Weihai ITU Long Distance World Championships
The pinnacle of the ITU long distance triathlon season took place last Sunday in Weihai, China. France swept the men’s race with Bertrand Billard (5 hours 9 mins) retaining his title as the fastest man across the 4km swim, 120km bike, 20km run course. In the comeback story of the year, Camilla Pedersen (DEN) (5 hours 43mins) clenched her first world title in the women’s race. Pedersen, who crashed on her bike nearly a year ago and was required to be in an induced coma for the better part of a month. At the time it was unclear if Pedersen would survive, much less compete ever again.
Some fantastic performances, in their respective age groups, from ANZA members and friends who were selected by their national federations and raced for their country – a great honour indeed:
- Tim Kelsall 6:13 (4th)
- Jeremy Snoad 6:36 (2nd)
- Victoria Hill 6:58 (2nd)
- Liam Winston 6:59 (20th)
Singapore Aquathlon – National Championships
Some non-cycling action this Sunday, 27th September down at East Coast Park. Event kicks off at 8am, with Standard (1.5k swim/10k run), junior, sprint, youth and kids. Awards Ceremony at 11.15am
Langkawi, Ironman, Malaysia
Priding itself as the “Toughest Show on Earth” this race makes a welcome return to Malaysia – also this Sunday. 3.8km Swim/180km Bike and 42km run on one of the hottest IM routes out there. The fun starts at 7.20am.
The very best of luck to all those racing!
The 2014 Hong Kong ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup takes place on the iconic grounds of Lantau Island on 25 and 26 October. You can now register at http://www.hongkongtriathlon.com/. Organized by Metasport so it should be good,.