This week’s photo of the year competition, set at the Barfooot & Thompson Auckland Grand Final, was a tight battle between three shots. With elite, junior, U23, age-group and paratriathlon races to select from, Auckland produced an impossible number of beautiful images.
In the end, Charlotte McShane (AUS) fans united to make the photo of her...
31 dec. 2012
ITU has announced the release of their new backend administration system for Federations, Events, Athletes and Staff.
Some notable improvements.
Quick adding of athletes to wait lists
Hugely improved athlete search functionality
Logging of all actions and paper trail for auditing
The ability to bulk upload athletes to events (in...
03 jan. 2013
Safety is the utmost important factor when training and racing a triathlon. Many athletes often find the swim the most daunting discipline of the three, as maneuvering in unfamiliar water amongst a sea of bodies can often be chaotic. In this week’s training tips, we bring you some essential tips for remaining safe on the swim.
There is no b...
18 dec. 2012
The city of La Paz in Bolivia welcomed athletes and coaches from around the country for the first ever ITU and Olympic Solidarity Training Camp and Level I Coaching Course. The course was part of the support and assistance program for emerging countries in the development of sport.
The Bolivian Triathlon Federation (FBTRI) worked very hard in...
18 dec. 2012
Yesterday we brought you the most impressive swims of the year. Today, it’s on to the second discipline of triathlon – the bike. Whether they conquered challenging courses or made effective breakaways, these athletes were prepared to perform.
Germany’s Anne Haug in World Triathlon Series Stockholm, and World Triathlon Grand Final A...
27 dec. 2012
This season we were treated to a number of sprint finishes. Heart pounding, nerve racking, nail biting, awe-inspiring all out sprint finishes. In this week’s review of the best moments from 2012, we take a look back at some of those finishes that made us all hold our breath until the very last minute.
Without a doubt the most e...
13 dec. 2012
The beautiful, if tactically challenging, cobblestone roads of Stockholm were privy to not just the elite World Triathlon Series races, but the ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships, as well. It was a weekend so eventful, two photographers headed to the northern European country to capture the excitement.
With just over a third of the...
14 dec. 2012
Ian Howard TD has been appointed as President of the British Triathlon Federation, taking over from Dr Sarah Springman CBE, who steps down after serving the maximum number of terms in post.
Ian has been involved in triathlon for many years and has been a regular competitor, winning a number of British Age-Group titles over the years.
14 dec. 2012
At the recent BBC Sports Personality show, dubbed the SPOTY’s, Alistair Brownlee joined 11 fellow Team GB Olympians and Paralympians on stage to receive the Team of the Year award. Together, the group accepted the award from sporting legend Sir Roger Bannister, who is famous for becoming the first athlete to break the four-minute barrier in the m...
18 dec. 2012
It’s impossible to talk about highlights from the 2012 triathlon season without talking about the biggest event of the year – the Olympics. It was, without a doubt, the central focus of the year with two of the most mind-boggling races we have ever seen.
According to Olympic triathlon history, pre-race favourites have struggled to perform on the...
19 dec. 2012
The winner from this week’s Photo of the Year competition, shot at the ITU World Triathlon Yokohama, was a delightful surprise. While it was one of the most even elections in the competition to date, voters did not opt for a scenic vista or their favorite athlete.
Instead, the winner was of two young enthusiastic girls cheering on the Japansese t...
20 dec. 2012