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Samstag, 7. September 2013

Who will win IRONMAN 70.3 Las Vegas World Championship?

As always 1-2 days into a main race DNF's picks for the Top 10. Who will win the 2013 IRONMAN 70.3 Las Vegas World Championship? Will it a bike-runner like 2012 champion Sebastian Kienle? A IRONMAN icon and many time World Champion like Craig Alexander? or some new kids in town from ITU racing like Bevan Docherty, Jan Frodeno or Ivan Vasiliev on the men's side? You never know, pretty much the same on the women's side: a spicy mix containing former World Champions (Leanda Cave), bike-runners (Heather Jackson) and ITU veterans (Lisa Nordén, Svenja Bazlen, Annabel Luxford and many more).

TOP 10 Female Predictions

  1. Heather Jackson (2.)
  2. Svenja Bazlen (5.)
  3. Lisa Nordén (8.)
  4. Lisa Hütthaler (6.)
  5. Melissa Hauschildt (1.)
  6. Annabel Luxford (3.)
  7. Catriona Morrison (4.)
  8. Daniela Ryf (6.)
  9. Laura Bennett (DNF?)
  10. Emma-Kate Lidbury (14.)

TOP 10 Male Predictions

  1. Jan Frodeno (DNF in 2nd run lap, according to DTU achilles tendon issues)
  2. Sebastian Kienle (1.)
  3. Bevan Docherty (DNF?)
  4. Kevin Collington (6.)
  5. Craig Alexander (19.)
  6. Timothy O'Donnell (8.)
  7. Ruedi Wild (11.)
  8. Greg Bennett (20.)
  9. Boris Stein (15.)
  10. Andy Potts (4.)

Donnerstag, 4. Juli 2013

Video: Deutsche Triathlon Liga in Düsseldorf mit Gesamtsieg von JanFrodeno

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.

Samstag, 15. Juni 2013

Video: Ivan Vasiliev continues hot streak in Turkey with first European Championship title, Fabian and Mola on podium. Schwetz 4th place

Ivan Vasiliev (RUS) continued his successful season at the 2013 Alanya ETU Triathlon European Championships on Saturday, winning his first European title. Alessandro Fabian (ITA) executed a strong race plan from start to finish for silver, while Mario Mola (ESP) smoked the run yet again to make up nearly two minutes off the bike for bronze, each claiming their first elite European Championship medals.

The amphibious Richard Varga (SVK) led the men around the two-lap swim course and into transition. But his lead was minimal, as Vincent Luis (FRA) and Maximilian Schwetz (GER) followed Varga out of the ocean just a second later. A total of 14 men got their bikes out of transition with an 11-second lead, but that group quickly dwindled down to 10 approaching the first bike turn with a half minute advantage.

Included in the group that broke away was Varga, Vasiliev,  Alessandro Fabian (ITA), Pierre le Corre (FRA), and Dmitry Polyanskiy (RUS). Meanwhile, pre-race faourite Mola trailed in the second group 40 seconds down after the first lap.

By the second lap the group fell to just nine when Polyanskiy dropped to the chase group, then nearly a minute back. After Varga punctured a tire to take him out of the race on lap 4 of the bike, the leading eight had increased their lead to over a minute and a half with one lap left.

A speedy transition saw the top eight head for the four-lap run course with a 1:44 minute lead. Vasiliev took immediate charge, clearing past all the men by the first run turn with Fabian trailing hotly. Behind them, Mola had already slashed 20 seconds off his deficit to come within 1:17 on the first lap.

Vasiliev's early push paid off, as he gradually increased his lead with each lap over Fabian, Schwetz, and Luis. On the third lap, Fabian put on his running cap, attempting to reel in Vasiliev, effectively dropping Schwetz and Luis.

But the Russian was too strong on Saturday and held his position to earn the European title in 1:42:09. Fabian crossed over seven seconds later in 1:42:16. But the battle for bronze began on the bell lap when Mola smoked the competition and ran himself into third in 1:42:22 despite starting the run nearly two minutes behind the leaders.

Sonntag, 2. Juni 2013

Video: Jonathan Brownlee simply brilliant again at ITU World TriathlonSeries Madrid

Jonathan Brownlee's season might only be two races in, but the reigning ITU World Champion showed his title defence was back on track with another stunning performance in Madrid on Sunday. After making a brilliant return from an ankle injury in Yokohama last month, Brownlee (GBR) was again in the lead from almost start to finish to win his second consecutive race in the 2013 ITU World Triathlon Series season. It was also his second consecutive win in Madrid as well as keeps the race title in the Brownlee family. Since the series started in 2009 only Jonathan and brother Alistair Brownlee have topped the podium in the Casa de Campo park.
On Sunday, Brownlee was in the lead group out of the water before driving the pace in a five-man breakaway for the 40km bike leg. They left T2 with over a minute and a half on the rest of the field and within the first few hundred metres Brownlee strode to the front and made it clear he was the one to beat. He had put 16 seconds on Javier Gomez (ESP) on the first lap alone, before going on to claim his sixth ITU World Triathlon Series win by 50 seconds in a time of 1 hour 50 minutes and 42 seconds. 

"It's a good triathlon course this one, as I keep saying it's a pure triathlon course," Brownlee said. "Our group was incredible there, all the other riders did turns throughout the race and it was a fair race I think, so I enjoyed it but it was tough, it's always tough."   

The day started under blue skies and there were no surprises at Casa de Campo on the non-wetsuit swim. The always strong Ivan Vasiliev (RUS), who finished just outside of the podium in Madrid last year on his way to securing an Olympic spot, was determined to put himself in a top position before heading for the tough bike course. He did just that, followed by his teammate Igor Polyanskiy, younger brother Denis Vasiliev (RUS), Richard Varga (SVK), Gomez (ESP) and Brownlee (GBR).

Brownlee's pre-race plan to push the swim pace and break away with a small group on the bike played out perfectly. Together, with Alessandro Fabian (ITA) and 2012 Under23 World ChampionAaron Royle (AUS), the group quickly hammered up the first hill for a sizeable advantage. The speed proved too much for Varga and Denis Vasiliev dropping back early in the bike, while top five forged ahead.

The high sun and challenging hill did nothing to slow the fast five, with the group increasing their lead on each lap. Behind them two chase groups became one on the fifth lap and with more than 30 athletes together the paced slowed significantly from that time. With two laps to go, they enjoyed one minute and 27 second lead on the massive chase group.

After destroying the final few bike laps for a near two minutes advantage, Jonathan headed out of transition first, followed tightly by Gomez. As he is known to do, Jonathan blistered through to the first turn to move ahead of Gomez by nine seconds. That gap increased each lap as Jonathan pulled away to the win. 

However an interesting battle behind Brownlee and Gomez was also playing out, for the final podium place. After lap one, Vasiliev had a slight five second gap over Royle and Fabian and ran strongly to hold on to that and to claim his first career series podium. Spain's Mario Mola did put in the run of the day though, a stunning 30 minutes and 12 seconds, to almost catch him in the final kilometre, as he overtook Royle and Fabian to finish fourth. Fabian claimed fifth - the second consecutive year he's claimed fifth in Madrid, while Richard Murray put in another killer run leg to finish sixth.  

Javier Gomez's performance was enough for him to take the overall series lead, with four races now completed in the 2013 season. (itu)

Sonntag, 28. April 2013

St. Anthony's Triathlon: Jan Frodeno siegt in Florida, Rebecca Robisch wird Zweite in Antalya, Anne Haug mit Pech.

Jan Frodeno (Saarbrücken) gewann nach 1:47:05 Stunden den St. Anthony’s Triathlon in Florida. Rebecca Robisch (Saarbrücken) erzielte als Zweite das beste deutsche Resultat beim Europacup in Antalya. Die aktuelle Weltranglistenerste und Führende der Triathlon-WM-Wertung Anne Haug (Bayreuth) hatte in Florida dagegen wenig Glück und beendete das Rennen nach einigen Problemen immerhin als Neunte.

Als Zehnter hatte Frodeno bei seinem Wettkampf, in dem entgegen den Regeln der WM-Serie beim Radfahren Windschattenverbot herrschte, das Wasser verlassen. „Ich war recht nervös im Vorfeld, da ich nicht wusste, was auf mich zukommt bei einem 40 Kilometer-Zeitfahren“, gestand der Sieger nach dem Rennen. Doch schon auf diesem Zeitfahren arbeitete sich der Olympiasieger auf Rang zwei vor und übernahm schnell die Führung nach dem zweiten Wechsel. Am Ende setzte sich Frodeno mit zehn Sekunden Vorsprung vor dem Russen Ivan Vasiliev durch. Dritter wurde Hunter Kemper aus den USA. „Das ist ein spannendes Format und ich super happy mit dem Sieg bei einem Frühjahrsklassiker mit dieser Besetzung“, war Frodeno glücklich im Ziel. „Endlich habe ich das Eis mal wieder gebrochen. Geschenkt wurde einem hier aber nichts.“

Unglückliches Rennen für die WM-Führende Anne Haug

Bei den Damen erzielte die ehemalige Nationalkader-Athletin Svenja Bazlen als Vierte das beste deutsche Resultat (2:00:10 Stunden). Anne Haug kämpfte von Beginn an mit Schwierigkeiten: schlechter Start im Schwimmen, technische Probleme am Rad und auch noch der Verlust von Verpflegung und des Zeitchips. Immerhin sprang am Ende noch Platz neun im Sprint gegen Jessica Harrison heraus, mit der besten Laufzeit im Feld. Siegerin wurde Alicia Kaye aus den USA nach 1:57:10 Stunden.

Podestplatz für Rebecca Robisch beim Europacup in Antalya

Im türkischen Antalya hatte die DTU beim Europacuprennen ihre Nachwuchsleute an den Start geschickt. Rebecca Robisch wurde bei den Damen hervorragende Zweite, und auch Hanna Phillipin (Saarbrücken) erzielte auf Rang zehn ein gutes Ergebnis. Die besten deutschen Resultate bei den Herren erzielten Justus Nieschlag (Lehrte) als Vierter, Christian Otto (Potsdam) auf Rang zehn und Stefan Zachäus (Saarbrücken) auf Platz zwölf. Bundestrainer Dan Lorang war entsprechend mit dem Gesamtauftreten des Teams zufrieden. „Das war eine gute Performance, und Rebecca sticht mit dem Podium natürlich ein wenig heraus.“