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ITU World Triathlon Series

  • For the second year running the Victoria Embankment in Nottingham welcomed the world’s finest triathletes for a round of the World Triathlon Series mixed relay. Unfortunately, due to inclement weather conditions the swim was cancelled, resulting in the first ever super sprint duathlon relay! It was Team Great Britain that relished this new challenge and stole the show as they lead from beginning to end. 

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  • Georgia Taylor-Brown

    HUUB's Georgia Taylor-Brown secured her first World Triathlon Series title with a victory in Leeds. The 25-year-old World Championship bronze medallist was joined on the podium by her British team-mate and fellow HUUB athlete Jess Learmonth who finished in 3rd place. Between them, was Katie Zaferes who until Leeds has been unbeatable all season. 

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  • Leeds World Triathlon Series marks the halfway point in the season and this year features some of the biggest names in ITU from the last decade. 

    The men's race sees a return to the circuit of Alistair Brownlee, along with Jonny the pair put on a show of pure dominance in 2017 and sailed to a 1-2 victory. In the women's race, it is hard to look past Katie Zaferes, who has won the last three WTS races. However the Brits have always raced well at the UK round of the series, HUUB's trio of Jessica Learmonth, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Sophie Coldwell will have eyes firmly on the podium.

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  • Alistair Brownlee

    In Italy, at the Cagliari World Cup, it was double gold for HUUB athletes Alistair Brownlee and Sophie Coldwell. In Japan, for the Yokohama round of the World Triathlon Series, HUUB's Henri Schoeman took the silver medal and in the World Paratriathlon Series, Jade Jones-Hall took gold in the women’s PTWC race.

    On the long distance scene at Barcelona 70.3 HUUB's David McNamee took the silver medal.

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  • WTS Yokohama

    Yokohama WTS arguably presents the biggest challenge to athletes so far in 2019. For many national governing bodies, Yokohama will have a strong bearing on the selection of athletes for Tokyo 2020. Whether it be results this weekend providing guidelines for selection or whether certain results guarantees a place at the Olympics, it is the first race of the year that will have significant meaning for much of the field.

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  • WTS Review Abu Dhabi

    In the women's race, HUUB Brit triathlete Jess Learmonth was first out of the water. She finished third, beating American Taylor Knibb in a sprint finish.

    21-year-old newcomer, Alex Yee wowed in the men’s race only beaten by world champion Mario Mola. As per usual HUUB’s Richard Varga was first out of the water, and fellow HUUB athletes Henri Schoeman and Thomas Bishop finished in the top 10.

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  • Richard Varga Abu Dhabi WTS ITU

    And before we know it, the World Triathlon Series (WTS) is back. This year is set to be just as exciting, if not more so than 2018 with Olympic qualifying adding to the competitive nature of racing throughout the series. The start lists for Abu Dhabi already hint that the racing will be stepped up another notch with practically all the top-ranked athletes set to be present in the first round of the series.

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  • Kristian Blummenfelt

    2018 was a year for breaking records because for those athletes looking at Tokyo 2020 last year was arguably the last chance to mix it up and have a different focus. This year you can expect many athletes to focus solely on Olympic qualification.

    In long course, Kona will again be the culmination of the season, however, with records tumbling last year you can expect some challenges for world records in both the half and full distances.

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