Freitag, 26. Juli 2013
Elite, Junior and even para triathletes competed in Cross Triathlon World's in The Hague-Kijkduin, Netherlands. Watch some of the highlights close at this seaside resort right at the shores of North Sea.
Video: ITU Media
Video: ITU Media
Video: ITU Media
Die Deutschen Meisterschaften der Deutschen Triathlon Union fanden für die Jugend am bayerischen Schluchsee statt. Auf gewohnt anspruchsvollen und gleichzeitig malerischen Rad- und Laufstrecken zeigte der Nachwuchs einmal mehr Stehvermögen und eine solide Leistungsbandbreite. Die Nase vorne und die meisten Athleten auf dem Podium hatten die Bundesländer Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, NRW und das Saarland. Von den größeren Landesverbänden enttäuschten lediglich Hessen und Niedersachsen, die von seltenen Einzelleistungen abgesehen als Gesamtkader jeweils den Anschluss an die nationale Spitze verloren haben.
Dienstag, 23. Juli 2013
2013 Challenge Roth is history and 2014 was sold out in new record time. it just took 50 seconds for relays, national individual athletes sign-up took 2:09 minutes and foreign athletes a bit longer: 3:15 minutes. Get the latest 2013 impressions with Chris McCormack as off-voice and footage of Caroline Steffen and Dirk Bockel.
Belgian Marino Vanhoenacker, formerly fastest long distance triathlete of the world is the latest addition to Austria's pewag Racing Team until at least 2015. Second notable name is Germany's 2005 IRONMAN Hawaii winner Faris Al-Sultan and a few other upcoming athletes like Lis Gruber, Vinzent Rieß, Flo Kriegl, Daniel Niederreiter and Rene Vallant. 27 more elite amateurs complete the current team structure.
|Ägyd Pengg (right), CEO and Owner pewag International GmbH, Stefan Duller (Director Sales) and pewag racing team member Rene Vallant (left) welcome newest team member Marino Vanhoenacker. Photo: pewag International GmbH|
The pewag Racing Team is beside Redbull's single athlete roster and Power Horse's fully stacked team the second Austrian team with international capabilities for winning major triathlon events. Pewag itself is well known for chain manufacturing like snow chains, industrial chain systems, hoist chains, conveyeur technique, tire protection chains, etc. A cycling product is the company missing as of now - but you never know.
|Looking quite relaxed: Faris Al-Sultan is getting company in form of Belgian cycling powerhorse Marino Vanhoenacker. Screenshot: pewag austria GmbH|
Some challenges are ahead of Vanhoenacker. He's facing injury trouble and may fail to qualify for IRONMAN Hawaii. He raced with a fatigue fracture in the pelvis area IRONMAN Frankfurt to allocate enough points for Kona. One or two more 70.3 races with some points (Kona Pro Ranking; KPR) would guarantee him his spot, but it's likely neither wise to qualify with injury or race with one the hot Lava fields.
Montag, 22. Juli 2013
Video: All the Highlights from World Triathlon Hamburg inckluding Women's, Men's and Mixed Relay Finals
Watch the three top teams from Germany (Anja Knapp, Jan Frodeno, Anne Haug, Franz Löschke), New Zealand (Andrea Hewitt, Tony Dodds, Kate McIlroy, Ryan Sisson) and USA (Sarah Groff, Ben Kanute, Gwen Jorgensen, Cameron Dye) in the Mixed Relay Triathlon and all the action around Great Britain's and Switzerland's struggles during this exciting new format in Hamburg.
Women's and Men's sprint distance race from #WTSHamburg including Anne Haug, Non Stanford and Jodie Stimpson and Jonathan Brownlee, Alistair Brownlee and Javier Gomez Noya are featured as well.
Watch the whole ARD and ZDF coverage as well: Mixed Relay, Women's and Men's triathlons.
Women's and Men's sprint distance race from #WTSHamburg including Anne Haug, Non Stanford and Jodie Stimpson and Jonathan Brownlee, Alistair Brownlee and Javier Gomez Noya are featured as well.
Watch the whole ARD and ZDF coverage as well: Mixed Relay, Women's and Men's triathlons.
Video: ITU Media
Video: ITU Media
Freitag, 19. Juli 2013
Livestream & TV: World Triathlon Hamburg with 10.000 age groupers, all Olympic medals and Mixed Relay on Saturday and Sunday
Watch Alistair Brownlee, Jonathan Brownlee, Javier Gomez Noya and big german bets for a podium spot - Jan Frodeno and Anne Haug at world's largest triathlon this weekend. You can tune in from multiple local tv-broadcaster or just log into triathlonlive.tv to follow all the action around Binnenalster. Estimated 10,000 age group triathletes will compete during the 2 day festival and usually hundreds of thousands spectators will visit the race venues.
Video: ITU Media
- Women's race, 20.07.2013, 3:00pm
- Men's race, 20.07.2013, 6:00pm
- Mixed Relay, 21.07.2013, 3:00pm
TV Broadcasting in Germany:
- ZDF Sport extra, 20.07.2013, 3:51pm
- ARD Sportschau, 21.07.2013, ~ 2:50pm
- Sport1 Highlight Magazin, 26,07.2013, 4:30pm & 5:00pm (start Hamburg footage)
Mittwoch, 17. Juli 2013
International Triathlon Union (ITU) is pushing hard to get Mixed Relay Triathlon into the Olympic Movement by 2020+. Watch this image video with insights on footage from Lausanne and Hamburg, featuring athletes like Brad Kahlefeldt, Brandon Sexton, Jonathan Brownlee, Javier Gomez Noya, Paula Findlay, Simon Whitfield, Alistair Brownlee, Helen Jenkins, Jodie Stimpson, Sven Riederer, Andrea Hewitt, Emma Jackson, Emma Moffattt, Felicity Abram and many more...
Video: ITU Media
Dienstag, 16. Juli 2013
Latest addition to World Triathlon Corporation's growing race portfolio is IRONMAN 70.3 Monterrey (Nuevo León, Mexico). The inaugural event will take place on 16 March 2014 and contains a fast course.
|Macroplaza with it's Neptun fountains and Mexican historic museum will see expected 2,000+ triathletes in March 2014. Photo: Cesar via world66.com|
Standort: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexiko
Samstag, 13. Juli 2013
Der Challenge Roth findet 2013 nicht nur im Internet in gewohnt bekanntem Umfang statt. ARD, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Sport1 und Bayern 3 widmen sich der 12. Auflage des Klassikers unter dem Challenge Label.
|Wer den Weg ins Frankenland zur Challenge in Roth nicht schafft, findet natürlich im Internet eine große Informationsfülle von Live-Bildern über Zeitmessung bis hin zu Bildergalerien. Screenshot: Challenge-roth.de, 11.07.2013|
Der Challenge Roth im Live-Stream auf BR.de
Auf BR.de kann man das Geschehen in Roth hautnah mitverfolgen: Von 11:00 bis 22:45 Uhr gibt es im Live-Stream Interviews und Talks mit Triathlon-Experten und Athleten, Bilder von der Strecke und natürlich live von den Zieleinläufen im Stadion. Der Live-Stream ist zu finden unter: br.de/franken/inhalt/aktuelles-aus-franken/challenge-roth100.html
Am Wettkampftag von 15.45 bis 16.15 Uhr meldet sich erstmals die „ARD Sportschau“ live vom Challenge Roth. In der halbstündigen Sondersendung zur besten Sendezeit gibt es die Highlights des „Best old Race“ hautnah zu erleben!
Radio BAYERN 3 berichtet mit seinen Audio-Reportern vom Schwimmstart bis zur Finishline-Party. Geplant sind Eindrücke vom Solarer Berg, Kalvarienberg und Marktplatz. Zusätzliche Beiträge sind im „Fitnessmagazin“ in B5 aktuell um 17:05 Uhr, im Bayerischen Fernsehen in der „Frankenschau“ ab 18:00 Uhr, in der „Rundschau“ ab 18:45 Uhr sowie in „Blickpunkt Sport“ ab 21:45 Uhr vorgesehen.
Am Montag, 15. Juli gibt es in „Mittags in Franken“ (12:00 – 13:00 Uhr) in Bayern 1 sowie in der „Frankenschau aktuell“ (17:30 – 18:00 Uhr) einen Rückblick.
Ein einstündiges Magazin vom Challenge Roth sendet der Sportsender Sport 1 am Mittwoch, den 17. Juli von 19:10 bis 20:10 Uhr. Die Sendung wird nochmals wiederholt am Samstag, den 20. Juli von 14:15 bis 15:15 Uhr.
Freitag, 12. Juli 2013
Not only IRONMAN Hawaii in Kona or IRONMAN European Championship in Frankfurt am Main are worth a long lasting forsight. So here we go - with no explanations - the female and male predictions for this weekends showdown in Roth, Bavaria.
Female Race predictions
- Yvonne Van Vlerken (2.)
- Caroline Steffen (1.)
- Sonja Tajsich (DNF?)
- Julia Gajer (3.)
- Joanna Lawn (5.)
- Belinda Granger (7.)
- Michelle Parsons (19.)
- Celia Kuch (8.)
- Katja Konschak (4.)
- Nicole Leder (11.)
Male Race predictions
- Timo Bracht (3.)
- James Cunnama (2.)
- Dirk Bockel (1.)
- Cameron Brown (163.)
- Dylan McNeice (20.)
- Maik Petzold (72.)
- Konstantin Bachor (6.)
- Massimo Cigana (DNF?)
- Sergio Marques (7.)
- Georg Potrebitsch (144.)
Donnerstag, 11. Juli 2013
The island of Mallorca with its stunning combination of coastal and mountain scenery and a delightful Mediterranean climate is the location for the latest Challenge Family race to be announced. The inaugural Challenge Paguera will take place on 11 October 2014 over the half distance providing a perfect end-of-season hit out for European athletes.
|Paguera (Peguera) will host the latest addition to Challenge family. This race will be triathlon #20. Photo: Ximacx - wikipedia|
The addition of Challenge Paguera takes the number of Challenge Family races to over 20, further consolidating it as one of the most renowned long distance triathlon series in the world, where triathletes are welcomed to carefully chosen venues that offer spectacular courses with a strong focus on athlete race experience.
“We have always felt that a race in Mallorca would be the perfect way to bring the European season to an end and now with our partners in Paguera we have the ideal location for athletes and their families to enjoy this beautiful part of the world,” said Felix Walchshöfer, Challenge Family CEO. “Delivered by our award-winning team from Barcelona, Challenge Paguera is the perfect opportunity to race and holiday in paradise.”
Challenge Paguera will consist of a 1.9km swim, followed by a 90 km cycle and finally a 21 km run. The swim is a single lap course between two of the most delightful coves on the whole of the famous Mallorcan coast. The race begins on Playa Torá and ends at Playa de la Romana, where T1 will be waiting.
The bike course promises to be fast. Without any major climbs, the highest peak being 151 metres, the riders complete two 45 km laps along the coast, passing through some of the best known tourist resorts and alongside some of the island’s most popular beaches before heading inland into the midst of magnificent natural scenery in the foothills of the internationally famous Serra de la Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The event comes to an end on the seafront promenade. The run course is also a fast one, and involves four almost entirely flat laps beside the beaches of Els Morts, Torà and Paguera and through the Boulevard in the tourist resort of Paguera.
Registration for Challenge Paguera will open on 12 August at 9.00am at www.challenge-paguera-mallorca.com
Not only Jodie Stimpson and Alistair Brownlee rocked the Kitzbühler Horn while climbing like mountain goats on their bikes. Enjoy the impressions of the age group races.
Video: ITU Media
Sixteen-time Emmy-award winner Peter Henning honored for his incredible contributions to IRONMAN history.
|Peter Henning (left with IRONMAN Hawaii Race Director Diana Bertsch) will be inducted into IRONMAN's Hall of Fame. Photo: Ironman|
Thirteen years ago, Peter Henning stood in the control room at IRONMAN Lake Placid, his first race as IRONMAN’s senior vice president of television. When a frazzled director shouted for a shot of the transition area, Henning saw that the rest of the crew was scrambling with other tasks. So he picked up a camera and headed out himself.
"You better grab a tripod," someone yelled as Henning went out the door. "I’ll be fine," he said under his breath.
Tripod? This is a man who had stood on the back of a motorcycle capturing high-speed descents through the Alps and the Pyrenees for a decade at the Tour de France. He’d covered the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii, expeditions across Antarctica, the Raid Galloise, the Eco-Challenge and the Iditarod Sled Dog race. Half an hour standing still in the hot sun in Lake Placid? Piece of cake.
Henning has known no other life than that of a cameraman, producer and director. His father, Elton, was a combat cameraman during the Second World War and served as a civilian advisor to the US Army Signal Photographic Section in Europe from 1946 until 1953. It was while living in Vienna, Austria that Henning was given his first camera on his sixth birthday—a 16 mm Filmo camera, a light meter and 100 feet of Plus X film. His assignment was to bring back a story about automobile traffic.
Every weekend until he was 11, Henning received a different assignment from his father. It was during these years that Henning’s future Emmy-winning career was moulded.
After graduating from college, Henning covered the war in Vietnam and the action from many other hotspots around the world from Central America to the Middle East. After almost a decade spent in war zones, he joined ABC Sports and began a 30-year freelance career that saw him film, direct and produce shows for TheWide World of Sports, The American Sportsman and other specials for all three major American networks. In addition to travelling to remote locations around the world (the North and South Pole, Tibet, Mongolia and China, amongst others), Henning covered every Olympic Games from 1972 to 2000.
During his 12 years with IRONMAN, he continued his reputation as one of the world’s top sports television producers. Thanks to Henning and his incredible crew, the world was introduced to many inspirational IRONMAN athletes, including Jon "Blazeman" Blais, who completed the race in Kona with ALS; Sister Madonna Buder, the oldest female IRONMAN finisher; and the ageless Lew Hollander, who finished the race when he was 81. It was his crew that captured the story of double-leg amputee Rudy Garcia-Tolson, the epic hand cycle battle between Carlos Moleda and David Bailey, the distraught Sarah Reinertsen when she missed the bike cutoff in 2004 and then her emotional finish a year later.
Every year, Henning’s production of the most grueling one-day sporting event in the world captured the day's emotion and drama, leaving barely a dry eye in the house. A 16-time Emmy award winner himself, Henning helped the coverage of the IRONMAN World Championship win its 16thEmmy last year for Outstanding Camera Work. It came as no surprise to all of the crew when Henning congratulated the entire team, and IRONMAN athletes themselves, during his acceptance speech.
"These awards reflect the hard work and dedication of a fantastic production team," Henning said. "However, without the unbelievable cooperation of the dedicated athletes, volunteers and IRONMAN team who continue to demonstrate a quest for excellence, none of this would be possible."
For over a decade, Henning led by example in that quest for excellence. Now it’s our turn to recognize his contribution to the sport. Someone else will have to grab a camera at this year’s welcome dinner at the IRONMAN World Championship—Henning will be busy up on stage making an acceptance speech.
Mittwoch, 10. Juli 2013
The International Olympic Comitee (IOC) is not adding any new sports or disciplines to the 2016 Rio games. Olympic movement insists - as of now - on total amount of athletes, events and medals. Triathlon Mixed Relay will not happen in 2016, chances are still for inaugural relay events in 2020 or 2024.
Video: ITU Media
IOC president Jacques Rogge told Insidethegames details on this dissapointing decisions for all participants in current process:
"We are bound by other things in the charter that says there can only be 28 sports, 10,500 athletes and approximately 300 events," he told reporters on a conference call.
"We have written to the federations with a request to make proposals that are quota neutral.
"This means federations can make a proposal for a new discipline but the premise is that another discipline will be taken out of the Games so as not to increase the number of athletes or the number of medals.
"Federations have expanded over the request – they have asked for more athletes, more events and more medals.
"We decided not to inflate the Games and we will not accommodate for more events now for 2016.
"There will be a new study of the Olympic programme based on disciplines rather than on sports.
Update 11.07.2013: ITU President Marisol Casado in an exclusive interview with Duncan Mackay from Insidethegames.biz. Please see second link below.
DTU, NADA, IRONMAN und Challenge: Weitere Initiative im Kampf gegen Doping im Triathlonsport. „Faires Leistungsumfeld, vor allem für die Profi-Athleten, schaffen“
Der Anti-Doping-Kampf ist der Deutschen Triathlon Union und den Triathlon-Veranstaltern in Deutschland ein dringliches Anliegen. Entsprechend haben sich in der Geschäftsstelle des Triathlon-Dachverbandes Vertreter der Nationalen Anti Doping Agentur (NADA) und der zwei bekanntesten Veranstaltungsserien – Challenge und Ironman –mit den Verantwortlichen der DTU zusammengesetzt. In diesem ersten Treffen tauschten sich alle Beteiligten darüber aus, inwieweit dieser Prozess für einen sauberen und fairen Triathlonsport vorangetrieben werden kann. Neben den expliziten Gesprächen über die Durchführung von Kontrollen bei den Rennen in Roth und Kraichgau (Challenge) sowie in Frankfurt und Wiesbaden (Ironman) stand auch das generelle Thema „Möglichkeiten zur Erweiterung des Kontrollnetzwerkes in Zusammenarbeit mit der NADA“ auf der Agenda.
„Wir sind sehr erfreut, dass wir zum Thema ‚Anti-Doping‘ diese Runde an den Gesprächstisch bringen konnten“, erklärte DTU-Geschäftsführer Matthias Zöll. „Sowohl die beiden Challenge Rennen als auch die von der WTC veranstalteten Ironman-Rennen innerhalb Deutschlands sind hier seit Jahren sehr engagiert. Die Zusammenarbeit funktioniert in den vergangenen zwei Jahren wieder sehr gut und wir sind im steten Dialog. Wir als DTU sind dankbar, dass die kostspieligen Kontrollen von den Veranstaltern durchgeführt werden.“ In diesem Punkt stellen die genannten Wettkämpfe bisher die Ausnahme dar - neben dem Weltmeisterschafts-Rennen in Hamburg, allen Deutschen Meisterschaften und Bundesliga-Rennen, die die DTU veranstaltet, sowie manchen Landesmeisterschaften.
Veranstalterwunsch nach stärkerer Zusammenarbeit mit der NADA
„Seit mehreren Jahren kontrollieren wir im Triathlon bei Ironman- und Challenge-Veranstaltungen und sind mit unserem Präventionsteam bei den Anti-Doping-Veranstaltungen der DTU vor Ort. Für die NADA ist die Übernahme der Wettkampfkontrollen ein wichtiger Schritt für einen fairen und sauberen Sport. Im Triathlon haben wir diesbezüglich bereits eine gute Kooperation“, sagte Dr. Lars Mortsiefer, Vorstandsmitglied und Chefjustiziar der NADA.
Dazu trägt auch der Geschäftsführer der TEAMCHALLENGE GmbH, Felix Walchshöfer, bei: „Wir unterstützen vollinhaltlich die Position der NADA und haben in engem Schulterschluss mit der DTU, der NADA und dem BTV wieder eine fünfstellige Summe in die Anti-Doping-Maßnahmen beim DATEV Challenge Roth investiert. Dieses Thema ist uns absolut wichtig, denn wir stehen in Roth nicht nur für höchste Wettkampf- und Servicequalität, sondern auch für einen sauberen und fairen Sport. Alle unsere Top-Athleten müssen vor dem Wettkampf eine Blutprobe abgeben, nach dem Rennen ist eine Urinprobe verpflichtend – diese übrigens auch stichprobenartig für unsere Altersklassenathleten.“
Speziell für alle Profi-Athleten außerhalb des DTU-Kaders will der Dachverband im Verbund mit den Veranstaltern in der Zukunft für ein weiterhin faires Umfeld sorgen. Dabei soll auch der Elite-Pass eine stärkere Rolle einnehmen, etwa indem Preisgelder zukünftig nur noch an dessen Inhaber ausgezahlt werden. „Zu dieser Maßnahme sind selbstverständlich auch alle anderen Veranstalter eingeladen", ermuntert Zöll die (Groß-)Veranstalter an dem System teilzunehmen.
Mit dem Anti-Doping-Tag ist die DTU nach wie vor Vorreiter im deutschen Sport
Als Pionier im Anti-Doping-Kampf führt die DTU ohnehin im nunmehr dritten Jahr am 20. Oktober einen Anti-Doping-Tag durch. An diesem Anti-Doping-Tag werden Experten aus Medizin, Sport, Sozialwissenschaft und Psychologie das komplexe Thema beleuchten. Insofern ist der Triathlon-Dachverband sehr aktiv, auch den Dialog mit den Veranstaltern und der NADA in den kommenden Jahren stetig fortzuführen und möglichst noch um weitere Gesprächspartner erweitern zu können.
Sonntag, 7. Juli 2013
It is the first highlight of the year. The Frankfurter Sparkasse IRONMAN European Championship, the huge City Triathlon with hundreds of thousands spectators attracted two remarkable fields in both men's and women's race: Marino Vanhoenacker, Pete Jacobs, Sebastian Kienle, Michael Raelert, Enenko Llanos, Andy Böcherer, Daniel Unger are the highlights on the men's side, Anja Beranek, Rebekah Keat, Lucie Reed, Diana Riesler and Julia Bohn in the women's compettion. Follow all the triathlon race day action on Ironman.com.
|IRONMAN European Championship in Frankfurt, Germany attracted a strong field. Screenshot: World Triathlon Corporation|
Top 10 Female1. Camilla Pedersen (DEN) 8:56:01 0:48:08 4:54:20 3:09:29
2. Jodie Swallow (GBR) 8:58:43 0:46:09 4:50:36 3:17:40
3. Kristin Möller (GER) 9:01:55 0:57:06 5:03:10 2:57:13
4. Sofie Goos (BEL) 9:07:43 0:51:28 4:59:53 3:11:58
5. Elizabeth Lyles (USA) 9:09:44 0:53:18 5:10:05 3:01:57
6. Eva Nyström (SWE) 9:11:47 0:57:51 4:58:56 3:10:44
7. Mareen Hufe (GER) 9:12:24 0:55:06 4:55:24 3:17:03
8. Mirjam Weerd (NED) 9:13:11 0:52:12 4:52:59 3:23:17
9. Daniela Sämmler (GER) 9:14:51 0:51:29 5:02:37 3:16:33
10. Susann Blatt (GER) 9:16:51 0:54:20 4:59:35 3:18:18
Top 10 Male1. Eneko Llanos (ESP) 7:59:58 0:46:10 4:25:32 2:44:12
2. Jan Raphael (GER) 8:07:19 0:46:12 4:25:41 2:51:21
3. Bas Diederen (NED) 8:12:07 0:46:10 4:34:00 2:47:58
4. Axel Zeebroek (BEL) 8:14:41 0:46:08 4:25:48 2:58:40
5. Andi Böcherer (GER) 8:15:13 0:46:06 4:25:51 2:59:14
6. Christian Ritter (GER) 8:16:30 0:46:01 4:34:04 2:52:06
7. Michael Raelert (GER) 8:16:58 0:46:08 4:31:07 2:56:04
8. Maxim Kriat (RUS) 8:18:10 0:46:09 4:36:46 2:49:20
9. Sebastian Kienle (GER) 8:18:38 0:49:25 4:30:28 2:55:12
10. David Dallow (GBR) 8:19:03 0:46:14 4:33:51 2:54:05
If you can't make it - make sure to tune in to hessenfernsehen. They broadcast once again various hours from swim start at Langener Waldsee, from cycling around the Rhein-Main area and the hot finish line spectacle at historic Frankfurter Römerberg. It all starts 10:00 with estimated 7:15 hours air time. The final finish line party will be covered from 9:45pm too.
- 2012 Coverage: Ironman.com/triathlon/coverage/detail.aspx?race=germany&y=2012#axzz2XsieZ8sB
- 2013 Coverage: Ironman.com/triathlon/coverage/detail.aspx?race=germany&y=2013#axzz2XsieZ8sB
- 2013 Videostream Livestream.com: New.livestream.com/accounts/4443211/events/2207873
- 2013 Finishline-Cam Livestream.com (from 2:00pm): http://new.livestream.com/accounts/4443211/events/2233996
- 2013 Videostream hessenfernsehen: Hr-online.de/website/specials/ironman-frankfurt/index.jsp?rubrik=67185
Every year around Kona, I like to forecast some racing action and usually predict top 10 female and male finisher. The 2013 Frankfurter Sparkasse IRONMAN European Championship (indeed a long title) attracted a strong and deep field. Probably the best field ever in Europe or at least in 2013 except Kona. OK, here we go - no explanations. Just my gut feeling and hopefully no pro is getting mad and angry.
|Defending female champion Caroline Steffen is taking a break from racing in Frankfurt am Main. Another chance for other pros Screenshot: World Triathlon Corporation|
- Kristin Möller (3.)
- Jodie Swallow (2.)
- Anja Beranek (79.)
- Sofie Goos (4.)
- Eva Nyström (6.)
- Camilla Pedersen (1.)
- Lucie Reed (278.)
- Natascha Schmitt (28.)
- Daniela Sämmler (9.)
- Simone Braendli (116.)
- Marino Vanhoenacker (19.)
- Eneko Llanos (1.)
- Michael Raelert (7.)
- Ivan Rana (20.)
- Jan Raphael (2.)
- Pete Jacobs (151.)
- Sebastian Kienle (9.)
- Bert Jammaer (DNS?)
- Andreas Böcherer (5.)
- Harry Wiltshire (DNF?)
Samstag, 6. Juli 2013
Video: Highlights from ITU World Championship Kitzbühel Triathlon with Alistair Brownlee and Jodie Stimpson
International Triathlon Union's (ITU) race highlights from mountain stage triathlon in Kitzbühel. This unique format with 750m swim, around 11,55k bike and little more than 2,55k on the run served with some chilly climbs. Watch all the action from both women's and men's race and dominant wins from Alistair Brownlee and Jodie Stimpson.
Freitag, 5. Juli 2013
The long time awaited World Triathlon Series race Kitzbühel with it's mountain stage format will be covered live on Triathlonlive.tv. Additionally many tv broadcasters will feature this race. For a complete list, check out the links below. German ARD will air on race day from 3:40pm.
|WCS Kitzbühel Triathlon will be very unique with a lot of elevation on the bike and on the run. Screenshot: Kitzbühel Triathlon|
Alistair Brownlee ist der große Favorit beim Show-down am Kitzbühler Horn. Photo: WCS Kitzbühel Triathlon
Despite the loss of two events in Denmark to WTC, Challenge Family announced one new race in Canada. After Penticton, TeamChallenge plans a half distance triathlon. For more information, please read the press release:
|Saint Andrews in New Brunswick, Canada will host a 1,9k schwim, 90k bike and 21k run. Photo: Wikipedia - Whpq|
Challenge Family announces first Half in North AmericaThe elegant maritime resort town of St Andrews in New Brunswick, Canada is the latest venue to be announced as part of the rapidly growing Challenge Family global series of long distance triathlons. The inaugural Kingsbrae Garden Challenge St Andrews will take place on 6 July 2014 and marks Challenge Family’s first half distance triathlon in North America.
The elegant maritime resort town of St Andrews in New Brunswick, Canada is the latest venue to be announced as part of the rapidly growing Challenge Family global series of long distance triathlons. The inaugural Kingsbrae Garden Challenge St Andrews will take place on 6 July 2014 and marks Challenge Family’s first half distance triathlon in North America.
“We’re delighted to work with a local team who already has a proven history in our sport and even more importantly who shares the same ethos as Challenge Family with a strong focus on athlete experience,” said Kathrin Walchshöfer, Challenge Family CEO. “St Andrews is one of New Brunswick’s premier holiday destinations and its close proximity to the major centres of Montreal and Boston in the USA ensure this will be a popular race on Canada’s east coast.”
Organisers of the existing TRI St Andrews event will now deliver the new Kingsbrae Garden Challenge St Andrew which will feature a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21km run over a course that takes in the highlights of the historic region.
Scott Bevington, Challenge St Andrews race manager, said as well as providing an outstanding race experience on North America’s East Coast, Challenge St Andrews also provided a perfect build-up opportunity for athletes training for Challenge Penticton.
“The course is memorable for so many reasons,” he said. “The amazing New Brunswick scenery and history, it’s intensity, the opportunity for spectators to be involved with the athletes throughout plus a finish in the heart of the town. We have no doubt this will become an iconic race for the region. We also look forward to working with our sister race in Penticton on building a whole new triathlon experience for athletes in Canada and the USA.”
Four time world champion, Chris “Macca” McCormack has been following Challenge Family’s growth with interest. “It’s great to see another Challenge race added to the Canadian triathlon calendar.” He said. “I’m heading to Challenge Penticton this August and am super excited to see this historic race return to its true values. I have no doubt that Challenge St Andrews will deliver just as memorable experience over the half distance and I look forward to checking the course out as I’ve heard it’s stunning, with a tough bike and a really varied run.”
Athletes will start and finish their race at the iconic St Andrews landmark, Algonquin Resort, in the heart of the town. The saltwater swim course is in the warm, protected waters of Katy’s Cove, despite the close proximity to the frigid waters found in the Bay of Fundy.
The spectacular bike course follows the highway out of St. Andrews towards historic St. Croix Island and features fast-flowing roads with a few rolling and challenging hills along the way. The views of the Bay of Fundy are spectacular as you look across the river to the State of Maine in the United States.
The two lap run course will take athletes through all of the major historic sites within the town of St. Andrews including the magnificent championship Algonquin Golf course, the historic Block House cannons, the saltwater marshes and the stunning Kingsbrae Garden. The final stretch will be up hill where athletes will run through the Algonquin Resort property, and under the hotel archway to complete lap one
Registration for Challenge St. Andrews will open at www.challenge-standrews.com on Friday 5 July.
The Challenge Family celebrates the sport of triathlon through its global series of long distance events and festivals that are changing the face of long distance racing around the world with its focus on athlete experience. Featuring spectacular courses in iconic destinations, Challenge Family events focus on delivering the race of a lifetime to every athlete, and creating a memorable spectator experience that captures allthe excitement and emotion of this inspirational sport. The Challenge Family series currently features 20 events around the world including the world’s largest long distance triathlon, Challenge Roth in Germany. Other Challenge Family races take place in Germany, Holland, Austria, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Taiwan.
Donnerstag, 4. Juli 2013
Jan Frodeno, Olympiasieger von 2008 hat nach mehreren Jahren Abstinenz mit seinem Bundesligateam aus dem Saarland wieder an der Deutschen Triathlonliga im Rahmen des T3 Triathlons Düsseldorf teilgenommen. Nach zwei durchwachsenen Jahren mit vielen Verletzungen und Problemen meldet sich der Wahl-Saarbrückener bei seiner Generalprobe vor dem WCS in Hamburg mit starker Rundum-Leistung zurück.
Video: Deutsche Triathlon Union
Video: Deutsche Triathlon Union
Im Rennen der Herren gab es durch die Disqualifikation von Ivan Vasiliev eine kleine Überraschung beim Tagessieg den die Wittener für sich verbuchen können. Bei den Frauen erfolgreich war das Team aus Buschhütten um Tagessiegerin Jodie Stimpson.
Science: Physiological and nutritional aspects of post-exercise recovery: specific recommendations for female athletes.
Gender-based differences in the physiological response to exercise have been studied extensively for the last four decades, and yet the study of post-exercise, gender-specific recovery has only been developing in more recent years. This review of the literature aims to present the current state of knowledge in this field, focusing on some of the most pertinent aspects of physiological recovery in female athletes and how metabolic, thermoregulatory, or inflammation and repair processes may differ from those observed in male athletes. Scientific investigations on the effect of gender on substrate utilization during exercise have yielded conflicting results. Factors contributing to the lack of agreement between studies include differences in subject dietary or training status, exercise intensity or duration, as well as the variations in ovarian hormone concentrations between different menstrual cycle phases in female subjects, as all are known to affect substrate metabolism during sub-maximal exercise. If greater fatty acid mobilization occurs in females during prolonged exercise compared with males, the inverse is observed during the recovery phase. This could explain why, despite mobilizing lipids to a greater extent than males during exercise, females lose less fat mass than their male counterparts over the course of a physical training programme. Where nutritional strategies are concerned, no difference appears between males and females in their capacity to replenish glycogen stores; optimal timing for carbohydrate intake does not differ between genders, and athletes must consume carbohydrates as soon as possible after exercise in order to maximize glycogen store repletion. While lipid intake should be limited in the immediate post-exercise period in order to favour carbohydrate and protein intake, in the scope of the athlete's general diet, lipid intake should be maintained at an adequate level (30%). This is particularly important for females specializing in long-duration events. With protein balance, it has been shown that a negative nitrogen balance is more often observed in female athletes than in male athletes. It is therefore especially important to ensure that this remains the case during periods of caloric restriction, especially when working with female athletes showing a tendency to limit their caloric intake on a daily basis. In the post-exercise period, females display lower thermolytic capacities than males. Therefore, the use of cooling recovery methods following exercise, such as cold water immersion or the use of a cooling vest, appear particularly beneficial for female athletes. In addition, a greater decrease in arterial blood pressure is observed after exercise in females than in males. Given that the return to homeostasis after a brief intense exercise appears linked to maintaining good venous return, it is conceivable that female athletes would find a greater advantage to active recovery modes than males. This article reviews some of the major gender differences in the metabolic, inflammatory and thermoregulatory response to exercise and its subsequent recovery. Particular attention is given to the identification of which recovery strategies may be the most pertinent to the design of training programmes for athletic females, in order to optimize the physiological adaptations sought for improving performance and maintaining health.
Science: Critical power derived from a 3-min all-out test predicts 16.1-km road time-trial performance.
It has been shown that the critical power (CP) in cycling estimated using a novel 3-min all-out protocol is reliable and closely matches the CP derived from conventional procedures. The purpose of this study was to assess the predictive validity of the all-out test CP estimate. We hypothesised that the all-out test CP would be significantly correlated with 16.1-km road time-trial (TT) performance and more strongly correlated with performance than the gas exchange threshold (GET), respiratory compensation point (RCP) and [Formula: see text]O2 max. Ten club-level male cyclists (mean±SD: age 33.8±8.2 y, body mass 73.8±4.3 kg, [Formula: see text]O2 max 60±4 ml·kg(-1)·min(-1)) performed a 10-mile road TT, a ramp incremental test to exhaustion, and two 3-min all-out tests, the first of which served as familiarisation. The 16.1-km TT performance (27.1±1.2 min) was significantly correlated with the CP (309±34 W; r=-0.83, P<0.01) and total work done during the all-out test (70.9±6.5 kJ; r=-0.86, P<0.01), the ramp incremental test peak power (433±30 W; r=-0.75, P<0.05) and the RCP (315±29 W; r=-0.68, P<0.05), but not with GET (151±32 W; r=-0.21) or the [Formula: see text]O2 max (4.41±0.25 L·min(-1); r=-0.60). These data provide evidence for the predictive validity and practical performance relevance of the 3-min all-out test. The 3-min all-out test CP may represent a useful addition to the battery of tests employed by applied sport physiologists or coaches to track fitness and predict performance in atheletes.
Mittwoch, 3. Juli 2013
Science: Energy deficiency, menstrual disturbances, and low bone mass: what do exercising Australian women know about the female athlete triad?
Prevention of the female athlete triad is essential to protect female athletes' health. The aim of this study was to investigate the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of regularly exercising adult women in Australia toward eating patterns, menstrual cycles, and bone health.
METHODS: A total of 191 female exercisers, age 18-40 yr, engaging in =2 hr/wk of strenuous activity, completed a survey. After 11 surveys were excluded (due to incomplete answers), the 180 participants were categorized into lean-build sports (n = 82; running/athletics, triathlon, swimming, cycling, dancing, rowing), non-lean-build sports (n = 94; basketball, netball, soccer, hockey, volleyball, tennis, trampoline, squash, Australian football), or gym/fitness activities (n = 4).
RESULTS: Mean (± SD) training volume was 9.0 ± 5.5 hr/wk, with participants competing from local up to international level. Only 10% of respondents could name the 3 components of the female athlete triad. Regardless of reported history of stress fracture, 45% of the respondents did not think that amenorrhea (absence of menses for =3 months) could affect bone health, and 22% of those involved in lean-build sports would do nothing if experiencing amenorrhea (vs. 3.2% in non-lean-build sports, p = .005). Lean-build sports, history of amenorrhea, and history of stress fracture were all significantly associated with not taking action in the presence of amenorrhea (all p < .005).
CONCLUSIONS: Few active Australian women are aware of the detrimental effects of menstrual dysfunction on bone health. Education programs are needed to prevent the female athlete triad and ensure that appropriate actions are taken by athletes when experiencing amenorrhea.
Purpose: South Asians have a higher than average risk of coronary heart disease. The reasons for this are unclear but physical inactivity and/or poor responsiveness to exercise may play a role. This study compared the effect of prior exercise on postprandial triacylglycerol (TAG), glucose, insulin, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1) concentrations in South Asian and European men.
Methods: Ten healthy South Asian men (i.e. nine Indian men and one Pakistani man) and 10 healthy European men aged 20 to 28 years completed two, 2-day trials (exercise and control) in a randomisedcrossover design. On the afternoon of day 1 of the exercise trial, participants ran on a treadmill for 60 minutes at approximately 70% of maximal oxygen uptake. Participants rested on day 1 of the control trial. On day 2 of both trials participants rested and consumed high fat (57% of energy content) test meals for breakfast (0 h) and lunch (4 h). Fourteen venous blood samples were collected from a cannula between 0 h and 9 h for metabolic measurements.
Results: Three-way ANOVA identified higher (P < 0.05) postprandial TAG and insulin concentrations in South Asian versus European men. Exercise lowered postprandial TAG and IL-6 and elevated sICAM-1 concentrations. An interaction effect indicated a greater decrease (22 versus 10%) in TAG area under the concentration versus time curve after exercise in South Asian than European men.
Conclusions: Postprandial TAG and insulin responses to high fat meals were elevated in these South Asian men but acute exercise was equally if not more effective for reducing postprandial lipemia in South Asian than in European men.
Alcohol (ethanol) and resistance exercise can independently affect circulating bioavailable testosterone concentration. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the testosterone bioavailability and the anabolic endocrine milieu in response to acute ethanol ingestion following a bout of heavy resistance exercise. METHODS: Eight resistance trained men (mean +/- SD: 25.3 +/- 3.2 yrs, 87.7 +/- 15.1 kg, 177 +/- 7 cm) completed two identical acute heavy resistance exercise tests (AHRET: six sets of 10 repetitions of Smith machine squats) separated by 1 week. Post-AHRET participants consumed either 1.086 g of grain ethanol per kg lean mass (EtOH condition) or no ethanol (Placebo condition). Blood samples were collected immediately before exercise (PRE), immediately after exercise (IP), and every 20 min postexercise for 300 min. Samples following IP were pooled into phases (20-40 min, 60-120 min, and 140-300 min after exercise) and analyzed for total (TT) and free testosterone (FT), sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), cortisol, and estradiol. RESULTS: Peak blood ethanol concentration (0.088 +/- 0.015 g[middle dot]dl-1) was achieved 60-90 min post-exercise. TT and FT was elevated significantly (p<=0.05) at IP for both conditions. At 140-300 min post-exercise TT, FT, and free androgen index were significantly higher for EtOH (TT: 22.5 +/- 12.5 nmol[middle dot]l-1 ; FT: 40.5 +/- 7.6 pmol[middle dot]l-1) than for Placebo (TT: 13.9 +/- 6.8 nmol[middle dot]l-1; FT: 22.7 +/- 10.0 pmol[middle dot]l-1). No differences between conditions were noted for SHBG, Cortisol, or Estradiol. CONCLUSION: Post-exercise ethanol ingestion affects the hormonal milieu including testosterone concentration and bioavailability during recovery from resistance exercise.
Science: Resistance to aerobic exercise training causes metabolicdysfunction and reveals novel exercise-regulated signaling networks.
Low aerobic exercise capacity is a risk factor for diabetes and strong predictor of mortality; yet some individuals are "exercise resistant", and unable to improve exercise capacity through exercise training. To test the hypothesis that resistance to aerobic exercise training underlies metabolic disease-risk, we used selective breeding for 15 generation to develop rat models of low- and high-aerobic response to training. Before exercise training, rats selected as low- and high-responders had similar exercise capacities. However, after 8-wks of treadmill training low-responders failed to improve their exercise capacity, while high-responders improved by 54%. Remarkably, low-responders to aerobic training exhibited pronounced metabolic dysfunction characterized by insulin resistance and increased adiposity, demonstrating that the "exercise resistant" phenotype segregates with disease risk. Low-responders had impaired exercise-induced angiogenes0is in muscle; however, mitochondrial capacity was intact and increased normally with exercise training, demonstrating that mitochondria are not limiting for aerobic adaptation or responsible for metabolic dysfunction in low-responders. Low-responders had increased stress/inflammatory signaling and altered TGFβ signaling, characterized by hyperphosphorylation of a novel exercise-regulated phosphorylation site on SMAD2. Using this powerful biological model system we have discovered key pathways for low exercise training response that may represent novel targets for the treatment of metabolic disease.
Blood doping in sports has been a hot topic of present. Longitudinal follow up of hematological parameters in different endurance sports, during the 1990s and early 2000s, has provided considerable suspicions about extensive blood manipulation, with performance enhancing effects. Recent doping revelations in the media also prove that blood doping is not an anticipated myth but it is, in fact, real. Erythropoiesis stimulating agents and autologous blood transfusions are used in synergy with substantial effect on the maximum oxygen uptake and delivery to muscles. Whilst both methods of blood manipulation represent a potential health hazard, in the context of an elevated hematocrit, nevertheless despite a number of suspicious deaths amongst athletes, this has not yet been fully documented. A reliable test for detection of recombinant human erythropoietin was implemented in 2000, but this is probably circumvented by microdose regimens. The Athlete's Biological Passport represents the progeny of the idea of an indirect approach based on long term monitoring of hematological parameters, thus making it possible to detect autologous blood doping and erythropoietin use after the substance is excreted. Nevertheless with advances in anti-doping measures it is possible that the levels of excretion of substances used can be masked. Clearly more sensitive and specific diagnostic tools and research/development in these areas of major concern are warranted, which, combined with changes in the athlete's attitude, will help in reaching the vision of fair play.
Dienstag, 2. Juli 2013
Science: Supplementation with Mixed Fruit and Vegetable Concentrates in Relation to Athlete’s Health and Performance: Scientific Insight and Practical Relevance
Regular consumption of fruits and vegetables (FV) is widely regarded as an important contributor to a healthy diet. Inadequate consumption of plant foods is associated with an inadequate supply of important micronutrients like vitamins, phytochemicals and minerals. In athletes a deficit of these micronutrients can lead to excessive production of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species that induce tissue damage, a higher frequency of inflammatory processes, decreased immunity, increased susceptibility to injury, and prolonged recovery. But many athletes rarely achieve the recommended intake of FV due to difficult coordination of training activities and food intake, or due to problems with digestion of FV. Therefore, in recent years more and more sports people have adopted supplemental FV concentrates to work around timing problems with uptake and the detrimental digestive effects during training of high FV intake. It is thought that supplementation of an athlete’s basic diet with mixed FV concentrates can promote stable health and immunity, in order to provide a basis for optimal adaptation and performance. The intention of this article is to build a bridge between the science behind FV supplementation in exercise on the one hand and the practical relevance of its application on the other. For that purpose this paper addresses three questions: Is supplementation with a mixed FV concentrate to the athlete’s diet appropriate to ensure stable health and immunity? Can supplementation with a mixed FV concentrate improve performance? Counseling guidance: how can sport nutrition advisors decide whether or not to supplement with mixed FV concentrates?
Lactate has been shown to be an important oxidative fuel. We aimed to quantify total lactate oxidation rate (Rox) and its direct versus indirect (glucose that is gluconeogenically derived from lactate and subsequently oxidized) components (mg·kg(-1)·min(-1)) during rest and exercise in humans. We also investigated the effects of endurance training, exercise intensity, and blood lactate concentration ([lactate]b) on direct and indirect lactate oxidation. Six untrained (UT) and six trained (T) men completed 60 min of constant load exercise at power outputs (PO) corresponding to their lactate threshold (LT). Trained subjects completed two additional 60-min sessions of constant load exercise at 10% below the LT workload (LT-10%), one of which included a lactate clamp (LT-10%+LC). Rox was higher at LT in T (22.7 ± 2.9, 75% VO2peak) compared to UT (13.4 ± 2.5, 68% VO2peak, P < 0.05). Increasing [lactate]b (LT-10%+LC, 67% VO2peak) significantly increased lactate Rox (27.9 ± 3.0) compared to its corresponding LT-10% control (15.9 ± 2.2, P < 0.05). Direct and indirect lactate oxidation rates increased significantly from rest to exercise and their relative partitioning remained relatively constant in all trials, but differed between T and UT: direct oxidation comprised 75% of total lactate oxidation in UT and 90% in T suggesting the presence of training-induced adaptations. Partitioning of total carbohydrate (CHO) utilization showed that subjects derived one-third of CHO energy from blood lactate, and exogenous lactate infusion significantly increased lactate oxidation, causing a glycogen sparing effect in exercising muscle.
Montag, 1. Juli 2013
Stress fractures are a common type of overuse injury in athletes. Females have unique risk factors such as the female athlete triad that contribute to stress fracture injuries. We review the current literature on risk factors for stress fractures, including the role of sports participation and nutrition factors. Discussion of the management of stress fractures is focused on radiographic criteria and anatomic location and how these contribute to return to play guidelines. We outline the current recommendations for evaluating and treatment of female athlete triad. Technologies that may aid in recovery from a stress fracture including use of anti-gravity treadmills are discussed. Prevention strategies may include early screening of female athlete triad, promoting early participation in activities that improve bone health, nutritional strategies, gait modification, and orthotics.
Recently acquired Danish races like former Challenge Copenhagen will take place as planned. IRONMAN Copenhagen will start at 18. August. A press conference will outline more details on 2. July. WTC's CEO Andrew Messick and YWC's Chairman of the board Jeppe Rindom, both will attend. Meanwile TEAMChallenge's CEO Felix Walchshöfer has terminated contracts with local Danish race organizers and pre-announced a new race. Details on 5. July.