Triathlon

A triathlon is an endurance multisport race consisting of swimming, cycling, and running over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall completion time, racing each segment sequentially with the time transitioning between the disciplines included.

‘Yee the new Brownlee’ – Macca hails Alex, and Wilde rivalry

Super League co-founder Chris McCormack believes Alex Yee and Hayden Wilde are starting a new classic rivalry in ITU racing, following on from the Alistair Brownlee / Javier Gomez era. Whilst Yee and Wilde both lost out in the World Triathlon Championship Series and the Olympic Games to Kristian Blummenfelt in 2021, the Norwegian’s shift …

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Fact-finding mission at 70.3 Swansea for Smales and Bishop

Tom Bishop and Elliot Smales both notched top 10 finishes at Challenge Wales earlier this year and they’re in action at IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea on Sunday. We caught up with the pair, who train with the performance squad in Leeds, to hear about their pre-race build-up and expectations, with Smales in particular having had a challenging …

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GTB is ‘a Flora Duffy of the future’ – Macca on a rivalry for the ages

Triathlon legend Chris McCormack says Georgia Taylor-Brown is “a Flora Duffy of the future” as the rivalry between the pair continues to grow. GTB had the better of their match-ups this season leading up to the Commonwealth Games, but was a clear second best in Birmingham, just as she had been at the Olympics last …

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International ‘Wilde cards’ add further intrigue to Collins Cup

TheCollins Cup teams are completeafter Team International revealed their four Captains’ Picks, all of them Olympians. And it’s a fascinating quartet – with Olympic and two-time Commonwealth Games champion Flora Duffy (BER) joined by Vittoria Lopes (BRA) on the women’s side, while WTCS and Super League star Hayden Wilde (NZL), who has won Olympic and …

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Commonwealth Games Champion Katie Crowhurst all set for WTPS Swansea

Katie Crowhurst starts in Swansea on Saturday less than a week after becoming Commonwealth champion. Having completed her first event only last year, 18-year-old Crowhurst is set for her seventh paratriathlon race at the Volvo 2022 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea this weekend. Surprise gold Crowhurst was a surprise gold medal winner of the women’s …

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IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea 2022: Preview, start time and how to follow live

The city of Swansea in South Wales will be the primary focus of Elite triathlon in the UK this coming weekend, taking over the mantle so brilliant delivered by Sutton Park and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games a week ago. We’ve already previewed the Volvo World Triathlon Para Series Swansea, which will take centre stage …

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IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder 2022: Start time, watch live and preview

Long course racing is heading back to the multisport Mecca that is Boulder, Colorado this weekend, as the 20th edition of IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder gets underway on Saturday, August 6th. There is a star-studded contingent of professional athletes up in the foothills of the flatirons who will be chasing qualifying spots for the 2022 Intermountain …

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World Triathlon take different stance on transgender policy

World Triathlon has voted to allow transgender women to continue competing in the female category in a decision that clashes with upcoming British Triathlon policy.  The new rules will not only differ from the sport’s governing body in Britain but also the recent decision of swimming’s international federation, Fina. British Triathlon last month became the first UK …

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Debate rages after Pallant-Browne misses out on Collins Cup wildcard

It was always going to be tricky for Team Europe skippers Normann Stadler and Natascha Badmann to choose their four Captains’ Picks for the Collins Cup, the PTO’s flagship event which will be held on 20 August. For they had an embarrassment of riches to select from after their four automatic athletes on both the …

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Team Europe add Lawrence, Spirig, Bækkegård and Laidlow to Collins Cup

Round two of the 2022 Collins Cup Captains’ Picks have been revealed, with Team Europe adding Holly Lawrence, Nicola Spirig, Daniel Bækkegård and Sam Laidlow to their already impressive auto-qualified eight. Team Captain’s Normann Stadler and Natascha Badmann will once again start as the odds-on favourites to retain the crown they won 12 months ago, …

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