ITU World Triathlon Series
The PTO Championships in Daytona took place over the weekend with Paula Findlay (CAN) and Gustav Iden (NOR) claiming victories. The attempt by the PTO to align the sport of triathlon with other major sports, by putting on a global event with a huge prize purse and world-wide media coverage seemed to be a success as the World’s best descended on Daytona International Speedway.View Post
The PTO championships are finally upon us and not only does it look set to be the biggest race of 2020, but it also looks to be one of the most competitive races in the history of the sport. With only a handful of names missing and the inclusion of some of the biggest ITU stars, this weekend will be the most comprehensive showdown of the long course athlete vs. the short course athlete we have ever seen.View Post
As soon as it became evident that we were going to see massively reduced racing schedules both on the ITU circuit and long-distance scene, eyes started to turn to the big payday event at the end of the year. With $1,150,000 on the line, we can expect to see some incredible racing on the Speedway in Daytona! View Post
HUUB’s Beth Potter (GBR) and Alistair Brownlee (GBR) rounded out a challenging year in style at Valencia World Cup over the weekend. The fourth and final World Cup event took place on the streets of Valencia, with a number of the world’s best competing over the sprint distance event.
Brownlee showed signs of a return to the form we expect from the double Olympic Champion as he was narrowly beaten by current World Champion Vincent Luis (FRA). Meanwhile, Beth Potter ran away from the women’s field to claim her maiden World Cup victory.View Post
Despite a season decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic, a world-class line up of athletes head to Valencia for the ITU World Cup this weekend.
Although a number of ITU athletes chose to finish their season early, and some decided to sit out the whole of 2020 entirely, the men's and women's start lists feature Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth Champions, as well numerous World Triathlon Series medallists.View Post
From no racing in months to a packed few days of racing all over Europe! The first and only round of the WTS took place in Hamburg, and with no other WTS events this year, it also meant that the winners would be crowned 2020 World Champions. HUUB's Georgia Taylor-Brown powered to the line and a superb first world title.
Also taking place at the weekend were several 70.3 events featuring many HUUB athletes. It was a great day out in France for Fenella Langridge at the IRONMAN's Les Sables d'Olonne-Vendé 70.3. With the fastest swim and bike, she was leading until 15km into the run where she was eventually reeled in due to cramp, taking the bronze medal.
Back in the UK, the PTO supported race Helvellyn took place. Of those racing was Alistair Brownlee (GBR) who was doubling up with Hamburg WTS. Just 24 hours after racing WTS Hamburg he won the iconic mountain triathlon.View Post
Racing finally returns after a long hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Hamburg WTS is the first major race of 2020 and is now a one-off race for athletes to be crowned World Champion. Hamburg will also host the Mixed Relay World Championships on Sunday, making it a whole weekend of racing to look forward to.
This weekend also sees the first major long-distance races of 2020. As it stands, it looks like IRONMAN's Les Sables d'Olonne-Vendé 70.3 and Helvellyn Triathlon, a long-standing British race noted for its brutal course, are both set to go ahead. Both attracting a host of talent and HUUB athletes, including a certain Olympic Champion...View Post
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our day to day lives are affected by the virus. Naturally, we are all concerned about getting the infection and what would happen to us if we did.
HUUB athlete, Commonwealth Games Champion and Olympic Medalist Henri Schoeman, shares his previous experience of contracting coronavirus, how it got the best of him as a healthy and fit athlete, but most importantly how he got back to full fitness.View Post