Perth and Taupo Finalists for 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Host

Perth and Taupo Finalists for 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Host Originally from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2018/06/perth-and-taupo-finalists-for-703-world-championship.aspx#ixzz5Qk9jplnK Perth, Western Australia, and Taupō, New Zealand named as finalist host cities for the 2020 event. We are proud to announce today that Perth, Western Australia and Taupō, New Zealand have been named finalists to host the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship which… Continue reading Perth and Taupo Finalists for 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Host

Daniela Ryf Takes Third Consecutive Victory

Swiss phenom three-peats on triathlon’s biggest stage. Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf joined an elite club of pros today who’ve taken home more than two wins on the Big Island. Her 8:50:47 victory was won on steady performances in all three disciplines. It was not the way we’re used to seeing Ryf win on the island, however.… Continue reading Daniela Ryf Takes Third Consecutive Victory

Patrick Lange Perfect in Kona

The German pro had the race of his career today in the lava fields. The day delivered the right conditions for record-breaking performances at the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship, and men’s champion Patrick Lange used every ounce of it to his advantage. The German swam a 48:45, biked a 4:28:53, and ran a 2:39:59 for… Continue reading Patrick Lange Perfect in Kona

Heather Jackson: A New Coach, New Outlook and Big Kona Goals

October 5, 2017  By Susan Legacki By all accounts, pro triathlete Heather Jackson is poised to become the first American woman to win the IRONMAN World Championship since 1996. Her third-place finish last year sent a message to her female competitors that she was one to watch at this year’s race. The Princeton hockey team captain and… Continue reading Heather Jackson: A New Coach, New Outlook and Big Kona Goals

Sagan takes historic third world championship in Bergen

Peter Sagan came seemingly from nowhere to claim his third consecutive World Championship title at the end of a breathless final lap in Bergen. The Slovakian burst out of the final turn, powered to the front and, in a perfectly executed bike throw, snatched the victory in a photo finish over Alexander Kristoff (Norway), with… Continue reading Sagan takes historic third world championship in Bergen

World Championships: Blaak solos to women’s road race title

Chantal Blaak (Netherlands) soloed to victory in the elite women’s road race at the World Championships in Bergen after her Dutch team made its numerical advantage count in the winning move. Katrin Garfoot (Australia) got away to take to second place ahead of 2016 champion Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark), who sprinted from the peloton as it… Continue reading World Championships: Blaak solos to women’s road race title

Worlds: Cosnefroy wins men’s under-23 road race

Benoit Cosnefroy (France) claimed victory in the men’s U23 road race at the 2017 World Championships, beating Germany’s Lennard Kämna in a two-up sprint at the end of a breathless 191 kilometres of racing in Bergen. The 21-year-old, who turned pro with the AG2R-La Mondiale team at the beginning of August, attacked from a chase… Continue reading Worlds: Cosnefroy wins men’s under-23 road race

Worlds: Pirrone doubles up with junior road race title

Elena Pirrone completed a remarkable double at the 2017 World Championships, winning the junior women’s road race to add to the individual time trial gold medal she won earlier in the week. Emma Norsgaard Jorgensen (Denmark) took second place, leading home a 13-rider chase group that lacked the collaboration and firepower to catch Pirrone in… Continue reading Worlds: Pirrone doubles up with junior road race title

Ben Kanute’s big breakthrough at Chattanooga

I have been following this young man since he raced in college at the USAT College Nationals. Timothy Carlson Tue Sep 19 2017 Ben Kanute is still young – 24 – with a long career ahead. He made the Olympics quite early and probably anticipates more WTS success in his future. And yet, his best… Continue reading Ben Kanute’s big breakthrough at Chattanooga

Dumoulin wins time trial world championship in Bergen

Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands) claimed an emphatic victory in the elite men’s time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, mastering the demanding, technical course and the treacherous conditions to beat Primoz Roglic (Slovenia) into second place, while Chris Froome (Great Britain) took third. The clock may be the ultimate arbiter in the race… Continue reading Dumoulin wins time trial world championship in Bergen