Jul 31, 2010


Exciting racing at Mooney's Bay Park this morning. Congratulations to Ontario's draft legal Provincial Medallists:

1. Andrew Yorke (C3)
2. Matt Vierula (ByTown Storm)
3. Tyler Bredschneider (RTC Guelph)

1. Dorelle Hinton (RTC Guelph)
2. Angela Quick (RTC Guelph)
3. Leanna Lee (UofT Tri)

1. Alexander Hinton (RTC Guelph)
2. Ian Donald (RTC Guelph)
3. Taylor Reid (C3)

1. Joanna Brown (ByTown Storm)
2. Dominika Jamnicky (ByTown Storm)
3. Chelsea Mackinnon (Hammerheads)

1. Myles Zagar (fun2tri)
2. Sean Mackinnon (Hammerheads)
3. Kent Hambly (Hammerheads)

1. Heather Summers (Hammerheads)
2. Samantha Klus (ByTown Storm)
3. Paige Tate (Hammerheads)

Results for the draft legal sprint (called 'long course' on sportstats) for the juniors/U23/elite are here.

Results for the U15 draft legal race (called 'short course' on sportstats) are here.

You can find some pics from the race here - unfortunately I didn't get very many U15 pics - for anyone who has posted pictures, please post a link in the comments, or e-mail me and I'll post the info/link.


Catch Paula Findlay’s Historic Winning Race on CBC July 31

July 24, 2010 

CBC will broadcast the women’s World Championship Triathlon Series race from London where Edmonton’s Paula Findlay became the first Canadian to win on the WCS. The race can be viewed on CBC Sports, July 31, from 2-4 p.m. EST.

Jul 29, 2010


At the 2009 Canada Summer Games, Ian Donald ran in red racing flats. One of the spectators called him "Red Shoes" throughout the race, rather than "Donald".   Last week at the Magog Junior race, Ian started the run in pair of yellow/green flats, but ended the race with 3rd fastest run split and one very red shoe; he had tripped during dismount and cut his foot open.  Definitely the bloodiest shoe I've seen at a finish line, and a good hard effort.

Good job, Red Shoes.

Jul 28, 2010


ITU Institutes Athlete Biological Passport Programme

Wed July 28, 2010

The International Triathlon Union today announced that it will institute its own Athlete Biological Passport programme to ensure the most solid testing programme possible, promoting the right of all ITU athletes to fair and clean competitions. ITU is proud of being an international sport federation which implements one of the most-advanced anti-doping programme in the Olympic Movement, joining only a handful of federations maintaining such a programme.

Developed by the World Anti-Doping Agency, the Athlete Biological Passport reveals doping indirectly by monitoring selected biological variables, in contrast with the traditional direct detection of doping. “Biological monitoring throughout an athlete’s sporting career should make any prohibited preparation far harder to implement,” according to WADA. The operating guidelines were approved in December of 2009.
Full article here.

Jul 26, 2010


Biggest news of the weekend was definitely Paula Findlay's win at the London WCS. Simply amazing race. Thanks to iphone tethering, we were following the online video feed as we drove to Magog on Saturday. Mens WCS on London was equally exciting, with Gomez winning, Jonathan Brownlee holding on for second and Alistair Brownlee coming undone with ~800m to go. Wow.

Canadian Rookie Paula Findlay Wins Gold in World Championship Triathlon Series Debut
July 24, 2010 

LONDON, England—Canadian rookie Paula Findlay shocked the world by winning the gold medal in her first-ever World Championship Triathlon Series race on the Olympic course in London, England on Saturday.
“Oh my God this is so unbelievable,” beamed Findlay at the finish line. “I felt better than ever on the run today, and just kept pushing as hard as I could.”
Running on pure guts and bravery, the 21-year-old took on three of the world’s best triathletes who finished in the top-10 at the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing. With just under one mile to go, the red-headed protégé threw down the gauntlet and the field could not respond.

Full article here.

Simon Whitfield Finishes 14th at Triathlon World Championship Series on 2012 Olympic Course
July 25, 2010 

LONDON, England—Canada’s Simon Whitfield continues to find his top stride as he settled for a 14th place finish in an Olympic dress rehearsal of sorts as the world’s best triathletes battled in the fifth leg of the World Championship Series on the 2012 Olympic course in London on Sunday.
The 35-year-old Whitfield, of Victoria, enjoyed a solid 1.5-kilometre swim, exiting the waters of the picturesque Serpentine Lake in the middle of the vast Hyde Park in one of the world’s largest cities, 12 seconds off the leading pace.

Full article here.

....and last but not least the 3rd Event of the Junior National Series took place in Magog on Sunday:

Alexander Hinton and Joanna Brown Claim Gold in Quebec at Teck National Junior Series Triathlon Race

July 25, 2010 

MAGOG, Que.—Alexander Hinton and Joanna Brown locked up their first victories of the season in the third leg of the men’s and women’s triathlon Teck National Junior Series races in Magog, Quebec on Sunday.
The 19-year-old Hinton rebounded after a slow start to the 750-metre swim to exit the water in fourth spot. Hinton had strong race tactics while working together with a group of four on the 20-kilometre bike portion of the race, before being caught by nearly 20 riders at the mid-way point on the bike. Exchanging leads through the second transition and into the 10-kilometre run, the Kingston, Ont. native put the hammer down on the field at the five-kilometre point, and ran to his first-ever title.
“It certainly feels good to get the win,” said Hinton who clocked a time of 58 minutes, 29 seconds. “I hadn’t raced in nearly a month and came so close to winning earlier this year in Coteau-du-Lac, so I am really happy I was able to win.”

Full article here. Note: 5k run, not 10k.

Congrats to all coaches and athletes on their hard work. Go Canada!

Jul 25, 2010


Quick results from Magog (the first domestic Junior race I've been able to attend this year):

1. Alexander Hinton
2. Charles Khazoom
3. Ian Donald
4. Francis Lefebvre
5. Marc-Antoine Christin

1. Joanna Brown
2. Ellen Pennock
3. Domi Jamnicky
4. Gabriele Edwards
5. Amelie Kretz

Congrats to all coaches and athletes, and thanks to the race organizers and officials.

Full results will be here when they are uploaded.

Jul 22, 2010


Dear Coaches and PGB’s,

In hopes of avoiding any last minute confusion in advance of this year’s Nationals, this email is intended to advise you of the registration process and the eligibility of your athletes in order to race in the Senior Elite race at Nationals.

In order to be eligible to compete in the Elite race, all athletes must be approved for an International Competition Card. As a reminder, the ICC is Triathlon Canada’s version of an ‘elite’ card, and once approved, athletes are eligible to be entered in ITU Continental Cup (or Pan Am Cup for the America’s) series races. The Kelowna elite race, is a Pan Am Cup race, so every athlete has to be approved for the ICC in advance to be eligible, no exceptions.

The cost of an ICC is $55 and application forms for them can be found here on our website http://triathloncanada.com/en/page.ch2?uid=IntlCompetitionCard.

Once approved for an International Competition Card, all athlete’s must be entered in the ITU registration system prior to the race. To register, please have them contact me at raceentries (at) triathloncanada.com. If they’ve been approved for an ICC, all they need to do is let me know that they would like to race in Kelowna and I will enter them with the ITU. If they haven’t been approved, I can’t enter them until they are.

Senior Elite Athletes DO NOT have to register on the Apple Triathlon website with the Local Organizing Committee. They only have to register through Triathlon Canada, and there is no entry fee this year for the elite race.

The eligibility and registration procedure also applies to all Under-23 athletes, as they compete with the Senior Elites in the Pan Am Cup race.

Once again I hope this clears up any confusion you might have with regards to the elite race. I am hoping that you will be able to help us out in informing any of your athletes that are intending to participate in the elite race of the eligibility and registration procedures mentioned above. If they are intending to participate and have not yet applied for an International Competition Card, please inform them do so as soon as possible.

Finally, for the PGB’s, Linda Kirk (copied) is the Assistant Technical Director for this year’s race and will be in contact with you approximately a week before the race to receive your complete membership list and a list of everyone who is cleared to race draft legal in the Junior race.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me,

Kind Regards,

Frank Christie
Program Coordinator
Triathlon Canada
#106 - 3 Concorde Gate
Toronto, ON  M3C 3N7
Telephone: 416-426-7430
FAX: 416-426-7294

Jul 21, 2010


A good story to remember the next time you're having a bad day....

From www.bicycling.com.

That stage pretty much got off on the wrong foot. For starters, we just went out so hard. We started out climbing up the Peyresourde Pass and everybody came out with their guns smoking.

I came over the top only 20 seconds down on the front group, but about 2 kilometers into the descent my front tire blew and I thought, “Oh God,” and I went down. Just one year after my horrible crash, and there I was tumbling on another mountain descent. And let me tell you, about the only place that feels good right now is my right ankle. The rest of me is all road rash. Plus I’ve got five stitches in my left elbow and then there are some ribs that are not in the right place! I may have to get x-rays, but I hate x-rays (the radiation), and plus, if I’ve got a fractured rib, what can anyone do about it?

The worst thing of all was that I almost got forced out of the Tour for a second year in a row. The problem was that the first team car was behind Andy Schleck, and the second had decided to go up ahead to hand out water bottles at the foot of the next climb. As a result I had no bike, because mine was shattered.

Full article here - worth the read.

Definition of "grupetto".

Jul 17, 2010


Exciting racing today in Hamburg - great for the sport to have the showdown between Frodeno and Gomez go down the final kilometer. Women's race goes tomorrow, with Kirsten Sweetland back in action. Should be more great racing. 

From www.triathloncanada.com:

Simon Whitfield Leads Canucks with 12th-place Finish at Triathlon World Championship Series in Hamburg
            —Kyle Jones posts solid 16th-place finish, Spain’s Gomez runs to the gold—

HAMBURGGer.Simon Whitfield finished as the top Canuck in 12th spot, while Kyle Jones posted another best-ever World Championship Series triathlon result when he placed 16th against the world’s elite athletes inHamburgGermany on Saturday.

With a game plan to get himself back on track in Germany after a bit of a rough patch of results, the 35-year-old Whitfield admittedly had one of the worst 1.5-kiloemtre swims of his career, but slowly worked his way back into the lead group on the 40-kilometre bike before turning up the pace midway through the run to finish with a time of one hour 44 minutes 30 seconds (1:44:30).

“I haven’t had a swim that bad in a long time. It was really rough for me, and if you’re not swimming well it is tough to win,” said two-time Olympic medallist Whitfield. “I hate to say I accomplished my goals by finishing 12th, but I did today. I really wanted to just get back on track. With a few laps to go in the run, I really picked up the pace. I just have to stay the course and continue the consistency.”

Whitfield’s young teammate, Kyle Jones of Oakville, Ont., who missed the first half of the season with a series of injuries, continues to post strong results en route to fighting his way up the international standings. The 25-year-old clocked-in at 1:44:46 to finish in 16th spot.

“Kyle is now at a point where he feels like he can get into the top-10, and sees clearly the things he needs to do to get there,” said Kurt Innes, high-performance director, Triathlon Canada. “He continues to post strong results and is in position now to compete with the top guys. He just needs to continue building and getting long, race experience. This was another solid result for him.”

The world’s best triathletes continue to show the world the speed and excitement of the World Championship Series. With nearly 250,000 boisterous fans lining the streets of HamburgGermany, it was Javier Gomez who continued the golden year for Spanish athletes after surging to his first win in two years. Gomez, whose 12th-career victory ties him with Canada’s Simon Whitfield for the most major race wins, posted an impressive time of 1:43:07.

Olympic gold medallist, Jan Frodeno, thrilled his hometown German crowd with a silver-medal performance. Frodeno, who spent last week preparing for the race with Whitfield in his hometown, maintained pace with Gomez until the five-kilometre point of the run, but was unable to match strides with the gutsy Spaniard. Frodeno, who takes the overall lead in the World Championship Series standings, stopped the clock at 1:43:23.

Great Britain’s Tim Don won the battle for the bronze with a group of four athletes. Don, who won the prestigious Hy-Vee World Cup race in Des MoinesIdaho in June, finished at 1:43:57

The world’s best triathletes will have another shot at the podium in just six days with the fifth stage of the seven-race series set for London – home to the 2012 Olympic Summer Games, in one week.

Victoria’s Kirsten Sweetland will be the lone Canadian in the elite women’s field to hit the start line in Germany on Sunday.

Triathlon Canada is the governing body for triathlon in the country. Recognized as an Olympic medal sport since 2000, Triathlon Canada’s mandate is to promote, foster, organize and develop the sport of triathlon, and its related disciplines, in Canada. For more information on Triathlon Canada, please visit us atwww.triathloncanada.com on the Internet.

Complete World Championship Series Results (1.5 km swim, 40 km bike, 10 km run): www.triathlon.org
Top-Five Men’s and Canadian Results;
1. Javier Gomez, ESP, 1:43:07; 2. Jan Frodeno, GER, 1:43:23; 3. Tim Don, GBR, 1:43:57; 4. Sven Riederer, SUI, 1:44:00; 5. Valadimir Turbayevskiy, RUS, 1:44:03.
Canadian Results:
12. Simon WhitfieldVictoria, 1:44:30; 16. Kyle Jones, Oakville, Ont., 1:44:46


Visit www.triathon.org for live video coverage of races.

Jul 16, 2010


A quick reminder that registration for Provincials (Junior, U23, Elite) closes on July 22nd.

More info here.

Last Chance to Enter - Registration closes on Thurday July 22 !
AND U15 Development Race

Saturday July 31, 2010
the Terry Fox Athletic Facility
Ottawa, Ontario 

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