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The hot Lanzarote sun with temperatures up to 28 degrees and a virtually windless day provided an excellent opportunity for breaking records today at the IRONMAN 70.3 Lanzarote 2014.
Pro Will Clarke raced over the finish line at Club La Santa creating a new course record of 04:04:17, around one and a half minutes faster than last year. In the women’s field, Denmark’s Helle Frederiksen dominated from the start, taking first place on the podium.
Lesley Paterson 3rd in her comeback to racing
Ruben Ruzafa, 25, from Spain and Flora Duffy, 27, from Bermuda captured the 2014 XTERRA USA Championship off-road triathlon on a beautiful blue sky day at Snowbasin Resort today.
In her comeback from injury and illness, Lesley Paterson managed a very creditable 3rd place. Here’s the full report.
Lesley Paterson on the comeback trails
It’s been a tough year for XTERRA fans without Lesley Paterson in the line-up. The “Scottish Rocket” – a beloved and dominate force in off-road triathlon – was forced to watch this season from the sidelines while battling with injuries and a nasty auto-immune disease (Lyme disease).
Paterson was on her way to a three-peat at XTERRA Worlds last year – having already captured the XTERRA U.S. Pro Series and USA Championship title in Utah – before Nicky Samuels spoiled those plans. She was still able to chase down Flora Duffy in the finish chute to finish 2nd in Maui last October. And that was her last big XTERRA … until now.
The Braveheart is back, ready to tackle the rigors of sport once more and defend her USA Championship crown. There is no doubt Paterson embodies the spirit of a Scottish warrior, and she’s needed every bit of that unrelenting fight just to get through this past year.
British elite triathletes and paratriathletes are involved in international action in Madrid this weekend at the ETU European Cup and ITU World Paratriathlon events.
Racing takes pace at Casa de Campo park, host to memorable ITU World Triathlon Series wins by Non Stanford, Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee. The tough, hilly course will see British athletes, including paratriathlon world champion, Lauren Steadman, and former Under 23 world champion, Matt Sharp, in pursuit of valuable ranking points to take into next season.
A-Race. We all know what that means. The BIG one, the one that counts.
When I found out I had qualified to compete for GBR at the European Long Distance Championships, it was an amazing feeling. I didn’t even realise it was possible at the time. As the year progressed, I soon discovered that many people get this opportunity and there is a divided opinion about whether it is considered an achievement or not, but whatever, I don’t care, I’ll take that opportunity and bank it as a pretty unique experience.
This years XTERRA England was a thrilling affair, with South African Conrad Stoltz and American Emma Garrard emerging victorious after a tough and challenging course at the Vachery Estate in Cranleigh.
In the field were world-class talents and returning champions from 2013, Jacqui Slack and Ben Allen. Neither could defend their title, with both posting 4th places in what was a very deep and talented field, but these two are ingrained in the wonderful world of off-road triathlon and this particular event as the cows and fantastic purpose built singletrack of the event itself.
We caught up with Jacqui and Ben to find out how they found the race and what their hopes were for the world championships in Maui, Hawaii.