Valencia will host the rescheduled Triathlon World Cup on November 7th, with both Flora Duffy and Tyler Smith set to compete.
In her last outing, Duffy won the Arzachena World Cup Gold Women’s Elite race with an incredible display on the tough Sardinian course.
Smith finished in the top half of the 64 Men’s Arzachena World Cup Gold Elite race field finishing 26th with a time of 56:46.
Smith as we reported this yesterday finished 22nd competing in the 2020 Barcelona ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup in Barcelona, Spain.
During the Valencia Triathlon World Cup event, the competitors will cover a Swim Course over a distance of 750m, they will then cover a 4.9 km Bike Course, before closing out with a 5 km Run Course.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Marshall & Couper are National Triathlon Champions
Tommy Marshall & Ashley Couper
Tommy Marshall and Ashley Couper are the 2020 Butterfield National Triathlon Championships Male and Female Champions.
Marshall was clocked across the line in a time of 1:04:19, Corey Brunton was second stopping the clock in a time of 1:04:35 and Geoff Smith finished third with a time of 1:04:44.
Couper was 5th overall stopping the clock in a time of 1:05:14, Maddie Durkin was the second female finisher and 8th overall clocking 1:06:53 and the 15th person to cross the line was the third female finisher Nicole Mitchell who was clocked in a time of 1:11:32.
World Triathlon Launches New Guidelines for Young Triathletes
It was last week Thursday when we reported that Flora Duffy is scheduled to compete in PTO 2020 Championship, today www.islandstats.com brings you new World Triathlon event guidelines for young triathletes.
As part of its ongoing commitment to bringing as many young people into the sport as possible, World Triathlon has launched new event guidelines dedicated to meeting the specific needs of youngsters up to the age of 19. With the direct input of 10 National Federations, they have been designed to create the support and guidance for organizers to enable young people to compete safely at all ages as well as prepare them for the possible step up to the international competition in triathlon and related multisports.
Tackling key themes of event distances, safety, and welfare and specific considerations relating to each of the swim-bike-run segments, the document embraces the flexibility required to meet the specific needs of different territories around the globe while keeping the central themes of safety, encouragement, and nurturing young enthusiasm.
Created by members of the World Triathlon Coaches, Medical and Technical Committees, Development and Sports Department staff, the guidelines emphasize the encouragement of fair play in young people, the balance between participation and competition and considers the best ways to adapt the formats for children as young as 6 years-old to enjoy.
The Professional Triathletes Organization announced that Tim Don, Flora Duffy, Gustav Iden and Jessica Learmonth have been selected as wildcards for the PTO 2020 Championship at CHALLENGEDAYTONA.
Charles Adamo, Executive Chairman of PTO, commented, “The second round of wildcard selections were as easy to make as the first. With these four tremendous world-class athletes added to the mix, the PTO 2020 Championship will have an unprecedented field.”
Duffy, the Bermudian multi-world champion, commented, “I love racing. All racing. Short course, Xterra, unique formats and earlier this year my maiden middle-distance race. The PTO Champs will bring together the best of short vs long course. And on a totally unique race venue and course profile. It has me really excited for the challenge and feels like a mash-up of the best elements of triathlon. I’m thrilled to be given an opportunity to line up.”
The PTO 2020 Championship will be the highlight of a difficult year and will see the world’s top triathletes competing for a $1,000,000 prize purse. With the top 40 PTO World Ranked athletes and the PTO wildcard selections, the field for the PTO 2020 Championship will be the strongest ever assembled.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Triathlete Tyler Smith Talks Italy World Cup & More
As we reported on Saturday, Tyler Smith competed in the Arzachena World Cup in Italy.
Smith was returning to action after almost a year off, he will join www.islandstats.com at 10:30 am to discuss the event and being back in action.
Smith finished in the top half of the 64 men field finishing 26th with a time of 56:46.
Smith clocked 9:19 on the Swim, he then had a time of 30:36 on the Bike, before closing out with a Run time of 16:18.