ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships, Germany 16th 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 this year play host to ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships.
Set over a 1.5km swim, 36km off terrain bike and 9km cross country run, athletes will grind it out for a chance to call themselves the world’s best.
With a 978m climb on the bike and another 105m climb on the run, this race isn’t for the feint hearted.
Aussie Athletes to watch:
Men: Ben Allen (Click here to view Ben's Story).
Women: Erin Densham
Full Elite start lists can be found below:
Where to find the coverage?
Live text coverage from Zittau will be available at @triathlonlive on Twitter.
Elite Woman Start Time Saturday: 10:15pm AEDST
Elite Men Start Time Saturday: 10:35pm
2014 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES, China 17th August
The inaugural Youth Olympic Games were contested in Singapore in 2010 and triathlon was the very first medal event. There, Japan's Yuka Sato claimed the first gold, ahead of Australia's Ellie Salthouse who claimed silver while the USA's Kelly Whitley took the bronze. In the men's triathlon competition, New Zealand's Aaron Barclay took gold from the USA's Kevin McDowell and Austria's Alois Knabl (AUT). In the dynamic mixed relay format, which at the Youth Olympic Games is completed with continent-based teams rather than NOCs, it was Europe who took the first gold medal.
The venue for the triathlon competition is Xuanwu Lake. The lake is in downtown Nanjing and was also known as Sang Lake or Hou Lake in ancient China. It is over 1500 years old and is the largest imperial lake garden in China, often praised as the "shining pearl of Jinling (another name for Nanjing)". The men's and women's competitions will be contested over a 750m swim in open water, a 20km bike, and a 5km run. In the 4x Mixed Relay event, each competitor will complete a 250m swim in open water, a 6.6km bike and a 1.8km run.
Aussie Athletes to watch:
Women: Brittany Dutton
Men: Jack Van Stekelenburg
Elite Women - Sunday 17 August – 11:00am AEDST
Elite Men - Monday 18 August – 11:00am AEDST
Mixed Relay - Thursay August 21 – 11:00am AEDST
Live text coverage from Nanjing will be available at @triathlonlive on Twitter. Live and on-demand coverage of the action can also be watched through the IOC's global digital platforms: www.olympic.tv, www.olympic.org and www.youtube.com/olympics. Not near a TV or computer? Not a problem - the Olympic TV app has you covered. Download the Olympic TV app for your iOS and Android handhelds so you won't miss a minute of the competition.
Ironman 70.3 Timberman, USA 17th August
The 1.2-mile freshwater lake swim takes place in clear, blue Lake Winnipesaukee. The scenic, out and back bike course has plenty of rolling hills and several challenging climbs, ranging from a three to nine percent grade. The two-loop, closed half marathon skirts the edge of Lake Winnipesaukee, offering views of the White Mountains, and featuring plenty of rolling hills.
This race offers 30 age group qualifying slots for the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
Melissa Hauschildt will headline the Aussies, for a full participant list see below.
Ironman Mont Tremblant – North American Championship 2014
The quaint, rustic village of Mont-Tremblant is home to the North American IRONMAN Championships. The surrounding area is known for its hiking, skiing, kayaking, golfing and cycling—making it an idyllic location for IRONMAN athletes and their families and friends. The village of Mont-Tremblant and its surrounding communities offer a walkable, easily navigable location for all your race-week activities.
Athletes will start the 2.4-mile (3.8 km) swim in Tremblant Lake, which in August boasts comfortably warm, wetsuit-legal temperatures. The quarter-mile run to T1 is lined with a soft red carpet, and cheering spectators. The two-loop, 112-mile (180 km) bike course runs through Mont-Tremblant’s forests and low lying mountains, offering challenging elevations and highly spectator-friendly vantage points. The two-loop, 26.2-mile (42.2 km) run course takes full advantage of the famous Le P'tit Train du Nord, a former railway bed turned into the longest linear park in Canada. The crushed gravel is soft on the feet, and lined with enthusiastic spectators. The run takes runners past a waterfall alongside Tremblant Lake and into the heart of the pedestrian village of Tremblant Resort.
Luke Bell headlines the event with Richie Cunningham and Jason Shortis in the Mens Pro while Rebekah Keat takes on the Woman’s Pro field. For full start lists see below.
Men’s Race August 17th: 6:36am (Saturday 16th 4:36pm AEDST)
Woman’s Race August 17th: 6:39am (Saturday 16th 4:39pm AEDST)
Want to get live updates including video footage and athlete tracker click here.
Long Distance Qualifying Race, Darwin 16th August
The first of the Long Distance qualifying races will be held on Saturday 16th August. The swim course will be in the glistening ocean off Mindil Beach, which is part of the Darwin Harbour Crocodile Management Zone - there hasn't been a fatal crocodile attack in Darwin Harbour in 100 years! The Blue Cycles bike course returns, through the bidon / aid station, to Mindil Reserve 3 times and the run course is 3 loops, with the turnaround next to transition to make sure the cheers of your supporters are there to bring you to the finish line.
Schedule: 7:15am (7:45 AEDST)