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The hotly-anticipated Rio 2016 triathlon test event saw Brits Non Stanford and Vicky Holland secure two automatic spots for GB after taking silver and third respectively, while Alistair Brownlee finished tenth after struggling with an ankle injury. Advertisement As many expected, it was current WTS title holders Javier Gomez and Gwen Jorgensen who reigned supreme […]

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Norway’s Norseman Xtreme Triathlon is known as one of the hardest races out there, but the 2015 edition proved particularly tough on Saturday (1 August), with chilly conditions forcing the organisers to take the sensible decision and shorten the swim. Advertisement >>> Pain and suffering on Zombie Hill at the Norseman – blog Water temperatures […]

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The sensational claim that a third of recent medal winners in top-level athletics may have recorded potentially suspicious blood tests has prompted the International Olympics Committee to promise a “zero tolerance” approach for any athletes found guilty. Advertisement The scandal began over the weekend with a television documentary by German broadcaster ARD, which claimed to […]

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According to my Collins Little Gem dictionary, the word ‘Iso’ means ‘equal’, and is typically used as a prefix to words like ‘Isochron’ and ‘Isotope’, which sound faintly sinister and suggest people in laboratories meddling with atoms. Advertisement This definition was news to me because the only time I’d ever heard the word before was […]

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One of the world’s best-know triathletes was in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire last weekend for the Wales Sprint Triathlon – Australia’s Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack, two-time Ironman world champion. Advertisement Also taking place in Fishguard the same day was the Ocean Lava Wales Middle Distance, acting as a qualifier for this year’s Ocean Lava final in Lanzarote. The […]

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Hull, Yorkshire welcomed more than 120 participants recently for the first Hull Triathlon, organised by local club Humber Triathletes. Advertisement The action started early on Sunday 26 July with a 750m swim in Princes Quay, followed by a five-lap 17km bike leg on closed roads which passed Queens Gardens, the Old Town and the Fruit […]

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