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International field set to race the new 32Gi Eastbourne Triathlon

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International field set to race the new 32Gi Eastbourne Triathlon

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It’s one of the biggest new events to hit the triathlon calendar in years and the countdown has now begun for the new 32Gi Eastbourne Triathlon, set in the picturesque South-Coast town for the 12th June 2016.

An international field is set to assemble for the race, headlined by world-class Australian star of the sport Ben Allen, who tops the bill with ten other elite entries in the event.

Allen, who has 16x XTERRA World Cup wins, 2x top-3 world championship podiums and is the Australian national champion will face stiff opposition from a host of top British triathletes who will not want their Antipodean rival to come away with a domestic title on their turf.

His key rivals on the day will no doubt come from one of Richard Stannard (7x World Champion and 3x British Champion), Sam Wade (2nd at Hever Castle triathlon and the 20-24 British Champion), Matt Dewis and Karl Alexander. Also racing and very motivated will be some local elites including the GB Junior duo from Eastbourne, Harrison Rolls-King and Luke Howard. Professional cyclist Euan Adams is in the field but he has admitted to suffering from a broken leg and whilst he will be competing, it is unlikely he will feature in the final mix-up.

The women’s race will be no less competitive, and is likely be headlined by a slim-margin favourite in Jacqui Slack, who is flying in from Australia especially for this race. Jacqui is the former 2012 British Champion before a switch to off-road racing saw her grow into a world-class athlete. She now has 9x XTERRA World Cup wins to her name and is the reigning Asia-Pacific regional champion.

Jacqui will be pushed all the way by some wonderfully talented women, including the reigning European Aquathlon champion Hannah Kitchen and Eastbourne’s own Yvette Grice, who is a former winner of Ironman UK and Challenge Henley. A strong age-group field should not be discounted from challenging the elites should they get complacent, with Beth Male and Jenny Wallace having recently come 1st and 2nd at Steyning Triathlon and both representing Team GBR

A race for everyone

Of course, the 32Gi Eastbourne Triathlon is not just about the elites, with hundreds competing in the main event against their friends, to achieve a personal time or raise money for charity.

The triathletes will begin their day taking on a 600m sea swim, before embarking on what is set to be an iconic and challenging 25km road cycle through the hilly South Downs National Park, an area of outstanding beauty, and taking in National Trust protected coastlines and landmarks including Birling Gap and Beachy Head. A tough final 5.4km run will finish off the challenge which culminates with a glorious promenade finish.

All triathletes will receive an event t-shirt, memento, 32Gi sports gel and a free entry into the spot prize raffle. The event village will have a stage, music and commentary, 32Gi retailers and catering.

Still time to enter

There is still time for a last minute entry, with 10 places remaining and entries open till Midnight, Friday 4th June. For more information please enter online here: www.eastbournetriathlon.com

With thanks to our supporters

The 32Gi Eastbourne Triathlon is supported by 32Gi Sports Nutrition, Zone3 and The Grand Hotel.

The 32Gi Eastbourne Triathlon is supporting Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, the Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards and the Event Team.

Caroline Livesey confirms for Ironman France

Quick off the back of a quality 5th performance at Ironman Lanzarote, Caroline Livesey has confirmed her next outing to be just a week away at Ironman France on June 5th.

3rd for McNamee and Charles at historic Ironman Lanzarote

It was a historic 25th edition of Ironman Lanzarote and for a race rich in history, it was to be a race rich in quality, with the Ironman World Champion Jan Frodeno and a whole host of talent in the race.

British interest was more than represented by two barnstorming performances from David McNamee and professional debutante Lucy Charles that were rewarded by third, but also present and racing were Stephen Bayliss, Caroline Livesey, Nico Munoz Ward, Stephen Bayliss and Craig Twigg.

Jacqui Slack wins XTERRA Malaysia

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Ben Allen and Jacqui Slack captured the Asia-Pacific Tour finale at XTERRA Malaysia on a day that lived up to the event’s pre-race billing as The Hottest Weekend on the XTERRA World Tour.

Check out the full report from XTERRA’s Trey Garman here.

National Triathlon Show Makes Its Mark At Olympic Park

national triathlon show

Immediate Media have announced results from the 2016 edition of their National Triathlon Show, confirming 72 exhibitors and 6,107 dedicated triathletes took part.

Flo Dannah, Louise Fox tackle Transylvania for ETU Cross Duathlon European Championships

One week on from the road-based format in Kalkar, Germany, duathlon saw a Dracula-themed turn at the ETU Cross Duathlon European Championships, as the off-road format of the sport was the marquee event of the 2016 ETU calendar this past weekend.

Flo Dannah topped the British elite performances by finishing in 5th, with Louise Fox closely behind in 6th place. Check out the results and report from British Triathlon.

Jacqui Slack 3rd at XTERRA Asia Pacific Championships

Braden Currie and Lizzie Orchard captured the 3rd annual XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship race on an unseasonably cool and windy day at Callala Beach in New South Wales, Australia this afternoon. Meanwhile, Britain’s Jackie Slack picked up a huge 3rd.

Check out the big report from XTERRA’s Trey Garman.

Clarke 2nd, Pooley 3rd at Brit fest edition of Challenge Fuerteventura

will clarke feurteventura

The big long distance action of the weekend took place in Challenge Fuerteventura, and a world-class performance from Will Clarke re-announced him as potentially the top Brit in what is fast becoming a stacked British male roster on the world circuit.

Emma Pooley was also in action, albeit not in such a competitive pro race on paper, and came away with 3rd place.

Also in the race was Joe Skipper, Brennan Townshend, Graeme Stewart and Cat Jameson. Check out the results below.