Triathlon in a futuristic mega-city, America’s paratriathletes on Hot Streak and the two toughest Tris on the planet – Triathlete

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Lucy Charles-Barclay will participate in the Long Distance Triathlon World Championships

After hinting she could make a return to racing earlier than last week, Lucy Charles-Barclay has confirmed her first competition post-injury. The 2021 Ironman 70.3 World Champion will compete in the Long Distance Triathlon World Championship in Samorin, Slovakia later this month, she confirmed on Instagram. “It’s been a roller coaster ride to get to this point but I’m finally ready to put on a race number and know where I’m at,” she wrote. The race, comprising a 1.2-mile swim, a 50-mile bike and an 11-mile run, will take place on the same weekend and at the same venue as the Collins Cup. Other top triathletes, including Australian Grace Thek, Britain’s Emma Pallant and Sweden’s Lisa Norden will join Charles-Barclay on the starting list.

Victoria Brumfeld Named Interim CEO of USA Triathlon

Following the departure of former CEO Rocky Harris last month, USA Triathlon has named Victoria Brumfeld as interim CEO, effective September 3. Brumfeld, who joined the USAT staff in 2018, was previously chief of staff and director of business development and has also held leadership positions at Virgin Sport and Korff Enterprises, where she helped lead the New York Triathlon. . “Victoria has distinguished herself both nationally and internationally as a dynamic leader, trailblazer and passionate member of our community, industry and sport,” said Joel Rosinbum, Chairman of the Board of Directors. USAT in a statement. He added that the board had launched a “global search for a permanent CEO”.

The Super League Triathlon heads to a futuristic megacity for the grand finale

With a brand in motion for its ultra-innovative approach to racing, Super League Triathlon has chosen Neom, a futuristic megalopolis under construction in Saudi Arabia, as the site of its 2022 grand finale. “Neom will see the culmination of five races from explosive triathlons around the world, as athletes make one final bid for glory and a share of the $1.8 million prize pool,” Super League shared in a brief announcement of the October 29 event. , capping off an intense fall schedule of back-to-back races in London, Munich, Malibu and Toulouse. Details are pending as to where the athletes will actually race at Neom, which is being built in the desert along the Red Sea with a 105-mile-long car-free zone that could potentially accommodate 1 million people. ‘inhabitants.

(Picture: Callie Chee/NEOM)

US paratriathletes shine in Swansea

Hailey Danz, who hasn’t lost a World Triathlon event since August 2021, kept her winning streak alive at the 2022 World Para Triathlon Series in Swansea, Britain last weekend. Danz, a silver medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, took victory in the PTS2 sports rankings, taking the tape nearly four minutes ahead of her closest competitor on a course that included a 750-meter swim in the Tawe River followed by a a 19.5 kilometer bike and 5 km run. Other top paratriathletes on Team USA in Swansea included Kendall Gretsch (second, women’s PTWC), Eric Mcelvenny (third, men’s PTS4) and Kendra Herber (third, women’s PTS4).

A Scottish and a Norwegian win the Norseman Tri

Jumping off a ferry and swimming 2.5 miles in cold 55 degree F water, biking 112 miles up a mountain against high winds and running 26.2 miles had nothing on 219 warm-hearted triathletes who completed the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon in Norway last weekend. Dubbed the toughest triathlon in the world, the race is known for its tough conditions. This year, Eilidh Prize of Scotland (11:47:49) and defending champion Jon Breivold of Norway (9:23:28, a new course record) won the women’s and men’s tape respectively. “During the first part of the bike, I wondered if I could even do it, let alone win it,” said Norseman newcomer Prize. “It was just about reaching the finish line. I can’t believe it.

(Photo: Kai-Otto Melau/Getty Images)

Skeikampen selected as site for Winter Triathlon World Championships

Speaking of Norway, the country has been named as the site for the 2023 Winter Triathlon World Championships. The event will take place in Skeikampen, a cross-country ski resort 45 minutes from Lillehammer. There, the Junior, U23, Elite, Paratriathlon and Age Group Winter Triathlon World Championships, Winter Duathlon, as well as the 2×2 Mixed Winter Triathlon Relay will take place from March 23-26. Now in its 25th year, the Winter World Championships features races comprised of snow running, mountain biking and cross-country skiing.

Notes on podcasts

  • Triathlete Hour brings Ironman World Champion Leanda Cave who is still doing her thing despite retiring from professional racing. She recently placed second overall in Ultraman Canada, she recaps her run and explains where she sees herself going in that distance (hint: that may include becoming Ultraman World Champion).
  • Cave is also Ironwomen’s guest of honor, alongside her close friend (and fellow pro triathlete) Jenny Fletcher, who was part of Cave at Ultraman. They discuss the experience in Canada and what it’s like to be part of the extreme event.
  • This triathlon show features Tim Reed, an Australian trainer and professional triathlete who won the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Reed shares his coaching perspective and tips on trimming, race selection, training strong, and more.
  • And on That Triathlon Life, host Eric Lagerstrom recaps his recent win at XTERRA Portland before he and Paula tackle topics like nutrition, training with pros as an age group and power meters.
  • Greg Bennett brings in his wife, Laura Bennett, a 2022 USAT Hall of Fame inductee, to reflect on his illustrious career, which includes multiple Olympic appearances, world championship podiums and other impressive highlights .
  • Professional triathlete and physical therapist Amber Ferreira takes to YogiTriathlete to share her story, which includes balancing her running career as a business owner and a new mom.
  • The MX Endurance podcast recaps Alistair Brownlee’s return to the race course after injury (spoiler: he won Ironman Swansea 70.3 last weekend), discusses World Triathlon’s recently announced transgender athlete policy and offers other hot plugs.

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