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2018 Commonwealth Games
4-15 April 2018

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ITU LONG DISTANCE TRIATHLON WORLD TITLES ON THE LINE


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 (SWE), while the men’s field welcomes an impressive depth for the races on Saturday including Dirk Bockel (LUX), Joe Gambles (AUS), Samuel Betten (AUS), Peter Robertson (AUS).

Aussies to watch

  • Samuel Betten
  • Peter Robertson
  • Joshua Amberger
  • Joe Gambles

Our team of 25 age groupers will contest the ITU Age Group Long Distance Championships on the same course, with reigning World Champions Michael Ryle, Shane Gibbs and Kate Strong looking to defend their 2014 title and bring home a Gold.

The Championships will be contested over a two-lap 4km swim in the bay, followed by a picturesque three-lap hilly 120km bike and will be finished off with a three-lap 30km run that traverses the stunning shoreline of Lake Vattern. In addition to the elite titles, the event will offer age group and paratriathlon races.

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SCHEDULE:
Elite Women and Men (followed by the age group race)
Saturday 27 June - 9:00 UTC/GMT +1 Click here for the time in your area
Saturday 27 June - 5:00pm AEST

WEBSITES:
Event Website >>
triathlon.org/events

START LISTS:
Click here for the women's start list
Click here for the men's start list

PRIZE MONEY:
$90,000 USD (equal for men & women)  

LIVE COVERAGE:
Follow all the events live with timing and text updates on twitter at @triathlonlive.

COURSE PROFILE:
Swim - (4km) Two lap swim in the bay.
Bike - (120km) Three-lap picturesque course with a tough hill on each lap.

Run - (30km) Three-lap run that covers paved & trail roads, the most scenic of which is along the shores of the Vattern Lake.

 

PAST ITU LONG DISTANCE TRIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS

Men                                                    Women

2014 Weihai ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships
Camilla Pedersen                                Bertrand Billard (FRA)
2013 Belfort ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships- 

Bertrand Billard (FRA)                 Melissa Hauschildt (AUS)
 
2012 Vitoria-Gasteiz ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Chris McCormack (AUS)                        Caroline Steffen (SUI) 

2011 Henderson ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Jordan Rapp (USA)                             Rachel Joyce (GBR)

2010 Immenstadt ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Sylvain Sudrie (FRA)                             Caroline Steffen (SUI)

2009 Perth ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Timothy O'Donnell (USA)                       Jodie Swallow (GBR)

2008 Almere ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Julian Loy (FRA)                                   Chrissie Wellington (GBR)

2007 Lorient ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Julian Loy (FRA)                                   Leanda Cave (GBR)

2006 Canberra ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Torbjorn Sindballe (DEN)                       Bella Comerford (GBR)

2005 Fredericia ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Viktor Zyemstev (UKR)                           Kathleen Smet (BEL)

2004 Sater ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Torbjorn Sindballe (DEN)                       Tamara Kozulina (UKR)

2003 Ibiza ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Eneko Llanos (ESP)                               Virginia Berasategi (ESP)

2001 Fredericia ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Peter Sandvang (DEN)                           Lisbeth Kristensen (DEN)

2000 Nizza ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Peter Sandvang (DEN)                           Isabelle Mouthon-Michellys (FRA)

1999 Sater ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Peter Sandvang (DEN)                           Suzanne Nielsen (DEN)

1998 Sado Island ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Luc Van Lierde (BEL)                             Rina Hill (AUS)

1997 Nizza ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Luc Van Lierde (BEL)                             Ines Estedt (GER)

1996 Muncie ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Greg Welch (AUS)                                 Karen Smyers (USA)

1995 Nice ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Simon Lessing (GBR)                             Jenny Rose (NZL)

1994 Nice ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

Rob Barel (NED)                                   Isabelle Mouthon-Michellys (FRA)