with some of the biggest names in ITU
Gillian back in the house with Abu Dhabi top 10 finish

Queensland’s Gillian Backhouse has started her campaign for a place on Australia’s Commonwealth Games team with an encouraging top ten finish in the opening World Triathlon Series round in Abu Dhabi overnight. The 25-year-old produced her best WTS result in two years in the countdown to next months Gold Coast
WTS kick off in Abu Dhabi as all roads lead to Gold Coast


WTS kick off in Abu Dhabi as all roads lead to Gold Coast


Way out West Host final of AJTS

This weekend’s City of Armadale Way Out West Triathlon hosted by Triathlon WA is Race 4 of the Australian Youth/Junior/U23 Series. It will be the first time an Australian Junior Series Race has been held in Western Australia.  For ITU Junior and ITU Youth athletes, Way Out West is the
Victor Harbor quadriplegic Sid James about to tackle Hawaii Ironman with help from triathlete Kevin Fergusson

TWENTY-THREE years after becoming a quadriplegic and left without the use of his arms and legs, Victor Harbor man Sid James is on the verge of doing the impossible — the Hawaii Ironman.   He had the entry form for his first Ironman triathlon on the bench at home in 1993
Matt Bury adds touch of class to Sheldon College Triathlon

Marketing and advertising executive and respected elite triathlon coach Matt Bury is hoping to add his own special touches to the Sheldon College school of triathlon excellence program over the next four years. Bury has taken over the role as head coach at the Brisbane Bayside College – in the unique
Australian Schools Triathlon Festival

Triathlon Australia, in conjunction with School Sport Australia, is happy to announce that registrations for the inaugural Australian Schools Triathlon Festival have officially opened.  The Australian Schools Triathlon Festival is new multi-sport initiative presented jointly by School Sport Australia and Triathlon Australia scheduled for 18-21 April 2017 at the Sydney
A winning start to 2017 for Luxford and Appleton

Australians Annabel Luxford and Sam Appleton opened their 2017 seasons on a winning note at IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong.   Both took advantage of the chilly and windy conditions to make telling breaks on the 90km bike to set up their respective victories.   Luxford, who lives in Melbourne, started 2017
AUSSIES IN ACTION

Emma domination continues . . . it’s not the first time we’ve seen Aussie Emma’s grace a podium but it is a first for these two – Emma Jackson and Emma Jeffcoat went 1:2 at Kinlock OTU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Championships. Jeffcoats’ second place in the elite category also secured her the U23 championship
NEW SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT SERIES SET TO REVOLUTIONIZE TRIATHLON

The world’s best triathletes including two-time Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee (GBR), dual Olympic medallist Jonathan Brownlee (GBR), five-time ITU Triathlon World Champion Javier Gomez Noya (ESP) and reigning ITU Triathlon World Champion Mario Mola (ESP) are among twenty-three superstar athletes that have signed lucrative Super League Triathlon contracts for
CROWLEY, REED HELL OF THE WEST CHAMPIONS

Queensland’s oldest long distance triathlon event, the ‘Hell of the West’, which this year doubles as Triathlon Australia’s National Elite Long Course Championship was won today by Tim Reed and Sarah Crowley. The two champions raced a strong field to add the title to their already impressive list of achievements.
Devonport Events Combine to Make Massive Weekend

Two of Devonport’s biggest sporting events have merged to create a blockbuster weekend of fitness action on March 18 and 19. The world reknown Goodstone Group Devonport Triathlon, supported by Events Tasmania and Devonport City Council and the community focussed Devonport Sportspower Run Devonport will now be showcased together. Event
International Triathlon Union & IRONMAN agree to historic partnership

ITU and IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holding company, announced today that they have agreed to a historic cooperation framework to further develop and grow  triathlon. After a week of meetings at IRONMAN headquarters in Tampa, Florida, senior leaders from both organizations, including ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado and
Paralympians recognised in Australia Day awards - Katie Kelly & Michellie Jones honoured

The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) would like to congratulate the Australian Paralympians who have today been named on the Australia Day honours list by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove. Named on the list for their services to sport, 18 members of the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team who
2016 Ironman All World Athlete Champions Announced

2016 IRONMAN ALL WORLD ATHLETE CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCED IRONMAN introduces new achievement designation All Country Athlete TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2017) – After a successful year of competition, IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holding Company, is proud to announce the overall IRONMAN All World Athlete™ (AWA) Champions for each Age Group category. IRONMAN®
Paratriathletes and emerging stars show golden form at Robina

 Australia’s finest paratriathletes and emerging triathlon stars rubbed shoulders at Robina over the weekend knowing that all roads will lead to the Gold Coast  over the next two years.   Rio paratriathlon gold medallist Katie Kelly and guide, triathlon legend Michelle Jones, along with their Paralympic team mates Bill Chaffey
Coast triathlon watch starts this weekend at Robina

The Gold Coast has attracted triathletes young and old from all over Australia this weekend who will take to the flat and fast Robina course for two full-on days of racing at the Gatorade Queensland Tri Series. The Series is sold out with 1700 entries for events including the Australian
McCoach and Miller crowned Super Sprint Champions

WA raider Liam McCoach and Brisbane’s Joanne Miller have followed in the footsteps of some triathlon’s biggest names after being crowned National Junior Super Sprint champions on the Gold Coast today. The 18-year-olds put on a show of strength as the future of the sport unleashed at the Sports Super
Next Gen Triathletes converge onto Gold Coast

More than 250 of Australia’s finest young triathletes have converged onto the Gold Coast for three intensive days in the opening round of the Australian Junior Triathlon Series at the Sports Super Centre at Runway Bay. The youngsters – in the Youth (13-16 years) and Junior (17-19 years) age groups – represent
Triathlon Australia’s sweeping changes in High Performance re-structure

Triathlon Australia has today unveiled an exiting, ground-breaking re-structure of its High Performance program, aimed at maximising its coaching and athlete talent in the build-up to 2020 and beyond.   Just one month into his new role, newly appointed Performance Director Ben Gathercole, has wasted no time implementing the appointments
Nominate a local sporting hero and win

Inside Sport is giving back to the unsung heroes of Australian sport by offering 10,000 in prizes though The Clubbies awards. Grassroots sport is the heartbeat of so many Australian communities, bringing people together in healthy competition and The Clubbies aim to make sure these special people are recognised. The
Annabel Luxford goes back to back in Ballarat

Despite a hard-fought fifth placing at IRONMAN Western Australia last weekend, Chevrot found enough fuel in the tank to claim the victory at the IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat triathlon. “It was a big week, I have never done this before, so I was not sure how it would work out, but
Loretta Harrop & Brad Beven inducted into ITU Hall of Fame

ITU today announced four inductees for the third Hall of Fame. These athletes were inducted into the ITU Hall of Fame at a gala held as a part of the ITU Congress in Madrid on December 9.  “It is with great pleasure that I welcome these four inductees into the
Records fall at Ironman Western Australia

They achieved that in spades with the 31-year-old Bozzone claiming the men’s honours in 7:51:25, nearly five minutes inside Luke McKenzie’s record set last year, while Hauschildt fought cramps in the second half of the run to finish in 8:54:39, just over two minutes ahead of Kiwi Britta Martin’s 2014
Women take centre stage at Ironman Western Australia

A 57 strong professional field will contest the 2016 SunSmart IRONMAN ® Western Australia. For the first time in IRONMAN Asia-Pacific history, the women’s field have been seeded first. Australia’s Mel Hauschildt and defending women’s champion Sarah Piampiano (USA) head a 15 strong female field featuring Sweden’s Asa Lundstrom (8th 2016
Athletes with disabilities taking on Ironman Western Australia

Triathlon Australia’s National Manager Paratriathlon, Kathryn Perriac is delighted to see the number of people with disabilities challenging themselves with participating in an Ironman competition, and appreciative of the great support Ironman Asia-Pacific are providing.  There are eight people with different physical and sensory impairments known to be entered to
News

“On behalf of Triathlon Australia and the entire triathlon community our deepest sympathies go to Cheryl Battaerd, his wife, their two sons Nick, Lex and the extended family of Hans who was tragically killed in an accident on Wednesday 23 November.” A talented athlete, he regularly graced the age group
Big wins for Annabel Luxford and Dan Wilson Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney

Melbourne based Annabel Luxford went back to back at IRONMAN® 70.3® Western Sydney today while Brisbane-based Dan Wilson claimed his first 70.3 title.   Luxford produced a dominant performance exiting the swim with Natalie Van Coevorden over two minutes ahead of a chase pack that included Kirralee Seidel.   Onto
“MR TRIATHLON” CRAIG REDMAN MOVES ON AFTER 30 YEARS IN THE SPORT

Craig Redman, a man who has been synonymous with the sport of triathlon in Australia for the past 30 years, is moving on. Triathlon Australia has reluctantly accepted Redman’s resignation from one of its longest serving and popular High Performance figures. Redman has resigned his busy post as National Manager,
Aussies in Action

Kate Bevilaqua Ultraman World Championship The Ultraman World Championship is the ultimate test for any endurance athlete, and 2016 was the 32nd anniversary of this unique event held over three days and limited to just 40 athletes - Australia’s Kate Bevilaqua was one them.  Kate not only won the women’s event
Golden finish for Team Australia at Cross Tri World

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games hopeful Charlotte McShane has finished off 2016 on a gold medal moment in Lake Crackenback today – although she did have a little help from her friends. McShane, who stormed home to take the bronze medal in this year’s World Triathlon Series grand final in Cozumel in
McShane and Allen top placed Aussies in World Cross Tri

Top placed Australians Charlotte McShane and Ben Allen put their bodies on the line in the Snowy Mountains today when the elites put on a spectacular showing at the ITU Cross Tri World Championships. McShane, who has established herself as one of Australia’s future Olympians this year, finished a busy
Young Kiwis and Beggs-French push the limits in Cross Tri shoot out

Canberra’s New Zealand-born Rowan Beggs-French pushed his younger Kiwi rivals to the limit when some of Australia’s toughest off-road age group triathletes conquered the Snowy Mountains terrain around Lake Crackenback today in search of a world title. As hard as the experienced 28-year-old tried it was the younger legs of
Kim leads ladies on a cracking Cross Tri day

It was age group ladies day at Lake Crackenback today for the historic opening day’s competition of the ITU Cross Tri World Championships in the Snowy Mountains.   And the 80-strong Australian contingent, aged between 20 and 68 all conquered the wilds of Lake Crackenback’s “trails and tribulations”, rocky creek
Ben Allen back for a cracken day out at World Cross Tri Championships

Australia’s leading off-road triathlete Ben Allen can’t wait to showcase his second home to the world at this weekend’s 2016 Snowy Mountains ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships at Lake Crackenback. The man who has made his life out of the rugged, gruelling, dirty work of Cross-Tri is as excited as
Don’t cross these fathers and daughters in Snowy's historic off-road triathlon

It could well be a case of “father knows” best this weekend at the historic 2016 Snowy Mountains ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships at Lake Crackenback - the first time the Championship has been held in Australia. ITU Triathlon Grand Final bronze medallist Charlotte McShane and her father Frank and former
Reigning champs return to reclaim titles at 2016 Snowy Mountains ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships

Reigning ITU World Champion Flora Duffy (BER) turns to her attention to cross triathlon this weekend as she hunts for her second ITU world title in two months, and her second consecutive Cross Triathlon World Title. In the men’s race, two-time ITU Cross Triathlon World Champ Ruben Ruzaf a (ESP)
Aussies in Action

Salthouse and Wilson cap off season with wins at Shepparton Ellie Salthouse  capped off a strong 2016 season that included 70.3 wins at Boulder and Miami and titles at Challenge Melbourne and Rev 3 Knoxville.  Salthouse had to fight off a fierce challenge from fellow Australian  Andrea Forrest  across all
Triathlon Australia’s’ TRYstars program partner up with Sanitarium Weet-Bix

Triathlon Australia is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing which will help more Aussie kids discover the lifelong fun, fitness and friendships offered by the sport of triathlon.   Weet-Bix Kids TRYstars is the new name for Triathlon Australia’s national junior participation program. It
Battle of the Elite – Experience Vs New Talent

Some of the biggest names in international triathlon are set to sizzle at CHALLENGESHEPPARTON on Sunday 13 November 2016.  CHALLENGESHEPPARTON includes a 1.9km swim in the stunning Victoria Park Lake, a two-lap 90km bike course on flat and fast roads and a three-lap 21.1km run encompassing the lake, Goulburn River
Craig ‘Crowie’ Alexander to defend his record at Busselton

Following his record breaking performance in his debut at the 2016 SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton, the 5 x World Champion Triathlete, Craig ‘Crowie’ Alexander has confirmed he will be returning in 2017 to defend his title. This is the first time that Alexander has committed to a race so early
Aussies in Action

Aaron Royle onto the podium in Paradise The Island House Triathlon is the brainchild of Luke McKenzie and wife Beth Gerdes . This year they tweaked the already popular three-day event designed to bring together the world’s best short and long course athletes and on Friday 40 of the very best
Ashleigh Gentle wins fourth - Dan Wilson first Noosa Tri title

Rio Olympian  Ashleigh Gentle  soothed the sting of a disappointing Olympic campaign with her fourth Noosa title, and third on the trot.  Dan Wilson  twice the bridesmaid in Noosa finally added Australia’s most coveted title to his trophy cabinet. "To finally win, after not only being so close before, but
How to get involved in the Australian Schools Triathlon Festival

School Sport Australia (SSA) and Triathlon Australia (TA) are excited to be jointly hosting the inaugural Australian Schools Triathlon Festival (ASTF) from 18-21 April, 2017 at the International Regatta Centre in Penrith, New South Wales. The partnership will deliver an innovative new triathlon multi-sport festival to provide pathways for our
Six Aussies Take On The World At Island House Tri

The Island House Triathlon kicks off tomorrow with 40 of the world’s best triathletes from short and long course racing to test themselves over new formats and race the clock set against the stunning backdrop of the Bahama’s. It will be final time we see Emma Moffatt race as a
Bathurst And Coolongatta Gold Champion To Compete At Noosa Triathlon

Two champions in their chosen sport will step out of their comfort zone at the Noosa Triathlon. Melbourne, VIC/Noosa Queensland (26 October, 2016) – In the last two weeks Surf Ironwoman Courtney Hancock and V8 Supercar driver Will Davison recorded career defining wins with Hancock winning the Coolangatta Gold and Davidson
Ben Gathercole’s return as Triathlon Australia’s new Performance Director a real gain

Rugby Union’s loss will very much be triathlon’s gain with today’s announcement of Ben Gathercole’s appointment as Triathlon Australia’s new Performance Director.   Gathercole leaves the role as Team Director of the ACT Brumbies Super Rugby franchise to head up Triathlon’s National High Performance Program over the next four years
Aussies in Action

Xterra Off Road World Championships Aussie off-road legend Benny Allen finished third at the Xterra World Championships in Maui matching his results from 2013 and 2014. Bronze seems to be his colour in the off-road world championships but gold is on his mind next month when he lines up for
Birtwhistle’s bike leg paves way for Nepean triathlon victory – next stop Noosa

Time on his time trial bike back home in Tasmania over the past three weeks has been time well spent for prospective Commonwealth Games triathlete Jake Birtwhistle in Sydney today. The 21-year-old from Launceston, considered unlucky not to make it to this year’s Rio Olympics, has broken through for a
One month to go until the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships

ONLY one month to go until the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships and athletes from around the world are currently in the final stages of training ready to take on the challenges of the world championships course in Australia’s spectacular Snowy Mountains, New South Wales. As the clock ticks
Charlotte McShane chasing season ending high after Cozumel confidence booster

Fresh from her gritty third place finish behind Bermuda’s newly crowned ITU World Champion Flora Duffy and US Olympic champion Gwen Jorgensen in Mexico last month, McShane has headed home to her parents’ property in East Gippsland, Victoria. But there has been no rest for the Jamie Turner coached McShane
One Month to go until the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships

ONLY one month to go until the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships and athletes from around the world are currently in the final stages of training ready to take on the challenges of the world championships course in Australia’s spectacular Snowy Mountains, New South Wales. As the clock ticks
Aussies in Action

Runaway wins for Kahlefeldt, Vodikova in China There’s celebration in the Sunshine Coast home of Brad Kahlefeldt and Radka Vodickova after the partners claimed the honours at the first IRONMAN 70.3 Hefei in China. Both winners used their running skills to fine effect to gain their wins that looked anything
Emma Carney was a fierce competitor and took triathlon to new levels of speed, power and athleticism

Her competitiveness took her to two world titles, three year-ending world number one rankings and nine Australian titles. During the 1995, 1996 and 1997 seasons Carney won all but three races as she dominated the sport.  Tomorrow night, Emma Carney will be honoured with induction into the Sport Australia Hall
GC2018 Sport Pictograms

GOLDOC Chairman Peter Beattie AC will officially launch the GC2018 Sport Pictograms on Tuesday morning and we’d like to invite you to participate. With a cumulative broadcast audience of 1.5 billion and more than 1,000 hours of live sport, the pictograms will provide an eye-catching identifier for each of the
Mirinda Carfrae continues Australia's 12 year podium streak at Kona

On a day that saw two Europeans become IRONMAN ®  World Champions for the second time, it was three time world champion Mirinda Carfrae who salvaged something for Australia. Germany’s Jan Frodeno and Switzerland's Daniela Ryf produced dominant performances to claim back to back IRONMAN® World Championship titles at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Aussies ready to dance in Kona

A win at the 2016 IRONMAN® World Championship this weekend would place Australian Mirinda Carfrae in an exclusive club, of which she is the only member. A title would add to her legacy in Kona and bring her tally to four, one more than Australian triathlon legend Craig Alexander, making
2016 Ironman World Championship brings elite athletes together to battle on the toughest stage

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 3, 2016) — More than 2,300 of the world’s top athletes will unite in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 8 for the most iconic one-day endurance event in the world - the 2016 IRONMAN® World Championship. IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holding company, has produced this world class event since 1978.
Athletes will descend upon Kailua-Kona, Hawai`for World’s Most Iconic Endurance Event

More than 2,300 of the world’s top athletes will unite in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 8 for the most iconic one-day endurance event in the world - the 2016 IRONMAN® World Championship. IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holding company, has produced this world class event since 1978.    The largest international athlete
Triathlon Australia Job Opportunities Available - Coaching

Triathlon Australia is the official National Sporting Organisation responsible for the management and delivery of the sports of triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and multisport within Australia. It is a member of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and is recognised by the ITU and the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) as the National
Olympian Ryan Bailie takes out National Duathlon Champs in front of home crowd

22-year-old Olympian Ryan Bailie has won the National Duathlon Championships, held today at the City of Armadale Duathlon at Champion Lakes Regatta Centre. It was Ryan’s first race in his home state since the Rio Olympics where he finished tenth. “It was great to race back in Perth, it’s always
Less than two months to go until the 2016 ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships!

ANNOUNCING - World Champions Ruben Ruzafa and Flora Duffy announce their attendance at 2016’s ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships held in the Snowy Mountains. Flora Duffy, from Bermuda, will travel to Australia in November to participate in the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships just two months after winning the 2016 ITU
Aussies in Action

ITU Long Distance World Championships The ITU Long Distance World Championships in Oklahoma threw up some tough conditions for competitors but victories went to the strongest swim, bike, runners’ in 2016. The Frenchmen dominated, Sylvain Sudrie claimed gold, and Cyril Viennot the silver, both former title holders. Sudrie set himself
Craig Alexander to lead Aussies into world champs battle

43-year-old Alexander has shown great form this season producing a top ten finish at the recent Ironman 70.3 World Championships. In 2016 he has claimed wins at Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya, Huskisson Long Course and a record breaking win at Ironman 70.3 Busselton, but for Alexander the world long course has
Aussie Age Group gold to the old and bold in Cozumel

There’s just no stopping Keith Pearce – Australia’s remarkable 79-year-old triathlete who has not only conquered all but one of his opponents this week but also the oppressive heat that has wreaked havoc here in Cozumel for the ITU World Triathlon Championships. Pearce was the last man standing today after a
VIDEO: Elite Men's Highlights ITU World Championship Cozumel


Breakthrough for Bailie only just around the corner says Savage

Five years ago Ryan Bailie was a young gun making up the numbers on the World Triathlon Series, a youngster learning the ropes in the helter skelter world that is ITU racing.   In 2012 in London Brad Kahlefeldt, Courtney Atkinson and Brendan Sexton were representatives on the Australian Olympic
McShane turns up the heat for bronzed Aussies in Cozumel

Scottish-born Charlotte McShane has burst through for Australia’s first major ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final podium since 2010 taking bronze in the brutal heat of Cozumel late this afternoon. The 26-year-old, who migrated to Bairnsdale in rural Victoria with her family in 2005, produced an inspirational final 10km run
Aussie kids now primed for relay action in Cozumel

Australia’s young triathletes will be back on show tomorrow in the Under 23/Junior Mixed Teams Relay after another tough day in the office in the oppressive heat that has been the feature of the 28th ITU World Triathlon Championships in Cozumel. As idyllic as the resort island is, the heat,
Oppressive conditions takes toll on under 23 men

Australia’s Under 23 men had a challenging day in Cozumel's oppressive heat which saw officials delay the start of the race by an hour and a half from 3pm top 4.30pm.   Melbourne-based bronze medallist in this event in 2013, Declan Wilson , was the best of the Australians finishing in
New world age champion Nathan Breen inspired by “Macca and Crowie”

Budding Cronulla triathlete Nathan Breen grew up idolising Australian triathlon royalty – two of its crown princes in Chis McCormack and Craig Alexander .   Cronulla was the birthplace of triathlon in Australia – a breeding ground for some of the sport’s greats – and none better than World Ironman champions “Macca and Crowie.
Moffatt and Wilson hand over the ITU reins to the next generation

Triathlon Australia stalwarts Emma Moffatt and Dan Wilson have announced their retirement from the ITU World Championships on the eve of the 28th edition of the ITU Worlds in Cozumel . The pair will line up in their farewell ITU World Championship – Moffatt on Saturday and Wilson on Sunday. Three-time Olympian
Aquathon gold for Ali Brownlee and Australia’s 79-year-old Keith Pearce

Even at 8am Cozumel was a sweat box as triathletes of all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities gathered for the opening day of the 28th ITU Triathlon World Championships.   It was the traditional Aquathlon day – a 2.5km run, followed by a 1km swim and another 2.5km run.  
Elle Leahy, the golden girl from Goondiwindi

Elle Leahy , the girl from Goondiwindi, who came to Brisbane 12 months ago to further her triathlon career, has won Australia’s first gold medal of the ITU Triathlon World Championships in Cozumel. The 19-year-old, who just missed selection on the Australian Junior Triathlon team with twin sister Zoe, was one
One step closer to ‘a metre matters’ in Victoria

The Amy Gillett Foundation today welcomes the report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into minimum overtaking distance laws in Victoria, which recommends that the Victorian Government adopt a metre matters laws. The Economy and Infrastructure Standing Committee unanimously supported adoption of such laws in Victorian in its report tabled in the
Olympians Bailie and Royle the final arrivals for Cozumel finale

The arrival of Olympians Ryan Bailie and Aaron Royle will complete the Australian contingent of 236 athletes who have converged on the Mexican island of Cozumel on the Caribbean Sea this week for 28th  ITU World Triathlon Championships. Bailie and Royle and fellow Jamie Turner squad members Jake Birtwhistle, Charlotte
2016 ITU World Triathlon championship titles on the line in Cozumel

Cozumel, Mexico - After eightthrilling ITU World Triathlon Series races this year, the men's and women's elite World Championship titles will be decided in heated battles this week at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel from September 14-18. In the women's race, Flora Duffy (BER) hasdominated the Columbia Threadneedle Rankings
Aussies in Action

Beijing International Ashleigh Gentle has polished her preparation off for the ITU Triathlon World Championships in Cozumel next weekend with a second place behind newly crowned Ironman 70.3 champion Holly Lawrence (GBR). Gentle was over a minute down after the swim, but matched the pace on the bike with Lawrence,
Dream gold for Katie Kelly with historic Rio victory

What seemed like an untouchable dream when she was struggling with injuries just three months ago, turned into a reality for an elated Katie Kelly at Copacabana Beach in Rio today when she won the gold medal in the women’s PT5 para-triathlon. Kelly and sighted guide, Sydney 2000 Olympic triathlon
Claire McLean faces her fear and now going for Rio Gold

Claire McLean never learnt to swim as a youngster and, as the years went by, she developed what she describes as “an enormous phobia of water”.   “It became really an ingrained dread for being even near a swimming pool,” she says. “Just the smell of chlorine would make me
Aussie boys in courageous paratriathlon debut in Rio

Australian trio Bill Chaffey, Brant Garvey and Nic Beveridge showed extraordinary courage and determination to overcome the pain barrier and do their country and their sport proud when paratriathlon made a stunning debut at the 2016 Paralympic Games on Rio’s iconic Copacabana Beach today. Gold Coaster Chaffey, at 40 years
Revolutionary ‘Cyclists Ahead’ warning signs deployed

The Amy Gillett Foundation today deployed its revolutionary ‘Cyclist Ahead’ electronic warning signs to improve the safety of road users along the Deans Marsh-Lorne Road. The Minister for Roads and Road Safety, the Hon Luke Donnellan, was on hand to cut the ribbon and officially commission the ‘Cyclist Ahead’ warning
2017 ITU Triathlon World Cup schedule released

Following the ITU Executive board meeting in Rio de Janeiro last week, and on the heels of the completion of the 2017 World Triathlon Series calendar, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2017 World Cup races. “The ITU World Cup races create an
Rio’s historic day has arrived for Australia’s paratriathletes

Seven Australian triathletes will create history in Rio this weekend when paratriathlon makes its ground breaking Paralympic debut on Rio’s Copacabana Beach. The Australians will be led by the Gold Coast’s 40-year-old five-time ITU world champion Bill Chaffey, who summed up the journey for the team when he said: “When
2017 ITU World Triathlon Series calendar complete

Following the ITU Executive Board Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, ITU is pleased to confirm the addition of Montreal to the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series, which completes the 2017 WTS calendar. Montreal debuted on the 2016 World Cup schedule earlier this month with great success as thousands of spectators
Fresh team of rookies ready for Paralympic berth

Out of the 177 athletes who will represent Australia at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, more than half will be doing so for the first time. With three days to go until the Opening Ceremony, Australia’s first-timers have settled into the Paralympic Village, and are counting down the days until
Australia’s great day out – IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships

Australia’s team of 838 athletes was the largest team ever team represented at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships and they proudly raced with team pride and some extraordinary results. It topped off a great day for Australia, Tim Reed winning an epic battle with German Sebastian Kienle to win his
Tim Reed - Ironman 70.3 World Champion

Australian Tim Reed capped a perfect Father’s Day by becoming the first Australian to claim an  IRONMAN ®  70.3 ®   World Championship on home soil. The popular Aussie was welcomed over the finish line by his wife and two children, after a titanic battle on the run with two-time IRONMAN 70.3
Royle back in saddle for WTS Edmonton sprint race

It hasn’t taken Aaron Royle long to get himself back in the saddle as the Australian Olympians prepare for this month’s WTS Triathlon Grand Final in Cozumel in Mexico. Next stop for many of them will be Sunday’s final WTS round in Edmonton (Women: 4am and Men: 6am Monday morning
Delly Carr Wins 2016 AIPP Sports Photographer Of The Year Award

Australia’s preeminent sport specialist photographer, Delly Carr has scooped the prestigious ‘Sports Photographer of the Year’ Award at the annual Australian Professional Photography Awards in Melbourne overnight. His successful folio of Australian sport throughout 2016 won him the most sought after award for Australian Professional Sports Photographers. “I felt very privileged to
Mother knows best

MOOLOOLABA, Qld. (August 31, 2016) – As a mother, Allison Appleton has guided, given advice to and raised her four sons to believe they can achieve anything in life. On Sunday at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Sunshine Coast, she will be the one after some guidance as she and
Paratriathlon Paralympic start lists posted

With paratriathlon set to debut at the Paralympic Games for the first time in under two weeks on September 10-11, ITU confirms the start lists for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. “Debuting at the Paralympic Games is a cornerstone moment for our sport, one that we have long awaited, and
Aussies in Action

Ironman 70.3 Bintan Kate Bevilaqua led home an Australian clean sweep of the podium at Ironman 70.3 Bintan. The only time Bevilaqua trailed was a 10 second deficit out of the swim to Alise Selsmark, that was quickly vanquished in transition. Her class showed in the bike and run, eventually
City of Armadale Duathlon to host Australian Championship

On Sunday 2 nd October over 700 competitors will participate in the City of Armadale Duathlon as part of their bid for Australian Champion Status and selection into the 2017 Australian World Duathlon Team. The race, which is held at Champion Lakes Regatta Centre is a run-bike-run format and includes
Triathlon’s 2020 vision after impressive Rio results

There may not have been medals won but in the competitive world that is Olympic triathlon Australia has certainly continued to confirm its presence on the world stage.   Two top ten finishers in the men from Games debutants Aaron Royle (ninth) and Ryan Bailie (10th) and brilliant performances by
Triathlon Australia enrols with School Sport Australia

Triathlon Australia today announced a new partnership with School Sport Australia to deliver an innovative new triathlon multi-sport festival to provide pathways in shaping our future champions. The Australian Schools Triathlon Festival (ASTF) is new multi-sport initiative presented jointly by School Sport Australia (SSA) and Triathlon Australia . The inaugural ASTF
Aussies in Action

With the focus on the Olympic triathlon events the past few days and samba overload at the closing ceremony, there was still races being run and won! Just 7 weeks out from the biggest dance in our sport at Kona, Miranda Carfrae grabbed her own gold at Ironman 70.3 Timberman
Moffatt and Densham end Olympic careers in Rio

Australia’s triple triathlon Olympians Emma Moffatt and Erin Densham can walk tall after conquering a torture test in their final Olympic race around Fort Copacabana in Rio earlier today. They spoke glowingly of their final Olympic race and their celebrated careers as they made their way through the competition zone
Gentle joins bronzed Aussie teammates

  Triple Olympic triathletes Emma Moffatt and Erin Densham have “been there done that” – two of five Australian women to have medalled at the Games. In fact the Australian women are the most successful nation when it comes Olympic medals with - 1 Gold; 2 Silver and 2 bronze. Here’s the
Brave Aussies run into Rio top ten

Training partners and Olympic debutants Aaron Royle and Ryan Bailie have given Australia a dual top ten finish in men’s triathlon race at Copacabana today. Newcastle’s Royle hung on gamely for ninth and Bailie, the boy from Bunbury in WA, had to work from the chase pack on the bike
Aussies ready to shake up Rio

The fifth Olympic triathlon will get underway tonight at Ipanema Beach, Rio and the Australian debutants Aaron Royle, Ryan Bailie and Ryan Fisher have declared they are ready to race and shake it up.  Australia’s next generation of Olympic male triathletes Aaron Royle, Ryan Bailie and Ryan Fisher have arrived
Men's Olympic Triathlon Preview

The men's 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic triathlon is set for a showdown as 55 men line up for Olympic glory on Copacabana Beach on Thursday, August 18 at 11a.m. BRT. PREVIEW: Up until a few weeks ago it wouldn’t have been crazy to suggest that the same men who
Women's Olympic Triathlon Preview

The women's 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic triathlon will see the fastest women in the world battle for Olympic gold on Saturday, August 20 at 11a.m. BRT on majestic Copacabana Beach. PREVIEW: Over the past three years, there has been barely a blip on Gwen Jorgensen’s ITU race record. The
Aussies in Action

Ironman 70.3 European Championship, Wiesbaden Melissa Hauschildt pieced together a superb race to easily claim the Ironman 70.3 European Championship. Her second European title, after winning the Ironman Championship in Frankfurt and first athlete to win both. Trailing race leader Jodie Swallow by 3mins 30sec after the swim, she had
2016 Tønsberg ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup

The very heavy rains over the past few days ruined plans for the swim here in Tønsberg. A Government ban on swimming in the bay of Oslo confirmed the concerns of the Technical Delegate who had checked the water quality tests and seen record levels. The weather conditions suggested that
How to watch triathlon at the Olympics

Via ITU The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games open today! In our fifth edition in the Olympic Games, we couldn’t be more pumped to see the world’s fastest triathletes swim, bike and run their way to Olympic glory. To help you stay up to date with the latest on
Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Triathlon by the Numbers

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will host the fifth edition of the triathlon competition at the Olympics. Here is your preview, stats-style. 173 – Seconds. The biggest deficit that any Gold medallist has had to make up from T2. Austria’s   Kate Allen   was this far behind the leader when
Excitement Grows with 100 Days until Australia hosts the ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs

Wednesday 10th August marks a significant milestone in the build up to the 2016 ITU World Championships. Only 100 Days now remain until the opening ceremony and the countdown has well and truly begun. SNOWY MOUNTAINS— In just over three months’ time the very best of the world’s ‘off road
APC welcomes new partnership with the John Maclean Foundation

Australia’s preparations for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have received a significant boost, thanks to the work of the John Maclean Foundation. The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) today announced a new partnership with the John Mclean Foundation (JMF), which will provide funding for equipment required by athletes striving for gold
Aussies in Action

ITU World Cup Montreal Ashleigh Gentle has produced silver at the ITU World Cup in Montreal this morning behind the in-form Flora Duffy (BER) over the Sprint Distance race. The result is a confidence boost for Gentle that all is on track for her debut in Rio. In promising signs
IPC suspends Russia from Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Russia has been banned from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games after the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) confirmed it has suspended the membership of the Russian Paralympic Committee. The IPC announced its decision at a media conference overnight in Rio, two weeks after opening suspension proceedings in response to what the
Anna Meares address to the Australian Olympic Team

Your excellencies, Chef Kitty and to our Australian Olympic  Team. Welcome to Rio. In just a few days time the Games will kick off and like me you're all probably feeling a mixture of emotions. Nerves, anxiety, pressure and excitement. What lies ahead for us no one knows, it's unwritten
Sprint stop for Olympic bound Gentle and Densham

The Rio Olympics are already underway but our Australian Olympic bound triathletes Ashleigh Gentle and Erin Densham are making a sprint stop at this weekend’s ITU Triathlon World Cup in Montreal. After a 17-year hiatus Montreal returned back to the ITU family to host its first-ever World Cup event. Serving
Rio Olympic Course Preview

What to Watch For If the sea is rough, athletes will need to manage the swells in order to stay with the front pack on the swim. The Olympic Games bike course is notorious for its climbs, primarily over the main hill into Lagoa, which is on the far side
Reed and Berkel Resume battle in Cebu

The dual resumes with Tim Reed and Tim Van Berkel at IRONMAN 70.3 Phillipines this weekend, doubling up as the Asia-Pacific Championship. Reed just edged out Berkel in a sprint finish but the deepth of the field this year might have something to say about who finishes on the podium
Debutant paratriathletes put icing on the Rio cake

They have come from all walks of life and overcome amazing hurdles to reach the top of their sport and today the official announcement of our Australian team. The Australian Paralympic Committee  has put the icing on its 2016 Rio team with the announcement of its first ever paratriathletes. A
Olympic triathlon start lists revealed

With the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games set to start this week, the International Triathlon Union has released the men’s and women’s triathlon numbered start lists. The men’s Olympic triathlon will be contested on August 18, while the women will take to Copacabana Beach on August 20. “Congratulations to
Aussies in Action

EUROPE Dan Wilson took another positive step in his return to racing, winning the short course race at the 2016 Alpe d’Huez Triathlon. The 1.2km swim, 30km bike, that features the infamous 21-bend mountain climb used as part of the Tour de France and 7.3km run.  “It is an incredible
Australian Commonwealth Games Association backs Triathlon's NextGen

Six World Championship bound junior triathletes have been named in Australia’s NextGen AusComGames 2016 Squad, announced today by Triathlon Australia in conjunction with the Australian Commonwealth Games Association.   The athletes are: Men - Matthew Hauser (QLD), Liam McCoach (WA) and Kye Wylde (QLD) and women: Sophie Malowiecki (QLD), Jessica Claxton (WA)
Rio team headline world championship squad for Cozumel

Australia’s six-strong Olympic triathlon team will headline Triathlon Australia’s 12-member Elite team announced today for next month’s ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Cozumel, Mexico. All-up Australia will send a team of 25 – with seven athletes named on the Under 23 team, and six in the Junior division. Rio-bound Elite
The Accidental Coach - Stephen Moss

I got involved in triathlons by accident. I was an aspiring track athlete originally but was injured in 1988, so took up triathlons for a bit of fun and fitness. Ironically, my original injury was from riding a push bike. I went over the handle bars and the front chain
In2Adventure names Para Triathlete Justin Godfrey as ambassador for TreX

In2Adventure are proud to announce that three times ITU World Para Triathlon Gold Medalist Justin Godfrey will take on the role as Para Triathlon Ambassador for the TreX series as he chases a fourth world title at the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships to be held in Australia in November.
Aussies in Action

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE Josh Amberger returned to the top spot on the podium at Ironman 70.3 Calgary and wrote himself into the record books with a new course record. with a dominating performance. After 20 months without a win, Amberger led from the front, put down the fastest bike split (1:58:57)
Aussie Paratriathlon Team out to conquer the world

While much of the focus in 2016 is on the Rio Paralympic Games  in less than 2 months, paratriathlon, being the new kids on the block in Paralympic Games, has only 3 out of the 5 classes that compete currently on the Rio program. For those athletes who don’t have
ITU launches fan engagement initiative ahead of Rio Olympics

ITU launches fan engagement initiative ahead of Rio Olympics With 30 days to go until the first triathlon race at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, ITU has today launched the social media campaign “ThisIsTriathlon” to get the world talking about triathlon. While ITU will be releasing videos, photos,
Aussies in Action

Some huge performances from Aussies around the globe this weekend - led by Gen Next athletes. Europe Jake Birtwhistle produced his best ever World Triathlon Series result, winning silver in dramatic circumstances in Hamburg. Eventually collecting the silverware after a dramatic finish that saw him go from a near certain bronze
Cool and calm Bailie’s blue carpet fever takes Aussies to stunning relay silver

A never-say-die finish by Bunbury’s Rio-bound Ryan Bailie has sealed Australia a stirring silver medal with one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the ITU World Mixed Teams Relay Championship  behind the USA in Hamburg today. While the Gwen Jorgensen led Americans were deserved gold medallists, the fighting
Jake’s surprise silver lining to dramatic Hamburg finish

Australia’s Jake Birtwhistle has produced his best ever World Triathlon Series result, winning silver in dramatic circumstances in Hamburg earlier today. The 21-year-old Tasmanian produced the race of his life followed by an emotionally charged finale that saw him go from a near certain bronze medal to fourth and eventually
2017 SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton

Following the announcement by IRONMAN that Busselton will play host to IRONMAN 70.3 Western Australia in conjunction with IRONMAN Western Australia on the 4 December 2016, Triathlon WA would like to confirm that SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton will continue to be held in May as part of the SunSmart Busselton
ITU Triathlon Mixed Teams Relay World Championship

In what is always a premier Series stop, Saturday will feature both the men and women over a sprint distance (750m swim; 20km bike and 5km run) while Sunday will see the ITU Triathlon Mixed Teams Relay World Championship (300m swim; 6.6km bike; 1.6km run). Australia, second to France in
Katie Kelly - Clear Line of Sight to Rio

Katie Kelly is on the threshold of being announced in Australia's first Paratriathlon Team to compete in Rio. Her story is truly amazing, and her steely determination to make the most of every opportunity that comes her way since the diagnosis of Usher Syndrome, a degenerative disease causing hearing loss
2016 ITU XTri World Champs

Snowies ‘Ready to Rock’ at the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships In breaking news, it has been announced that Adam Thompson , lead singer of Aussie 90s band ‘Chocolate Starfish’, and former Triple M Melbourne’s Sports Reporter Lachlan Wills will host the ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships in the Snowy Mountains
Aussies in Action

At the  ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup  it was double gold for our  National Talent Academy (NTA) athlete's Jaz Hedgeland (WAIS) and Matthew Hauser (QLD) winning the 2017 ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup. The sprint distance race threw up 33 degree temperatures compounded with 80 percent humidity. The excellent support
Paralympic Team receives boost for Rio

Australia’s Paralympic triathlete’s received a boost overnight with the announcement of an additional three athletes nominated under the International Triathlon Union Bipartite Selection Panel. The athletes nominated are, Nic Beveridge (PT1), Claire McLean (PT4) and Jack Swift (PT4) . These athletes, together with Katie Kelly, Kate Doughty, Bill Chaffey and Brant
Snowies Prepare to Shine on the World Stage

As the very best of the world’s off road athletes prepare to #GetDirtyDownUnder at the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships , the Snowy Mountains are putting final preparations in place to shine on the world stage, with locals preparing to be a part of the international explosion of culture, colour and
Aussies in Action

The 2015 Ironman Asia Pacific Champion Melissa Hauschildt is now the 2016 Ironman European Champion  after winning at Ironman Frankfurt overnight.  Hauschildt had battled injury and illness since winning the title in 2015 but in February this year rebounded with wins at Ironman 70.3 Geelong and Huskisson Long Course races.
McShane and Birtwhistle maintain rankings rage in Stockholm

Next generation triathletes Charlotte McShane and Jake Birtwhistle are sitting pretty on the WTS World Rankings after further encouraging performances in last night’s round in Stockholm. The two Under 23 world champions, who narrowly missed selection on the Rio Olympic team, have continued their rankings rise after the sixth race
Triathlon Australia announce 2016-2017 National Calendar

Triathlon Australia today announced their National Calendar of events for the 2016-2017 membership season. The National Calendar is made up of seven National Qualifying Series, our Australian Championship title races, Elite and OTU Series and the Australian Youth, Junior and Under 23 Triathlon Series. Miles Stewart, CEO of Triathlon Australia
ASADA issues supplement warning

With five weeks until the Rio Games, ASADA has today repeated its warning to athletes about the risk of using supplements which may contain banned substances not listed on product labels. The warning follows new research released today which found that, of 67 common Australian supplements analysed, almost one in
Dan Wilson back for Stockholm after 12 months on the sideline

With the world focusing on the Rio Olympics,  Australia’s Dan Wilson will be happy just to be back on the start line again when the World Triathlon Series kick-starts again in Stockholm on Saturday. Wilson, the 31-year-old Commonwealth Games representative and one of Australia’s most experienced Olympic distance triathletes will
Preventing Running Injuries in the Lead up to an Event

By Dr David Hughes,Chief Medical Officer Australian Institute of Sports Running-induced injuries are common; depending on the population of runners studied and the definition of running related injuries used incidence rates range between 18.2 and 92.4 %, and prevalence rates range between 6.8 to 59 injuries per 1,000 hours of running.
Aussies in Action

This weekend 12 Australian's featured on podiums across three continents. This is how it happened.  Europe Ironman champion Mirinda Carfrae returned to racing with a record breaking performance at Ironman Austria .  Rinny produced some impressive times to win her first title in Austria and secure and automatic qualifier start
VOTING Has Changed

Can’t make it to a polling place on election day? Find out more at www.aec.gov.au
Turia Pitt to Race Ironman World Championship

IRONMAN®  is proud to announce that Turia Pitt will race at the 2016 IRONMAN®  World Championship, Kailua-Kona Hawaii on October 8. Considered the toughest one day endurance event on the planet, Pitt will further test the limits of her resolve as she battles the heat of the Big Island over
Skill Improvement For Triathletes During the Off Season

From our partner Training Peaks   After a long year, the body and mind do need a bit of a break, or change in focus. Top athletes are always looking for opportunity to improve. I like to refer to the months of November to January as the “shoulder season”, transitioning
ITU confirms 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series Calendar

  The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to confirm the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) calendar, as well as the opening of bids for the 2020 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final. “The World Triathlon Series is the pinnacle of elite triathlon racing,” said ITU President and IOC Member
Partriathlon Paralympic qualification opportunities close

While qualification for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games  officially ends June 30, the final race of the one-year Paralympic qualification period was contested over the weekend in Besançon, France on June 19, closing opportunities to earn qualification points for Rio.  During the Paralympic qualification period, seven athletes in
2016 Australian Paralympic Team officially launched

The Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull, together with the Federal Minister for Sport, the Honourable Sussan Ley and the Shadow Minister for Sport, Dr Jim Chalmers joined the Australian Paralympic Committee  (APC) today to officially launch the Australian Team set to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic
Aussies in Action

Charlotte McShane wore the Txapela (beret) for a third time, winning the Lekeitio Triathlon in her seventh appearance at the event. National Talent Academy athlete  Emma Jeffcoat also graced the podium for a bronze in her first taste of racing this tradition in the beautiful Basque country they both call
Royal Australian Mint partners with Australian Paralympics and unveils Coin Program ambassador Kate Doughty

With less than 100 days to go until the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games , the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) has announced that it has partnered with the Australian Paralympic Committee to support the team heading to Rio and help create awareness among the general public. To help share the paralympic
Aaron’s Royle ride to bronze behind Britain's Brownlee brothers

Aaron Royle has given his Rio Olympic triathlon hopes a huge boost with a stirring bronze medal finish behind Britain’s Brownlee brothers in front of 100,000 people in Leeds earlier today.   The 26-year-old Newcastle-born Royle formed part of what turned out to be a successful bike breakaway that set
Australia's Ironman Domination

  Australian’s finished on top of the podium at two Ironman 70.3 races and claimed a major win at Ironman. This is how it unfolded. Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns race produced more twists and turns then the infamous Captain Cook Highway in the men’s race but it was Tim Van
Rio Olympic trio headline Aussies as Leeds makes WTS debut

Rio-bound Olympic triathletes Ryan Bailie, Aaron Royle and Emma Moffatt will be joined by inform Jake Birtwhistle and Charlotte McShane when the World Triathlon Series resumes in Leeds this weekend for the first time. Also Joining Moffatt and McShane in a strong women’s line up will be emerging stars Gillian
2016 Australian Paralympic Team uniform unveiled

The Australian Paralympic Team uniform for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games was officially unveiled today at Sydney’s Doltone House, with 21 Paralympic athletes on hand to model the range. The uniform features ceremonial wear designed by iconic Australian brand R.M. Williams , as well as competition and casual wear by leading
From Ratings Smash The Block to IRONMAN

Cairns, Queensland (Monday, June 6, 2016) – Caroline Tahana is accustomed to taking on feats of endurance. Along with her husband Kingi the 32-year-old mum from Hyde Park in Queensland was on the most recent season of the Channel 9 ratings juggernaut, The Block. Even while she was in the midst
Miles of passion, performance and mass participation on every triathlon starting line

People often ask Sydney 2000 Olympic triathlete Miles Stewart: “Why have you taken on the role as the CEO of Triathlon Australia?” “You had a successful business career and you also kept an eye on the sport you love and being on the board – you had the best of both
Rio bound men talk on debut Olympics

Our Rio bound men's team of Aaron Royle, Ryan Bailie and Ryan Fisher share their thoughts and feelings about what it means to each of them to make the Olympic team.
Emma, Erin & Ashleigh talk about being Olympians

Triple Olympian's Emma Moffatt and Erin Densham tell us what it means to them to have another opportunity, while Ashleigh Gentle reflects on her first Olympic team inclusion.
Aussies in Action

  Mitch Robins kicked off the weekend with a win at Pattaya Triathlon, a sprint race in Thailand from Fredrik Croneborg who didn’t have the leg speed after his win at Challenge Taiwan just two weeks ago. The French Gran Prix Dunkerque race looked like a WTS start list with
Six triathletes selected for the Rio Olympic challenge

  TRIATHLON: A six strong triathlon section has been announced in Sydney, featuring two Olympic bronze medallists and a handful of fresh talent eager to make their Olympic debuts. A duo of Ryans,  Ryan Bailie  and  Ryan Fisher  will be joined by  Aaron Royle  in the men’s event, while Beijing bronze
Australian Olympic Team Announced

BREAKING NEWS | The Australian Olympic Committee’s Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller today announced the Australian Olympic Triathlon team for Rio. Triathlon Australia would like to congratulate all the athletes their coaches, family and supporters – so much effort is invested by everyone. We’re incredibly proud of you, and will be with
Get Enrolled & Stay Involved

Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 18 to 24 year olds aren’t enrolled to vote in the upcoming federal election? Have a say and make your vote count by going to www.aec.gov.au/check to check your enrolment
X-Tri World Champs six months away from making history

Just six months until Australia hosts the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in a series of firsts for off-road tri’s to debut Down Under in 2016…  BRISBANE - A lot has happened since the International Triathlon Union (ITU) announced last year it had awarded Australian off-road sports event company In2Adventure the
Aussie triathletes stand and deliver in Yokohama

With the final ITU World Triathlon Series round inside the Rio Olympic selection period on the line in Yokohama today Australian triathletes stood and delivered. In the women’s race, Gold Coaster Ashleigh Gentle stormed home to win silver behind Rio favourite, American world champion Gwen Jorgensen. While former Under 23
Chaffey and Doughty grab Yokohama gold potentially en-route to Rio

  Australia’s Paratriathletes Bill Chaffey and Kate Doughty had to overcome individual hurdles before continuing their winning streaks at today’s World Paratriathlon Event in Yokohama. Five-time ITU world champion Chaffey overcame a penalty on the bike leg which he served just before the finish on the run but still managed
Our mighty Para's take on the world at WTS Yokohama

  Australia has the strongest group of athletes in the world in the PT1 class with 5 time World Champion Bill Chaffey (pictured) dominating men’s racing and newcomer Emily Tapp, silver medallist in the 2015 World Championships.  Supporting Bill and Emily are Scott Crowley and Nic Beveridge who are contesting
Yokohama next port of call for Australia’s WTS triathletes

Australia’s elite triathletes will be looking to build on their form from last month’s Gold Coast round when they line up in the fourth leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series in Yokohama on Saturday.   Emma Moffatt, who gained automatic nomination for her third Olympic team for Rio with
Australia's oldest female ironman competitor Karla McKinlay heading back to world championships

ABC Gippsland By Laura Poole Karla McKinlay is not simply fit and healthy; she is an extremely determined 70-year-old — and Australia's oldest female ironman triathlete. On the walls of her home in the central Gippsland town of Maffra is a whiteboard broken down into columns, outlining her goals, and the
Aussies in Action

Mother Nature couldn’t have thrown up more diverse conditions for the two premier races that Aussies were lining up for this weekend. In the Northern Hemisphere amongst the majestic Canyon’s of St George, Utah where the course is renowned as one of the toughest, Mother Nature served up wet and
One step closer to safer bike riding in Australia

One step closer to safer bike riding in Australia Australia is one major step closer to being a safer place for bike riders following a Senate committee recommendation to amend the Australian Model Road Rules to enshrine a metre matters  into law. The Federal Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
Records Tumble in Busselton

  The flat and fast conditions on the back made for an exciting finish in Busselton. by Andrea Gee Two-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion, Craig Alexander broke the course record in his win at the SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton in 3:42:59. It marked his third consecutive IRONMAN 70.3 win in
Tim Reed and Beth Gerdes Claim Ironman Australia Titles

  PORT MACQUARIE, NSW  (May1, 2016) –  Tim Reed had to dig deeper than before to claim his maiden IRONMAN victory at IRONMAN Australia in Port Macquarie today. Reed was greeted by family and friends after his come-from-behind win, made more challenging with the passing of one of his closest friends
Ironman Australia Champions Back to Defend Titles

PORT MACQUARIE, NSW (April 29, 2016) – Defending champion Paul Ambrose will be challenged by a who’s who of Australian IRONMAN triathlon in Port Macquarie on Sunday while defending champion New Zealander Michelle Bremer faces three challengers from her home country and two from America. Ambrose, who won his first IRONMAN
World Class Athletes set to take on Sunsmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton

Busselton, Australia – A string of world class names are set to line up at SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton on Sunday 1 May, 2016. Five times World Champion Craig Alexander headlines a stellar field for the 2016 SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton triathlon. Alexander won’t have it all his own way however
Malowiecki and Hauser to lead Australian Junior Team to Mexico

  Australian Junior Triathlon Series champions Sophie Malowiecki and Matt Hauser will spearhead a six strong junior team named by Triathlon Australian today for this year’s ITU World Triathlon Championships in Cozumel, Mexico in September.   For 18-year-old Queenslander, Malowiecki it will be the fourth time she has been named
National Technical News - Celebration of Champions Award Winners

For a lot of officials this time of year is when events start winding down or have finished for this season. Except for our friends in Queensland where their season is still in play.  As such we are reaching out to seek Expressions of Interest (EOI) for them as a
Aussies in Action

There were three Paralympic dreams realized after the 2016 Penrith ITU World Paratriathlon – ticking the box in winning their categories Kate Doughty (PT4), Bill Chaffey (PT1), and second for Brant Garvey (PT2) saw him join the club that will be nominated to the Australian Paralympic Committee.     Image: Jeff Ackers
Three Aussies nominated for Paralympics at Penrith

It was a great day for the Australian's at the 2016 Penrith ITU World Paratriathlon winning six gold medals, two silver, one bronze and topping the medal tally. For five-time ITU World Champion   Bill Chaffey (PT1); 2015 ITU World Championship bronze medallist   Kate Doughty   (PT4) and 2015
Matt Roberts and Jaz Hedgeland claim swag of medals at Penrith

Brisbane’s Matt Roberts and Jaz Hedgeland have secured the Oceania and Australian Elite and Under 23 Titles at the 2016 OTU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Championships at the Penrith Regatta Centre today. Roberts and Hedgeland are National Talent Academy members who both surged in the late stages of the run to
2016 SCHOOL SPORT AUSTRALIA TRIATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The nation’s best junior triathletes have put on a show for Hervey Bay locals competing in the 2016 School Sport Australia Triathlon National Championships. Western Australian triathlete Luke Bate put up a remarkable performance in the school sport senior boy’s triathlon crossing the line with a time of 59:12. Queensland showed their strength
4 Tips For a More Productive Off Season

Off season months are for building greater aerobic endurance, a stronger core, better form, and greater leg strength. The more aerobically conditioned you are throughout the entire body, the faster you will recover from intense workouts and race day efforts. This will allow you to work harder, more often, though
Paralympic nomination on the line at WPE Penrith

Three Australians are on the verge of ticking the final selection box for nomination to the Australian Paralympic Committee  for this year’s Rio Games when they line up in Sunday’s World Paratriathlon Event (WPE) at Penrith. Paratriathlon will make its debut in Rio with six medal events on the program.
2016 SCHOOL SPORT AUSTRALIA TRIATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hosted by Queensland School Sport  The School Sport Australia (SSA) Triathlon National Championships kick-off in Hervey Bay on Tuesday, April 19 with around 190 students aged 13 - 19 competing in one of the most exciting school sport competitions in the country.  Australia’s best boy and girl junior triathletes from Victoria,
AUSSIES IN ACTION

  The season may be winding down in Australia but there was still some off road racing that took place and some great performances in Asia! Here’s the weekend wrap of Aussies in Action. It was a big weekend for the VIS and coach Danielle Stefano with her young charges
ATKINSON AND SLACK CLAIM QUEENSLAND CROSS TRIATHLON CROWNS

SUNSHINE COAST, QLD—Only five seconds separated two-time Olympian Courtney Atkinson and current national under-23 champion Max Neumann at the finish of the elite men’s long course cross triathlon race at the Queensland TreX Championships on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday. The 36-year-old Atkinson, who made a last minute decision to
OLYMPIAN COURTNEY ATKINSON TOPS ALL-STAR FIELD AT QUEENSLAND TREX CHAMPIONSHIP

Two-time Olympian and 2015 Oceania Cross Triathlon champion Courtney Atkinson headlines stellar elite start lines that include Ben Allen, Brodie Gardner, Max Neumann, Jacqui Slack and Renata Bucher on the Sunshine Coast this weekend… BRISBANE—The elite men’s pro field at the Queensland TreX Championships received a last minute surge with
ALLEN CAN MAKE HISTORY WITH TREX DIRT FEST WIN IN QUEENSLAND

Australian pro triathlete Ben Allen could become first elite male in six years to claim an Australian Dirt Master Title with a win at the  Queensland TreX Championships and Dirt Fest on the Sunshine Coast… BRISBANE—With the Victorian and Australian titles already decided, only the Queensland championships remain as the
IRONMAN AUSTRALIA CHAMPIONS BACK TO DEFEND TITLES

PORT MACQUARIE, NSW (April 13, 2016) –  Australian Paul Ambrose and New Zealand’s Michelle Bremer will both return to the scene of their 2015 triumphs when they attempt to go back to back at the IRONMAN Australia triathlon on 1 May.  Ambrose won his first IRONMAN Australia title in 2012, but was unable to
RIO BOUND RYAN BAILIE SCOOPS THE POOL AT CELEBRATION OF CHAMPIONS DINNER

Rio bound triathlete Ryan Bailie has tonight capped the biggest weekend of his career, winning the Best Male Athlete and the coveted Athlete’s Athlete of the Year Awards at the 2016 Triathlon Australia Celebration of Champions Dinner on the Gold Coast.   Saturday saw the South African-born Bailie capture Australia’s
EMMA MOFFATT SECURES A TICKET TO RIO AT THE GOLD COAST

  Australian triathlete Emma Moffatt has booked a spot on the Olympic team to Rio de Janeiro after a seventh-place finish at her hometown race at the WTS Gold Coast today. The 2008 Beijing bronze medallist has also created history as the only female Australian triathlete to attain a third
RYAN BAILIE BOOKS HIS SPOT TO RIO

  Australia’s Ryan Bailie had a career best year in 2015 but his fourth place finish today at the Jewel WTS Gold Coast delivered him an elusive automatic Olympic nomination place for Rio.  It was a Spanish 1-2 as the all-conquering Mario Mola kept his winning streak alive in 2016.
TRIATHLON’S 2020 FORESIGHT FOR PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR BERNARD SAVAGE

  Triathlon Australia has today announced the reappointment of its National Performance Director Bernard Savage for another four years as it plans to take the sport to 2020 and beyond. It is a major vote of confidence for Savage who was appointed to the role following the London 2012 Olympics.
WTS GOLD COAST PRESS CONFERENCE

This is what the three Australian's had to say at the Official Press conference today ahead of the WTS Gold Coast  race on Saturday.  Ashleigh Gentle "I haven’t’ I guess thought too much about this year past Saturday and past Yokohama, which is the race after that we get fully
RIO CALLING TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN AUSSIE TRIATHLETES

Australia’s elite triathletes face a tough automatic Olympic nomination task on the Gold Coast on Saturday with the world’ best fronting up for race two of the ITU World Triathlon Series . Southport will be the hub of the international triathlon world as athletes line up to continue the helter skelter
AUSSIE TRIATHLON STARS TO THE RESCUE IN NEW ZEALAND SURF

Quick thinking Australian triathletes Aaron Royle and Ryan Bailie saved what could have been a dangerous situation for swimmers at popular Fitzroy Beach in New Plymouth, Taranaki (NZ) this week.   Newcastle’s Olympic qualifier Royle and WA’s Rio aspirant Bailie were training on the beach with the star-studded Jamie Turner
HAUSER AND MALOWIECKI TAKE COVETED SCODY AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR TRIATHLON SERIES

Queensland pair Matt Hauser and Sophie Malowiecki will be crowned the Scody Australian Junior Triathlon Series winners at Triathlon Australia’s Celebration of Champions Annual Awards Dinner on the Gold Coast on April 10. The pair wrapped up their titles, Hauser, the 2014 winner, for the second time and Malowiecki her
HAUSER AND CLAXTON TRIUMPHANT IN OCEANIA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Australia dominated the Gisborne Oceania Junior races with the green and gold race suits taking out five of the six podium spots across the two races in what was the final event of the Scody Australian Junior Triathlon Series. The Junior Women saw WA’s rising star Jessica Claxton power home
AUSSIE TRIATHLETES SECURE VITAL OLYMPIC QUOTA SPOTS FOR RIO

Dual Olympian Emma Moffatt and rising star Marcel Walkington have led an Australian clean sweep at the Gisborne Oceania Triathlon Championships in New Zealand today – as the Aussies secured its all-important wildcard spots for this year’s Rio Olympics. Moffatt led an Emma 1-2 finish from 21-year-old Sydneysider Emma Jeffcoat and
JAKE’S FOOD FOR THOUGHT AS HE DIGESTS TOUGH OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD IN GISBORNE

Australia’s ITU Under 23 World Champion Jake Birtwhistle will take the hard-earned lessons of Abu Dhabi into Saturday’s Oceania Triathlon Championships in Gisborne  on New Zealand’s North Island  Birtwhistle, who has this week been training in New Plymouth with team mates, Olympic Team nomination Aaron Royle and Australia’s top placed
GOLD COAST TO HOST LARGEST PARA-SPORT PROGRAM IN COMMONWEALTH GAMES HISTORY

ACGA thrilled with expansion of the para-sport program. The Australian Commonwealth Games Association welcomes the news of the expansion of the para-sport program. ACGA Chief Executive Officer Craig Phillips said since the full integration of para-sport events in Manchester in 2002 para-sport athletes have been a key part of Australia’s
BEN’S COACHING CHANGE PUTS CAREER BACK ON TRACK WITH MOOLOOLABA WIN

A coaching change and the desire help a mate achieve his Olympic dream has helped Brisbane Town Planning student Ben Cook reconstruct his triathlon career in Mooloolaba today. The 21-year-old who admitted he had a last start shocker in Noosa last year has come from behind to score an impressive
MARIO’S REIGN FOR SPAIN CONTINUES IN MOOLOOLABA

It’s a reign that Spanish triathlete Mario Mola hopes keeps rolling along to Rio after the 26-year-old from Majorca displayed all his moves in Mooloolaba today. Mola maintained his recent unbeaten record to race away with his second ITU Mooloolaba World Cup in two years from fellow Spaniard Vicente Fernandez
BRITISH GIRL JODIE’S HOME RUN AT MOOLOOLABA

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jodie Stimpson admitted she felt right at home after winning today’s ITU Mooloolaba Triathlon World Cup in hot, humid conditions on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Stimpson, the 27-year-old from Oldbury in the British Midlands, calls Australia her second home and was more than comfortable in the sweat-box
MONEGHETTI TO LEAD AUSTRALIAN 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES TEAM

  Australian marathon great Steve Moneghetti will lead the Australian team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, following his appointment as Chef de Mission. It will be Moneghetti’s third Games as head of the Australian delegation, having led the Australian team in both Delhi in 2010 and
MOOLOOLABA NEXT STOP FOR RIO HOPEFULS

Rio Olympic hopeful Ashleigh Gentle will rely on a combination of recovery and a relaxed race preparation as she prepares for this Saturday’s ITU Mooloolaba Triathlon World Cup. Her Gold Coast team mate and dual Olympian Emma Moffatt will be hoping to put her new bike skills into play in
GENTLE DOES IT WITH SILVER LINING LEADING INTO GOLD COAST OLYMPIC SELECTION

Gold Coaster Ashleigh Gentle will take enormous confidence into next month’s Olympic selection race in her home city after a hard-earned silver medal winning performance in the opening World Triathlon Series round in Abu Dhabi over night. One automatic nomination to the Australian Olympic Committee for Rio will be decided
MATT HAUSER: RISING STAR

  He is one of Australia’s most exciting young talents and yesterday's second place at the OTU Wollongong Oceania Cup just another step. He claimed the Australian Junior Championship in Devonport which also doubled as an automatic qualifying race to compete at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Cozumel, Mexico
INTERNATIONALS WIN THE DAY IN WOLLONGONG BUT YOUNG AUSSIES SHOW ENCOURAGING SIGNS

The spoils may have gone to US world champion Gwen Jorgensen and Germany's rising star Franz Loeschke but it was an encouraging day for Australia at the 2016 OUT Oceania Triathlon Cup in Wollongong today. Both Jorgensen and Loeschke ran away with their victories over the sprint distance - 750m swim,
ROYLE READY TO ROLL OUT OF BED FOR SPRINT START IN WOLLONGONG

Meanwhile Bailie’s training partner, Aaron Royle, will line up in a “home race” against Canadian training partner Alexis LePage and Spain’s Nan Oliveras and a host of young Australians, many who have been on the National Talent Academy camp in Wollongong this week.   “I’m happy that it’s a sprint
ABU DHABI AND WOLLONGONG PROVIDE KICK-STARTS FOR GAMES NOMINATIONS

Australia’s elite band of ITU triathletes will begin their first steps towards the Rio Olympics when they line up at races in Abu Dhabi and Wollongong this weekend.   The majority of the Olympic hopefuls will tackle the opening round of the World Triathlon Series (WTS) in the United Arab
HELP OUR PARATRIATHLETES GET TO RIO THROUGH WEEKEND SUNRISE PARATHON

This Saturday (March 5th), the Seven Network will host the Weekend Sunrise Parathon to help raise funds for the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team and we would be delighted if you could be part of it! We’re inviting all of our valued partners and supporters to join us for this exciting
ALLEN AND BUCHER TOP AUSTRALIAN TREX NATIONALS WITH LONG COURSE WINS

Ben Allen (AUS) and Renata Bucher (SUI) highlight Australian TreX Nationals, with Allen and compatriot Penny Hosken (VIC) now set to wear Aussie ‘Green and Gold’ at the upcoming ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in the Snowy Mountain.   With the highly sought after Australian ‘Green and Gold’ stripes on
JUNIORS SHINE AT 2016 AUSTRAIAN JUNIOR TRI SERIES

South Australian triathlete Charlotte Derbyshire and New Zealander, Dylan McCullough have wrapped up the Scody 2016 Australian Youth Triathlon Series after emphatic wins at the 2016 Australian Youth Triathlon Championships in Tasmania last weekend.   Derbyshire and McCullough made it a clean sweep, three wins from three races. Just 15-years-old
LUCKY 7: ALLEN AND SLACK GIVE TOP TIPS TREX SUCCESS

  International off-road specialists and multi-time Xterra champions Ben Allen (AUS) and Jacqui Slack (GBR) share a few tips for success ahead of this weekend’s Australian TreX Nationals at Lake Crackenback.     SNOWY MOUNTAINS, NSW—With more than 20 combined Xterra wins between them, as well as the 2016 Victorian
KATIE KELLY - AUSTRALIA'S GOLDEN GIRL PARATRIATHLETE

Courtesy of ITU  If you were to look at the ITU career of Australia’s  Katie Kelly , it would look like a storybook debut. In just her first year competing at the elite ITU level for paratriathlon, she not only won every single race she contended in, but she also ended
RECOVERY NUTRITION KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES OF TRIATHLETES

Thomas Doering 1 , Peter Reaburn 1 , Gregory Cox 2,3 and David Jenkins 4 1 CQUniversity, 2 Australian Institute of Sport, 3 Triathlon Australia,  4 University of Queensland. In late 2014, and early 2015, an online survey was sent out to all Triathlon Australia members. This survey was designed to see
RIO ALL-GO FOR RIVEROS WHILE TEAM MATES HAVE BACKHOUSE BUZZING

While the race for Rio is locked safely away for Chile’s two-time Olympic triathlete Barbara Riveros the journey is just heating up for Queensland Games hopeful Gillian Backhouse.   Riveros, the 28-year-old, adopted by Australia in her Wollongong training-base for much of her elite career, nailed her third Olympic team
MARCEL ENGINEERS DESERVED NATIONAL TITLE WIN TO SECURE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BERTH

Melbourne Engineering student Marcel Walkington has come back from the triathlon racing wilderness to win today’s OTU Oceania Cup and Australian Standard Distance Championship in Devonport.   The 22-year-old, who admits he can’t remember when he last put together a good race, also scored automatic selection on to the Australian
BLADE RUNNER BRANT IN NEED OF A LEG UP FOR RIO

  Australia’s all-conquering paratriathlon troops were on show at the Devonport Triathlon today and for one of this year’s Rio Paralympic hopefuls he was just pleased to get through his race “without snapping his blade.” Western Australian Brant Garvey, a 30-year-old congenital above knee amputee won his PT2 category at
HAUSER AND MALOWIECKI DREAMING OF THAT DAY ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER

Matt Hauser arrived into Devonport in search of some redemption and Sophie Malowiecki was just relieved she had a trouble free day in the office as Tasmania’s most established triathlon turned on a red-letter day for the sport.   And two of Australia’s most exciting young talents will leave for
BACKHOUSE BACK ON THE BIKE FOR DEVONPORT AFTER CRITERIUM CRASH

18 FEBRUARY 2016 - Olympic hopeful Gillian Backhouse wasn’t a pretty sight when she crashed onto the track at Brisbane’s Lakeside Velodrome in a massive pile up during a Criterium bike race last Sunday at the Pine Rivers venue.   Apart from some cuts and bruises, some major repairs to her
NEXT STOP DEVONPORT IN PARATRIATHLON'S ROAD TO RIO

Australia’s paratriathletes will take another step towards this year’s Paralympic Games in Rio when they line up in the 2016 Devonport OTU Oceania Championships  in Devonport on Saturday. Reigning world champions Bill Chaffey and Katie Kelly have already ticked one major selection box with their victories in Chicago last year
SOPHIE'S 5000M WIN KEEPS HER ON TRACK FOR TRIATHLON

Scody Australian Junior Triathlon Series leader Sophie Malowiecki will take winning triathlon and athletics form into Devonport  this weekend as she chases her maiden Australian Junior title.   The 19-year-old from Brisbane produced an IAAF World Junior Championship qualifier when she won the Girls 5000m Queensland Under 20 title at
MONTGOMERY CLAIMS MAIDEN WIN IN GEELONG - HAUSCHILDT MAKES A WINNING RETURN

  Geelong, VIC. (February 7, 2016) - For the first time in the IRONMAN ® 70.3 ® Geelong triathlon’s history, the men’s race was won by someone whose name was not Craig Alexander, with young gun Jake Montgomery claiming his first 70.3 win. Melissa Hauschildt took the women’s win in a new course
ALEXANDER THE GREAT CHASES FIVE

Geelong, VIC.   (February 5, 2016) - Five-time world champion Craig Alexander will be aiming to keep his perfect record intact at IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong. Alexander, with three IRONMA® and two IRONMAN® 70.3® world titles to his credit, is four from four in Geelong after winning in 2009, 2010, 2014 and
Australian Nationals to serve as ITU X-Tri Worlds elite, U23, U19 and paratriathletes selection race

(February 4, 2016) Elites, under-23s, under-19s and paratriathletes gear up for the only Australian qualification race for the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships, with up to six spots up for grabs to represent Australia in each elite category.    Photo credit:  Courtesy In2Adventure   Early entry for the Australian Cross Triathlon (X-Tri)
NOOSA TRIATHLON - A NEW LEVEL OF WORLD CLASS

2015 Noosa Triathlon becomes the largest Olympic distance triathlon in the world. NOOSA, Australia (February 3, 2016) – Noosa Triathlon can now lay claim to being the world’s largest mass participation triathlon.     Established in 1983 and hosted in Noosa Heads, Queensland, last year’s Olympic distance (1.5km swim, 40km ride
TriathlonLIVE season pass now on sale

  TriathlonLIVE season pass now on sale (Sydney, Australia) – March 1, 2016 - Passes for Triathlonlive.TV, which broadcasts all of the ITU World Triathlon Series live and on demand, are now on sale for the 2016 season. With nine races on the ITU World Triathlon Series calendar, both Olympic qualification and
Rising Stars Youth Development Program – discovering the triathlon talent of tomorrow

  GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA (1 February 2016) – Gold Coast Triathlon in partnership with Triathlon Australia has launched the Rising Stars Youth Development Program; an initiative designed to encourage youth participation and engagement amongst the Australian triathlon community. The program is driven by Gold Coast Triathlon, Triathlon Australia and Tourism and Events Queensland
Bill Chaffey “slows down” as pace hots up for Rio spot

Five-time ITU Paratriathlon champion  Bill Chaffey  knows he’ll be ready to go as fast as he can in Rio later this year, if he slows down. Chaffey, the remarkable 40-year-old wheelchair triathlete from the Gold Coast, lost his chain coming out of transition in Triathlon Australia’s National Paratriathlon Championships at
Stay calm and run fast is Sophie’s secret to success

Keeping calm could well be the secret of success for Sophie Malowiecki as she sets her sights on unfinished business at this year’s ITU World Triathlon Championships in Mexico. Forced out of the 2014 Junior Worlds in Edmonton in 2014 on the bike and forced to fly home with an
Australia’s leading juniors and paratriathletes flock to the Gold Coast

2016 AJTS Pointscore - Update - Round 1 AJTS Start List Saturday’s second round of the Scody Australian Junior Triathlon Series on the Gold Coast has attracted over 180 athletes including the cream of Australia’s crop and a host of internationals. While Sunday will see the Australian Paratriathlon Championships, led by ITU
The SCODY Australian Junior Champs kicks off in Canberra

TWO-TIME world championship representative Sophie Malowiecki has edged out training partner Brittany Dutton in a frantic fight to the finish in the opening round of the Scody Australian Junior Triathlon Series in Canberra. And in the men’s race it was Hervey Bay’s two-time Oceania champion Matt Hauser who cleared out
AUSTRALIA'S HOTTEST YOUNGSTERS SHOW THEIR WARES IN SCODY SERIES OPENER IN CANBERRA

  Over 150 of Australia’s hottest young triathletes will assemble in Canberra this weekend for the opening round of the Scody Australian Junior Triathlon Series. Triathlon Australia has received record entries in both the Junior and Youth categories for tomorrow’s racing, which begins at 8:30am with the Youth Females; followed
SYDNEY OLYMPIAN CRAIG WALTON INDUCTED INTO TASMANIA'S SPORTING HALL OF FAME

  Sydney Olympian Craig Walton has today become the first triathlete inducted into the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame at a function in Burnie. Walton, 40, joined Richmond AFL legend Matthew Richardson among seven new inductees – a list that includes the likes of cricketers David Boon and Max Walker, footballers
LUKE MCKENZIE AND SARAH PIAMPIANO CREATE HISTORY AT SUNSMART IRONMAN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

  At today’s SunSmart IRONMAN Western Australia Luke McKenzie etched his name in triathlon history by recording the fastest ever time for an IRONMAN on Australian soil. The previous record of 7:57:44 was set by three time world champion Craig Alexander at IRONMAN Melbourne in 2012. ‘It’s a huge goal
LUKE MCKENZIE AND SARAH PIAMPIANO FAVOURITES FOR SUNSMART IRONMAN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

  Australia’s Luke McKenzie and American Sarah Piampiano are pre-race favourites looking to bring their 2015 seasons to an end on a high note at SunSmart IRONMAN ® Western Australia on Sunday. McKenzie hopes to bank some qualifying points for next year’s IRONMAN World Championship in a Hawaii, which would enable
ITU AWARDS 2019 MULTISPORT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TO PONTEVEDRA

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce that Pontevedra has been awarded the 2019 ITU Multisport World Championships.   “Creating the Multisport World Championships has been incredibly successful in terms of bidding for events,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “We’ve had a massive interest in
TESTING NEW WATERS: AFL BEAU WATERS INSPIRED TO TAKE UP IRONMAN

  Former Australian Rules footballer Beau Waters knows what it is like to play sport at the highest level. On Sunday at SunSmart IRONMAN Western Australia, he will test himself in a very different sport. The West Coast Eagles 2006 premiership player retired last year after 12 years and 103
HUGE PROFESSIONAL FIELD CHASING GOLD IN BALLARAT

A mass professional field of 42 athletes will head to picturesque Ballarat, all chasing gold IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat, an historic gold mining city in Victoria on 13 December. Leading the charge on the December 13 race will be event ambassador Luke Bell and former IRONMAN World Champion Pete Jacobs Melbourne
TIM VAN BERKEL AND CAROLINE STEFFEN TO HEADLINE IRONMAN 70.3 WESTERN SYDNEY

  Caroline Steffen and Tim van Berkel will be hoping for a happy repeat in IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney this Sunday. Swiss-born Steffen and Australian van Berkel both enjoyed commanding victories in September’s IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast and will be hoping their good fortune continues in Penrith at the foot
TREX AMBASSADOR ALLEN SET FOR VICTORIAN CHAMPS ON SATURDAY

  Only a month removed from competing at the 2015 Xterra World Championships in Maui, Hawaii, and off-road power couple, Ben Allen (AUS) and Jacqui Slack (GBR), are already set to kick off the TreX series at the Victorian Cross Triathlon (X-Tri) Championships this weekend (November 28-29).   The 2015/16
VICTORIAN CHAMPS KICK OFF ROAD TO 2016 ITU X-TRI WORLDS IN AUSTRALIA

  The one-year march to the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in the Snowy Mountains starts in Bendigo in November with the first of three TreX qualifiers…  When a loaded field of elite men and women athletes line up for the start of the TreX Victorian Cross Triathlon (X-Tri) Championships
IRONMAN 70.3 WESTERN SYDNEY TO HOST 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 ASIA-PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP

  IRONMAN today announced that the 2017 IRONMAN ® 70.3 ® Asia-Pacific Championship triathlon will be held in Western Sydney. As a result of the substantial growth of triathlon and the IRONMAN brand in the Southern Hemisphere, IRONMAN began an annual rotation of the IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship throughout the Asia-Pacific region
WEEKEND PREVIEW 13/11/2015

  AQUATHLON QUALIFYING RACE, KAWANA Saturday 14 November 2015 The Gatorade Queensland Triathlon Series presented by Scody (Gatorade QTS) returns to the Sunshine Coast with Round 3 at Kawana Waters this weekend with a huge weekend of events planned. The Kawana Aquathlon is a  World Championship Qualifying event  for the
VALE LAURENT VIDAL (1984-2015)

Triathlon Australia and the entire Triathlon world are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Laurent Vidal who passed away peacefully while sleeping at his home in France. Laurent is well known to Australian triathlon fans winning the ITU Mooloolaba World Cup & OTU Geelong Oceania Cup in 2012 before
SOMI AND HOITINK HONOUR JACKIE FAIRWEATHER WINNING THE INAUGURAL MEMORIAL TRIATHLON

  Athletes from across Australia remembered Jackie Fairweather in style with some epic racing in the heart of the nation’s capital today. Local athletes Nuru Somi and Ellie Hoitink showed their class and patience early on in the Elite Junior Draft-Legal race and then stepped it up a gear on
FRIDAY PREVIEW 6/11/2015

A busy weekend of racing ahead with age group qualifiers for 2016 ITU World Championships, 70.3 and Challenge races, and the inaugural Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon. Good luck to everyone racing, officiating, volunteering and spectating! Sunday 8 November   Sprint distance qualifying race 2 Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon It's going
ANOTHER CHALLENGE FOR TURIA PITT

  Competitors are now making their way to the traditional homeland of Australian triathlon in Forster , the coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of   New South Wales to compete at the Challenge Forster Triathlon Festival returns this Sunday.   With a strong line up of professionals there
2016 IRONMAN ASIA-PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP MELBOURNE CANCELLED

  IRONMAN announced today that due to circumstances beyond our control, the 2016 IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne which was scheduled to take place in March, has been cancelled. This cancellation decision is a result of challenges that have arisen due to a scheduling conflict with another major event in the
FRIDAY PREVIEW 29/10/2015

2015 NOOSA TRIATHLON Sunday 1st November Competitors and Spectators will flock to the Queensland shores this weekend to take part in Australia's largest Triathlon event! Held as part of the Noosa Triathlon and Multi Sport Fesitival, the Noosa Triathlon is considered the pinnacle event of the racing season and this
RIO BOUND ROYLE HAS SEASON CUT SHORT BY CALF TEAR

Rio bound triathlete Aaron Royle has been forced to cut his season short with a crippling calf tear which will see him miss this weekend’s Noosa Triathlon – robbing him of a third straight victory in one of Australia’s most popular triathlons. The 25-year-old had already gained an automatic nomination for
ROYLE'S NEPEAN THREE-PEAT AS MOFFATT AND ATKINSON KEEP DREAM ALIVE

Olympian-in-waiting Aaron Royle and two dual Olympians in the hunt for an historic third Games were very much in the spot light over the weekend as the Australian season hotted up and as the ITU season wound up in Korea. Twenty-five-year-old Royle showed why he is Australia’s number one choice
FEAST OF GOLD FOR AUSSIES BUT EMMA'S DAY FALLS A LITTLE FLAT

Australia has dominated the 2015 ITU Duathlon World Championships in Adelaide today winning a total of 33 gold medals but there was no joy for triathlon legend Emma Carney.   Adelaide 2015 ITU World Duathlon Championship Highlights from an amazing weekend at the 2015 ITU World Duathlon Championships in Adelaide.
TIM REED WINS FIRST IRONMAN 70.3 PORT MACQUARIE TITLE, CZECH RADKA VODICKOVA WINS HER SECOND

PORT MACQUARIE, NSW (Oct 18, 2015) – Australian Tim Reed produced the fastest run split to claim his first IRONMAN 70.3® Port Macquarie title while Czech star Radka Vodickova ran her way to successfully defend her women’s crown. Reed ruined Josh Amberger’s dream of a three-peat in this compatriot on the
AUSSIES FINISH SECOND TO BRITS ON WORLD DUATHLON MEDAL TABLE

  Australia has finished second on the overall medal tally to Great Britain after a spirited day’s racing at the ITU Duathlon World Championships in Adelaide today. The Australian team topped the medal tally with five, winning one gold, two silver and two bronze medals but it was Great Britain
UPDATES: ADELAIDE ITU WORLD DUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS

For live race updates, follow us on Twitter @TriAustralia  and Facebook   ELITE AND U23 MEN - 2:45PM   Lead pack onto bike #duathlon #Adelaide2015 pic.twitter.com/NjEe9DBqZK — Triathlon Australia (@TriAustralia) October 17, 2015 Race Start Elite & U23 Men #duathlon #Adelaide2015 pic.twitter.com/uB5K7tdmGd — Triathlon Australia (@TriAustralia) October 17, 2015 Elite MALE RESULTS Emilio
NOTICE OF THE 2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2015 Annual General Meeting of Triathlon Australia Limited will be conducted at the following time and location: Time: 9:00am   Date: Saturday 7 November 2015 Location: East Hotel, Daily Chronicle Room, Canberra   Notice Pursuant to Rule 48 of the Constitution of Triathlon Australia,
IRONMAN AUSTRALIA INCORPORATES 70.3 RACE

  IRONMAN announced today that the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie triathlon will take place concurrently with the 2016 IRONMAN Australia triathlon. These two iconic Australian events will be held on  May 1, 2016  in Port Macquarie, New South Wales. “We are excited about bringing these two historic events together,
BACKHOUSE LIKE A FISH OUT OF WATER IN CHASE FOR WORLD DUATHLON TITLE

Rio Olympic triathlon hopeful Gillian Backhouse will arrive in Adelaide today relieved she won’t have to get wet for once when she lines up in the ITU World Duathlon Championships. It will be the third time Australia has hosted the ITU Duathlon World titles after Newcastle in 2005 and Hobart
WORLD'S BEST TO RACE IN ADELAIDE THIS WEEKEND

The world’s best multi-sport athletes are set to descend on the streets of Adelaide next week with the South Australian capital hosting the 2015 ITU Duathlon World Championships from the 15-18 October.   At the elite level duathlon is high heart rate, high pressure, redline racing that actively involves the
AUSTRALIA KEEPS PODIUM STREAK ALIVE AT 2015 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

On a day that saw a German and Swiss athlete become IRONMAN® World Champions, it was Liz Blatchford who salvaged something for Australia. The Sunshine Coast-based Jan Frodeno and Swiss star Daniela Ryf produced dominant performances to claim their first IRONMAN World Championship titles at Kailua-Kona.  Blatchford kept alive Australia's
FRIDAY PREVIEW 09/10/15

2015 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, KAILUA-KONA, HAWAI'I Saturday 10th October Triathlon's most iconic event is on again this Saturday, the 2015 IRONMAN Kona World Championship! Tomorrow we will see Triathlon's top IRONMAN competitors battle it out for World Championship glory on the tropical shores of Kailua-Kona. Over 2000 athletes will embark on
AUSTRALIA SHINES IN SARDINIA WITH SNOWIES SHOWCASE AND AGE GROUP WORLD TITLE

SARDINIA, Italy—The 2015 International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Cross Triathlon (X-Tri) Championships may be done and dusted, but the road to next year’s event has already begun with the official invite from In2Adventure at this year’s post-race presentation in Sardinia, Italy last week (26-27 September). Australia’s premiere off-road event specialists,
DENSHAM'S COZUMEL BRONZE A LIFT FOR RIO CONFIDENCE

  London Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham has surprised even herself to find a second wind and storm home for her first ITU World Cup placing of the year in Cozumel, Mexico. The 30-year-old dual Olympian, who is now based in Victoria, Canada, was able to race conservatively over the
GOLD COAST TO STAGE TRIATHLON'S FINAL "AUTOMATIC" OLYMPIC QUALIFIER

The Gold Coast will stage the final “automatic” Rio Olympic Games qualifying race for Australia’s elite triathletes it was announced today.   Triathlon Australia has scheduled the second round of the ITU World Triathlon Series on April 9, 2016 at Southport as the final chance for triathletes to book an
MILES STEWART APPOINTED AS NEW CEO OF TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Miles Stewart as the new CEO of Triathlon Australia. Miles had an extremely successful career as an elite athlete in the sport of triathlon, achieving two World Championships, numerous ITU World Cup wins and a Commonwealth Games silver medal in Manchester in
TEAM AUSTRALIA READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD IN SARDINIA

  SARDINIA, Italy—The 2015 International Triathlon Union (ITU) Cross Triathlon (X-Tri) World Championships is less than 24 hours away and TreX ambassadors Ben Allen (AUS) and Jacqui Slack (GBR) are primed to contend amongst a stellar field in Sardinia, Italy on Saturday, September 26.   “I’m here to win,” said
JAKE BIRTWHISTLE RECOGNISED AS STAR OF THE FUTURE WITH SPORT AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME SCHOLARSHIP

Fresh off the back of his ITU World Championship Under 23 win, Jake Britwhistle has been recognised as one of the brightest stars of our sport, receiving the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program. Jake is one of five young athletes  to receive the award, and will
ITU ANNOUNCES 2016 WORLD CUP AND WORLD PARATRIATHLON EVENT CALENDAR

  Following a week of ITU World Championship racing at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago today, ITU announces the schedule for the 2016 World Cup and 2016 World Paratriathlon Event races.  The 2016 World Cup calendar will cover a minimum of 10 cities and includes a variety
KONA QUEEN MIRINDA CARFRAE NOMINATED FOR 'THE DON' AWARD

Australia’s three-time Ironman triathlon world champion, Mirinda Carfrae is one of 12 nominations announced today for the prestigious “Don Award” regarded as the highest individual honour that can be bestowed on a current Australian athlete. The winner will be announced at this year’s Sport Australia Hall of Fame Induction and
RIO INSPIRED ROYLE'S RUN AROUND IN CHICAGO

Aaron Royle has picked up his Olympic Team nomination and run with it as hard as he could through the streets of Chicago today to again show the rest of the world he’s on his way. The 25-year-old from Newcastle finished a close up seventh with Ryan Bailie 10th and
AUSSIE PARA TEAM'S CHICAGO GOLD RUSH

There was an Australian gold rush at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Chicago today with our paratriathletes winning three gold, two silver and two bronze medals. The Australians, under head coach Corey Bacon, showed why they are quickly becoming a major international force with the team making its presence
AGED GROUPERS GET AMONGST THE MEDALS IN SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS: 3 GOLD, 4 SILVER, 1 BRONZE

Australia’s Age Groupers have collected a total of eight medals in today’s ITU Age Group World Triathlon Sprint Championships in Chicago – winning three gold, four silver and one bronze. Geelong training partners Kate Bramley and Shari-Ann Livingston led the way in the morning, taking the gold and silver quinella in
NOT QUITE THE PERFECT STORM BUT AUSSIE BOYS FINISH STRONGLY FOR 5TH AND 6TH

  Australia’s Matt Hauser and Luke Willian have finished fifth and sixth respectively with strong finishes in today’s ITU Junior World Triathlon Championship in Chicago - converted to a duathlon after a wild electrical storm forced organisers to drop the swim leg.  The race was scheduled to start at 4.30pm but
HAMSTRUNG BIRTWHISTLE OVERCOMES INJURY TO RUN AWAY WITH UNDER 23 WORLD TITLE

  Tasmania’s Jake Birtwhistle has become only the third Australian male in history, overcoming a grade one hamstring tear, to win the coveted ITU Under 23 world triathlon championship in Chicago earlier today.  Birtwhistle joins the first ever under 23 world champion– 2008 Olympian Brad Kahlefeldt, who won in 2002
LOUISA KEEPS ABRAM FLAG FLYING WITH AQUATHLON GOLD IN CHICAGO

Queensland’s Louisa Abram has kept the family flag flying at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Chicago today, winning gold in the Age Group Aquathlon. The mother of 2003 ITU World Junior triathlon champion Felicity Abram who also won bronze behind Emma Snowsill in 2003 in Queenstown was the toast
ELITES READY TO RUMBLE AS AUSSIES CHASE PODIUMS IN CHICAGO

  Australia’s elite triathletes will put it all on the line in Chicago this weekend when the world comes together for the ITU World Triathlon Series grand final.   Ten elite athletes – including four Olympians – will step up to the plate in Chicago, hoping to finish the season on a
AUSTRALIAN PARATRIATHLON TEAM'S 2020 VISION

Australia has a vision of being the most successful nation at the World Paratriathlon Championships by 2020 and will field a very strong team in the Elite Paratriathlon race (7am Local Time and 10pm AEST on Friday 18th) at this year’s ITU World Championships in Chicago.  Australia has 14 athletes
WORLD TRIATHLON LIVE ON FOX SPORTS

  Australia’s elite triathletes will be featured LIVE on FOX SPORTS this weekend as the best of the bestconverge on Chicago for the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Finals. Australia will be represented by Olympians Emma Moffatt, Erin Densham, Emma Jackson, Courtney Atkinson and thefirst 2016 Rio nomination Aaron Royle.
AUSTRALIA TRI CREAM TO RISE TO THE TOP

The cream of Australia’s elite, paratriathlon and age group triathletes will hit the ground running in Chicago this week, some with Rio on their minds and others who will just be happy to cross the finish line holding the Australian flag. Built up around Lake Michigan in Illinois, Chicago, will
MICHELLIE JONES, EMMA SNOWSILL AND PETER ROBERTSON INDUCTED INTO THE ITU HALL OF FAME

Australian triathlon legends Michellie Jones, Emma Snowsill and Peter Robertson – who won eight world championships between them - have been inducted into the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Hall of Fame, it was announced today. In a celebrated day for Triathlon Australia, the decorated trio are among seven new inductees who will
TEARFUL BACKHOUSE WINS BRONZE IN EDMONTON

Emerging Queensland triathlon star Gillian Backhouse has scored an emotionally charged bronze medal to claim her first ITU World Triathlon Series podium finish in freezing conditions in Edmonton earlier today. The ITU World Championship under 23 silver medallist from last year over the same course returned to the Alberta capital
ROYLE ON THE RUN WITH SPANISH BIG GUNS

  Australia’s first Olympic qualifier for Rio Aaron Royle knows that every time he races he just can’t escape the distinctive blue red and yellow race suit of Spain. It will be no different when he lines up in Edmonton this Monday morning (AEST) for the pentultimate round of this
RENATA BUCHER NAMED EUROPEAN AMBASSADOR FOR TREX

SYDNEY—Switzerland’s Renata Bucher has stormed back with stellar second half of the season after capturing second place in England at the Xterra European Championships just ahead of Jacqui Slack (GBR). The impressive result is just one of many that solidified her selection as the European ambassador for the 2015/16 TreX
MORE THAN 50 PROFESSIONALS TO RACE AT IRONMAN 70.3 SUNSHINE COAST

  Mooloolaba, Queensland. (September 1, 2015) — A huge field of more than 50 professionals will assemble for   the IRONMAN ® 70.3 ® Sunshine Coast triathlon on September 13, making it the largest IRONMAN 70.3 professional field in IRONMAN Asia-Pacific history. The classy field is brim full with Asia-Pacific triathletes keen to
RIO-BOUND ROYLE CORNERS COBBLESTONES FOR STOCKHOLM BRONZE

Olympic qualifier Aaron Royle has capped an Australian triathlon resurgence on the cobblestoned streets of  Stockholm overnight, with a brilliant bronze medal performance behind Spain’s four-time world champion Javier Gomez. The 25-year-old from Newcastle, Australia’s first Olympic qualifier for next year’s Rio Games, arrived onto the start line with the
DENSHAM AND JACKSON HANG TOUGH FOR TOP TEN FINISHES IN STOCKHOLM

  London Olympians Erin Densham and Emma Jackson have produced their best performances of the year to claim top ten finishes in the ITU World Triathlon Series race in Stockholm overnight.   Densham finished a gallant sixth after surging into third place early in the run and admitted it had
IN2ADVENTURE CREATES 'PATHWAY' TO X-TRI WORLD CHAMPS

  New Pathway Partner program opens door for Australian athletes to race the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in the Snowy Mountains…  While this year’s International Triathlon Union (ITU) Cross Triathlon World Championships in Sardinia, Italy in September has yet to commence, the countdown to the 2016 event in the Snowy
FRIDAY PREVIEW 21/08/2015

  2015 ITU WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN 22nd-23rd August With just three races left on the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Series calendar, the points race for World Championship crowns has heated up as the World Triathlon Series heads to Stockholm. This year the course will feature a new swim
CLASSIFICATION FOR ATHLETES WITH A VISION IMPAIRMENT

Classification for Athletes with a Vision Impairment   Thursday 17th September 2015 and Tuesday 22nd September Enfield, Sydney Vision Australia in conjunction with the APC are conducting a classification day for athletes with a vision impairment in Sydney and surrounding areas. Vision Impaired classification is generally required for competition in
DEVIL OF A TIME BUT TASSIE'S BIRTWHISTLE READ TO RACE IN STOCKHOLM

Tasmanian triathlete Jake Birtwhistle has certainly experienced the ups and downs of his first year on the ITU World Triathlon Series which continues in Stockholm this weekend. The 20-year-old from Launceston is one of 10 Australians who will line up in the Swedish capital for the eighth race of the
ITU AWARDS 2016 PARATRIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TO ROTTERDAM

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce the 2016 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships have been awarded to Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to be held on July 23-24, 2016. The Championships, slated for July 23-24, will take place at the same venue as the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series Grand
RIO BOUND AARON ROYLE HEADS 10-STRONG ELITE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM FOR CHICAGO

Aaron Royle, triathlon’s first Olympic nomination for Rio, will be joined by established Olympians Erin Densham, Emma Moffatt, Emma Jackson and Courtney Atkinson in Australia’s ITU World Championship team in Chicago next month. Royle is amongst a 10-strong Elite team and five in the Under 23s who will join the
IN2ADVENTURE NAMES ALLEN AND SLACK AMBASSADORS FOR TREX

The ‘First Couple’ of cross triathlon Ben Allen (AUS) and Jacqui Slack (GBR) will serve as official TreX race ambassadors for 2015/16. Fresh off his fourth Xterra World Tour win of the season, Australian pro triathlete Ben Allen, along with his longtime partner and fellow pro Jacqui Slack (GBR), have
FLORIDA WARMS UP AS ELITE PARATRIATHLETES PREPARE FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

“Hello Florida….here we come!! ” is the catch cry from the first members of the Australian Paratriathlon team who have arrived into the USA’s “Sunshine State” this week after contesting the World Paratriathlon Event in Detroit.   The Australians are preparing for next month’s ITU World Championships in Chicago and most
FOUR-STRONG AUSTRALIAN PARATRIATHLON TEAM TO CONTEST DETROIT

Australia will send a four-strong team into Sunday’s World Paratriathlon Event in Detroit, USA in the lead up to this year’s ITU World Championships and next year’s Rio Paralympics. The team includes PT4 athletes, 2012 London Paralympic track and field representative Jack Swift and former Australian para-equestrian star Kate Doughty
PETER KERR WINS IN LONDON WITH CHARLOTTE MCSHANE SECOND

Australia’s Peter Kerr has scored a confidence boosting victory in the AJ Bell London Triathlon with Olympic hopeful Charlotte McShane taking silver in the women’s Elite race.   Kerr, who was on Welsh triathlete Liam Lloyd’s tail for much of the race, eventually passed Lloyd on the final lap of
RACE COMPETITION RULES UPDATE: THE NEW BLUE CARD

A recent update occurred to the Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules which has meant athletes will now be shown a “ BLUE ” card if they have breached a rule which incurs a time penalty. Previously athletes would have been shown a yellow card.  This means that if you are shown a
SHEEDY-RYAN RAKES UP FIRST WORLD CUP WIN

Australian Felicity Sheedy-Ryan timed her race to perfection to win the elite women´s triathlon final at the Tiszaujvaros ITU World Cup. Audrey Merle (FRA) took the silver medal and Sara Dossena (ITA) the bronze, both making the podium in a World Cup race for the first time. Having emerged from
FRIDAY PREVIEW: 7/08/2015

2015 TISZAUJVAROS ITU WORLD CUP, HUNGARY ​ 8th August, 2015 The Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup showcases a talented lineup for two days of semifinals and finals action. The finale to TriWeek, which is a week-long festival of multisport events including concerts and street fair, Tiszaujvaros, which has been nicknamed “Tiszy”
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS JACKIE FAIRWEATHER IN NEW ANNUAL EVENT

  We remember a remarkable woman, Jackie Fairweather, at the annual Jackie Fairweather Memorial Triathlon and Retro Run on November 7-8 th in Canberra. Jackie, the current Australian record holder for the 50km running record, was one of Australia’s most talented endurance athletes winning three World Championship titles in Triathlon
RIO BOUND ROYLE SEALS THE DEAL WITH TESTING SIXTH

Australia’s Aaron Royle sealed his early nomination onto the Australian Olympic team for Rio with a rousing sixth place finish at the 2016 Rio Test Event in very tough conditions. The Newcastle born, Wollongong Wizard, Royle is Australia’s most consistent male over the past few years and again produced a
GILLIAN BACKS HERSELF IN RIO'S TOUGH TRIATHLON TEST

It was not the day Australia’s elite women triathletes would have hoped for at the 2016 Rio Test Event at the iconic Copacabana Beach over night but they will live to fight another day as they chase their Olympic dreams. On a day when Australia’s most experienced triathletes struggled it
CHAFFEY SURVIVES CRASH TO GRAB GOLD AT RIO TEST EVENT

Australia’s Bill Chaffey has been chasing an Olympic dream for years and today took a step closer claiming one of his toughest wins at the 2016 Rio test over his two biggest rivals on the Olympic course at one of the world most famous tourist destinations, Copacabana Beach. The four-time
FRIDAY PREVIEW: 31/07/2015

ITU WORLD OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION EVENT, RIO DE JANEIRO 02/08/2015 It’s all on the line this weekend as athletes from around the world make their way to Rio for the ITU World Olympic Qualification Event! While the test event will not provide any prizemoney or WTS points, it will offer valuable
TRIATHLETES GO TO RIO CHASING AUTOMATIC OLYMPIC SPOTS

Australia’s leading ITU triathletes will converge on the Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro this weekend, chasing the first opportunity to qualify for next year’s Games. Two-time Olympians, Erin Densham, Emma Moffatt and Courtney Atkinson and their London team mate Emma Jackson will headline the 11-strong Australian team over the
MICKO THE MECHANIC SAVES THE DAY AS "TEAM KK" KEEPS PARALYMPIC DREAM ALIVE

Thanks to her travelling mechanic, Canberra paratriathlete Katie Kelly along with guide Michelle Jones have almost certainly secured a start at this year’s ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Chicago in September. Despite last minute hiccups on the eve of the 2015 Iseo - Franciacorta ITU World Paratriathlon Event in Italy, Kelly
AUSSIES STERLING SILVER IN MIXED TEAMS RELAY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Australia’s triathletes have combined to produce a sterling performance to win silver behind the strong French team in an exciting Mixed Teams Relay World Championship in Hamburg today.   The Australian team of Gillian Backhouse, Aaron Royle, Emma Jackson, and Ryan Bailie combined to deliver Australia their best performance yet
AARON ROYLE'S FIGHTING FIFTH BEST OF AUSSIES IN HAMBURG

FORMER Under 23 World Champion, Aaron Royle was the best of the Australians in today’s WTS Hamburg event, with an encouraging fifth place in an explosively fast run leg over the short course distance.   Royle, who has had battled a foot injury most of the year, will now lead
BACKHOUSE ON THE MOVE IN HAMBURG- NOW FOR RIO

Hamburg did not prove a happy hunting ground for Australia’s Elite women at World Triathlon Series sprint race today although Queenslander Gillian Backhouse had plenty to smile about. On a day that saw the USA’s Gwen Jorgensen storm to an unprecedented 11th consecutive victory it was Backhouse, who produced the
FRIDAY PREVIEW 17.7.2015

World Triathlon Series, Hamburg 18-19 July 2015 Get ready for the fastest racing you'll watch all year - It’s round 7 of 10 of the Series and also the Mixed Relay World Championships. The ITU are actively campaigning to get the Mixed Relay discipline into the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  Elite
AUSSIES LOOKING FOR CHAMPAGNE FINISHES IN HAMBURG

  Australia’s elite ITU triathletes are back in the saddle this weekend on their road to Rio when they line up in the next round of the World Triathlon Series in Hamburg. One of the world’s iconic triathlon venues, Hamburg is a happy hunting ground for Australians – including 2012 Olympian
'HAVE BIKE WILL TRAVEL' IN TANDEM FOR KATIE KELLY AND MICHELLIE JONES

  Australia’s budding Paratriathlon star Katie Kelly will add a further twist to the saying “have bike will travel” when she lines up in Saturday’s ITU World Paratriathlon Event in Iseo-Franciacorta, Italy. Canberra-based Kelly, who suffers from Ushers Syndrome, is legally blind and she has embarked on a journey that
ITU CONFIRMS FULL 2016 WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES CALENDAR

Following the release of the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Series calendar last month, ITU is pleased to confirm dates and distances for each race. The 2016 WTS schedule is now complete with the addition of Cape Town to the 2016 schedule, and also contains confirmed dates for both Gold Coast
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA SUPPORTS KIDK4KIDS AND THE JOHN MACLEAN FOUNDATION

  Triathlon Australia has formed a new partnership with the John Maclean Foundation (JMF), a charity that aims to change the lives of young Australians who use wheelchairs through sport and fundraising opportunities. The Foundation’s mission is to inspire, motivate and enable kids in wheelchairs to chase their dreams, and
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA LAUNCHES 2015-2016 NATIONAL CALENDAR

Triathlon Australia has launched its Australian National Calendar website  featuring events from up coming ITU World Championships to its extensive schedule of National multisport events over what will be an action packed 18 months of racing. Australia will host: • The 2015 ITU World Duathlon Championships; • The 2016 ITU World Cross
ITU LONG DISTANCE TRIATHLON WORLD TITLES ON THE LINE

The ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships return to Sweden for the third time this weekend, with the town of Motala debuting as the host of an all-star list of athletes. Camilla Pedersen (DEN) returns to defend her crown over the likes of  Mary Beth Ellis (USA) and Asa Lundstrom
ANNE GRIPPER STEPS DOWN AFTER 5 YEARS AT THE HELM

Triathlon Australia’s Chief Executive Officer of five years, Anne Gripper will be leaving the role in mid-September this year. Over the last five years under Anne’s leadership, triathlon in Australia has grown and flourished. Annual membership has increased from just over 9,000 in 2010 to its current historical high of
2016 WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES CALENDAR REVEALED

ITU is pleased to confirm the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Series calendar. In its eighth season, the World Triathlon Series will feature at least eight stops, with two cities debuting for the first time. The WTS will again get underway in Abu Dhabi after successfully kicking off the Series this year
OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALLISTS ERIN DENSHAM AND EMMA MOFFATT AMONGST 12 NAMED FOR RIO TEST EVENT

Olympic bronze medallists Erin Densham and Emma Moffatt are among four Olympians nominated for the 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event on August 2. Triathlon Australia has today named a team of 12 – six men and six women to contest the Rio Test Event – the first step
APPLETON DOMINATES AND STEFFEN STORMS HOME WITH VICTORY IN CAIRNS

The student handed out a lesson to his teachers when Sam Appleton dominated today’s Flight Centre Active Travel IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns. Meanwhile the Australian-based Swiss star Caroline Steffen was in a class of her own claiming her 17th IRONMAN 70.3 title in Cairns today. Men’s Race Appleton, 24, produced a
WEEKEND PREVIEW: WHAT'S ON THIS WEEKEND 12/06/2015

2015 Huatulco ITU Triathlon World Cup (June 14) Huatulco, Mexico The halfway mark of the 2015 ITU World Cup series has arrived with the elites crossing the Pacific to North America on to Huatulco, Mexico. The fourth stop of the eight-part circuit will see local favourites and international notables in
OAM FOR ALEXANDER THE GREAT

CRONULLA’S Craig Alexander, Australia’s greatest long distance triathlete, has been justly rewarded for his service to sport and to the community with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM). ‘Crowy’ praised the Cronulla Triathlon Club and his early association with the club based in Gunnamatta Park, for his drive to success,
AUSSIES DOMINATE OTU OCEANIA TRIATHLON SPRINT CUP IN FIJI

  Triathlon Australia’s National Talent Academy athletes have dominated today’s OTU Oceania Triathlon Sprint Cup on Denaru Island in Fiji. Queensland’s 2014 Youth Olympic gold medallist Brittany Dutton was victorious in the women’s race while fellow Maroon Matt Hauser from Hervey Bay, won the men’s race. Hauser is very much
ERIN DENSHAM'S SEASON BEST AFTER SUFFERING TORN GLUTEAL

Australia’s Olympic triathlon bronze medallist Erin Densham has produced her best performance of the season, finishing 12th, in the WTS London overnight, revealing she had carried a torn gluteal muscle for two months. The 30-year-old, who won her bronze in London in 2012, was unaware of how serious the problem
RYAN BAILIE'S FIGHTING FOURTH- BEST EVER WTS FINISH IN LONDON

Australia’s Ryan Bailie has fallen agonisingly close to his first World Triathlon Series podium finish in London overnight. The 24-year-old from Wollongong finished fourth – his best ever WTS finish – after a dramatic final lap sprint with Spain’s Fernando Alarza and Frenchman Vincent Luis. Bailie finished in 50 minutes 58 seconds
BILL CHAFFEY BACK TO HIS BEST IN LONDON PARATRIATHLON

Gold Coaster Bill Chaffey may well be a four-time ITU Paratriathlon world champion but he knows the only way to achieve his ultimate sporting goal is to get tougher. Chaffey ticked another box on his journey to next year’s Paralympics in Rio with a stunning performance to win his second
LONDON MEMORIES CALLING DENSHAM, MCSHANE AND CHAFFEY ON ROAD TO RIO

Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham, four-time Paratriathlon world champion, Bill Chaffey and former Under 23 world champion Charlotte McShane will return to the scene of their greatest triumphs when the ITU World Triathlon Series stops in London this weekend. LIVE VIDEO  Watch the race live >> Australian Team Elite Male 
SUPER SIX NAMED IN TRIATHLON'S 2015 NEXTGEN AUSCOMGAMES SQUAD

A group of six Australian triathletes have been identified as future Commonwealth Games stars for 2018 and 2022. Triathlon Australia, in consultation with the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) have identified four boys – Matthew Hauser, Calvin Quirk, Matt Roberts and Luke Willian and two girls Brittany Dutton and Sophie Malowiecki
QUEENSLAND DOMINATES 2015 NATIONAL TALENT ACADEMY

Queensland athletes have dominated the athletes named on the 2015 National Triathlon Academy roster by Triathlon Australia today. Nine of the 11-strong squad hail from Queensland with the remaining two – the Hedgeland sisters, Jaz and Kira from Western Australia although Jaz has relocated to the Gold Coast under National Performance
AUSTRALIA NAMES HIGH PROFILE TEAM FOR ITU WORLD DUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS

World champions Felicity Sheedy-Ryan, Jacob Birtwhistle and Gillian Backhouse and Olympian Emma Jackson will spearhead a 31-strong Australian team named by Triathlon Australia today for this year’s ITU World Duathlon Championships in Adelaide in October.     Birtwhistle (TAS), who won the ITU World Junior title in Ponteverde last year,
GOLD COAST WINS BID TO HOST 2018 WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES GRAND FINAL

Queensland has won the rights to host the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final and World Championships on the Gold Coast. Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games Kate Jones said the triathlon events were a significant win for Queensland. “The Gold Coast’s international reputation as a
AUSTRALIA WINS BID TO HOST 2016 ITU CROSS TRIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Adventure event specialist In2Adventure secures ITU Cross Tri Worlds for Snowy Mountains in 2016. Just three months after Australian Olympians Courtney Atkinson and Erin Densham took out the winner’s share of the 40,000 Oceania Triathlon Union (OTU) Cross Triathlon Championships in the Snowy Mountains, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) has
BIRTWHISTLE AND BAILIE DELIVER ON WORLD STAGE IN YOKOHAMA

Tasmania’s WTS debutant Jacob Birtwhistle produced his best performance yet on the international stage with a brilliant top ten finish, while Ryan Bailie continued his great form at the ITU World Triathlon Series in Yokohama today. The 20-year-old “Tassie tiger” has just emerged from the junior ranks, where he won
ASHLEIGH GENTLE AND EMMA MOFFATT PODIUM IN YOKO

Gold Coasters Ashleigh Gentle and Emma Moffatt have returned Australia to the ITU World Triathlon podium in style claiming silver and bronze medals in Yokohama today. The unstoppable American, Gwen Jorgensen racked up her ninth consecutive victory in the Japanese city where it all started for this triathlon superstar in
GOLDEN RAIN FOR PARATRIS IN YOKOHAMA

Canberra’s Katie Kelly took a step closer to her dream of competing in next year’s Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro today with a gold medal performance at the Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Event guided by World Champion and Olympic silver medallist Michellie Jones.  In just her second World Paratriathlon Event
EMMA JACKSON READY TO RUMBLE IN YOKOHAMA RETURN

It’s been a long haul but London Olympian Emma Jackson is ready to rumble on her return to the ITU World Triathlon Series circuit in Yokohama this Saturday. Jackson will be joined by her fellow QAS Moss Squad training partner Gillian Backhouse who has also been sidelined for most of
MICHELLIE JONES TO GUIDE KATIE KELLY ALONG ROAD TO RIO

Jones, now 45 and the reigning ITU World Champion in her age category, answered the call from Triathlon Australia’s Paratriathlon head coach Corey Bacon and will act as Kelly’s guide on what will be an exciting road they hope will see them both in Rio next year. The two-time International
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA PUTS CYCLING SAFETY FIRST IN NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AMY GILLETT FOUNDATION

  Triathlon Australia has further reinforced its commitment to ensuring triathlete safety, forming a new partnership with well-known national charity the Amy Gillett Foundation (AGF). The AGF’s mission is to ensure safer bike riding in Australia, with a vision of zero bike rider fatalities. They work with G overnment, road
FRANTIC FISHER SNATCHES WORLD CUP TRIATHLON GOLD

Emerging Australian triathlete Ryan Fisher has backed himself to win a dramatic sprint finish in today’s third ITU Triathlon World Cup in Chengdu, China. The Queensland-born Victorian based Fisher stood tall when he burst from the pack to win only his second ever World Cup event that saw almost the
ITU WORLD CUP CIRCUIT TOUCHES DOWN IN CHINA

The ITU World Cup Series moves to Chengdu, the capital of China’s southwest province of Sichuan. Chengdu hosts a World Cup race for the second time this weekend and with Olympic ranking points up for grabs has attracted large international fields for racing on Saturday before age group events take
SAM APPLETON AND FELICITY SHEEDY-RYAN CROWNED CHAMPIONS AT SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON 2015

Perfect weather conditions set the scene for 2015 SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton. Australia’s Sam Appleton put together a perfect race, coming home in a winning time of 3h44m28s. It was New Zealand’s Guy Crawford who lead Appleton and World Champion, Terenzo Bozzone, out of the swim. Once on the bike
HISTORY MAKING BATTLE AT TOYOTA IRONMAN AUSTRALIA

(Port Macquarie Sunday 4, 2015) - As befits the 30th anniversary celebrations, the honours were hard and bravely fought at the Toyota IRONMAN Australia in Port Macquarie today. The men’s race came down to the wire with the 2013 champion Luke Bell within grasp as he ran down the leader, but
STATEMENT REGARDING CRITICAL INCIDENT AT IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON

  During the swim leg of the team’s category in Ironman 70.3 Busselton held on 2 May 2015, a patient was identified as needing assistance in the water. The individual was attended by qualified surf lifesaving personnel who treated the patient in accordance with their procedures and administered CPR under the
ITU EXTENDS WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES AGREEMENT WITH LAGARDERE UNLIMITED TO 2020

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce it has extended its World Triathlon Series (WTS) contract with Lagardère Unlimited until 2020. “Continuing our partnership with Lagardère Unlimited is a very positive move for triathlon, as it further solidifies the World Triathlon Series as a major sporting event on
IRONMAN AUSTRALIA PORT MACQUARIE RACE PREVIEW

Australians are fittingly the hot favourites to win the 30th anniversary of the Toyota IRONMAN Australia at Port Macquarie this weekend. The men’s race is shaping as a battle between previous champions in Australians Pete Jacobs (2011), Paul Ambrose (2012) and Luke Bell (2013). Meanwhile in the women’s race the
BRENDAN SEXTON STITCHES UP TOP 20 FINISH IN CAPE TOWN

London Olympian Brendan Sexton produced a courageous performance to secure a top 20 finish in the ITU World Triathlon Series event in Cape Town overnight. The 29-year-old had six stitches inserted in a wound to his right index finger in a pre-race accident two days before the race but decided
NEXT STOPS YOKOHAMA AND LONDON AS DENSHAM MOVES FORWARD IN CAPETOWN

Australia’s London Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham has continued her comeback to the ITU World Triathlon Series circuit with a pleasing performance in foggy, chilly conditions in Cape Town overnight. Despite the fact she struggled to get her wetsuit off after a shortened swim (due to the cold water conditions)
ERIN DENSHAM'S OLYMPIC ODYSSEY STEPS UP IN CAPETOWN

London Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham will continue her odyssey for a third Olympic team at this weekend’s ITU World Triathlon Series in Cape Town. Densham returned to the ITU circuit for the first time since 2012 when she finished a respectable 18th in the Gold Coast round a fortnight
MATTHEW HAUSER AND BRITTANY DUTTON SELECTED FOR SPORTS BOOST

National Talent Academy athletes Matthew Hauser and Brittany Dutton have been selected to share their story with Colonial First State (CSF), going into the running for a cash sports boost that would go a long way in helping them to achieve their Olympic triathlon dreams. The CSF Sports Boost program
BRITTANY DUTTON TO SPEARHEAD AUSSIE CUBS TO CHICAGO

YOUTH Olympic Games gold medallist Brittany Dutton and the stars of the Devonport dead-heat Matt Roberts and Luke Willian will spearhead a six-strong Australian Junior Triathlon team to this year’s ITU World Championships in Chicago in September. Dutton, Roberts and Willian lead an all-Queensland team of four males and two
BYRON BAY TRIATHLON CELEBRATES 20TH EDITION ON 9 MAY

The Byron Bay Triathlon is returning on 9 May for its 20th anniversary edition.  Traditionally the last race in the Queensland and New South Wales triathlon calendar, the Byron Bay Triathlon is a celebration of the sport with a great party atmosphere. Steeped in history, the triathlon has a proud
CURRIE, DUFFY WIN XTERRA ASIA-PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP

April 18, 2015 (Callala Beach, NSW) - Braden Currie and Flora Duffy won the men’s and women’s elite titles at the 2nd annual XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship race at Callala Beach in Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia this afternoon.    After a wet Friday that soaked pre-riders and runners, the clouds
WEEKEND PREVIEW: WHAT'S ON THIS WEEKEND 17/04/2015

GATORADE QUEENSLAND TRIATHLON SERIES: ROUND 7 (SUNDAY APRIL 19TH) After 6 highly successful events now completed, the Gatorade Queensland Triathlon Series will be heading back to Raby Bay for the 2014-2015 season grand finale this Sunday 19th of April. Fittingly, Round 7 is shaping up to be the largest event
WORLD’S BEST TRIATHLETES GATHER IN NSW, AUSTRALIA FOR 2ND ANNUAL XTERRA ASIA-PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Callala Beach, Jervis Bay, NSW (April 16, 2015) – Some of the biggest names in multisport are in New South Wales, Australia for Saturday’s second annual XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship race at Callala Beach in Jervis Bay. Two-time Olympian Courtney Atkinson, the runner-up last year, is the top returning men’s elite competitor
WORLD CLASS ATHLETES SET TO TAKE ON SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON 2015

  Busselton, Australia – A string of world class names are set to line up at SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton on Saturday 2 nd May 2015.   “The men’s field is the strongest we have ever had at SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton and one of the largest in the Australia for
KONA QUEEN CARFRAE SCOOPS POOL AT TRIATHLON'S CELBRATION OF CHAMPIONS DINNER

Australia’s queen of Kona Mirinda Carfrae has dominated the major awards at tonight’s Triathlon Australia Celebration of Champions Dinner on the Gold Coast for the second year running. The 34-year Carfrae achieved the extraordinary feat of back-to-back Ironman World Championship victories in Hawaii in 2014 after breaking through to capture
BROWNLEE GOES BACK-TO-BACK ON THE GOLD COAST

There was no stopping former world champion Jonathan Brownlee who scored back-to-back World Triathlon Series wins on the Gold Coast this afternoon as Aussie boys Ryan Bailie and Courtney Atkinson hung on gamely to finish in the top 10.   The 24-year-old Olympic bronze medallist from London, who admitted he
GOLDEN GWEN'S BIG DAY OUT: 8-TIME WINNER TAKES RACE UP THE ROAD FOR RIO

The US triathlon juggernaut led by defending world champion Gwen Jorgensen showed the world’s best triathletes that the road to Rio is very much up the road   as the Olympic selection countdown starts to hot up. The seemingly unbeatable Jorgensen even survived her first ever 15 second penalty to
TRIATHLETES RIGHT AT HOME ON THE GOLD COAST

AUSTRALIA’S elite triathletes will be hoping the hometown advantage will play a major factor when the ITU World Triathlon Series stops on the Gold Coast on Saturday. Twelve of Australia’s finest ITU triathletes – including Olympic bronze medallists Erin Densham and Emma Moffatt and fellow Olympians Courtney Atkinson and Brendan Sexton
MULTISPORT MAGAZINE TAKES THE EAST COAST

After more than three years carving a niche in the Queensland market, Multisport Magazine is launching its New South Wales edition this month. Renowned as the uniquely local voice of multisport and triathlon, Multisport Magazine branches into the southern markets with a Victorian edition following hot on its heels in
GEARING UP FOR THE BIGGEST AND BEST WIGGLE AMY'S GRAN FONDO

Arguably the most picturesque cycling event in the world, Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo is gearing up for the fifth edition of this unique event.    With last year sold out, on Sunday 13 September 2015 over 5,000 recreational and competitive cyclists are expected to descend on the Colac Otway and
NICOLE HACKETT TO BE INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME

Sydney Olympian, former World Champion and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Nicole Hackett will become the latest inductee into the Triathlon Australia Hall of Fame at this year’s Celebration of Champions Dinner on the Gold Coast on April 12. Hackett joins her fellow Sydney Olympians Loretta Harrop, Michellie Jones and Miles
PARATRIATHLETES PREPARE FOR WORLD STAGE AFTER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The cream of Australia’s paratriathletes will start to prepare for the world stage after yesterday’s successful National Paratriathlon Championships at Redcliffe. The stars of the recent ITU Paratriathlon Event on the Sunshine Coast were again out in force as the domestic season wound up before most athletes scheduled in a
BOZZONE BOUND FOR BUSSELTON

Triathlon Western Australia (TWA) is excited to announce the addition of World Champion Triathlete, Terenzo Bozzone to the Professional start list for the SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton, Saturday 2nd May 2015. Auckland-based Bozzone who won the 2008 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships, will head to Busselton in preparation for the 2015
MOFFATT AND BAILIE CLIMB INTO TOP TEN IN AUCKLAND

Two-time Olympian Emma Moffatt and young West Australian Ryan Bailie who has his sights on his first Olympic Games have produced encouraging top ten finishes in today’s World Triathlon Series race in Auckland. The torturous Auckland layout is described by many experts as having a bike climb as close to
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA NAMES 22-STRONG 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES SQUAD

Triathlon Australia in conjunction with the Australian Commonwealth Games Association has today announced an exciting 22-strong squad to prepare for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The 2018 Gold Squad of 11 men and 11 women represents the future of Australia’s emerging triathlon talents and is led by four members
WEEKEND PREVIEW: WHAT'S ON THIS WEEKEND 27/03/15

ITU AUCKLAND (NZ) WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES (MARCH 29) AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND The second stop of the ITU World Triathlon Series touches down in Auckland this Sunday, which includes a roster of the highest star-studded potential all vying to take home the next circuit title in the season’s first standard distance
AUSTRALIA'S ELITE TRIATHLETE'S SET SAIL FOR AUCKLAND

Australia’s Commonwealth Games trio Dan Wilson, Ryan Bailie and Aaron Royle will return to a happy hunting ground when Auckland hosts round two of the World Triathlon Series on Sunday. Twelve moths ago Royle, Bailie and Wilson staged an exciting final 10km charge to the finish to place third, fourth
TA HAILS PARALYMPIC DEAL WITH 7

Triathlon Australia has hailed the commercial partnership between the Australian Paralympic Committee and the Seven Network as “another monumental step forward for Paratriathlon and Paralympic Sport in Australia.”   The Australian Paralympic Committee and the Seven Network today confirmed the signing of an historic agreement for an all-encompassing coverage of
NICOLE HACKETT INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME

Triathlon Australia is thrilled to announce the induction of triathlon great, Nicole Hackett, into the Hall of Fame this year. Nicole will be formally inducted at the Celebration of Champions Annual Awards dinner, hosted by Triathlon Australia on the Gold Coast on Sunday 12 April following the WTS race. Nicole
HAUSCHILDT SYMONDS WIN DRAMATIC IRONMAN IN MELBOURNE

A dramatic stop to tend to painful blisters could not prevent a dramatic victory for Queensland’s Melissa Hauschildt in the IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship in Melbourne today. The former Australian steeplechase champion turned triathlete has transformed from a two-time  IRONMAN 70.3 world champion to claim one of the biggest titles on
WEEKEND PREVIEW: WHAT'S ON THIS WEEKEND 20/03/15

IRONMAN ASIA-PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP MELBOURNE Melbourne, Victoria Debuting in 2012, IRONMAN Melbourne has since attracted the world's finest competitors. Athletes begin their day in the town of Frankston, south of Melbourne. The one-loop, 2.4-mile swim course leaves from the south side of the Frankston pier and heads north, before turning south
IRONMAN ASIA-PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS RACE PREVIEW

MELBOURNE (March 20, 2015)  Champions galore, led by three-time world champion Miranda Carfrae, will line up in a remarkable women’s field for Sunday’s IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship in Melbourne. It is arguably the strongest professional women’s field outside of the world championship in Hawaii for the first of the five global
PATIENCE PAYS AS COLEMAN AND PERKINS DELIVER THE GOODS IN OCEANIA CUP

Gold Coast training partners Dan Coleman and Kelly-Ann Perkins have broken through for career best performances with impressive victories in their respective OTU Oceania Cup races at Mooloolaba today. The two National Triathlon Academy athletes, out of the Dan Atkins Triathlon Performance Centre at Pizzey Park, showed the benefit “of
JAKE BIRTWHISTLE'S SILVER LINING AT ITU MOOLOOLABA WORLD CUP WHILE ASHLEIGH GENTLE TAKES BRONZE

  Tasmanian Jake Birtwhistle has emerged as Australia’s latest triathlon young gun and today in Mooloolaba he took another step forward with a fast finishing silver medal winning performance in only his second ever ITU World Cup in Mooloolaba. The 20-year-old, born in Launceston, who trains in Wollongong, stormed home
AUSSIE PARATRIATHLETES COME UP TRUMPS IN BID TO BE WORLD'S BEST

  Australia has a goal of becoming the number one Paratriathlon nation in the world by the year 2020 and yesterday in the hot, energy-sapping conditions of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast they showed they are well and truly on their way.   The 15-strong Australian team dominated nine of the 10
TRIATHLON STARS ON SHOW FOR MOOLOOLABA WORLD CUP

Dual Olympian Courtney Atkinson shared his aspirations for a third Olympics in Rio while 20-year-old young gun Jacob Birtwhistle was just happy to be sitting on the end of the table, attending his first International World Cup (ITU) press conference for this weekend’s Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup. Joining them
SPOILS SHARED AS YOUNG TRIATHLETES BEAT THE HEAT ON THE SUNSHINE COAST

The heat was on and spoils were shared across four States when Australia’s finest young triathletes strutted their stuff at Twins Waters on the Sunshine Coast today at the 2015 Australian Triathlon Youth Championships.   Queensland won three of the six age groups with Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia
MOOLOOLABA THE START POINT FOR COURTNEY ATKINSON ON ROAD TO RIO

Come 1:30pm Saturday afternoon, two-time Olympic triathlete Courtney Atkinson admits he will be both “anxious and excited” when the gun goes to start this year’s ITU Triathlon Mooloolaba World Cup. For the 36-year-old veteran of Beijing and London and a name synonymous with Australian triathlon across two decades it will
FIFTEEN AUSTRALIANS LINE UP FOR HISTORIC ITU WORLD PARATRIATHLON EVENT AT TWIN WATERS

 A multi-talented mixture of old faces and new, of world champions and debutants will line up for a history-making World Paratriathlon event at Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast on Friday. The 2015 Sunshine Coast ITU World Paratriathlon Event will only be the second ever event of its kind staged
PROTECTING THE INTEGRITY OF TRIATHLON IN AUSTRALIA

With the recent spate of news reports about integrity failures in other sports, it is important that we renew our commitment to protecting the integrity of triathlon in Australia.  This is a two way partnership between Triathlon Australia as the governing body of the sport, and you as a member
ASHLEIGH GENTLE HOPES ITU TRIATHLON MOOLOOLABA WORLD CUP WILL BE PASSPORT TO SUCCESS

Commonwealth Games triathlete Ashleigh Gentle has been happy to leave her passport in the bottom draw for now until she is ready to take on the world in this year’s World Triathlon Series as she chases her Olympic dream in Rio. The 24-year-old Gold Coaster will make her 2015 season
TWIN WATERS WILL BE CHURNING WITH AUSTRALIA'S NEXT GENERATION AT NATIONAL YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

  More than 150 of Australia’s next generation triathletes will strut their stuff at the annual Australian Triathlon Youth Championships at Twin Waters on Thursday and Friday. The two days of racing will feature the cream of Australia’s Youth triathletes in the 13/14 years; 15/16 years and 17/18 years in
ERIN DENSHAM'S NASTY FALL FORCES HER OUT OF ITU MOOLOOLABA WORLD CUP RETURN

Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham will be released from hospital today after a nasty fall from her bike on a training ride in Sydney on Sunday. Densham, 29, suffered a nasty abrasion to her elbow and was taken to Campbelltown Hospital where doctors had to put the two-time Olympian under
TRIATHLON WA AND BUSSLETON FESTIVAL OF TRIATHLON WEBSITE

Due to a system failure with our website hosts, all of our website data has been lost and we are currently beginning the process to get a new Triathlon WA and Busselton Festival of Triathlon website up and running.   For information regarding team entries and team changes, volunteer registration
JAKE BIRTWHISTLE COMPLETES ANOTHER NATIONAL TITLE DOUBLE IN WOLLONGONG

Tasmania’s favourite triathlon son Jake Birtwhistle completed a clean sweep of Triathlon Australia’s major National Championships at the 2015 Wollongong OTU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Cup yesterday. The 20-year-old joins Queensland’s Under 23 ITU world championship silver medallist Gillian Backhouse who completed the Elite/Under 23 double-double last year.     Officials
DAN WILSON'S ENCOURAGING 12TH IN ABU DHABI SPRINT OPENER

Queensland’s Dan Wilson has out-run fellow Commonwealth Games team mates Ryan Bailie and Aaron Royle to start his 2015 World Triathlon Series campaign with an encouraging 12th place in a star-studded field in Abu Dhabi overnight.   The 29-year-old was well placed over the entire Sprint course – a 750m swim,
CHARLOTTE MCSHANE 7TH IN ABU DHABI

Australia’s Charlotte McShane has produced the finest World Triathlon Series performance of her short career with a fast finishing sixth in the opening race of the 2015 series in Abu Dhabi tonight.   The former ITU Under 23 world champion from Wollongong crossed the finish line in the UAE capital
WEEKEND PREVIEW: WHATS ON THIS WEEKEND 06/03/2015

ITU ABU DHABI (UAE) WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES (MARCH 6, 7) SPRINT DISTANCE (750m; 20km; 5km): On March 6-7, 2015, the ITU World Triathlon Series  - the world’s pinnacle triathlon circuit contested by the best Olympic competitors - comes to Abu Dhabi city, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The
JAKE'S SECOND HOME COMING AS RISING STARS TRI THE GONG

Rising triathlon star Jake Birtwhistle will line up for his second “home game” of the season when he chases his second National Elite title in the space of three weeks at the 2015 Wollongong OTU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Cup on Sunday.   The 20-year-old Launceston-born Birtwhistle showed all his class
AUSSIES READY FOR TRIATHLON'S NEW FRONTIER IN ABU DHABI

Olympians Emma Moffatt and Brendan Sexton will spearhead a six-strong Australian team into triathlon’s “land of the unknown” when the ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) kicks off in a new frontier in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (Saturday night, Australian time). The opening round in Abu Dhabi will show
AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIANS ATKINSON AND DENSHAM CLAIM OCEANIA CROSS TRI CHAMPS

Two-time Olympian Courtney Atkinson and 2012 bronze medallist Erin Densham take to the trails and win the Oceania Cross Triathlon Championship in the Snowies… SNOWY MOUNTAINS, NSW—With a 40,000 prize purse up for grabs, it was a dominate performance from Australian Olympians Courtney Atkinson and Erin Densham over a red-hot
BUSY YEAR FOR AUSTRALIA'S ELITE ITU TRIATHLETES AND PARATRIATHLETES WITH RIO ON THEIR MINDS...VIA THE GOLD AND SUNSHINE COASTS

AUSTRALIA’S elite band of triathletes and paratriathletes are preparing for what will be their busiest year ever on the International Triathlon Union (ITU) circuit – with next year’s Rio Olympics and Paralympics squarely in their sights. With the countdown on to the opening round of a record 10 World Triathlon Series
KIRA HEDGELAND AND MATT ROBERTS TAKE JUNIOR SERIES

Western Australia’s rising triathlon star Kira Hedgeland and Queensland’s Mr Persistent Matt Roberts have been crowned Triathlon Australia’s 2015 Australian Junior Triathlon Series Champions following Saturday’s Australian Championships in Devonport. In a thrilling finale, Hedgeland joins big sister Jaz – a three-time Australian Junior Series champion – as the Series winner after
TRIATHLON'S GENERATION NEXT STEPS UP TO THE PLATE IN DEVONPORT

Australian Triathlon’s generation next, led by Tasmania’s Jacob Birtwhistle and Western Australian Jaz Hedgeland came of age in Devonport today.   Birtwhistle, 20 and Hedgeland 19, broke through to win their first major senior titles when they scored convincing wins in the Oceania and Australian Elite Championships in ideal conditions
GAME ON TO JOIN TRIATHLON ROYALTY IN DEVONPORT

The 30-year honour role reads like a who’s who of Australian and international triathlon so to have your name on the list of winners at the Devonport Triathlon is like adding your name to the sport’s royalty.   Men like Hall of Famers, four-time winner Stephen Foster and Brad “The
RISING STARS TO KICK START DEVONPORT'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY

The rising stars of Australian triathlon will kick start this weekend’s 30th Anniversary of the Devonport Triathlon on Saturday.   While the Olympians – led by 2012 London team mates Courtney Atkinson and Brendan Sexton, will headline the Elite races, the next generation will be going all out in the Junior
WARD TO DO THE SNOWIES MTB FESTIVAL - OCEANIA CROSS TRIATHLON DOUBLE

Australian MTB specialist Kyle Ward set to celebrate 23rd birthday this weekend with a week of mountain bike racing and off-road triathlon in the Snowy Mountains… SYDNEY—Fresh off a men’s pairs win on Sunday with his younger brother Jayden (18) in the opening round of the Evocities MTB Series in
OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALIST ERIN DENSHAM SIGNS ON TO OCEANIA CROSS TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS

Australian Olympian Erin Densham to race for a share of the 40k prize purse at the Oceania Cross Tri Champs in the Snowies... SNOWY MOUNTAINS, NSW — Less than a week after two-time Olympian Courtney Atkinson signed on to race the Oceania Cross Triathlon Championships in the iconic Snowy Mountains of
CRAIG ALEXANDER AND LIZ BLATCHFORD CLAIM ELITE AUSTRALIAN LONG COURSE TITLES IN GEELONG

  Geelong, Victoria (Sunday,8 2015) - Five-time World Champion Craig Alexander has made it four from four at IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong today. Arguably Australia’s greatest ever triathlete dialled back the clock, holding off Sam Appleton , who at 24 is 17 years Alexander’s junior.  New Zealand 25-year-old Mark Bowstead finished in third.
OLYMPIAN COURTNEY ATKINSON'S ROAD TO RIO SET TO RUN THROUGH THE SNOWIES

Two-time Australian Olympic triathlete Courtney Atkinson signs on to race the Oceania Cross Triathlon Championship in the Snowies. SNOWY MOUNTAINS, NSW—Less than a month after announcing his bid for a historic third Olympic Games, 35-year-old Australian triathlete Courtney Atkinson has signed on to go off-road and race the Oceania Cross
IRONMAN 70.3 GEELONG SET FOR SOME HOT RACING

  One of Australia’s most popular triathletes, Luke Bell will be literally waltzing for Matilda in his opening race of the year at IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong this weekend.  IM 70.3 Geelong is the 2015 Australian Long Distance Championships for Age Group and Elite athletes. Bell, a double IRONMAN champion and
SILVER LINING FOR AUSSIES IN OCEANIA TRIATHLON CHAMPS AT KINLOCH

  A brilliant finish from rising star Jaz Hedgeland and the continued comeback of Luke Willian highlighted Australia’s performances at yesterday’s Oceania Sprint Triathlon Championships in Kinloch. Western Australian Hedgeland finished runner up overall to New Zealand’s Sophie Corbidge (Auckland) in the Elite women’s race and took out the U23
IRONMAN STAR CHASES HIS FOURTH TITLE IN GEELONG

  Geelong, Victoria (Thursday, 29 2015) - Five-time world champion Craig Alexander will be aiming to keep his perfect record going at IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong. Alexander, with three IRONMAN and two IRONMAN 70.3 world titles to his credit, is three for three in Geelong after claiming the title in 2009, 2010
PURE JOY FOR AMY'S FAMILY AS SOUTH AUSTRALIA SAYS A METRE MATTERS

  Pure joy for Amy’s family as South Australia says a metre matters Amy Gillett’s home state of South Australia has declared itself a leader in bike rider safety, becoming the third jurisdiction to commit to legislating a minimum overtaking distance of one metre for drivers overtaking bike riders. Premier
OCEANIA CROSS TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS LURES PROS ALLEN AND SLACK

    SNOWY MOUNTAINS, NSW—With an industry leading AU 40,000 prize purse on offer, TreX has announced pro triathletes and off-road specialists Ben Allen (AUS) and Jacqui Slack (GBR) will be racing the Oceania Cross Triathlon Championships over the weekend of February 28 to March 1 at the Lake Crackenback
WORLD'S BEST TARGET RACE 3 OF NSW SPRINT SERIES BEFORE WORLD SERIES CAMPAIGN

  Fifteen (15) of some of the best triathletes in the world will be lining up at the Kamay Botany Bay National Park for Race 3 of the Triathlon NSW Sprint Series. To be held February 15 th , the ‘Wollongong Wizards’ including Australian and International  elite athletes will be using
SOMI AND SLACK CLAIM ACT SPRINT TRIATHLON TITLES

The heat was on at the ACT Sprint Triathlon Champs today at Acton Ferry Terminal. A clear and calm morning greeted 500 athletes as the battled for the regional title as well as spots on the Australian Team for the World Sprint Championships to be held in Chicago, USA in
WEEKEND PREVIEW: WHATS ON THIS WEEKEND 16/01/2015

  On the go race 3 Canberra, ACT- Sunday 18 th January 2015 On the Go Race 3 is based in the heart of Canberra with the course being completed around Rond Terrace. This race is the 4th   of the Qualifying series for the 2015 Sprint Distance World Championships
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA PARTNER WITH HEADSWEATS

  Leading sports headwear brand Headsweats has become the official headwear partner for Triathlon in Australia. The partnership with Triathlon Australia and the State and Territory Associations will provide headwear for Technical Officials, Coaches, athletes and staff, ensuring comfort and sun protection while they are out in the field. Age
PARATRIATHLETES BRAVE RAIN SWEPT NEPEAN TO CONQUER OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

  Australia’s hardy band of Paratriathletes led by ITU World Champions Bill Chaffey and Sally Pilbeam braved and then conquered atrocious conditions at today’s OTU Oceania Paratriathlon Championships at Penrith. A group of 35 Paratriathletes gathered at the Nepean Regatta Centre and weathered the storm of pelting rain that confronted
AUSSIE FOURSOME HOLD ON TO BEAT KIWIS IN MIXED TEAMS RELAY

  Australia’s star studded juniors upset defending champions New Zealand to take out the prestigious Oceania Teams Junior Relay in Penrith yesterday. The team of Matt Hauser, Calvin Quirk, Kira Hedgeland and Dimi Coventry each completed the 400m swim, 5km bike and 1.5km run in a helter-skelter battle with the
MATT HAUSER AND KIRA HEDGELAND SHINE AT OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

  An intensive ten-day training camp on the Gold Coast had emerging Hervey Bay triathlete Matt Hauser primed for a successful defence of his OTU Oceania Championship at Penrith today. Hauser, who dominated round one of the Australian Junior Series at Runaway Bay in December, joined Dan Atkins’s Gold Coast
PARATRIATHLETE BILL CHAFFEY CHUFFED TO BE BACK CHASING HIS DREAMS

  Australia’s four-time ITU Paratriathlon world champion Bill Chaffey will make his return to competition at the 2015 Oceania Paratriathlon Championships in Sydney on Sunday. The 39-year-old Chaffey was forced out of last September’s World Championships in Edmonton, Canada after a freakish training accident on the NSW north coast left
MATT HAUSER AND SOPHIE MALOWIECKI HEADLINE RECORD OCEANIA FIELDS FOR PENRITH

  Australian Junior Series leaders Matt Hauser and Sophie Malowiecki will only need to look over their shoulders to know they won’t be resting on their laurels in Penrith on Saturday. The cream of Australia and New Zealand’s emerging triathlon talent will converge on the western Sydney venue on the
NEW MEMBER SPECIAL OFFER - 40% OFF ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

We are pleased to kick off 2015 with a New Member Special Offer.  Join now for 40% off the cost of 2014-2015 annual membership to Triathlon Australia. If you plan to train and compete over the last 6 months of the 2014-2015 season, then sign up now and take advantage
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM EVERYONE AT TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA

From everyone at Triathlon Australia we want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. We have created an album looking at some of our favourite moments of 2014 -  have a look here >> Thank you for supporting us and we look forward to a successful year ahead.
FORMATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLON RACE DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION

  The enormous growth of the sport of triathlon in Australia has led to the formation of the Australian Professional Triathlon Race Directors Association Incorporated (APTRDA). The formation of APTRDA will allow for a formal/officially recognised group to negotiate with stakeholders on a range of issues in the interests of
2016 & 2017 GRAND FINAL HOST COUNTRIES REVEALED

  ITU today announced that Mexico will host the 28th edition of the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in 2016. Additionally, ITU also revealed Rotterdam, Netherlands will organize the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final. Mexico has been a long-time host of ITU events, having organised the World Championships in
SIX OF THE BEST AS MATTHEW HAUSER AND SOPHIE MALOWIECKI OUTCLASS RIVALS IN SUPER SPRINTS

  Queenslanders Matthew Hauser and Sophie Malowiecki have kept their unbeaten records in tact with impressive victories in today's Junior Super Sprint Race Weekend Grand Finals at the Sports Super Centre on the Gold Coast. The pair scored ru naway wins in the non-stop six-race three-day Race Weekend format which
LORCAN REDMOND AND SAM WHITTING WIN SUPER SPRINT RACE WEEKEND YOUTH TITLES

  Newcastle's Lorcan Redmond and Brisbane's Samantha Whitting have been crowned the Triathlon Australia Super Sprint Race Weekend Youth Champions for 2014. Following two hectic days of racing at the Sports Super Centre at Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast, which involved five races, both Redmond and Whiting showed a
WEEKEND PREVIEW: WHAT'S ON THIS WEEKEND 12/12/14

  Tre-X Australian Cross Triathlon Championships, Bendigo, VIC Saturday 13 th December The Australian Cross-Triathlon Championships and MultiSport Weekend is based in Victoria's Gold Region in the City of Greater Bendigo just 90mins from Melbourne airport.   Located in the Murray Darling Basin, Bendigo is surrounded by parkland and nature
SUPER SPRINT TRIATHLON STARS CONVERGE ONTO GOLD COAST

  The cream of Australia’s junior triathletes will converge onto the Gold Coast this weekend for the 2014 Super Sprint Race Weekend at Runaway Bay. More than 200 triathletes from every State in Australia and a New Zealand contingent will vie for the coveted title of ITU Super Sprint champion.
INTERNATIONALS DOMINATE SUNSMART IRONMAN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

  A combination of the weather conditions and strong international fields led to some fast racing that meant only the strong survived at today’s SunSmart IRONMAN Western Australia. In the men’s race Frenchman Denis Chevrot was the last man standing, while the women’s race honours went to New Zealand’s Britta
SUNSMART IRONMAN WESTERN AUSTRALIA RACE PREVIEW

  Sunday’s SunSmart IRONMAN Western Australia has attracted one of the biggest professional fields of the year with nearly 60 pros lining up for the last major race before Christmas. With 27 women and 29 men on the start line, the two athletes lucky enough to take the title will
BATTLE OF EXPERIENCE AND YOUTH AT IRONMAN 70.3 WESTERN SYDNEY

  Penrith, New South Wales (Sunday, 30 November) - It was a case of "catch me if you can" in both the men’s and women’s races at the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney won emphatically by Josh Amberger (AUS) and Anja Beranek (GER) respectively at Penrith today. Australian Amberger produced his
WEEKEND PREVIEW: WHAT'S ON THIS WEEKEND 28/11/14

Franklin Island Triathlon Sunday 30 th November The ASICS Victor Harbor Triathlons will be the biggest and most successful triathlon event in South Australia catering for all ages and fitness levels. It is the first qualifying race for the 2015 Sprint Distance World Championships to be held in Chicago, USA
HOT RACING EXPECTED AT IRONMAN 70.3 WESTERN SYDNEY

  (Penrith, Australia) - Red-hot competition is set to add to the warm temperatures in the Western Sydney region at Sunday’s inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney. In-form professional triathletes Josh Amberger (AUS) and Anja Beranek (GER) have used strong swim-bike leg combinations to put themselves at the pointy end of recent
AUSTRALIAS JUNIOR TRIATHLETES REAP REWARDS FROM COMMONWEALTH GAMES FUNDING

  Australia’s junior triathletes have made a significant impact internationally throughout 2014 thanks largely to funding made available from the Australian Commonwealth Games Association. In summing up the past 12 months and looking towards 2015 and beyond, Triathlon Australia’s National Manager High Performance Pathways, Craig Redman is excited with the
2015 ITU WORLD PARATRIATHLON EVENTS RELEASED

  Madrid, Spain (18 November 2014) - ITU has recently confirmed several dates on the 2015 Paratriathlon calendar. In the coming season, the calendar will feature ITU World Paratriathlon Events on every continent in the preparation for Paratriathlon's debut in the 2016 Paralympic Games. Confirmed ITU World Paratriathlon Events: 2015 East
TRIATHLON PREVIEW: WHATS ON THIS WEEKEND 14.11.14

  IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat Sunday 16 November The 1.9km swimming leg takes in the 1956 Olympic rowing course of Lake Wendouree, which this year will also host the   in October. The 2 lap, 90km bike course is steeped in history, encompassing the majestic Avenue of Honour and Arch of
IRONMAN 70.3 BALLARAT RACE PREVIEW

  Ballarat, Victoria (Thursday,13 November 2014) - German Michael Raelert’s winning performance at last weekend’s SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah has heightened speculation that his own world record could be under threat at Sunday’s IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat. He was a full minute under world record pace for much of the race in
JACKIE FAIRWEATHER SERVICE AND TRIBUTE RUN

A service to celebrate the life of Jackie Fairweather will be held on Thursday 13 November commencing at 11:30am.  The service will be at the AIS Arena (Leverrier Crescent, Bruce, ACT - entry via the AIS Visitor’s Centre) and anyone who wishes to pay their respects is welcome to attend.  
RAELERT, LUXFORD TOO SMART IN SUN AT MANDURAH

  Billed as one of the best fields ever assembled over the IRONMAN 70.3 distance outside the world championships, the SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah lived up to the hype. German Michael Raelert (GER) spent much of the day on sub-world record pace to take out the men’s race while Australia’s
BLATCHFORD, ROBBINS CLAIM BIG WINS AT CHALLENGE FORSTER

  November 9, 2014 (Forster, NSW) Liz Blatchford put on a master class performance to win on debut at her first Challenge event today at Forster. While part-time Port Macquarie triathlete Mitch Robbins overhauled a class field to take the men’s title. Robbins produced a superb backend race to defeat
TRIATHLON PREVIEW: WHATS ON THIS WEEKEND 7.11.14

  SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 MANDURAH Sunday 9 th November With a swim course incorporating the sheltered harbor of Mandurah, competitors look set for fast times from start to finish on the two lap bike course heading north in parallel with the Indian Ocean, and a run course showcasing the best
WORLDS BEST ATHLETES LINE-UP FOR SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 MANDURAH

A stellar field jam-packed with world champions has been assembled for the SunSmart IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah on Sunday. Last year’s winners and former IRONMAN 70.3 World Champions Terenzo Bozzone (NZL) and Australian Melissa Hauschildt are back to defend their titles at Mandurah on 9 November.   They will be joined
VALE JACKIE FAIRWEATHER: HALL OF FAME CHAMPION, COACH, MENTOR AND FRIEND OF TRIATHLON

The Board, staff and members of Triathlon Australia are mourning the loss of Jackie Fairweather – one of the true champions and supporters of our sport.  Jackie passed away on the weekend. We extend our deepest sympathies to Jackie’s husband, Simon Fairweather, her family and all those who were close to
ROYLE AND GENTLE WIN SUBARU NOOSA TRIATHLON

  Australia’s Aaron Royle made it two from two at the Subaru Noosa Triathlon producing an outstanding sprint finish to defeat fellow Glasgow Commonwealth Games team mates Dan Wilson and Ryan Bailie, while Ashleigh Gentle took out her second Noosa title after finishing second here last year and first in
TRIATHLON PREVIEW: WHATS ON THIS WEEKEND 31.10.14

Noosa Multisport Festival 2 nd November Defending Subaru Noosa Triathlon champion Aaron Royle is hell-bent on claiming his second straight title after his debut victory on the Sunshine Coast. The commonwealth Games representative is the pre-race favourite, a position solidified after his win at last weekend’s Nepean Triathlon over many
ROYLE CHANCE OF VICTORY IN NOOSA

Defending Subaru Noosa Triathlon champion Aaron Royle is hell-bent on claiming his second straight title after his debut victory on the Sunshine Coast. The commonwealth Games representative is the pre-race favourite, a position solidified after his win at last weekend’s Nepean Triathlon over many of the same athletes he’ll face
GENTLE DOES IN BATTLE ROYLE AS JOHN MACLEAN INSPIRES AT NATION AT NEPEAN TRIATHLON

  The Gold Coast’s Commonwealth Games representative Ashleigh Gentle has continued the girl’s domination in today’s Atmosphere Health and Fitness Club “Battle of the Sexes” Nepean Triathlon. The unique Female v Male Handicap Challenge in Australia’s oldest triathlon saw the Elite females given 10 minutes 18 seconds start on the
TRIATHLON PREVIEW: WHAT'S ON THIS WEEKEND 24.10.14

  XTERRA World Championships 26 October Mauii, Hawaii The world’s premier off-road triathlon, combining a 1.5-kilometer (1-mile) rough water swim, a 30.4-kilometer (18.89-miles) mountain bike and a 9.5-kilometer (5.9 miles) trail run best described as a tropical roller-coaster ride through pineapple fields and forests. Aussies to watch: Male: Ben Allen,
JAN REHULA ACCEPTS CZECH REPUBLIC OLYMPIC COACHING ROLE

  Triathlon Australia’ National Performance Director Bernard Savage is confident popular coach Jan Rehula will not be lost to the sport in Australia after accepting an Olympic coaching role in his homeland the Czech Republic. Rehula, the Sydney Olympic triathlon bronze medallist-turned Elite coach, has spent much of his professional
GLASGOW GAMES TEAM ON SHOW AT NEPEAN

  Australia’s six-strong Glasgow Commonwealth Games triathlon team will be front and centre at the Nepean this Sunday for Australia’s longest running triathlon. The race will see the return of defending champions Aaron Royle and Emma Moffatt who will be joined by their Games team mates Ryan Bailie, Dan Wilson,
JOSH AMBERGER AND RADKA VODICKOVA CLAIM VICTORY AT IRONMAN 70.3 PORT MACQUARIE

  Defending IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie champion Josh Amberger rode his way to victory for the second year in a row, using his powerful bike leg to hold off dual Olympian Brad Kahlefeldt by just 33 seconds. While the men’s race went right down to the wire Czech Radka Vodickova 
AUSTRALIAN TRIATHLON'S FIRST COUPLE LOOK TO DO THE DOUBLE AT IRONMAN 70.3 PORT MACQUARIE

  PORT MACQUARIE, Australia (October 16, 2014)- Dual Olympian Brad Kahlefeldt and partner Czech Radka Vodickova are looking to make the top spot on the podium at Sunday’s IRONMAN ® 70.3 ®   Port Macquarie a date. The pair will be hoping for a repeat performance of IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya earlier this
TRIATHLON QUEEN BACK FOR DUATHLON

Two-time World Triathlon Champion Emma Carney will return to the sport she dominated at the highest level throughout the 1990s when she lines up in the 2014 Sports Chiropractic Australia Oceania Duathlon Championships this Sunday, in Adelaide. No one has the heart to stop her – not even her own.  
ITU ANNOUNCES 2015 WORLD CUP SCHEDULE

  ITU today announced the schedule for the 2015 ITU Triathlon World Cup season. The 2015 calendar will cover nine cities and includes a variety of new and familiar sites, as well as a combination of sprint and standard distances.  2015 ITU Triathlon World Cup season: Date     Location
KONA QUEEN MIRINDA ROCKETS INTO RECORD BOOKS

  Mirinda Carfrae can stand tall amongst Australia’s triathlon royalty today after running her way into the records books with her third Kona crown at the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii yesterday. This was the performance of the day as she ran down the leaders in extraordinary circumstances – clocking
AUSSIE LUKE TRUCKING ON FOR ANOTHER CRACK AT KONA

  Aussie Luke McKenzie is chomping at the bit as he and 2000 fellow triathletes count down the hours to this weekend’s 2014 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – the Hawaiian Ironman World Championship – or just Kona in triathlete parlance. The 33-year-old produced the race of his life in Kona
MICHELLIE JONES INDUCTED INTO SPORT AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME

  CONGRATULATIONS to our own Michellie Jones who will tonight become only the second triathlete to be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in what will be a glittering 30 th Anniversary of the prestigious awards and gala dinner at the Palladium, Crown in Melbourne. Jones will be
ABU DHABI ADDED TO 2015 WTS SCHEDULE

  The International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Series (WTS) - the world’s pinnacle triathlon circuit contested by the best Olympic competitors - is on its way to Abu Dhabi city, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Following a five-year partnership between Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and ITU - the
IPC ANNOUNCES REMAINING THREE PARATRIATHLON MEDAL EVENTS FOR RIO DE JANEIRO PARALYMPIC GAMES

  Following the International Paralympic Committee's request for ITU to collect further data-based information and details on paratriathlon sport classes, the IPC has this week decided on the three remaining medal events that will debut at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games. The final men's medal event will be
DEFEINDING CHAMPIONS RETURN FOR IRONMAN 70.3 PORT MACQUARIE

  PORT MACQUARIE, Australia (October 2, 2014) - Reigning IRONMAN® 70.3 Port Macquarie champions, Australians Josh Amberger and Lisa Marangon, are both back to defend the titles they captured at last year’s IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie. Set in stunning Port Macquarie, the home of IRONMAN Australia which will celebrate its 30
ITU NAMES SARDINIA AS 2015 CROSS TRIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS HOST


JUNIOR SUPERSPRINT RACE WEEKEND- ENTRIES NOW OPEN

  Triathlon Australia is proud to announce that entries are now open for the Supersprint Race Weekend held at Runway Bay from Friday December 12 till Sunday December 14. This exciting event is open to ITU junior and ITU youth members of Triathlon Australia. Racing starts on Friday morning with
TWO 40 SOMETHING'S SET TO CROSS PATHS AGAIN- BUT NO WALK IN THE PARK

  They say life begins at 40 but when you’ve slogged through the miles and the races that Craig Alexander and Greg Bennett have in their extraordinary careers they are both entitled to hang up their bikes and put their feet up. But not these two “40 something’s” – two of
STATEMENT FROM TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA RE: DEATH AT IRONMAN 70.3 SUNSHINE COAST

  On behalf of Triathlon Australia and the entire triathlon community, our deepest sympathies go to the family of the 39-year-old competitor, Peter Farlecas from Melbourne who died in the final stages of the 1.9km swim leg of Sunday’s IRONMAN 70.3 on the Sunshine Coast.  In particular we think of
COURTNEY ATKINSON AND CAROLINE STEFFEN SALUTE AT IRONMAN 70.3 SUNSHINE COAST

  Sunshine Coast, Queensland (September 14, 2014) - The recent dominance of IRONMAN 70.3 racing by ex and current short course athletes continued today in Mooloolaba at IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast . Two-time Australian Olympian Courtney Atkinson and Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games Australian representative Dan Wilson, in his first ever IRONMAN 70.3 as
TRIATHLON PREVIEW: WHAT'S ON THIS WEEKEND 12.9.14

IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast, QLD 14 th  September Perfectly located in the heart of Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba Beach offers the perfect year-round climate and is an ideal location for a sporting event, a relaxing family vacation or just a great place to escape to. The relaxing atmosphere of the
GOLD COAST TO HOST 2015 ITU WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES

Triathlon Australia is delighted  to announce the return of a World Triathlon Series race to Australia in 2015.   The Gold Coast will host Round 2 of the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Series, providing an excellent opportunity for Australian elite and age group athletes to race in a top quality,
MELISSA HAUSCHILDT CHASING HISTORIC THIRD 70.3 VICTORY IN MONT-TREMBLANT

  Australia’s reigning 70.3 Ironman queen Melissa Hauschildt will be chasing her own little slice of history in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada on Sunday. No other triathlete in the event’s history has won three Ironman 70.3 World Championships and together with defending men’s champion, Germany’s two-time winner Sebastian Kienle, the 31-year-old
SILVER LINING FOR AUSSIE TRIATHLETES AS ITU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS COME TO A CLOSE IN EDMONTON

  Edmonton, September 1, 2014: Australia has completed its ITU World Championship campaign in Edmonton today with a silver lining after the Under 23s/Junior Mixed Teams Relay fought back to fini sh second to Great Britain. It gave Australia a final combined medal tally for Elite, Age Group and Paratriathlon
GREG WELCH AND EMMA CARNEY INAUGURAL INDUCTEES OF ITU HALL OF FAME

Edmonton, Canada (31 August 2014) - As a part of its 25th year anniversary celebrations, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) today inducted seven individuals into its inaugural Hall of Fame on the penultimate evening of the 2014 TransCanada Corp. Grand Final Edmonton.  Two of Australia’s greatest triathletes, Greg Welch and Emma
SILVER AS GOOD AS GOLD FOR GILLIAN BACKHOUSE IN EDMONTON

  EDMONTON, August 31, 2014: It was a case of when silver was as good as gold for Gillian Backhouse in Edmonton today when the 22-year-old Brisbane University graduate finished second in the under 23 ITU Triathlon World Championship in Hawrelak Park. It took Australia’s overall medal tally to 15
PERTH MUM SALLY PILBEAM WINS PARATRIATHLON GOLD IN EDMONTON

EDMONTON, August 30, 2014: Perth mother of two Sally Pilbeam will have a special present to show her two sons Ben and Nick when she arrives home to WA this week. A gold medal from the ITU World Paratriathlon Championships in Edmonton in the PT3 category, which includes arm amputees
JUNIORS STEP UP TO THE MARK AFTER MICHELLIE’S GOLDEN START

  EDMONTON, August 29, 2014: In a day that started out celebrating another golden moment for legendary Australian triathlete Michellie Jones it finished with a double celebration for the future generation. Jones turned back the clock to add another world title to her impressive list of achievements when she clocked
NO KEEPING UP WITH THIS JONES GIRL WHEN IT COMES TO TRIATHLON

  EDMONTON, August 29, 2014: Legendary Australian triathlete Michellie Jones added yet another world title to her extraordinary list of achievements when she made her debut in the ITU Age Group Triathlon World Championships in Edmonton today. And right from the outset there was no keeping up with the Jones
TRIATHLON PREVIEW: WHAT'S ON THIS WEEKEND 29.08.14

HyVee Triathlon 31 st August, Des Moines USA Professional athletes who have earned enough points may compete in the Hy-Vee 5150 US Championship Elite Cup. They will be competing for the richest prize purse in an international distance event Aussie athletes to watch Female: Melissa Hauschildt, Sarah Crowley, Mirinda Carfrae
AUSTRALIA’S ELITES READY TO TACKLE EDMONTON WITH PRIDE AND PASSION

  August 28, 2014: When Australia’s elite triathletes and Paratriathletes hit the tough Hawrelak Park course that will determine this year’s world triathlon champions over the next four days they will be competing for pride as well as podiums. Australia’s Elite triathletes will tackle the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final
TWO SILVER AND FIVE BRONZE FOR AUSSIES IN WORLD AQUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS

  Australia has collected two silver and five bronze medals in the Aquathlon events on the opening day of the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton, Canada today. Silvers went to WA’s Greg Salter who emerged two places better than last year when he finished fourth in London and Harvey
NO STOPPING THE YOUNG AND THE OLD AT HAWRELAK PARK

Australia's hardy band of triathletes were out in force today for the Aquathlon events on the opening day's competition at the ITU World Triathlon Championships at picturesque Hawrelak Park. From 16-year-olds Elle Stevens from the Gold Coast and Jason Yerbury from Bexley to 77-year-old Canberra marathon man Lachlan Lewis and
AUSSIES DRAWN TO EDMONTON BY TRIATHLON MAGNETISM

This week, all eyes are on Edmonton as our Aussie teams prepare for what is the pinnacle of their racing season – the Edmonton Grand Final      The cream of Australian triathletes from 16-year-old Youth Olympic Games champion Brittany Dutton to Hall of Famer Michellie Jones and 77-year-old Lachlan Lewis
REED UPSTAGES HIS APPRENTICE TO WIN CHALLENGE GOLD COAST

  Australia’s Tim Reed laid down a championship performance to out race his young charge Sam Appleton and win the inaugural Challenge Gold Coast. New Zealand’s Amelia Rose Watkinson just edged out Australia’s Annabel Luxford in a hard fought battle with the former world champion.   Tim Reed. Image courtesy
A SHATTERED BILL CHAFFEY OUT OF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AFTER FALL

Australia’s four-time World Paratriathlon champion Bill Chaffey is a shattered man today after a freakish training accident on the NSW Far North Coast has forced him out of next week’s ITU World Championships in Edmonton and the 70.3 World Championships in Mt Tremblant, the week later. The 38-year-old has broken
AUSSIES LINE UP IN STOCKHOLM EN ROUTE TO EDMONTON

  Four members of Australia’s World Championship Triathlon team will tune up for next month’s ITU Grand Final in Edmonton with a final hit out in the WTS round in Stockholm this weekend. Three men, Commonwealth Games representative Dan Wilson , London Olympian Brendan Sexton and Cameron Good will be joined
TRIATHLON PREVIEW: WHAT'S ON THIS WEEKEND

Challenge Gold Coast 24 August  A pristine swim in Currumbin Creek, an undulating ride through the Currumbin and Tallebudgera Valleys and then a run with stunning views along Currumbin Creek, Currumbin Beach and Tugun Beach. This event offers a challenging course in an environment that is world class. The race
OCEANIA WINS BRONZE IN TEAM TRIATHLON

TRIATHLON: Xuanwu Lake Triathlon Course has delivered Australia another medal, this time claiming Bronze in the mixed team relay. Individual gold medallist Brittany Dutton and 14th placed Jack Van Stekelenburg teamed up with New Zealand pair of individual silver medallist Daniel Hoy and 13th placed Elizabeth Stannard to form Oceania
FORMER WORLD CHAMPIONS HEAD FIELD FOR CHALLENGE GOLD COAST

  August 19, 2014 (Gold Coast, Australia) Two former world champions Pete Jacobs and Annabel Luxford headline a star studded professional field to contest the inaugural Challenge Gold Coast this Sunday. The Australian pair form part of a quality field assembled to contest the newest addition to the Challenge Family
BRAVE BRITTANY WINS FIRST YOUTH OLYMPIC GOLD

  QUEENSLANDER Brittany Dutton has won Australia's first gold medal of the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing after staging a gutsy solo bike breakaway to claim the women’s triathlon. In hot and humid Nanjing, Queenslander Dutton made her decisive break on the fourth and final lap of the 20km bike
TRIATHLON PREVIEW: WHATS ON THIS WEEKEND

  ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships, Germany 16 th August Zittau is a city in the south east of the Free State of Saxony, Germany, close to the border tri-point of Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic. It is part of the District of Görlitz – and its rugged terrains will
BEN ALLEN AND ERIN DENSHAM X-FACTORS IN ITU CROSS TRIATHLON

  Former champion Australian lifesaver Ben Allen and Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham will line up for Australia in this weekend’s 2014 Zittau ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship in Germany.   Pictured: Ben Allen They will be joined by 14 Australian Age Groupers will take up the challenge of “one
BALLARAT TEAM BRAVED FREEZING CONDITIONS TO BLITZ LONDON TRIATHLON

An Australian charity have pulled off a world first, staging an official London Triathlon event in Ballarat in below freezing conditions. It was the first time a team outside the United Kingdom were accepted as official participants in the London Triathlon, to hit the starting blocks at the same time
HEALTH ISSUES FORCE EMMA MOFFATT OUT OF ITU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS GRAND FINAL

  Ongoing health issues have forced Australia’s two-time World champion Emma Moffatt to withdraw from this year’s ITU World Triathlon Championships Grand Final in Edmonton later this month. The 29-year-old Moffatt has struggled to regain the form that saw her finish third in last year’s Grand Final in London, to
TRIATHLON PREVIEW: WHATS ON THIS WEEKEND

  IRONMAN 70.3 Wiesbaden, Germany 10 th August IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship Wiesbaden offers a challenging, yet scenic course in southwest Germany. Athletes and visitors alike can enjoy one of Europe’s oldest ‘spa towns,’ with over 25 hot springs throughout the area. Southwest Germany is also known for world renowned
FIONA DE JONG NAMED AOC SECRETARY GENERAL

  AOC: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) today appointed Ms Fiona de Jong as its new Secretary General assuming the role of chief administrative and financial officer. Ms de Jong, a lawyer, has been with the AOC for ten years in the role of Director of Sport.   She replaces
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA PARTNERS WITH TRAININGPEAKS

Triathlon Australia is pleased to announce a new partnership with TrainingPeaks as our exclusive training software provider. The TrainingPeaks platform has been specifically developed with endurance athletes in mind, resulting in an eco-system of web, mobile and desktop training solutions that can be used by athletes and coaches to complement
10 AUSTRALIANS SHORTLISTED FOR ITU HALL OF FAME

Australia has dominated the list of nominees for the first-ever International Triathlon Union Hall of Fame induction to be announced in Edmonton next month. Ten Australians – five men and five women are among 22 athletes shortlisted alongside three Longtime Achievement Award nominees. Australian athletes make up a staggering 45 percent
SCA ELITE OCEANIA DUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS

Adelaide, South Australia (31 July 2014) – Triathlon Australia and the Adelaide World Duathlon are pleased to announce the SCA Elite Oceania Duathlon Championships over the sprint distance on the 19 th of October 2014. Originally a test event prior to next year’s world championships, the Oceania status will ensure that
GAMES STARS SPEARHEAD 10-STRONG TEAM FOR EDMONTON

July 30, 2014: Australia’s Commonwealth Games triathlon team will spearhead a 10-strong Triathlon Australia Elite team named for this year’s ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Edmonton next month (August 26-September 1). In the women’s team, former two-time ITU World Champion Emma Moffatt, former Under 23 World Champion Emma
BRILLIANT BAILIE ANCHORS AUSSIES TO TRIATHLON RELAY BRONZE

Ryan Bailie dug as deep as he’s ever dug in his life to anchor Australia to a determined bronze medal in yesterday’s frenetic triathlon Mixed Teams Relay debut at Glasgow’s Strathclyde Park. While England’s Brownlee brothers led “dream team” always had the gold medal all wrapped up, the race was
AUSTRALIAN WINS BID TO HOST THE INAUGURAL OCEANIA CROSS TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2015

After a landmark decision by the Oceania Triathlon Union, the iconic Thredbo Valley in the Snowy Mountains is set to play host to the first Oceania Cross Triathlon Championships in February, 2015. Oceania Championships The Oceania Championships and MultiSport Festival is set to be an adrenalin packed weekend of ‘not
2016 ITU SPRINT AGE GROUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BECOME DRAFT LEGAL

Triathlon Australia is working closely with the ITU to implement these changes for those wishing to compete at the draft legal sprint distance event at the 2016 ITU World Championships.  More information will be available for members prior to the qualification period for this event. Please see below the Article
JACKSON AND BAILIE PRODUCE FIGHTING FIFTHS IN GLASGOW

Australian triathletes Emma Jackson and Ryan Bailie have both produced fighting fifths in their Commonwealth Games debuts at Strathclyde Park, in Glasgow. Queensland’s 22-year-old Jackson fought till the end of the 10km run after the field had completed two laps of the lake for the 1500m swim and five laps
AUSSIE TRIATHLETES CHASING FIRST MEDALS OF THE GAMES

The first medals of the XXth Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be decided in the sport of triathlon tonight (Australian time) with Australia fielding an exciting team of six debutants when the sport returns to the program for the first time since 2006 in Melbourne on day one at Strathclyde.
U/23 & ELITE PARATRIATHLON TEAM ANNOUNCED

Triathlon Australia is pleased to announce the U23 & Elite Paratriathlon Team to represent Australia at the 2014 ITU Edmonton World Triathlon Championships in Canada from 26 August to 1 September. U23 Men Declan WILSON ACT Kenji NENER QLD Matthew BAKER NSW U23 Women Gillian BACKHOUSE QLD Kellie-Ann PERKINS QLD
CARFRAE CONQUERS ROTH

Roth, Germany (July 20, 2014) – Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae ran herself into the history books in Roth to claim victory on debut at the 30 th Anniversary of the DATEV Challenge Roth on Sunday. The Ironman world champion showed she is the best in the world breaking her previous best time
CARFRAE HEADLINES AS ROTH ROOKIE

Roth, Germany (July 17, 2014) - Hawaii Ironman world champion Mirinda Carfrae declared herself a Roth ‘rookie’ and is hoping that tradition continues to deliver for debutantes at this race as it did for last year’s women’s champion Caroline Steffen (SUI). Following her Kona win last year Carfrae wanted to take
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA PAYS TRIBUTE TO EMMA SNOWSILL- A GREAT AUSTRALIAN TRIATHLON CHAMPION

“Emma Snowsill has been an inspirational champion and wonderful role model for the sport of Triathlon in Australia” said Triathlon Australia CEO, Anne Gripper last week following the Olympic Champion’s announcement of her decision to retire from elite competition. As the Gold medallist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, three time
BALLARAT FRIENDS TO RUN A TRIATHLON IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

THREE Ballarat friends will participate in the London Triathlon without even stepping foot in the United Kingdom. Greg Solomon, Brad Fry and Geert Vrij will participate in the international event at the same time as their UK competitors on August 3, to help raise awareness and funds for local charity.
FIGHTING AUSSIES FINISH FOURTH IN EXCITING MIXED TEAMS RELAY

Australia’s triathletes have produced another encouraging performance for the up-coming Commonwealth Games despite a disappointing fourth in an exciting Mixed Teams Relay World Championship in Hamburg today. The Australian team of Charlotte McShane, Aaron Royle, Emma Jackson and Dan Wilson gave a great sight –heading into the final leg in
JACKSON'S SILVER LINING FOR GLASGOW

July 12, 2014: Australia's Emma Jackson has produced a brilliant sprint finish to take the silver medal behind amazing American Gwen Jorgensen in the World Triathlon Series sprint race in Hamburg today. It was a perfect hit out for the pint-sized Queenslander just two weeks before the Commonwealth Games in
GAMES STARS ON SHOW AS SIX OF THE BEST LINE UP FOR HAMBURG HIT OUT

July 10, 2014: Australia’s six-strong Commonwealth Games triathlon team will sharpen up their Glasgow preparations when they hit the streets for the world’s biggest triathlon in the ITU World Triathlon Series round in Hamburg this weekend. They will line up for the Elite individual sprint races that will form part
MEDAL EVENTS FOR 2016 PARALYMPICS ANNOUNCED

ITU, in conjunction with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), today announced three of the six medal events that will be contested in paratriathlon’s debut at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Paralympic Games. The men’s PT1 and PT4 sport classes have now been confirmed as two of the men’s three medal
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES FIVE NEW STATE PERFORMANCE CENTRES

Triathlon Australia has today officially announced its five new State Performance Centres as it continues to strive for sustained international success on a competitive world stage. The governing body’s High Performance Program, under the direction of National Performance Director Bernard Savage, called for nationwide expressions of interest from coaches/programs. In
OLYMPIAN SEXTON RUNS INTO FORM IN CHICAGO HEAT

London Olympian Brendan Sexton has given himself a huge confidence boost in the lead up to this year’s ITU World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton with a hard fought top ten finish in Chicago today. Sexton, who has been working hard under coach Jamie Turner to get back to his best
BILL CHAFFEY RECOVERS TO WIN GOLD DESPITE WRONG TURN

Despite taking a wrong turn on the bike, four-time ITU World Champion Bill Chaffey recovered to lead Australia's Paratriathletes to a triumphant day at the 2014 ITU Paratriathlon event in Chicago today. It was Chaffey’s day to shine. The 38-year-old showed why he is regarded as one of the world's
GLASGOW-BOUND EMMA MOFFATT BEST OF AUSSIES IN CHICAGO

The Gold Coast's two-time world champion Emma Moffatt has finished an encouraging sixth in today's ITU Chicago World Triathlon Series round after she was first off the bike. Moffatt, who will represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next month, put together an impressive swim and drove the lead
EMMA MOFFATT AND BILL CHAFFEY SPEARHEAD AUSSIES INTO CHICAGO

Australian World champions Emma Moffatt and Bill Chaffey will spearhead a strong group of Australian triathletes and Paratriathletes who will join more than 4000 competitors when Chicago hosts this weekend’s ITU World Triathlon Series. Moffatt, a two-time ITU world champion and Olympic bronze medallist is the only member of Australia’s
PARATRIATHLON PREVIEW: PT TEAM OUT TO SET PATHWAY TO RIO

Paratriathlon Start Time: 11.30pm, Saturday, June 28 (AEST) WA’s Brant Garvey created history with his win in the opening World Paratriathlon Series race in Yokohama in May and will be searching for more success against some solid US opposition. He will be keen to continue his rise to the top
HISTORY OF TRIATHLON CELEBRATED IN NEW BOOK

Nearly 150 legends of the sport of triathlon gathered at Bond University on the Gold Coast on Friday 20 June for the launch of a 300 page book on the history of triathlon in Australia. Titled Multisport Dreaming: The Foundations of Triathlon in Australia , the 10 chapter book is the
ITU & IRONMAN HOLD HISTORIC MEETING

Madrid, Spain (20 June 2014) -  In the spirit of global harmonization in the sport of triathlon, the first of many meetings to come was held at IRONMAN Headquarters in Tampa, FL with ITU, USAT and IRONMAN. The meeting, hosted by Andrew Messick, IRONMAN CEO,  included Gergely Markus (ITU Sport Director)
JMF Kids4Kids Gets TA’s Tick of Approval

It is with great pleasure that the John Maclean Foundation can announce that Triathlon Australia is partnering with JMF Kids4Kids in 2014 and beyond. Triathlon Australia have officially endorsed the program and will be doing everything they can to push this program out into the broader triathlon community. Triathlon is
ITU TO LAUNCH HALL OF FAME

As a key part of the International Triathlon Union’s 25th year anniversary celebrations, the first ever ITU Hall Of Fame will be launched at a Gala during ITU’s World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Edmonton, 1 September, 2014.  “ITU’s 25th anniversary is a landmark year to celebrate the success of
AUSTRALIA'S PARA-TRIATHLETE 'PIN-UP BOY' BILL CHAFFEY AIMING FOR GOLD IN RIO

The Rio De Janiero Paralympics may still be two years away, but excitement is already building among Australia's para-triathletes. It will be the first time the sport has been included in the Games, and Australia has a real chance of winning gold. Four-time world champion Bill Chaffey has spent the
KAHLEFELDT AND HAMMOND RUN AWAY WITH VICTORY IN CAIRNS

In cold and wet conditions Brad Kahlefeldt produced a trademark run to go one better than last year to win Flight Centre Active Travel IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns today. Meanwhile New Zealand’s Candice Hammond capped off a stellar season to date with her first IRONMAN 70.3 win in the women’s race.
BROWN PRODUCES LEGENDARY PERFORMANCE IN CAIRNS

Turning 4 2 in two weeks, New Zealand’s Cameron Brown became the oldest man to win an IRONMAN event, at today’s Cairns Airport IRONMAN Cairns. Meanwhile Queensland based Liz Blatchford was in a class of her own to successfully defend her title with a wire-to-wire win and finish inside the
BERKEL AND BROWN MARKED AS FAVOURITES FOR THE BATTLE IN CAIRNS

CAIRNS, Australia (June 3, 2014) - At the 2014 edition of Cairns Airport IRONMAN Cairns it was Aussie Luke McKenzie who claimed his sixth IRONMAN title. It was a drought breaking performance that lead to a career defining 2 nd place at the IRONMAN Hawaii World Championships. Port Macquarie ’ s Tim Van Berkel
TWO GOLD AND ONE SILVER TO AUSTRALIA IN WORLD DUATHLON

Australia has tasted double gold and silver medal success at the ITU World Duathlon Championships in Spain over the weekend. Queensland’s Gillian Backhouse grabbed silver in the Elite division and gold in the Under 23s in a race run in conjunction with the Elite event in Pontevedra, on the north-west
EMMA JACKSON’S RED HOT GLASGOW GAMES TRIAL

Australia’s Emma Jackson served notice on her Commonwealth Games rivals when she produced the second fastest run of the day to grab a stirring bronze medal in the ITU World Triathlon Series event in London overnight. It was far from the perfect race for the pint-sized Queensland Olympian after mistake
AUSSIE TRIATHLETES LINE UP IN LONDON AND PONTEVEDRA THIS WEEKEND

Australia’s Commonwealth Games representative Dan Wilson will be hoping to put Yokohama very much behind him when he joins Glasgow team mates Aaron Royle and Ryan Bailie in London for the ITU World Triathlon Series round on Saturday.   Wilson admits the last round of the ITU World Triathlon Series
PROFESSIONAL FIELDS ANNOUNCED FOR CAIRNS

Australian-based Brit Liz Blatchford will defend her title, today named as top seed in the women’s race at the Cairns Airport IRONMAN Cairns next month. She will be joined by veteran 10-time IRONMAN New Zealand champion Cameron Brown , who tops the seeds in the men’s race. Defending champions are back
GOLDEN START FOR AUSTRALIA’S PARATRIATHLETES IN YOKOHAMA

Australia’s elite Paratriathletes have had a golden start to the 2014 ITU Paratriathlon World Series with Western Australian pair Brant Garvey and Sally Pilbeam registering wins in the opening round in Yokohama.   Above the knee amputee Garvey won a hotly contested PT2 category over the 750m swim, 20km bike
AUSSIES MAINTAIN TOP 10 RANKINGS AFTER TOUGH DAY IN YOKOHAMA

Australia’s leading triathletes have managed to maintain their top ten rankings despite a tough day in the office in round three of the ITU World Triathlon Series in Yokohama.   Both Aaron Royle and Emma Moffatt finished 14th respectively on the flat, fast Yokohama circuit that saw American Gwen Jorgensen
ROYLE RUNS HIS OWN RACE AGAINST WORLD’S BEST WHILE MOFFATT IS ON FAVOURITE STOMPING GROUND

Australia’s leading male triathlete Aaron Royle is developing his own career path as he rubs shoulders with arguably some of the sport’s all-time greats. The 24-year-old is one of six  Australians who will line up in Saturday’s Elite Men’s race in round three of the ITU World Triathlon Series in
MILESTONE FOR PARATRIATHLETES

This weekend’s ITU World Triathlon Series round in Yokohama will represent another major milestone in the sport’s history with Paratriathlon events staged on the same WTS program as the Elite men and women for the first time. And the Australians will be in the thick of the action for this
JOHN MACLEAN FOUNDATION GIVE AWAY OVER $20,000

The John Maclean Foundation (JMF) exists to change the lives of young Australians who use wheelchairs. Sydney, NSW: On Thursday May 8, 2014 at URBAN Hotel in St Leonards, The John Maclean Foundation gave away over 20,000 worth of Grants to families with young Aussies in Wheelchairs. Foundation founder John
AUSTRALIAN TRIATHLON, ENDURANCE AND CYCLING EXPO TO LAUNCH IN 2015

Informa Australia has announced it will launch Australia’s first multisport exhibition in 2015, targeting triathletes, endurance athletes and multisports enthusiasts. To be held over 4-5 July 2015 at the Sydney Showground, the inaugural Australian Triathlon, Endurance and Cycling (ATEC) Expo will engage with professional, recreational and junior athletes, giving them
BACKHOUSE BREAKS THROUGH FOR MAIDEN WORLD CUP VICTORY IN CHENGDU

Queenslander Gillian Backhouse has broken through for her first ever ITU Triathlon World Cup win with an impressive victory in Chengdu, China.  Backhouse proved too strong on the run to clear out in warm and muggy conditions to win by 29 seconds from Jessica Broderick (USA) and Claire Michel (BEL)
HAUSCHILDT SWEEPS TO MAIDEN IRONMAN VICTORY AT PORT MACQUARIE

Port Macquarie, (May 5, 2014) –Triathlon Australia’s most popular athlete, two time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Melissa Hauschildt produced her trademark run to claim victory on debut at the Toyota IRONMAN Australia in Port Macquarie yesterday while in the men’s race Australia’s defending champion Paul Ambrose fell just short of
VAN BERKEL AND BEVILAQUA CROWNED CHAMPIONS AT SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON 2014

Perfect weather conditions for the 2014 SunSmart Ironman 70.3 event has seen a record breaking times and West Aussie success. With the strongest pro field seen in WA for number of years, the race was bound to expose the 17,000 spectators to something special. 2011 SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton Champion,
DAN ATKINS APPOINTED HEAD COACH OF GOLD COAST NATIONAL PERFORMANCE CENTRE

Triathlon Australia has today appointed former National Talent Academy Coach and AIS Scholarship coach Dan Atkins as the inaugural Head Coach of its Gold Coast National Performance Centre. Atkins, 39, takes over a senior coaching position left vacant by Olympic gold medal coach Craig Walton who will continue to provide
JONATHAN BROWNLEE FULL OF PRAISE FOR AARON ROYLE IN CAPE TOWN

Australia’s Commonwealth Games triathlon medal hopeful Aaron Royle is quickly gaining respect on the international circuit as he mounts his international career against the world’s best. Royle was again Australia’s highest placed finisher in sixth place in a men’s race that again saw Spain’s Javier Gomez race away with his
HUGO, DUFFY WIN XTERRA ASIA-PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Dan Hugo and Flora Duffy captured the inaugural XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship on a beautiful day at Callala Bay in Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia on Saturday afternoon. “It was a great win for Dan Hugo and perhaps his coming of age as a bona fide international superstar,” said XTERRA
GLASGOW BOUND BAILIE LOOKING FOR CAPE TOWN HOME COMING

Ryan Bailie would love nothing more than to celebrate his selection on the Australian Commonwealth Games team with a solid performance in his home coming ITU World Triathlon Series event in Cape Town this weekend. Bailie is one of six athletes named on the Australian team for Glasgow – five of
MOFFATT AND JACKSON TO LEAD TRIATHLON GAMES DEBUTANTS TO GLASGOW

Olympians Emma Moffatt and Emma Jackson and a new breed of men will spearhead a six-strong triathlon team announced on the Gold Coast today by the Australian Commonwealth Games Association for the XXth Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.   Early nominations, dual Olympian Moffatt (QLD) and former Under 23 World Champion
HEDGELAND GIRLS PROVIDE TRIATHLON'S SECOND SISTER ACT 20 YEARS AFTER THE CARNEYS

Triathlon Australia has turned the selection clock back 20 years today after WA’s Hedgeland sisters Jaz and Kira were named on the Australian Junior team for this year’s ITU World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton (CAN) from August 26-31. Kira and Jaz Hedgeland. Photo courtesy of Keith Hedgeland. It is the
HAUSCHILDT STEPS OUT AT IRONMAN AUSTRALIA

Melbourne, Australia (April 15, 2014) – Two time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Melissa Hauschildt has chosen Australia’s most enduring Ironman event to make her debut at the distance. After much speculation the Australian has finally silenced the question she is frequently asked at this time of year. When are you moving
WORLD CLASS ATHLETES SET TO TAKE ON SUNSMART IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON

Busselton, Australia – A string of world class names are set to line up at SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton on Saturday 3rd May 2014. “The men’s field is the strongest we have ever had at SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton and one of the largest in the Australia for the 2013/2014 season”
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA PARTNER WITH HIGH SIERRA

Triathlon Australia is pleased to announce a new partnership with the quality luggage and backpack line High Sierra.   Triathlon Australia National Paratriathlon squad athletes with their High Sierra luggage High Sierra with supply Triathlon Australia with industry leading luggage products to assist high performance athletes with their extensive international
XTERRA ASIA-PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP, APRIL 25-27

The final stop on the XTERRA Australian tour for 2014 is fast approaching! The XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship will be held on April 25-27 in Jervis Bay, NSW, and will offer a weekend of activities including 5km and 10km Sunset Trail Runs, an XTERRA Sprint event, an XTERRA Kids’ Run (free)
AUSSIE BOYS BREAK THROUGH ON TOUGH AUCKLAND COURSE

It was a breakthrough day for Australian men’s triathlon in Auckland yesterday when Glasgow Commonwealth Games representative Aaron Royle claimed his first ITU World Triathlon Series podium – claiming bronze on the tough Auckland course. But he had to stave off some brave running from team mates Dan Wilson (fourth) and
AUSSIE CONTINGENT PRIMED FOR WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES START IN AUCKLAND

April 3, 2014: The cream of Australia’s elite triathletes are primed to take on the world best when they tackle the opening round of the rich ITU World Triathlon Series in Auckland on Sunday. It will be the first of eight stops on a 2.2 million WTS tour that will
TRIUMPH THROUGH TRIATHLON

The Ray White NT Sprint triathlon on Sunday 6 April will see a record number of 160 participants taking part, with almost all the states and territories represented in the interstate field.  Through the continued and increased support from Ray White, Triathlon NT have been able to increase the registrations
MULTISPORT DREAMING: THE FOUNDATIONS OF TRIATHLON IN AUSTRALIA

Dr Jane E. Hunt The sport of triathlon has evolved considerably since the first triathlon-like events were held in Australia in 1980 and 1981. The Australian triathlon journey is full of triumphs. Australia hosted the first Olympic triathlon and the first fully professional race series, and produced wave after wave
ALLEN & SLACK TAKE OUT XTERRA GREAT OCEAN ROAD

XTERRA champions Ben Allen and Jacqui Slack have taken out the male and female pro categoriesat the XTERRA Great Ocean Road 2014.  Allen charged to the finish line in 1:57:14, two minutes and fifty three seconds ahead of Roger Serrano from Spain, after a tough battle on the mountain bikecourse.
ITU ANNOUNCES 2014 PRIZE MONEY

Madrid, Spain (25 March 2014) -The International Triathlon Union (ITU) today announced the prize purses for the 2014 World Triathlon Series and World Cup events.   This year, ITU has increased the bonus pool by 177,000 (all USD), making it the biggest ever with a total of 755,000 available to
SWIM LEG THE CATALYST TO BRENDAN SEXTON'S TIMELY RETURN

March 24, 2014: A vastly improved swim leg has been the catalyst for a timely return to form for London Olympian Brendan Sexton after another encouraging performance in yesterday’s ITU Triathlon World Cup over the sprint distance in New Plymouth. Sexton was out of the water less than 30 seconds
AUSTRALIAN’S FILL PODIUM AT IRONMAN

Melbourne, Australia (March 22, 2014) – LESS than five minutes separated the top five men at today’s IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship in Melbourne. In perfect conditions it was a case of last man standing as Luxembourg’s Dirk Bockel outlasted a host of Aussies to take the Asia Pacific Championship, one of three
MIRINDA CARFRAE AND LUKE MCKENZIE HONOURED ON TRIATHLON'S NIGHT OF NIGHTS

Australia ’s Ironman duo  Mirinda Carfrae  and  Luke McKenzie  have been awarded Triathlon Australia’s Individual Performances of the Year Awards for 2013 at tonight’s Celebration of Champions Annual Awards Dinner in Melbourne.   A who’s who of the Triathlon world rubbed shoulders on a night of night’s at the Pullman
BRENDAN SEXTON AND EMMA JACKSON HEADLINE AUSSIES FOR ITU WORLD CUP NEW PLYMOUTH

London Olympian Brendan Sexton will headline a strong contingent of six Aussie men in Sunday’s ITU World Cup Triathlon in New Plymouth, New Zealand as the countdown continues for Commonwealth Games selection. Sexton, a fast-finishing ninth to Spain’s Mario Mola in last Saturday’s opening ITU World Cup in Mooloolaba, will
SNOWSILL TO MENTOR YOUTH OLYMPIANS

YOG: In conjunction with the International Olympic Committee, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce that Beijing Olympic gold medallist Emma Snowsill (AUS) has been selected to be an Athlete Role Model (ARM) for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games.   "I'm absolutely honored to be an Athlete
IRONMAN LUKE DEALS COOL HAND

Melbourne, Australia (March 18, 2014) – It took a long time for Australia to notch up our first win at arguably the world’s most arduous one day endurance event, the Hawaiian Ironman. IRONMAN Hawaii started in 1978, and it wasn’t until Greg Welch crossed the finish line in first place in
MARIO MOLA'S MAGICAL MOVE TO WIN MOOLOOLABA WORLD CUP

Mooloolaba, Australia (March 15, 2014 ) – Spain’s rising star Mario Mola produced a magical move on the run leg to secure today’s ITU Mooloolaba World Cup and put the rest of the world on notice for 2014. It was a race that featured six of the top 11 triathletes in the
GWEN JORGENSEN'S WORLD CUP WIZARDRY IN MOOLOOLABA AS AUSSIE GIRLS GO TOP 10

Mooloolaba, Australia (March 15, 2014 ) – Australian-based American Gwen Jorgensen said crashing out of last year’s ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final in London had only made her stronger and hungrier to attack the 2014 season with vengeance. And it took her just under an hour today with a stunning victory
A RESTED JAKE BIRTWHISTLE TIMES ITU OCEANIA CUP RUN TO PERFECTION

Mooloolaba, Australia (March 16, 2014) – One of Triathlon Australia’s rising stars Jake Birtwhistle had to force himself to “hold back” before unleashing his lethal weapon on the way to a convincing ITU Triathlon Oceania Cup win at Mooloolaba today. The Launceston born former track and field star who is now
PINE RIVERS GOLD RUSH AT TWIN WATERS

Brisbane ’s Pine Rivers Tri Club completed a golden treble when the Australian Youth Triathlon Championships came to an exciting finale at the Novotel, Twin Waters today.   For coach QAS Assistant-coach Josh White it was a perfect ending when his 17-18 years team of, Max Rose, Brittany Dutton and
BRAVE TEENAGE TRIATHLETE RECOVERS FROM CAR ACCIDENT TO WIN GOLD

AUSTRALIAN YOUTH TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS, March 13, 2014: Brisbane teenager Matt Roberts has put the icing on a triathlon season that began in hospital with a punctured lung last November. The 17-year-old from Albany Creek came back to display his fighting qualities to win a gripping Australian Youth Triathlon Championship (17-18
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA RE-AFFIRMS COMMONWEALTH GAMES SELECTION CRITERIA

With Australia’s elite triathletes racing in Saturday’s ITU Mooloolaba World Cup, Triathlon Australia has today re-affirmed its 2014 Triathlon Commonwealth Games Team Selection Criteria. Two athletes, Aaron Royle and Emma Moffatt have already received early nomination following their performances in the designated automatic selection race (2013 ITU World Triathlon Series
MARIO MOLA AND ANNE HAUG HEADLINE WORLD CLASS FIELDS FOR ITU MOOLOOLABA WORLD CUP

ITU Mooloolaba, World Cup, March 12: Australian triathletes with their eyes on the Commonwealth Games know they face a step up in class with a host of big name international’s sure to keep them honest in Saturday’s opening ITU World Cup race of the season in Mooloolaba. Big performances in
YOUTH OLYMPIANS MATT HAUSER AND BRITTANY DUTTON HEADLINE RECORD NUMBERS FOR YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

Australian Youth Championships, Marc h 12: A record number of 174 entries have been received for this week’s Australian Youth Triathlon Championships kicking off at Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast tomorrow. Triathlon’s stars of tomorrow including Kira Hedgeland (WA) and Queensland’s National Talent Academy trio Matthew Hauser,
LOUISE MACKINLAY'S SKETCHY TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

Louise Mackinlay will be remembered for some of the most extraordinary performances by an Australian female triathlete in the history of the sport but unfortunately some of her greatest triumphs she can’t remember. She became the fastest Australian over the arduous Hawaiian ironman course on Kona in 1986 – just 12
STEPHEN FOSTER AND LOUISE MACKINLAY JOIN WHO'S WHO IN TRIATHLON HALL OF FAME

Triathlon Australia Celebration Of Champions Dinner, March 10, 2014: Stephen Foster is still finding it hard to accept that “little old him” will be inducted into the Triathlon Australia Hall of Fame in Melbourne on March 20. Foster, a ground breaking never-say-die triathlete from the 1980s and 1990s and Louise
'LITTLE OLD' STEPHEN FOSTER STANDS TALL IN THE HALL

Stephen Foster is still finding it hard to accept that “little old him” will be inducted into the Triathlon Australia Hall of Fame in Melbourne on March 20. Foster, a ground breaking never-say-die   triathlete from the 1980s and 1990s and Louise McKinlay (formerly Bonham) a three-time Ironman Australia winner
PROOF THAT TRIATHLON IS A SPORT FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES - IF HE CAN DO IT, SO CAN YOU!

Geoff Thorsen , Vincent Tremaine and Sister Madonna Buder are all living proof that triathlon is a sport for all ages and abilities. At age 82-year-old, Sister Buder became the oldest person to complete an ironman triathlon in 2012, clocking a little over 16-and-a-half hours in the Subaru Ironman Canada. If
HEAD COACH- GOLD COAST NATIONAL PERFORMANCE CENTRE

Triathlon Australia is the official National Sporting Organisation responsible for the management and delivery of the sports of triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and multisport within Australia. It is a member of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and is recognised by the ITU and the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) as the National
HEDGELAND AND HAUSER WIN NATIONAL SCODY SERIES

Western Australian Jaz Hedgeland and Queenslander Matt Hauser have been crowned the SCODY Australian Junior Series winners after capping  off brilliant seasons with stunning victories in the final round of the Nationwide Series, the OTU Oceania Championships in Devonport on the weekend.     For Hedgeland it was another show
ADELAIDE WORLD DUATHLON COMPETITION MANAGEMENT APPOINTED

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With the Brownlee brothers the talk of the triathlon town in recent years, Triathlon Australia has today uncovered its own pair of siblings - with a stunning 1-2 finish to WA’s sister-act Jaz and Kira Hedgeland in the Australian Junior Triathlon Championships at Melbourne’s Brighton Beach. Youth Olympic champion, older sister
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NOOSA, Queensland (February 21, 2014) Western Sydney, New South Wales – The inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney, will open registrations next week. The event will be held on Sunday, 30 November 2014. The new IRONMAN 70.3 event, secured by the NSW Government, will be held at the Sydney Olympic International Regatta
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GET READY FOR AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST TRIATHLON AGE GROUP GIVE AWAY

Triathlon Queensland in partnership with Nissan Motors are proud to announce that at this year’s Queensland Sprint Triathlon, eligible 2013/14 season Triathlon Australian annual members* who enter the race will receive a free entry into the draw to win an All New Nissan X-Trail , valued at over 30,000 RRP! In
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TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA EXCLUSIVE PRIORITY ENTRY

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AUSSIE 'HALF PRICE' OFFER FOR TRI AUCKLAND! VIP CODE INSIDE

Come on over and be part of the ITU World Triathlon series in Auckland City. "Enter with a mate" and you will get the second entry at half price! Imagine the fun. Come a day or two earlier and soak up all that Auckland has to offer. After you've raced
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With the temperature expected to reach a maximum of 41 degrees on Sunday 2 nd February for the inaugural Scody Challenge Melbourne, the heat will be on in more ways than one for the 1500 competitor strong field. Event organisers, SuperSprint, have put together contingency plans in order to combat
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Under the Triathlon Australia Member Protection Policy, Western Australia triathlete Mark Robson has been suspended from annual and one day membership of Triathlon Australia for a period of two years. The sanction was imposed by the Board of Triathlon Australia after Triathlon Western Australia received complaints from several members about
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A blistering run by Jan Frodeno propelled the 2008 Olympic champion to his maiden victory over the endurance distance as the tall German destroyed a world-class field to clinch the IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland Asia-Pacific Championship title. Frodeno, 32, came out of second transition in third alongside Kiwi Terenzo Bozzone a
DOCHERTY LAUDS QUALITY OF FIELD FOR IRONMAN 70.3 AUCKLAND

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TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA'S WORLD WIDE SEARCH TO REPLACE CRAIG WALTON

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ITU REVAMPS SCORING SYSTEM FOR 2014 WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) today announced a revamp of the World Triathlon Series scoring system for the 2014 season. In addition to the WTS rankings change, ITU also revealed qualification procedures for the 2014 Mixed Relay World Championships.    Beginning in 2014, athletes will be able to score at
GOERLACH OVERCOMES FEARS TO STAY IN RACE FOR RIO

If Jonathon Goerlach can stay in the race then he will be in the position to win it – that’s the aim of the talented Vision Impaired triathlete who has his sights set on representing Australia at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. The 31-year-old from the NSW South Coast has a
BRITTANY DUTTON AND MATTHEW HAUSER SECURE PLACE ON YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES TEAM

There  was no one more disappointed than Brittany Dutton when a stress fracture in her back forced the young Queenslander to withdraw from last year’s Australian Youth Olympic Games triathlon team for Sydney. But yesterday the 16-year-old Brisbane schoolgirl showed the kind of fighting qualities it takes to make it
PARATRIATHLETES OUT IN FORCE AT PENRITH AS RIO CALL LOOMS FOR 2016

A record number of entries have been received for Triathlon Australia’s second National and Oceania Paratriathlon Championships at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith on Sunday morning as the sport embarks on an exciting new age. Paratriathlon (750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run) will debut at the 2016 Rio
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The Challenge Family today announced the launch of Challenge Gold Coast to be held at Palm Beach Currumbin on Sunday 24th August 2014. The inclusion of the Gold Coast race takes the Challenge Australia calendar to four races which currently includes Challenge Melbourne, Challenge Forster and Challenge Batemans Bay. The
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HEDGELAND AND BLAKE LEAD THE WAY AFTER FIRST THREE ROUNDS OF SUPER SPRINT

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ITU AWARDS 2014 WINTER TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS TO ITALY

The International TriathlonUnion (ITU) is pleased to announce the 2014 ITU Winter Triathlon WorldChampionships have again been awarded to Cogne, Italy and will be held onFebruary 15-16, 2014. This is the second consecutive year the Italian city andthe Italian Triathlon Federation FITRI have welcomed the championships.   "After such a
RECORD NUMBER OF TRIATHLETES FOR GOLD COAST RACE WEEKEND

A record number of Australia’s finest young triathletes will roll up to the Gold Coast tomorrow for Triathlon Australia’s three-day Super Sprint Race Weekend at Runaway Bay. Organisers – Triathlon Australia in conjunction with Triathlon Queensland - have been buoyed with the record 200 entries, covering every State in Australia for the
WESTERN SYDNEY ANNOUNCED TO HOST NEW IRONMAN 70.3 TRIATHLON ON NOVEMBER 30, 2014

The NSW Government today announced that Penrith will host a new IRONMAN ® 70.3 ® triathlon at the Sydney International Regatta Centre . The race, which will take place on Sunday, November 30, 2014, will be another signature IRONMAN event for the state, complementing the IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie race held since 2006
JURKIEWICA, LYLES CLAIM BIGGEST CAREER WINS IN BUSSELTON

Busselton, Western Australia (December 08, 2013) – Frenchman Jeremy Jurkiewicz executed a flawless performance in claiming his first victory on Australian soil to be joined by American mother of two Elizabeth Lyles in bagging the biggest wins of their careers at the SunSmart IRONMAN Western Australia event today.   Jeremy Jurkiewicz.
ITU ADDS MAIDEN AFRICA STOP TO 2014 WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES CALENDAR

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) today announced an addition to the 2014 World Triathlon Series calendar. For the first time ever, a World Triathlon Series event will be held on the continent of Africa with a race slated to be held at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa
2014 PARATRIATHLON EVENTS CONFIRMED

ITU has recently confirmed several dates on the 2014 Paratriathlon calendar. In the coming season, the calendar will feature a record number of International Paratriathlon Events in the preparation for Paratriathlon’s debut in the 2016 Paralympic Games. Confirmed International Paratriathlon Events: 2014 Elwood ITU Paratriathlon International event, (AUS): 16 February
CONGRATULATIONS SID JAMES - RUNNER UP FOR THE BEST SPORTING EVENT AWARD AT THE AUSTRALIAN EVENT AWARDS

Sid James, organiser of the magnificent ASICS Victor Harbor Triathlon received a nomination at the recent 2013 Australian Event Awards for Best Sporting Award. Sid James (centre) at the 2013 Australian Event Awards As one of only four nominated events to make the final, Sid was up against tough competition
BOZZONE, KEAT DEFEND IN SHEPPARTON

Kiwi Terenzo Bozzone and Rebecca Keat successfully defended at IRONMAN 70.3 Shepparton.   Kiwi Terenzo Bozzone and former IRONMAN Australia winner Rebecca Keat both got the job done on the run to defend their titles at IRONMAN 70.3 Shepparton . Men’s race Trailling ITU convert and Port Macquarie winner Josh Amberger
HAUSCHILDT, BOZZONE POWER AWAY AT IRONMAN 70.3 MANDURAH

Melbourne, Australia (October 10, 2013 ) – World Champion Melissa Hauschildt capped off a stunning year when she successfully defended her title at IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah in Western Australia today. Meanwhile New Zealand’s Terenzo Bozzone, runner-up in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships, dominated the men’s race which doubled as the official Australian
FALLS CREEK ALTITUDE TRAILS A WINNER AS AUSSIE TRIATHLETES HIT THE ROAD TO RIO

Falls Creek Alpine Resort altitude training camps will again feature prominently on the road to Rio for a group of aspiring young Australian triathletes. As one of Australia’s most innovative High Performance coaches, Jamie Turner quickly identified the Falls Creek trails in 2009 as a perfect training environment and it
ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATION AGAINST AUSTRALIAN TRIATHLETE

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has informed Triathlon Australia that it has imposed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation sanction on Australian triathlete, Kirralee Jane Seidel, for elevated levels of testosterone. The anti-doping test which led to the violation was conducted by the ITU at the Chizhou Continental Cup race in China
SEVEN'S IRONMAN AND TRIATHLON SERIES: NOOSA TRIATHLON ON 7MATE

Australia’s biggest and most popular triathlon, The Noosa Triathlon, headlines Seven’s new suite of triathlon and multi-sport events to be broadcast on Channel 7 and 7Mate, including all Asia Pacific Ironman and 70.3 events. Starting with the iconic Noosa Triathlon, contested by some of Australia’s leading athletes at Noosa Heads
ITU ANNOUNCES 2015 DUATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS DATE IN ADELAIDE

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce the dates for the 2015 ITU Duathlon World Championships in Adelaide, South Australia. The Championships are set to take place from October 14-18, 2015. Though the race will be a first for the beachside city known for its sports culture and
EMMA MOFFATT DONATES $2000 NEPEAN TRIATHLON 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. The 29-year-old from the Gold Coast immediately donated the bonus payment
SUNSMART BUSSELTON FESTIVAL OF TRIATHLON WINS PRESTIGIOUS 2013 REGIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND COMMUNITY AWARD

Triathlon Western Australia is delighted to have taken the overall prize at the prestigious 2013 Regional Achievement and Community Awards hosted at the Convention Centre, Perth on Friday evening 18th October 2013. The Western Australian Regional Achievement & Community Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions
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BIKE SETS UP BIG WIN FOR AMBERGER AND MARANGON AT PORT MACQUARIE

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Following the 2013 PruHealthWorld Triathlon Grand Final, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) today announced the schedule for the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series, as well as various World Cup events.   In 2009, the championships were revamped, expanding the former single-day World Championships event into an exciting multi-city global series,
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JACOBS, CRAWFORD GRAB WINS IN MOOLOOLABA

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MOFFATT WINS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND FINAL BRONZE

Emma Moffatt has added to Australia’s impressive medal tally at the ITU World Triathlon Championships, taking bronze in a dramatic Elite Women’s Grand Final in London and in doing so, securing an automatic nomination for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The 29-year-old Gold Coaster had to overcome the demons
CHAFFEY DIGS DEEP TO WIN FOURTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD

A Paralympian who spent five months in hospital and nine months away from training after an horrific truck accident in 2005 has today staged the most remarkable come-from-behind victory of his career to win the Australian Triathlon team’s second gold medal of the ITU World Championships in London. Bill Chaffey
DECLAN WILSON OVER THE MOON WITH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BRONZE

Canberra sports shoe salesman Declan Wilson went into today’s Under 23 Triathlon World Championships in London without any expectations and came out with a deserved bronze medal. It capped a great day for the Australian Triathlon team that finished with one gold to Wollongong’s Charlotte McShane in the women’s Under
CHARLOTTE MCSHANE SAVES BEST TILL LAST TO CLINCH TRIATHLON GOLD IN LONDON

A Scottish born Wollongong red-head who has her sights on representing Australia at the Olympic Games timed her run to perfection to become Australia’s latest triathlon world champion in London today. Charlottle McShane, who came to Australia when she was 15 to live in Bairnsdale in  country Victoria, broke away
BRAVE BIRTWHISTLE SIXTH AFTER CRASHING IN WORLD TITLE BID

A mud-splattered Jacob Birtwhistle produced a brave performance to get back on his bike for a fast finishing sixth in the ITU World Junior Triathlon Championships in London today.   Photo courtesy of Iconphoto (Peter Williams) Birtwhistle, the 18-year-old Launceston schoolboy hit the pavement when he crashed his bike on
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ABRAM FORCED TO COOL HER HEELS AND WILL MISS WORLD CHAMPS

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HAUSCHILDT SURVIVES CRASH TO GRAB HISTORY IN IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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 claim two wins in the championship, following her maiden victory on debut in 2011.   However
MOFFATT’S STUNNING $100,000 LONDON WARM UP IN DES MOINES

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ERIN DENSHAM FORCED OUT OF LONDON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE

LONON Olympic triathlon bronze medallist Erin Densham has today withdrawn from the Australian team for this month’s ITU World Triathlon Championship Grand Final in London. Densham has struggled all season to get back into the kind of shape that saw her emerge as one of the dominant forces in women’s
APC CALLS TIME ON INEQUALITY ONE YEAR SINCE LONDON 2012

On the day which marks one year since the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) Chief Executive Jason Hellwig says there must be a policy shift in the way government and corporate Australia approaches Paralympic sport. Hellwig says despite the intensified interest in Paralympic sport post-London, under-valuing the
GOOD AND MCSHANE BEST OF AUSSIES IN STOCKHOLM

Australia’s young band of triathletes have had their final ITU World Championship Grand Final hit-outs in Stockholm over the weekend – and showed some encouraging signs. The seventh race of the World Triathlon Series saw an emerging team of Australians take on the best in the world, while the established stars
ALISTAIR BROWNLEE BACK TO BRILLIANT BEST IN STOCKHOLM WTS WIN

He's already one of the greatest triathletes in ITU history, but Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee added yet another notch to his incredible record in Stockholm on Sunday with his 15th career World Triathlon Series win.    In yet another classic display of all-round Brownlee brilliance, he was one of the
GWEN JORGENSEN STELLAR IN COLLECTING THIRD 2013 WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES WIN IN STOCKHOLM

The USA's Gwen Jorgensen rediscovered her early season form in scintillating fashion in Stockholm on Saturday, making her third World Triathlon Series in 2013 win one of her best.   In yet another stellar run leg, where Jorgensen pulled back almost 40 seconds on Andrea Hewitt in just over one
AUSSIE YOUNG GUNS TAKE ON WORLD’S BEST IN STOCKHOLM

Australia’s young guns will be front and centre against the best in the world in this weekend’s World Triathlon Series round in Stockholm – the final hit out before the ITU Grand Final in London next month. With the Australian big names, including Olympians Emma Moffatt , Emma Jackson and Erin Densham
PREVIEW: 2013 ITU WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES SHOWDOWN IN STOCKHOLM

As the penultimate race of the 2013 World Triathlon Series it's not surprising that the stars will turn out in Stockholm this weekend. Both the men's and women's fields boast almost every athlete that is still within reach of claiming the overall 2013 World Triathlon Series title, and more who
IRONMAN TRIATHLON RETURNS TO GEELONG

Geelong has long been known as the home of long course triathlon racing and the IRONMAN brand makes a welcome return in February 2014. The event announcement was made today by City of Greater Geelong Councillor Ron Nelson who is the portfolio holder for Major Events and Tourism. “I am
KONA CALLING FOR MAT ROGERS

SUNSHINE COAST, (August 15, 2013) – Former international Rugby League and Rugby Union star Mat Rogers is used to changing sports. During a much heralded rugby career he notched up 11 tests for Australia in league and 45 in union. So adding another string to his bow should have been easy.
TISZY WEEKEND FOR AUSSIES ON THE MOVE TOWARDS LONDON

Australia’s Under 23 and Junior ITU Triathlon World Championship representatives produced impressive performances in the helter-skelter weekend of racing at the Tiszaujvaros TriWeek in Hungary. Under 23s Declan Wilson and Natalie Van Coevorden finished fourth and fifth respectively in the ITU Triathlon World Cup with the National Talent Academy scholarship
GENTLE DOES IT AS ASHLEIGH AIMS HIGH FOR GENERATION NEXT

At 22 Ashleigh Gentle knows where she’s going in the helter-skelter sport of ITU Triathlon racing – especially when it comes to Olympic distance. Ashleigh Gentle at the WTS Yokohama 2013. Image courtesy of Delly Carr/ITU Media After a slow and steady start to the domestic and international season due to
SEMIFINALS & FINALS FORMAT RETURNS AT 2013 TISZAUJAVROS ITU TRIATHLON WORLD CUP IN HUNGARY

The ITU World Cup season continues with its annual pilgrimage to Hungary this weekend for the iconic Tiszaujvaros World Cup. Last year saw the introduction of an exciting sprint semi final and final structure and this unique race format has been maintained for the 2013 event.    Both the men's
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DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2014 ITU EDMONTON GRAND FINAL

Mark your calendar! The dates for the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton, CANADA are set for August 26-September 2, 2014. Locally, the race will be known as TRIEDMONTON : The Rally in the Valley, a recognition of Edmonton’s expansive river valley, a ribbon of green through the city
2014 DUATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS DATES ANNOUNCED

On the heels of the successful of the elite 2013 ITU Duathlon World Championships, which took part as a part of the Cali World Games, organizers of next year’s race would like to encourage duathletes around the world to save the dates of May 31-June 1 for the 2014 . No
AUSTRALIAN PARALYMPIANS JOIN THE CHORUS TO HELP CHANGE YOUTH BINGE DRINKING CULTURE

The Australian Paralympic Committee today announced that it is the latest National Sporting Organisation to join the Australian Government’s Be the Influence – Tackling Binge Drinking initiative.     The program addresses youth binge drinking and the influence of alcohol promotion on young Australians by promoting anti-binge drinking messaging through sport
AUSTRALIA NAMES SEVEN-STRONG UNDER 23S TEAM FOR ITU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

AUSTRALIA NAMES SEVEN-STRONG UNDER 23S TEAM FOR ITU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOUR GIRLS from the same squad in Wollongong will form the nucleus of an exciting seven-strong Under 23 Australian team named by Triathlon Australia today for this year’s ITU World Championships in London. The Championships for Elite, Under 23s, Juniors
GAMES TEAM AIMING TO REAFFIRM AUSTRALIA'S NO.1 RANKING

Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) Chief Executive Perry Crosswhite AM believes the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 will see the Australian Team reaffirm Australia’s position as the top sporting nation in the Commonwealth.     L-R: Wrestler Jayden Lawrence, Rugby 7s Captain Ed Jenkins and Triathlete Jake Birtwhistle
AUSTRALIAN CROSS TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 TRE-X 2013/2014 CROSS TRIATHLON SERIES

Series Entries Open Tuesday 23rd July “When ‘On Road’ Just isn’t Tough Enough!” The Australian Cross Triathlon Championships and Dirt Fest MultiSport Festival will take place at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa in the Snowy Mountains on 22nd & 23rd of February, 2014 in what promises to be the Ultimate
AARON ROYLE BEST OF THE AUSSIES IN HAMBURG

Newcastle’s Wollongong-based triathlete Aaron Royle has continued his remarkable comeback from pneumonia to finish the best of six Australians in today’s World Triathlon Series Championship in Hamburg. The 23-year-old, who has only been back in training for three weeks after being hospitalised in Vitoria, Spain a week after his ITU
AUSTRALIA’S FIGHTING FOURTH IN TRIATHLON’S RELAY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Australia has finished a fighting fourth in a dramatic ITU Mixed Triathlon Relay World Championship in Hamburg overnight.     The Aussie foursome of Emma Moffatt , Aaron Royle , Ashleigh Gentle and Peter Kerr finished 38 seconds behind bronze medallists the USA with host country Germany taking out the gold medal
GENTLE’S FIGHTING FIFTH IN HAMBURG TRIATHLON

The Gold Coast’s Ashleigh Gentle will go into the second last round of the World Triathlon Series in Stockholm next month as the highest ranked Australian after her brave fifth place finish in the World Triathlon Series sprint race in Hamburg today. The former ITU World Junior Champion gave herself
QUEENSLAND FOURSOME REWARDED WITH NATIONAL TALENT ACADEMY SELECTION

Four Queensland athletes, including Surf Life Saving Ironwoman star Kelly-Ann Perkins have been awarded scholarships on Triathlon Australia’s prestigious 2013-14 National Talent Academy (NTA).     Perkins, 20, has made a stunning talent transfer from Surf Life Saving to Triathlon after a brilliant career in the surf which saw her
AUSSIES 11 HOPING FOR HAPPY HUNTING IN HAMBURG

Olympians Emma Moffatt , Brendan Sexton and Emma Jackson will headline a team of 11 Australians who will converge on Hamburg this weekend for the next round of the ITU World Triathlon Series. Hamburg, so often a happy hunting ground for Australian triathletes and after the success of last year will
TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA’S MAJOR COUP FOR PARATRIATHLON PROGRAM

A woman Louise Sauvage once described as “a pioneer of wheelchair track and road coaching” has been appointed Triathlon Australia’s first ever National Manager for Paratriathlon. Triathlon Australia has pulled off a major coup with the appointment of one of Australia’s foremost Paralympic coaching figures in Kathryn Periac into the
WEEKEND WRAP: SEXTON AND MCSHANE CLAIM BRITISH SPRINT CROWNS

A return to the winners list for London Olympian Brendan Sexton highlighted a successful weekend for Australia’s triathletes in Europe. Sexton broke through for his first victory in 18 months to win the British Triathlon Sprint Championship (750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run) in Liverpool. And he had to
RIGHT ROYLE LIVERPOOL RETURN FOR AARON

THREE weeks after his release from hospital after suffering from pneumonia and an abscess on his lung, emerging Australian triathlete Aaron Royle will return to racing in England this weekend at the British Sprint Championships in Liverpool. The reigning ITU Under 23 world champion has made a remarkable recovery from
2013 ITU CROSS TRIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PREVIEW

This Saturday, The Hague-Kijkduin will welcome the third ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships with over 650 athletes slated to compete in the 1km swim, 26km mountain bike and 9km cross-country trail run.   We wish good luck to the following athletes who will be representing Australia: Name  Category  Ben Allen
EMMA JACKSON LEADS AUSSIE ASSAULT ON KITZBUEHEL HORN

Australia’s London Olympian Emma Jackson has climbed her way back to her best form with a courageous silver medal in the ITU’s toughest World Triathlon Series race in Kitzbuehel today. The 21-year-old Queenslander tackled the un-forgiving 11.5km hill climb to the notorious Kitzbuehel Horn on the bike and 2.5km run
WORLD IRONMAN CHAMP PETE JACOBS LEADS AUSSIE ASSAULT AT IRONMAN FRANKFURT

Ironman Frankfurt, the European Ironman Championship, takes place this forthcoming weekend in Frankfurt-Sparkasse, Germany. The second of three regional Ironman championships and one of Europe’s biggest Iron-distance events, Frankfurt will offer 4000 KPR points for the victor and a total price purse of US 125,000. As a result, some 95
AUSTRALIA’S ELITE TRIATHLETES READY FOR ‘CLIMB OF THEIR LIVES’ IN KITZBUEHEL

AUSTRALIA’S elite band of triathletes are preparing for ‘the climb of their lives’ over Saturday night’s toughest ever ITU World Series Triathlon course in the Austrian alpine ski town of Kitzbuehel. In a break from the Olympic distance tradition this new mountainous course will cover a 750m swim; 11.5km bike
EIGHT TRIATHLETES BENEFIT FROM AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR COMMONWEALTH GAMES SQUAD

The next generation of Australian triathletes are preparing for their first major international competition experience thanks to funding from the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA).         An eight-strong group of four boys and four girls will gather on the Gold Coast today (July 3) for the first
“ROAD TO KONA” NOW RUNS THROUGH DENMARK

The KMD IRONMAN ® Copenhagen and KMD IRONMAN 70.3 ® Aarhus triathlons are the newest additions to the global IRONMAN race calendar. KMD IRONMAN Copenhagen will offer 50 slots for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. (COPENHAGEN/HANAU, July 3, 2013) – Since 1978, racing at the IRONMAN ® World Championship in Kailua-Kona has
BUSY NATIONAL CALENDAR FOR AUSTRALIA’S TRIATHLETES

Triathlon Australia’s recently released 2013-14 National Calendar features a busy schedule that will see many triathletes vie for National Championship honours and eventual qualification and selection for the prestigious World Championships. The jam-packed calendar includes key events held across Australia within the membership year, culminating in various National Titles as
TRIATHLON WESTERN AUSTRALIA ANNUAL AWARDS

Triathlon Western Australia hosted the BikeSure Annual Awards on Sunday 23rd June 2013 at Frasers Restaurant, Kings Park. The event honours the best Triathletes within Western Australia during the 2012/2013 triathlon season along with acknowledging outstanding services to the sport by volunteers, coaches and officials.  Triathlon WA crowned two new
OLYMPIANS DENSHAM AND JACKSON BACK IN THE TRIATHLON SADDLE

Australia’s Olympic triathletes have had a busy weekend of competition overseas with London bronze medallist Erin Densham returning in a sprint race in Edmonton while Emma Jackson featured prominently in a French Grand Prix event. Densham, who has battled illness and injury since returning from last year’s Games, finished 10th
Gambles and Norden own Ironman 70.3 Syracuse

Australia’s Joe Gambles and Sweden’s Lisa Norden put in dominant performances to earn big wins at Ironman 70.3 Syracuse on Sunday. Men’s Race Three Australians made their way to the state of New York for the annual Ironman 70.3 Syracuse and once racing got started on Sunday morning, the trio
ITU TRIATHLON WORLD CUP RETURNS TO EDMONTON

This weekend, Edmonton will welcome an ITU World Cup race to its city for the ninth time. The familiar host city will break from the standard race format in favor of a super speedy sprint 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run course. The fast and furious race will see Olympic
AUSSIE TRIATHLETE AARON ROYLE RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL

Australian triathlete Aaron Royle is hopeful of returning to full training in two weeks after being released from a Spanish hospital earlier today. The ITU Under 23 World Champion had spent 10 days in isolation in a clinic in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, after falling ill following a Grand Prix race
AARON ROYLE UPDATE

Australian triathlete Aaron Royle will remain isolated in a Spanish hospital on intravenous antibiotics until doctors have finalised their testing after the Under 23 World Champion was admitted on Monday. The 23-year-old sought immediate medical advice after coughing up blood following a French Grand Prix race last Sunday. Initial X-rays
AUSSIE TRIATHLETE AARON ROYLE IN HOSPITAL

After hearing the news of Aaron's diagnosis, the Board, staff and members of Triathlon Australia wish Aaron well for a fast and full recovery . Australia’s reigning under 23 ITU World Triathlon Champion Aaron Royle remains in a Spanish hospital today undergoing tests after doctors diagnosed a 12 millimetre cyst on
MCKENZIE RIDES OFF WITH WIN IN CAIRNS

Queensland triathletes Luke McKenzie and Liz Blatchford scored career defining victories in the Cairns Airport IRONMAN Cairns today. Born in Britain, but raised in Perth, Blatchford enjoyed a successful move from the Olympic distance ranks to earn a hard-fought debut win while McKenzie scored by far the most credentialed of
ATKINSON, KAHLEFELDT DOMINATE IRONMAN 70.3 CAIRNS

Cairns Airport IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns proved to be all about the bike, as former ITU athlete Courtney Atkinson set up his first IRONMAN 70.3 win with a strong bike leg in brutally windy conditions. All the pre-race talk centred on the battle between former ITU stars Brad Kahlefeldt , Courtney Atkinson,
CHICAGO TO HOST THE 2015 ITU WORLD TRIATHLON GRAND FINAL

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has named Chicago as the host city for the 27th edition of the 2015 World Triathlon Grand Final. In preparation for the Grand Final, Chicago will also host a World Triathlon Series event in 2014.     "We are thrilled to bring the championship final of
CRAWFORD NOT FAZED AS FAVOURITE

The women’s race at Cairns Airport IRONMAN Cairns looks set to be a battle between experience and Ironman rookies. Six-time Ironman champion, New Zealand mother Gina Crawford is the red hot favourite, simply due to her sheer body of work. Her biggest threat will likely come from a first time
IRONMAN ANNOUNCES MONT-TREMBLANT, QUÉBEC WILL BE HOSTING THE 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

IRONMAN today announced that it has chosen Mont-Tremblant, Québec, Canada to host the 2014 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship triathlon. The championship race will be held on September 7, 2014 and marks the first time in IRONMAN history that a single location has the privilege to host three major IRONMAN events:
AARON ROYLE COMES OF AGE AGAINST THE BEST IN THE WORLD IN MADRID

Australia’s rising triathlon star Aaron Royle came of age in the hills around Madrid’s Casa de Campo overnight after mixing it with the best in the world. The 23-year-old who has his sights set on the 2016 Olympics in Rio, finished eighth behind defending ITU World Champion Jonathan Brownlee (GBR)
ABRAM TOP RANKED AUSSIE AFTER FIGHTING FIFTH IN MADRID

Queensland’s English-based triathlete Felicity Abram remains the highest ranked Australian in the ITU world triathlon rankings after her determined fifth place finish to Great Britain’s Non Stanford in last night’s fourth round of the World Triathlon Championship in Madrid. The 27-year-old is based in Leeds, where she trains with boyfriend
MELISSA HAUSCHILDT BRAVES COLD TO WIN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD

A gamble to stay warm in freezing conditions have paid off for the Gold Coast’s Melissa Hauschildt who stormed home to win the 2013 ITU Long Distance World Championship in Belfort, France overnight. The 29-year-old former Commonwealth Games steeplechase silver medallist and 2011 Ironman 70.3 World Champion clawed back a
WORLD'S BEST ENDURANCE ATHLETES COMPETE FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP LONG DISTANCE CROWN IN FRANCE

The ITU Long Distance World Championships returns to France after a six-year absence on Saturday 1 June as Belfort welcomes some of the world's best athletes battling it out for glory. The men's and women's races at the 18th Long Distance World Championships are full of former medallists including Caroline
GRACE TO MIX IT WITH THE BIG GIRLS IN MADRID

WOLLONGONG’S National Talent Academy squad star Grace Musgrove will get her first chance to mix it with the big girls when she makes her World Triathlon Championship Series debut in Madrid this weekend. Twenty-year-old Musgrove, who has captured the imagination of Australian triathlon this past summer with her breakthrough performances
IRONMAN AND OLYMPIC SPECIALISTS TO CLASH AT CORAL COAST

Some of Australia’s best triathletes across all forms of the sport are set to clash this Sunday at the Coral Coast Triathlon 5150 . The race, which kicks off the Cairns Airport Adventure Festival, will showcase some of the biggest names in the sport across all disciplines. The field includes an
ITU WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES HITS HALFWAY MARK AS EVENTS TURN TO EUROPE WITH MADRID STOP

The World Triathlon Madrid not only marks the halfway point in the ITU World Triathlon Series, but also the first of five European stops. With stacked start lists in both the men's and women's races, the hot and hilly course is set to see some savage battles. Jonathan Brownlee and
ATKINSON, KAHLEFELDT FUEL JACOBS NEED FOR SPEED

IRONMAN World Champion Pete Jacobs makes his long-awaited return to racing in Australia when he defends his IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns title on Sunday 9 June.   Photo: Pete Jacobs crosses the line to win the 2012 IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns race Credit: Eyes Wide Open Images There’s no chance for the
ITU DEBUTS PROBABLY WORLD'S TOUGHEST RACE IN 45 DAYS

Madrid, Spain (23 May 2013) -  The Tiroler Nussöl World Triathlon Kitzbühel, probably the world's toughest race, is now 45 days out from making its debut. The International Triathlon Union (ITU) engineered the revolutionary course to test the world's best triathletes with a grueling ascent up Kitzbühel Horn mountain. Those that
JESSE FEATONBY AND KIRRALEE SEIDEL WIN 2013 CHIZHOU ITU TRIATHLON PREMIUM ASIAN CUP

Jesse Featonby overcame some challenging times to take out a career best result at the 2013 Chizhou ITU Triathlon Premium Asian Cup last weekend. With a great all round race Featonby found himself at the head of the race on to the run and never looked back. This is a
CAIRNS AIRPORT EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP DEAL WITH IRONMAN CAIRNS

Cairns Airport today announced the extension of their existing partnership with IRONMAN Cairns for a second term on the eve of the 2013 event to be held on Sunday, June 9, 2013. The three-year sponsorship deal will see Cairns Airport as the naming rights partner for both IRONMAN Cairns and
WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S A WAY

Bill Chaffey will be dreaming of qualifying for IRONMAN® World Championship, Kailua-Kona in Hawaii as he enters the water to begin his day at Cairns Airport IRONMAN Cairns. In this way he will be exactly the same as most people competing, Kona is their ultimate goal. But one thing almost
BRAD KAHLEFELDT AND LIZ BLATCHFORD TAKE OUT THE PROFESSIONAL WINS AT IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON 2013

After a week of terrible weather, race day put up a perfect day for racing and fast times to boot. Although the morning was fresh, the ocean was calm unlike the previous days where there were people surfing out there. James Hodge, Brad Kahlefeldt and Tim Reed celebrate theit podium
SMILING MOFFATT’S SILVER LINING IN YOKOHAMA

It is hard to know how Emma Moffatt managed to keep a smile on her face in a frantic sprint for the line, but it was a happy “Moffy” who grabbed a determined silver medal behind American Gwen Jorgensen , edging out British girl Jodie Stimpson at today’s third World Triathlon
CHALLENGE FAMILY RELAUNCHES IN AUSTRALILA WITH THREE NEW EVENTS

Challenge Family has today announced its return to the Australian triathlon scene with three new Challenge Half events being added to their worldwide series. Challenge Melbourne, Challenge Forster and Challenge Bateman’s Bay will spearhead the Challenge Family’s return to Australia. All three Challenge Half distance events will comprise a 1.9km
COMPETITION HEATS UP AS WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES HEADS TO YOKOHAMA

The World Triathlon Series turns to Asia with the third stop on the circuit in Yokohama. Joao Silva (POR), who is the only athlete to podium in both Auckland and San Diego, returns to defend his 2011 and 2012 titles in the men's race, but will face stiff competition from
OPERATION YOKOHAMA A STITCH IN TIME FOR BRAVE KERR

After the best summer of his career, Victorian Peter Kerr , faces “the mental game that is triathlon” in Saturday’s third round of the ITU World Triathlon Championship in Yokohama following the removal of his appendix on April 2. Kerr and fellow Australians Dan Wilson , Cameron Good and Ryan Bailie will
IRONMAN ANNOUNCES GLOBAL ROTATION FOR IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STARTING IN 2014

Henderson, Nevada to host IRONMAN 70.3 Silverman for next five years                                                        TAMPA, Fla. (May 7, 2013) – IRONMAN today announced that, starting in 2014, the IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship triathlon will rotate globally among different regions on an annual basis. Details on the global rotation process will be forthcoming.                                                                        
IRONMAN AUSTRALIA DELIVERS BREAKTHROUGH WINS FOR BELL AND HOSCHKE

Luke Bell and Rebecca Hoschke have turned adversity to victory to claim breakthrough wins in IRONMAN Australia, Port Macquarie today.     Injury forced both to pull out during the bike leg of the URBAN Hotel Group IRONMAN Asia Pacific Championship Melbourne last month. Rather than waste all that training
IRONMAN AUSTRALIA TO REMAIN IN PORT MACQUARIE

Port Macquarie has signed up to host the second oldest international Ironman event, IRONMAN Australia, for a further five years, it was announced by the New South Wales Government today. The news is a much welcomed announcement just one week out from the 27th edition of this iconic race to
WARD SEARCHING FOR MAIDEN IRONMAN WIN

IRONMAN Australia is well known in Australia’s triathlon community as “the people’s race.” Anyone who has experienced the finish line of this iconic event, now in its 27th year, would be hard pressed to deny that fact. It’s the people of Port Macquarie that create an atmosphere unmatched, IRONMAN® World
THE LONG AND SHORTIS OF IT

Jason Shortis is one of Australia’s most accomplished Ironman triathletes, over 60 races, five Ironman wins, seven second places and four thirds. A glutton for punishment the 42-year-old is back again to try his luck at IRONMAN Australia, Port Macquarie. Caption: Jason Shortis crosses the line at the 2012 IRONMAN
SWAPPING TRYS FOR TRIS

Phil Carey knows how it feels to reach the pinnacle of team sport. The former Canberra Raider tasted ultimate success in 1990 when the Raiders took out the NRL Grand Final.   With his playing days well behind him he has swapped tries for triathlon, IRONMAN Australia, Port Macquarie will
Triathlon welcomes increase in funding through the ASC's Winning Edge investment allocations

Yesterday, the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) announced the outcomes of the Australian government's new investment model for Australian high performance sport.  The decisions were made following Winning Edge performance case submissions from 53 Australian National Sporting Organisations. Triathlon Australia submitted  a comprehensive performance case based on our history of achieving
ASC announces almost $120 million investment in sports

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair John Wylie AM today announced almost 120 million in government investment allocations to Australian national sporting organisations for 2013-14. “The investment in sports we are announcing today reflects the robust approach we have adopted under Australia’s Winning Edge 2012-2022 the high performance game plan
BROWNLEE DELIVERS A TRIATHLON MASTERCLASS

Olympic gold medallist, Alistair Brownlee demolished the field in round two of the ITU World Triathlon Series in San Diego reminding everyone why he is the world’s best triathlete.   Second out of the water, pushing the pace on the ride and producing a 29:30 run split, (which included walking
“OFF THE FRONT” MOFFATT’S BRAVE BRONZE IN SAN DIEGO

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” Gwen Jorgensen (USA) and under 23 world champion Non Stanford (GBR). Leading the swim, establishing a
BIRTWHISTLE AND HEDGELAND TO LEAD EXCITING JUNIOR TEAM TO LONDON

Exciting juniors Jacob Birtwhistle and Jaz Hedgeland will lead the next generation of Olympians and Commonwealth Games representatives to London for this year’s ITU Junior World Championships in September. The 2013 Youth Olympic champions have been named in a six-strong Australian team capable of upholding Australia’s international triathlon standing. For
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

PORT MACQUARIE, NSW (April 19, 2013) – Australia’s Luke Bell went into the URBAN Hotel Group IRONMAN Championship Melbourne in great form, and knowing he was prepared for anything the day could throw at him. However the nature of Ironman racing means that sometimes what gets thrown at you is impossible
ITU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES BATTLE LINES DRAWN IN SAN DIEGO

•  Aaron Royle , Felicity Abram , Ashleigh Gentle and Emma Moffatt will fly the Aussie flag •  FOX SPORTS LIVE : Women – Saturday 8:30am Fox Sport 3HD (Ch 503) •  FOX SPORTS LIVE: Men – Sunday 9am Fox Sport 2HD (Ch 502) It has been billed as the ‘clash of the titans’ and
IRONMAN 70.3 BUSSELTON START LIST RELEASED

A strong field has been announced for next month’s Ironman 70.3 Busselton, with Tim Reed , Courtney Atkinson , Rebekah Keat and defending champion James Hodge just a few of the 35 professionals listed as starting the event. While start lists can sometimes be fantastic works of fiction, there are some impressive
DAT’S ALL FOLKS AS DAN ATKINS APPOINTED TO NATIONAL TALENT COACHING TEAM

Triathlon Australia has today announced the appointment of Queensland-based coach Dan Atkins as the new National Talent Coach for Western Australia and South Australia – another move aimed at continuing the proud tradition of putting Australian athletes on top of podiums around the world.   Atkins, 38, takes over the position
AUSSIES FISHER AND WILSON STRIKE GOLD AND BRONZE IN ITU ISHIGAKI WORLD CUP

Two members of Australia’s exciting new men’s group, Queenslanders, Ryan Fisher and Dan Wilson have taken out gold and bronze to dominate the ITU Ishigaki Triathlon World Cup today. Fisher capitalized on a breakaway with fellow countryman Wilson on the bike before he attacked on the run to claim his
HUNDREDS OF COMPETITORS RACE IN INAUGURAL XTERRA GREAT OCEAN ROAD

Hundreds of competitors turned up to race in the inaugural XTERRA Great Ocean Road in Anglesea yesterday. With the sun shining, the pro category led the charge with Australian Olympic Triathlete Courtney Atkinson taking out first place in the men’s category, and Renata Bucher from Switzerland finishing first place in
WINTER IN LEEDS A WINNER AS ABRAM BACK ON PODIUM

It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but a winter training block in the north of England has paid dividends for Australia’s rejuvenated triathlete Felicity Abram in Auckland today. Abram, 26, posted her first major podium finish in five years with a bronze medal behind 2012 ITU World Championship grand final
High Achiever Aaron Royle Inspired for Auckland Return

WHEN Newcastle’s Wollongong-based Aaron Royle is striving for something extra in tomorrow’s ITU World Triathlon Series opener in Auckland he won’t have to dig too deep to find added inspiration. Royle will return to Auckland – the happiest of his hunting grounds on the international triathlon circuit, some six months after
SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST EXCITING TRIATHLETES AND ADVENTURE RACERS TO HIT ANGLESEA THIS WEEKEND

Australian Olympic Triathlete Courtney Atkinson and accomplished British stuntwoman Daz Parker (The Da Vinci Code, Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia) will be on the starting line for the inaugural XTERRA Great Ocean Road this Sunday in Anglesea. The event will also see Ben Allen from Australia (2012-13 XTERRA
LLANOS STORMS HOME TO WIN IRONMAN MELBOURNE

Eneko Llanos put down a blistering run leg to chase down Belgian Marino Vanhoenacker in the final 6km of the marathon run to win today's URBAN Hotel Group IRONMAN® Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne. Australia's two-time IRONMAN world champion Craig Alexander finished just seconds behind Vanhoenacker in third Horrendous conditions greeted competitors
STEFFEN THE TARGET

MELBOURNE, Australia (March 19, 2013) – The 2012 IRONMAN® Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne was a showcase for the extraordinary ability of Swiss Caroline Steffen . Apart from a brief period after the swim she produced a wire to wire masterpiece that, at stages, threatened the women's Ironman world record held by Brit Chrissie
WORLD’S BEST ARRIVE TO CHALLENGE IRONMAN CHAMP

MELBOURNE, Australia (March 20, 2013) – The field set to descend on Melbourne for this year’s URBAN Hotel Group IRONMAN® Asia Pacific Championship Melbourne is close to the strongest the sport of Ironman triathlon can muster. Arguably the greatest triathlete of his generation Craig Alexander is back to defend the title
RELAYS WRAP UP AUSTRALIAN YOUTH TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS

The best of Queensland and Western Australia have combined to win the 13-15 years  Mixed Teams Triathlon Relay event at the 2013 Australian Youth Triathlon Championships, Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast today. After a successful day’s individual racing on Monday, teenage athletes from around Australia came together in Triathlon’s
ACADEMY KIDS GRACE MUSGROVE AND DECLAN WILSON LIVE UP TO NATIONAL TALENT SELECTION

Yesterday’s ITU Triathlon Oceania Cup in Mooloolaba provided a tough initiation for Australia’s next generation to step up to the plate and NSW pair Grace Musgrove and Declan Wilson didn’t disappoint. The 20-year-old Triathlon Australia National Talent Academy recruits – Musgrove from Wollongong and Wilson from Canberra – tackled the gruelling Olympic
Luke Willian leads maroon sweep at Australian Youth Triathlon Championships

Talented teenage age triathlete Luke Willian is hoping a kid who grew up in the wilds of Warialda will be running through the streets of London in September at this year’s ITU World Triathlon Championships in London. The 17-year-old, who now lives and trains in Brisbane at Carina Leagues Triathlon
PETE JACOBS AND ERIN DENSHAM THE BIG WINNERS AT TRIATHLON’S CELEBRATION OF CHAMPIONS AWARDS NIGHT

Hawaiian Triathlon World Champion Pete Jacobs and London Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham were the two big winners when the triathlon royalty gathered on the Sunshine Coast last night for the sport’s Celebration of Champions Annual Awards Dinner. It was also a special night for one of the legends of
Record Numbers For Australian Youth Triathlon Championships

Triathlon Australia has received a record number of entries for this year’s Australian Youth Triathlon Championships on the Sunshine Coast next week. The Novotel Twins Waters Resort will again play host to the second AYTC across three age divisions 13-14 years, 15-16 years and 17-18 years. The individual entries have
The very best of Australia’s Off Road Champions line up for A Weekend of ‘Hurt in the Dirt’

9th & 10th March, Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, Snowy Mountains   Last weekend saw the very best of Australia’s Off Road Athletes lining up for the inaugural Australian Cross Triathlon Championships in the hope of being crowned as Australia’s official Cross Triathlon Champion and to qualify for the World
Preview: ITU Triathlon World Cup season opens with Mooloolaba

Madrid, Spain (13 March 2013) - The 2013 ITU World Cup season will get underway in the familiar city of Mooloolaba this weekend. In its seventh year as the series opener and its 11th appearance on the ITU calendar, Mooloolaba's electric atmosphere will no doubt set the tone for the remaining
Mover and chaser Ryan Bailie primed to climb in Mooloolaba

MOOLOOLABA, Australia (March 13, 2013) – Wollongong-based former Western Australian Ryan Bailie will arrive on the Sunshine Coast today for Saturday’s ITU Triathlon World Cup in Mooloolaba ready to chase anything that moves. The jockey-sized 22-year-old who weighs in at just 56 kilograms is building a reputation that if it moves
Spice Girl Moffatt Preparing For Her Own World Tour

Variety they say is the spice of life and for Australia’s two-time Olympian and two-time ITU World champion Emma Moffatt 2013 already has that different feel about it as she prepares for Sunday’s ITU Mooloolaba World Cup. It will be the next race in a world tour with a difference
No rest for Jacob and Jazzie after landing SCODY series honours

There will be no rest for budding Australian junior triathlon champions Jaz Hedgeland and Jacob Birtwhistle after wrapping up the Scody Australian Junior Triathlon Series in Wellington on Saturday. Hedgeland, 18, who finished second to former ITU World Junior Champion, Mikayla Nielsen (NZL) on Saturday to wrap up her successful
Aussies Peter Kerr and Felicity Abram strike Oceania Triathlon Gold

Triathlon Australia “man of the moment” Peter Kerr and a rejuvenated and determined Felicity Abram have taken major honours for Australia at the 2013 ITU Oceania Triathlon championships in Wellington today winning the elite categories in cool, overcast and blustery conditions. Abram, at 26, who has her sights set on
Brad Beven inducted into Triathlon Australia's Hall of Fame

North Queensland schoolboy sports star Brad Beven would run four kilometres to and from his beloved Miriwinni State School every day carrying a brick in each hand. The kids on the school bus would hang out the window and give him a hard time, laughing at the boy running along
M5 signs Olympic Bronze Medallist Erin Densham

M5 Management has today announced the signing of 2012 Olympic bronze medallist and world-ranked women’s International Triathlon Union standout Erin Densham. Densham joins an already stellar M5 portfolio, which includes: 2011 Ironman™ 70.3 World Champion Melissa Hauschildt; Sydney FC Head Coach Frank Farina Four-time basketball Olympian and Sydney Kings Head
Devonport wrap up: Elite and Junior race reports

Peter Kerr leads rejuvenated men’s team with Devonport win Triathlon’s man-of-the-moment Peter Kerr called on all his skills as a surf lifesaver in Warnambool to set up his third major victory in three months to take out Saturday’s OTU Oceania Sprint Distance Triathlon Championship in Devonport. The 24-year-old Victorian won
Peter Kerr Rides Wave Of Success To Win Devonport

Triathlon’s man-of-the-moment Peter Kerr called on all his skills as a surf lifesaver in Warnambool to set up his third major victory in three months to take out today’s Oceania Sprint Distance Triathlon Championship in Devonport. The 24-year-old Victorian won a thrilling sprint finish to add the Oceania title to
Rio Rings Loud For Aussie Tri Stars

The first year after the Olympics is always exciting for young athletes with their eyes on the next Games – this time in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro – and for triathlon the ITU World Championships can often be the starting point to begin Olympic dreaming. For reigning ITU World Champion and
Sexton Looks To Sea Change For Triathlon Turner-round

London Olympian and defending champion Brendan Sexton will return to Tasmania for Saturday’s 2013 OTU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Championships in Devonport for his first race since the disappointment of last year’s ITU World Championships in Auckland. The Oceania Championships will be the highlight of a full day’s racing at one
Congratulations to Jessica Corliss and Matthew Hauser - inaugural ITU Youth Series winners

Congratulations to Jessica Corliss and Matthew Hauser on being the inaugural ITU Youth Series winners.       Images courtesy of Keith Hedgeland Below is the point score for the 2 x ITU Youth races this summer at Runaway Bay (QLD) & Penrith (NSW).   Place NAME - ITU YOUTH WOMEN State
Courtney Atkinson to compete in Xterra Great Ocean Road

The inaugural XTERRA Great Ocean Road is set to attract the big names with Australian Olympic Triathlete, Courtney Atkinson, signing up to compete in Anglesea in April. Atkinson will be taking on his first off road Triathlon at the XTERRA Great Ocean Road, and is excited about the prospect. On
Sport stars ‘SAY ENOUGH’ to binge drinking in new video

The Be the Influence – Tackling Binge Drinking initiative has today launched a new video featuring some of Australia’s leading sporting stars who are ‘strong enough to say enough’ to binge drinking. The Be the Influence – Tackling Binge Drinking initiative, part of the National Binge Drinking Strategy, is a sponsorship partnership
IOC Executive Board recommends 25 core sports for 2020 Games

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today agreed on the 25 sports it will propose to the 125th IOC Session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. The 25 sports are: athletics, rowing, badminton, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football,
Grace Musgrove in Stunning Sprint Win in Geelong

Former NSW champion swimmer and Cross Country runner Grace Musgrove showed why she has a stunning future in the world of triathlon, winning her first National title on debut at the URBAN Geelong ITU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Cup in Geelong yesterday. Formerly of Mittagong, southwest of Sydney and now in
Kemp keeps winning streak – Moffatt narrowly misses maiden long course win

Geelong, Australia (February 10, 2013) – Australia’s Christian Kemp ran away from a world class field to claim his second major victory in 2013 at the URBAN Geelong Long Course this morning. Fellow Australian Melissa Hauschildt also came from behind to claim victory from two time world champion Emma Moffatt over
Kerr's Hour of Fun and Excitement Earns National Title

Local hero Peter Kerr turned “an hour of fun and excitement” into one of his proudest moments when he was crowned the Australian champion in the URBAN Geelong ITU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Cup events yesterday. The 24-year-old is enjoying a turnaround in his career and the fruits of a lot
Peter Robertson comes out of Retirement to race Hawaiian IRONMAN

After 2 years in retirement, Australia’s greatest short course triathlete, 3 x ITU World Champion and 2 x Olympian Peter Robertson has announced he is returning to professional racing with the goal of winning the Hawaiian Iro nman. After retiring in 2010, Robertson spent some time away from the sport
Local boy Peter Kerr adds attitude to altitude for Geelong Sprint Tri

Geelong, Australia (February 8, 2013) – Local triathlete Peter Kerr will take a dose of attitude, altitude and a new found confidence into Sunday’s 2013 URBAN Geelong ITU Oceania Cup , which doubles as the Australian Sprint Championships taking in a 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run. The 24-year-old, who lives
Craig ‘crowie’ Alexander ready to fly in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Australia (February 7, 2013) – Three time Ironman world champion Craig Alexander has announced he will defend his title at the 2013 URBAN Hotel Group IRONMAN® Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne on March 24, 2013. Alexander posted his first ever sub-eight hour (7:57:44) time to claim victory last year from 10-time Ironman
Fettell guarded, Hauschildt set to make amends

Geelong, Australia (February 5, 2013) – Defending Urban Geelong Long Course champion Clayton Fettell and 2011 IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Melissa Hauschildt head to the Geelong Multi Sport Festival (8-10 February) as pre-race favourites and have staked early claims for the upcoming National Long Course triathlon championship.  Fetell is in the
Sunshine Coast to host inaugural IRONMAN 70.3

The Sunshine Coast’s reputation as a leading sporting event destination has been strengthened with Mooloolaba announced as the host of the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3. Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Minister Jann Stuckey said it was a great coup for the region with the event set to
ITU awards 2014 ITU Triathlon World Championship Series Grand Final to Edmonton

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) today named Edmonton as the host city for the 26th edition of the ITU World Championships Grand Final in 2014.   "Edmonton has been a staple city on the ITU calendar for many years," ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado said. "Given their extensive
NTA Teams Up with Elite Coach Jamie Turner to give NSW Junior Girls the Elite Experience

A partnership between Triathlon Australia’s National Talent Academy (NTA), Triathlon NSW   and elite NSW coach Jamie Turner , is aiming to raise the standard of NSW junior girls.  The program involves a series of short camps. Three promising juniors, Laura Cook , Emma Jeffcoat and Megan Isbester have been invited to
Triathlon and Canoe Begin Journey to Rio

Australian athletes with a disability now have the opportunity to make it all the way to the Paralympic Games in two of Australia’s most popular sports. Para-Triathlon and Para-Canoe will make their Paralympic debuts in Rio 2016, after the International Paralympic Committee added them to the Paralympic sports program in
Aussies claim Ironman 70.3 Auckland honours

Australians led the way at the Ironman 70.3 Auckland this morning, claiming both the men’s and women’s Asia-Pacific Championship titles. Unknown Sydneysider Christian Kemp ran away from Kiwi favourite Bevan Docherty 5km out from the finish to win the biggest race of his career in a time of 3:56:02. The
Gold and silver to Green and Gold in exciting AYOF Triathlon Teams event

Australia’s exciting new band of triathletes continued its domination of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on Saturday, taking away gold and silver in the Mixed Relay Triathlon. Jacob Birtwhistle and Jaz Hedgeland backed up their gold medals in the individual events from last
Hedgeland and Birtwhistle strike AYOF Gold in Sydney

By Hayley Williams Olympics.com.au Australia has won double gold in the men’s and women’s triathlon events at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival in what were scorching conditions in Sydney’s west today. Jaz Hedgeland kicked off what was a bright day for Australia’s future in the sport with the 17-year-old
Australians converge for Ironman 70.3 Auckland triathlon

Brisbane, Australia (January 16, 2013) – The Aussies have gathered in force ahead of the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Auckland this weekend, and pose a serious threat to the Kiwis for the title . The new race on this Sunday is the official Asia Pacific Championship, carrying a professional prize purse of approximately
Future stars in battle for SCODY Series Supremacy

The future stocks of Australian triathlon are locked in neck-and-neck battles for overall supremacy after the first two rounds of the Scody Australian Junior Triathlon Series. The men’s pointscore sees opening Super Sprint weekend winner Jacob Birtwhistle (TAS) and Sydney’s sprint round winner Luke Willian (QLD) tied on 19 points
Inspired Chaffey wins first Australian Paratriathlon Crown

The Gold Coast’s three-time ITU World champion Bill Chaffey displayed all of his world champion qualities to win the inaugural Australian Paratriathlon Championships at Sydney’s International Regatta Centre, Penrith today. Chaffey took out the hotly contested Tri 1 category ahead of his hero, Sydney’s 46-year-old legendary Paralympian John Maclean and
Queensland pair turn up the heat in perfect Youth Olympic Trial

Queenslanders Luke Willian and Jodie Duff reveled in the “Sunshine State” conditions to win race two of the Scody Australian Junior Triathlon Series in heat wave conditions at Penrith today. The Brisbane-based teenagers dominated their respective fields in the 30 degree plus sweatbox atmosphere at the Sydney International Regatta Centre
Legends Line Up For Paratriathlon

AUSTRALIAN PARATRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS Where : Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith When : Friday, January 11, 2013 Time : 7am The names Louise Sauvage , Michael Milton , John Maclean and Bill Chaffey are synonymous with some of the most amazing feats achieved by Australian sportsmen and women – inspirations to so many who have followed their
World Champion Joins Australia’s Best Juniors

RACE TWO SCODY AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR SERIES Where : Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith When : Friday, January 11, 2013 Times : 9.00am: ITU Youth (13-115) Females; 9.45am: ITU Youth (13-115) Males; 10.45am: ITU Junior Females (16-19); 11:45am: ITU Junior Males (16-19) The Australian team for the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) will be
Hauschildt, Berkel Spearhead Aussie Charge for Ironman 70.3 Auckland

Brisbane, Australia (January 8, 2013) – Australian triathletes have gathered in force, heading across the Tasman to contest the IRONMAN 70.3 Auckland triathlon , and pose a serious threat for the inaugural title. The new race on Sunday 20 January is the official Asia Pacific Championship , carrying a professional prize purse of
Early Bird Entries for 2013 National Cross Triathlon Championships

The iconic Thredbo Valley in the Snowy Mountains is set to play host to the 2013 Australian Cross Triathlon Championships. The Evolution of Cross Triathlon Cross Triathlon has been simmering on the fringe of Australian sport for some time now, and with Triathlon Australia’s announcement of the 2013 Australian Cross
Aussie triathletes ready to take on the world

With the likes of Australia’s Emma Snowsill and Emma Jackson having won medals at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival, a spot on the Aussie triathlon team for next year’s event has been a hot ticket. The Australian junior triathlon series held over the weekend on the Gold Coast decided the
Craig's call sees Jodie lead DAT Racing team to Youth Olympics

A phone call from Olympian and Triathlon Australia’s National Talent Academy coach Craig Walton was all it took to get Jodie Duff back on her bike. The 18-year-old former schoolgirl running star who also showed enormous promise in triathlon was at a cross roads in her career after suffering illness
Hauser and Hedgeland win Super Sprint Youth Category

Queensland’s Matthew Hauser and Western Australia’s Kira Hedgeland have been crowned respective ITU Youth Super Sprint Race Weekend  champions after two non-stop days of racing at the Sports Super Centre  at Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast. After six races Hauser, 15, had accumulated a total of 185 points from
Super Sprint crown well worth the wait for Jacob Birtwhistle

Australia’s latest rising triathlon star Jacob Birtwhistle left the Gold Coast 12 months ago with his arm in sling, facing a year of frustration after breaking his collarbone in a bike accident on the opening day of Triathlon Australia’s Super Sprint race Weekend. Today, the 17-year-old Launceston College student from
NTA Hosts Training Camp in Falls Creek

NTA coaches Jan Rehula and Keiran Barry recently held an altitude training camp in Falls Creek.  The camp was for NTA athletes and those pushing for selection into the program from VIC, TAS, NSW and the ACT.  Athletes also had the opportunity to train alongside the NSWIS U23 athletes and
Record entries for 2012 Super Sprint Race Weekend on the Gold Coast

The next generation of Australia’s triathletes are preparing for a frenetic three days of racing at the 2012 Super Sprint Race Weekend on the Gold Coast. A record 170 of the country’s best ITU Junior and ITU Youth multi-sport athletes will converge on the Runaway Bay Super Centre from tomorrow
Emerging Aussie Tri Stars Converge on Runaway bay

The cream of Australia’s emerging triathletes will converge on the Gold Coast this week for Triathlon Australia’s Super Sprint Race weekend/the first round of the 2013 Scody Australian Junior Triathlon Series at the Sports Super Centre at Runaway Bay. The weekend will also include the annual National Development Camp, with
Oceania Athletes Dominate in the West

Busselton, Australia (December 09, 2012) – Australia’s Jimmy Johnsen executed a patient and measured race plan to claim his first IRONMAN crown at the SunSmart IRONMAN Western Australia 2012 today. While New Zealand’s Britta Martin overcame a huge deficit after the swim and bike to win her first IRONMAN title from
VIS Triathlon Program Head Coach role

In conjunction with Triathlon Victoria (TV) and Triathlon Australia (TA), the VIS is seeking an experienced, innovative and passionate Triathlon high performance professional to join the team in the role of Head Coach. Triathlon is a Tier 1 program at the VIS, providing support and services to targeted athletes and
Bracht and Keat as firm favourites in the West

Busselton, Australia (December 04, 2012) – 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 of confidence going into the Busselton race, surprising
Tour de Cure team up with IRONMAN

MELBOURNE, Australia (November 28, 2012) – Tour de Cure, a foundation committed to finding a cure for cancer, will be the official charity of the IRONMAN® Asia Pacific Championship in Melbourne. IRONMAN Asia Pacific (IMAP) said the charity shared many of the common values as IRONMAN and the event is committed
Triathlon front and centre at the 2013 Australian Olympic Youth Festival

Today, November 27 marks the 50-day countdown to the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF), a chance to see Australia’s future Olympians compete in an international multi-sport event and triathlon will again feature prominently. The AYOF, to be held from January 16-20, is the sixth edition of the prestigious event,
Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink has crashed through $1 million dollars raised for the National Breast Cancer Foundation

Now in its sixth season, the Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink has seen a lot of firsts. It was the first all-female triathlon series. It has expanded to 6 races in 4 states. It has become the largest all-female triathlon event and series in Australia and it has seen its
220 Triathlon Magazine launches National Age Group team to compete in 2012-2013 season

Team 220 Triathlon is a team of three age group athletes that will train and race under the 220 Triathlon ANZ magazine brand. All athletes are readers of the publication and are going to train under a professional coach, work with an established nutritionist and benefit from the complimentary gear,
BERNARD SAVAGE APPOINTED TO HIGH PERFORMANCE ROLE AT TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA

Triathlon Australia has appointed the long serving, highly credentialed Australian Swimming Team High Performance Science Manager Bernard Savage as its’ new National Performance Director for the next four years. Savage will be in charge of Triathlon’s “Road to Rio” campaign for the 2016 Olympic Games and will take over the
2013 ITU Triathlon World Cup season announced

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) today announced the schedule for the 2013 ITU Triathlon World Cup season. The 2013 calendar will cover ten cities on four continents, and includes a variety of new and familiar sites, as well as a combination of sprint and Olympic distances.    2013 ITU Triathlon
Ashleigh Gentle and Peter Kerr win Noosa Triathlon

NOOSA, Australia (November 4, 2012) – Australia’s rising superstar Ashleigh Gentle delivered on the biggest stage this morning, along with fellow Australian Peter Kerr who beat off a world class field to claim victories in the 30th Anniversary Noosa Triathlon this morning.   21-year-old Gentle, a former world junior champion, stormed
New President David Ferrier's plans for the future

Triathlon Australia will enter the next four year quadrennial under the leadership of Melbourne-based accountant and age group triathlete David Ferrier . Mr Ferrier, 45, takes over the presidency of the Triathlon Australia board from Peter Hedge whose three-year term ended at this year’s Annual General Meeting. The father of two
Trio of greats announced as Noosa walk of fame inductees

At the Official Launch of the Noosa Triathlon Multisport Festival a special presentation in honour of the 30th Anniversary of the triathlon was unveiled.  Three of the events most significant names were announced as inaugural inductees on the Noosa Tri Walk of Fame. A joint initiative between the Sunshine Coast Council
Triathlon time at Sheldon College for budding Olympians

“Swim, bike and run” has been added to the Sheldon College motto of “Love, Laughter and Learning” in an historic day in Australia’s sporting future in Brisbane today. Triathlon Australia and the innovative Sheldon College today announced a strategic partnership to form Australia’s first Triathlon School of Excellence program in
Triathlon Australia Announces Historic Partnership with Sheldon College

Serious about Education? Serious about Triathlon? Go to the Triathlon School of Excellence website>> Sheldon College Triathlon Promotional Video from FTV @ Sheldon on Vimeo .  Triathlon Australia and Sheldon College are proud to announce a strategic partnership to form Australia’s first Triathlon School of Excellence in QLD. This historic alliance will
Atkinson ready for Ironman challengers in Noosa, Hauschildt finds form ahead of title defence

NOOSA, Australia (October 30, 2012) – Three-time Noosa Triathlon champion Courtney Atkinson has meticulously prepared for this year’s race after posting his worst result in the event in 2011 at the race he has made his own in recent years. The dual Olympian claimed a hat-trick of wins in Australia’s most
Fettell defends Ironman 70.3 Port Macquarie title

PORT MACQUARIE, NSW (October 28, 2012) – Defending champion Clayton Fettell blitzes the strong professional field once again at the IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie, Sunday 28 October 2012 as Age Groupers are crowned National Champions. The annual IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie requires athletes to complete a 1.9km swim, a 90km cycle
ITU President Marisol Casado and ITU Secretary General Loreen Barnett win re-election at 25th ITU Congress

Auckland, New Zealand (23 October 2012) - At the 25th ITU Congress in Auckland, Marisol Casado of Spain has been re-elected as President of the International Triathlon Union (ITU), earning another four-year term. Loreen Barnett of Canada has also won another 4-year term after being re-elected as Secretary General of ITU,
Duathlon World Championships awarded to Adelaide

Triathlon Australia and the South Australian Tourism Commission are pleased to announce that this week in Auckland, New Zealand the International Triathlon Union (ITU) awarded the 2015 Duathlon World Championships to the city of Adelaide.   The ITU Executive Board made the decision after reviewing the bid document submitted by
ITU unveils schedule for 2013 ITU World Triathlon Series

After crowning Lisa Norden ( SWE) and Jonathan Brownlee (GBR) as the 2012 ITU World Champions in Auckland this past weekend the ITU World Triathlon Series will return to New Zealand’s “City of the Sails” next April for the start of the 2013 Series, with 2012 Olympic city London to host
Royle's the real deal with perfect hand in Auckland

Climbing the hills around West Dapto on his bike and simulated altitude training were just two of the key factors that paved the way for Newcastle-born triathlete Aaron Royle to be crowned Australia’s latest World Triathlon Champion in Auckland today. The 22-year-old timed his run to perfection over the final
Auckland crash adds to Sexton's year of woes

Australia’s London Olympian Brendan Sexton was just one of the victims of the horrendous conditions that created havoc at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Auckland today. The 22-year-old crashed and fell to the road early in the 40km bike leg as he pushed himself to get back in touch
Chaffey chuffed with third world Paratriathlon title

Gold Coaster Bill Chaffey has won Australia's second gold medal at the ITU Triathlon World Championships in Auckland yesterday with a dynamic defence of his Paratriathlon title. It follows Saturday’s victory to Newcastle-born-Wollongong-based Aaron Royle’s impressive victory in the Elite Under 23s Olympic distance. Bill Chaffey. Image courtesy of Delly
Spend Densham's early exit from World Title race

An exhausted Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham has home on her mind and a well deserved rest after being forced out of today’s ITU World Triathlon Championship grand final in Auckland. The 27-year-old came into the race as the world number one after a long ITU Series in and around
Priority entry to all USM and WTC events for Triathlon Australia members

Triathlon Australia and USM Events are pleased to announce an agreement that will provide annual members of Triathlon Australia with a priority entry period to events managed by USM Events, including Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races. The arrangement, which will apply for events that are about to go on sale,
Be the Influence campaign website launched

Promoting a Healthy Australia has launched the Be the Influence: Tackling Binge Drinking initiative website - part of the Australian Government’s National Binge Drinking Strategy. Click on the logo below to visit the new website     Be the Influence: Tackling Binge Drinking provides information for young adults and parents of teenagers about
Auckland preview - where and when to watch the ITU World Championships

Auckland, New Zealand (15 October 2012) -  The 2012 ITU season has produced endless action, including photo finishes at the London Olympic Games and a final flurry of changes to the ITU World Triathlon Series leader boards in the last two races. Now it's time for the season to come
Densham and Sexton lead next generation into World Championship Campaign

Australia’s London Olympic bronze medallist Erin Densham , will lead an 18-strong Triathlon Australia team for this week’s 2012 ITU World Triathlon Championship grand final in Auckland , starting on Thursday October 18 and concluding on Monday, October 22. Densham, the ITU Women’s Series leader, will be joined by 2008 Olympic debutant
Sydney boy Pete Jacobs crowned King of Kona, Mirinda Carfrae grabs third

Kailua, Kona, Hawaii (October 14, 2012) – Australia’s Pete Jacobs cruised to victory in the world's toughest one day endurance races to take his first IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii today. Fellow Australian Mirinda Carfrae grabbed third place behind Leanda Cave and Caroline Steffen . Photo courtesy of Delly Carr Sportshoot
Crowie’s Great Hawaiian Hunt, Kona 2012

Crowie’s Great Hawaiian Hunt, Kona 2012 for family, friends and supporters of all participants in the Hawaiian Ironman World Championships Saturday 13th October 2012.  Kona, HI – Product partners of Team Alexander are hiding gift certificates and triathlon equipment valued at over 12,000 within a mile of Kailua Bay, Kona to
Triathlon Head Coach – Talent Development Academy Sheldon College

Sheldon College has recently announced a strategic partnership with Triathlon Australia. Through this partnership Sheldon College will establish a Triathlon Talent Development Academy which will allow young athletes to train in a centre of excellence under the guidance of specialised triathlon coaches. As part of this exciting new partnership Sheldon
Australian showdown tipped on the big Island

Defending IRONMAN World Champion Craig Alexander will head into Sunday’s race as favourite but the return of fellow Australian and two -time champion, Chris McCormack could potentially see an Australian domination of the podium. Alexander is only the fourth man to win the famed race three times and has no
Fettell and Marangon win Forster Ultimate Triathlon

Clayton Fettell and Lisa Marangon claimed convincing victories in today’s Forster Ultimate Triathlon put on by Elite Energy over the unique distance of 2km/120km/20km.   Men’s Race   In sunny, but windy conditions, Clayton Fettell got his domestic season off to a flying start with a win at the Forster
Densham still holds narrow lead in World Triathlon title race

Australia’s Erin Densham's lead in the race for this year's ITU Triathlon World Championship crown has been narrowed down to just 30 points after today's second last round in Yokohama. The fiercely determined London Olympic bronze medallist finished a gallant fifth to London silver medallist, Sweden’s Lisa Norden who fought
Time for break says tired Jackson who withdraws from ITU World Championships

Triathlon’s London Olympic rookie Emma Jackson has today reluctantly withdrawn from the Australian team for next month’s ITU World Championship final in Auckland, stating she is “mentally and physically spent” after the biggest year of her life. Jackson produced an outstanding performance to finish eighth in her Olympic debut and
Quiet Achiever Densham leads Aussie girls into Yokohama

If ever there was one quiet achiever amongst Australia’s Olympic medallists in London this year then triathlete Erin Densham takes the gold. Densham, the 27-year-old nomad who was born in Sydney, lives in Melbourne and spends her competitive year between Spain, France and the US and wherever the ITU Triathlon
Key World Championship Points on the line at ITU World Triathlon Series in Yokohama, Japan

With the Grand Final of the ITU World Triathlon Series fast approaching, precious world championship ranking points are at stake at the penultimate stop in Yokohama this weekend. Andrea Hewitt (NZL) returns from a short break in racing, making the women's competition more fierce than ever including Australian athletes Erin Densham , Emma
Australian young ITU guns have solid showing at ITU World Cup in Tongyeong, Korea

Ryan Fisher (7th), Ryan Bailie (8th), Drew Box (10th)  and Peter Kerr (11th) all had solid races to finish in the top 11 at the ITU World Cup race in Korea over the weekend. For most of the Australian’s racing at Korea over the weekend this was the end of
Sheedy-Ryan Crowned World Duathlon Champion In Nancy

Western Australian Felicity Sheedy-Ryan has been crowned only the third Australian woman to win the ITU Duathlon World Championship in Nancy, France overnight. The 27-year-old elite triathlete dominated the scenic 10km run, 40km bike, 5km run course centered around the city’s UNESCO heritage site Place Stanislas.  Sheedy-Ryan joins Jenny Alcorn
ITU Duathlon World Champions to be decided in Nancy, France this weekend

Nancy, France (19 September 2012) - While world champions were crowned in Long Distance Duathlon earlier this month, the time has come to crown the world's fastest combined runner and cyclist in the shorter distance at the 2012 Nancy ITU Duathlon World Championships . An all-star cast of duathletes is set to
NTA athletes shine in Tahiti

2012 Tahiti ITU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Cup 16 September 2012 Three NTA members, Marcel Walkington (VIC), Joel Tobin White (VIC) and Jacob Birtwhistle (TAS) travelled to Tahiti to compete in the first Oceania Cup event to be held outside Australia or NZ.  The Tahitian Triathlon Federation was very excited to
ITU Triathlon World Cup season travels to Korea

Tongyeong, Korea (18 September 2012) The 2012 ITU Triathlon World Cup season takes one step closer to coming to a close with Tongyeong slated for this Saturday. As the penultimate stop on the world cup schedule, athletes are in for a treat with another tough bike course, which includes two
Australian U23 and Junior World Triathlon Championships Team Announced

Triathlon Australia wishes to announce the Australian U23 and Junior Triathlon Teams to compete at the 2012 ITU World Triathlon Championships in Auckland, New Zealand. The U23 team made up of four U23 men and three U23 women will compete in New Zealand on Saturday 20th October. U23 Men  U23 Women
Craig Alexander second at Ironman World Championship 70.3

On an extremely hot race day Craig Alexander fell one short of retaining his 2011 title after a stunning bike leg by eventual winner Sebastian Kienle of Germany. We saw Kienle almost win the US 70.3 championship in April this year win a fast finishing Timothy O’Donnell only caught him
Coming in force from a land downunder

Ian Hepenstall reports on the contingent from Australia and New Zealand racing in Vegas on Sunday. Courtesy of Ironman.com They come from a land downunder - stacks of them - and the heat is really on for this weekend's Marine Corps Ironman World Championship 70.3. Triathletes from Australia and New Zealand make
Bondi Rescue to tackle their first Ironman 70.3

Four members from the popular TV show Bondi Rescue,  have signed on to compete in the IRONMAN 70.3 at Port Macquarie on Sunday 28 October, 2012. The show boasts a number of talented ironmen amongst the Lifeguards, Andrew Reid (Reidy), Ryan Clark (Whippet), Adriel Young (Bacon), Quinn Darragh (Quinno), and
Eckstein to give up Gold and is headed for Hawaiian Ironman

Five time Coolangatta Gold Champion and reigning Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Series winner Caine Eckstein has today announced he will not be contesting either of the Surf Ironman events this season to focus on the Hawaiian Ironman in October. After getting the nod from race officials for qualification Eckstein has been
Densham now leads the race for ITU World Triathlon Championship

Australia’s Olympic triathlon bronze medallist Erin Densham has opened up a lead of almost 500 points in the race for this year’s ITU World Triathlon Championship after her hard fought fifth placing in today’s sprint round in Stockholm. Just three weeks after her stirring London bronze, Densham lined up with
Erin Densham determinted to turn Olympic Bronze into Golden flame

After only limited rest and recreation, Australia’s elite triathletes are back chasing ITU World Championship glory at this weekend’s round in Stockholm, just under three weeks after the London Olympics.   While their 2012 team mates are enjoying the fanfare of the Welcome Home Parades which continue in Brisbane today,
Search for World Championship Points Continues in Stockholm at ITU World Triathlon Series

The Olympic Games may be a wrap for another four years, but racing action is far from over in the 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series. With just three events left on this year's circuit, competition continues with the sixth stop in Stockholm this weekend. In its ITU World Triathlon Series
2013 National Cross Triathlon Championships

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa NSW: 9th & 10th March, 2013 The iconic Thredbo Valley in the Snowy Mountains is set to play host to the newly announced 2013 Australian Cross Triathlon Championships. The Evolution of Cross Triathlon Cross Triathlon has been simmering on the fringe of Australian sport for
ERIN DENSHAM'S HEART OF GOLD EARNS DESERVED OLYMPIC BRONZE

  Erin Densham was driven by Australia's proud past in the event as she battled magnificently to claim an Olympic triathlon bronze medal.   As Switzerland's Nicola Spirig dipped to edge out Swede Lisa Norden for the gold medal in the closest ever finish in Olympic triathlon, Densham added another
ROBERT GEORGE – REST IN PEACE

On Sunday July 22nd 2012 the triathlon community lost a gem. Robert George passed away peacefully from a heart attack. It is always a shock to hear such news. I had seen Rob a few months ago at the Byron Bay triathlon leading the technical team and engaging in his
Chris McCormack triumphant at 2012 ITU Long Distance World Championships

Australia’s Chris McCormack added the ITU Long Distance World Championship to his already impressive resume with a stellar run leg in Vitoria-Gasteiz on Sunday, bettering Spain’s Eneko Llanos and Luxembourg’s Dirk Bockel over the 4km swim, 120km bike and 30km run. The 1997 ITU World Champion and two-time Kona winner
Final hit out for Australian Olympic-bound triathletes in Hamburg this weekend

This weekend our London-bound triathletes will get a final hit out before heading over to the UK for the Games which start in just 9 days. The ITU triathlon returns to Hamburg for the 10th year in a row this year for a fast and furious sprint event. On the
Gentle’s golden “Tis” in World Cup Triathlon

In a tight battle for gold, Australia’s rising triathlon star and 2016 Olympic hopeful Ashleigh Gentle from the Gold Coast has claimed her second career World Cup title with a win at the unique Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup in Hungary.   Maaike Caelers ( NED), who collected silver, pushed Gentle
Olympic Triathlon start lists finalised for London 2012

With the London 2012 Opening Ceremony exactly two weeks away, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pleased to announce the official triathlon start lists for the London 2012 Olympic Games.   In Hungary, ahead of this weekend’s Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup, the 39 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) were randomly
100 Days To World Triathlon Grand Final In Auckland

Today marks 100 days in the countdown to the one of the Barfoot & Thompson ITU World Triathlon Grand Final 2012, one of the biggest international sporting events to come to New Zealand. Key delivery stakeholders will gather at event headquarters on the Auckland waterfront to mark the occasion and
Triathlon Australia goes global for National Performance Director

Triathlon Australia has begun a global search for the role of the sport’s National Performance Director, with the defining objective of making Australia the best triathlon nation in the world. Triathlon Australia has, as part of that process, begun advertising for the position to cover the fast approaching new Olympic
2012-2013 National Calendar Announced

We are pleased to announce our National Calendar of events for the 2012-2013 membership season. Our National Calendar is made up of four National Qualifying Series , our Championship Title races , our National Premier Series , and our National Junior Series .  Races will be held across Australia over the next 12
London 2012 - One month to go

The Olympic Opening Ceremony is just one month away. Athletes are farewelling friends and family as they embark on the final phases of preparation across the world, united in the goal to peak for the greatest show on earth.   The Team size now sits at 365 athletes out of
Triathlon part of Australian sport campaign to tackle binge drinking

Triathlon Australia is one twelve Australian national sporting organisations being allocated funding out of a new government sponsorship program to provide an alternative to alcohol sponsorship in sport.   The new campaign ‘Be the influence: tackling binge drinking’ is a partnership between the Australian Government and high profile national sporting
KAHLEFELDT TO RETURN TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STAGE IN KITZBUHEL

Australia’s London-bound dual Olympian Brad Kahlefeldt will make his return to racing in Kitzbuhel, Austria this weekend, just five weeks after being admitted to hospital with pneumonia in San Deigo. Kahlefeldt will line up in the next round of the ITU Triathlon World Championship Series after staging an extraordinary recovery
Olympic favourites collide at ITU World Triathlon Kitzbühel in Austria

The 2012 ITU World Triathlon Kitzbühel promises a nail biting weekend of racing. The women begin with Andrea Hewitt (NZL) up against the likes of Switzerland's Nicola Spirig , Aileen Morrison (IRL) and Barbara Riveros Diaz (CHI). From Australia we have Ashleigh Gentle , Felicity Sheedy-Ryan , Emma Snowsill and Felicity Abram racing.
Densham and Gentle take Silver and Bronze at the ITU Triathlon World Cup in Banyoles

The elite women were met with clear blue skies and rising temperatures at the 2012 Banyoles ITU Triathlon World Cup. A race brimming with athletes heading to London, triathlon newcomer Gwen Jorgensen (USA) gave her competition reason to fear her presence in England with a win in Spain on Sunday.
Star Triathlon Trio seeking London podium

Since making its debut at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Australia’s women have won a triathlon medal at every Games, and if the star trio selected today have anything to do about it, that trend is set to continue. Olympic bronze medallist Emma Moffatt will make her second Olympic Team alongside
No London calling as Snowsill accepts tribunal dismissal

Beijing Olympic triathlon gold medallist Emma Snowsill has had her plea for inclusion in this year’s Australian Olympic team dismissed by an independent Olympic Appeals Tribunal in Melbourne tonight and will not be pursuing the matter with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The three-member Tribunal heard grounds from
Robbo's Gamagori memories inspire Aussie Young Guns

Triathlon Australia’s National Talent Academy “Young Guns” won’t have to look too far for inspiration when they line up in Sunday’s ITU Triathlon Asian Cup in Gamagori. It was in 2005 in the picturesque Japanese coastal city of on Mikawa Bay that one of the legends of Australian triathlon, Peter
Dual Australian Rugby International Mat Rogers Tackles a new Sporting Challenge

Dual Rugby International and Gold Coast Titans Rugby League star Mat Rogers has embarked on a new sporting journey after being bitten by the triathlon bug. After playing 45 times for the Wallabies, 40 games for NSW Waratahs, 8 times for Queensland (League), 11 tests for the Kangaroos and 200
ITU Olympic Qualification ends with record National Olympic Committees earning London 2012 spots

After the International Triathlon Union's (ITU) two-year Olympic qualification period officially ended last week, ITU has begun to notify the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National Federations (NFs) of the number of spots each has qualified on women's and men's start lists at London 2012. In all, a record number
Aussie men eye elusive Olympic medal

Australia boasts some of the world’s best triathletes but there is a gaping hole in the nation’s trophy cabinet where a men’s Olympic medal could sit. With the announcement of the men’s team for London 2012 today, Australia has that London podium in sight. Beijing Olympians Brad Kahlefeldt and Courtney
Triathlon Australia Olympic Selection

Last Friday, the Triathlon Australia (TA) selection committee identified the three men and three women to be nominated today to the Australian Olympic Committee for selection to the 2012 Australian Olympic Team. These athletes are: Men - Brad Kahlefeldt , Courtney Atkinson and Brendan Sexton and; Women - Emma Moffatt , Erin Densham and
Dellow devestates in Cairns & Lester back in winners circle

Australia’s David Dellow posted a personal best performance to claim his first Ironman victory in the inaugural Cairns Airport Ironman Cairns on Sunday, while fellow Sunshine Coast triathlete Carrie Lester secured her first win since 2010. In a race second place getter Cameron Brown described as a ‘tough day’, Dellow
John Polson wins Noumea Triathlon

With late withdrawals of Cameron Brown and Tim Berkel, the 2012 Noumea International Triathlon was wide open. Despite the late withdrawals, there was still an abundance of talent with Peter Schockman, John Polson, Taylor Cecil, Kiwi Tom Francis and local favorite Audric Lucini. Race morning (Sunday 27th May 2012)  was
ITU awards 2014 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships to Weihai, China

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) today named Weihai as the host city for the 2014 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships.   The 20th edition of the biggest event on the ITU long distance triathlon calendar will be held in the coastal city of Weihai in China's northeastern Shandong province.
Appointment of new Director‏

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Michael Maroney to the Board of Triathlon Australia. Dr Maroney, more commonly known within the triathlon community as Mick, has been appointed by the Board to fill a vacancy resulting from a recent resignation. The Board is delighted that Mick has
Pete Jacobs and Michelle Wu triumphant at Coral Coast 5150

Pete Jacobs has claimed victory in the Coral Coast 5150, in the first event of the second annual Cairns Airport Adventure Festival. Jacobs barely broke out into a sweat on the Olympic distance course (1.5km swim, 40km cycle, 10km run) finishing almost eight minutes ahead of his nearest competitor. While
Sexton's Olympic dream still alive

Melbourne’s Brendan Sexton remains hopeful his Olympic aspirations for London will come to fruition next weekend despite another disappointing performance at the ITU Triathlon World Series round in Madrid earlier today. Sexton finished over four minutes behind the winner in 31st place after trailing the 67-strong field out of the
Stomach cramps force Jackson out of Madrid triathlon

Australia’s London Olympic hopeful Emma Jackson was forced out of today’s ITU Triathlon World Championship round won by Switzerland’s Nicola Spirig in Madrid, suffering with stomach cramps. Jackson, 20, who was fourth in last year’s ITU World Series, looked well placed to give herself every chance of her first top
Jackson and Sexton to fly Aussie flag in ITU Triathlon in Madrid

Australia’s Olympic hopefuls  Emma Jackson  and  Brendan Sexton  will spearhead a spirited group of established and future stars at this weekend’s ITU Triathlon World Championship Series round race in Madrid.                                    Jackson, fresh from her victory in the French Grand Prix sprint race in Dunkirk last weekend and Sexton, disappointed
Olympic places for London to go down to the wire

The race for places on Australia’s Olympic men’s triathlo