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Interview with Jodie Swallow: “The spectacle and progression of standard in long distance triathlon is evolving monthly”
This month you voted Jodie Swallow our Triathlete of the Year 2014 in your thousands, after a brilliant and consisting year bothering podiums and winning big races. It was a seminal year for Swallow, who had left one mentor in Brett Sutton and found another in super-coach Siri Lindley.
We caught up with Jodie for a special interview, to hear about her season and more.
Triathlon Ireland has announced the Olympic (Standard) Distance Triathlon at Lough Cutra Castle, Gort, Co. Galway, as a Vodafone National Series Race for the second year running. This is a huge vote of confidence in the event which takes place on Sunday 24th May 2015. It attracted over 1,100 competitors last year and organisers, The Castle Triathlons Series, confidently expect to exceed those numbers in 2015. Lough Cutra Castle is a genuine festival of triathlon offering eight different race distances for both adults and children.
It’s the biggest and unmissable off-road event of the year and this year XTERRA England 2014 rose from the ashes to deliver a classic race that was won by Conrad Stoltz and Emma Garrard, witnessed 41 Maui qualifiers and hundreds of shredders discovering XTERRA for the first time.
In an article on the XTERRA Planet site, XTERRA England has been recognised at number 5 in the top 10 moments from the 2014 race series. Live more!
It was the most hotly contested award in sport. Ten domestic Goliaths of the long distance triathlon game have spent the month of November battling it out in front of you to be awarded the Beyond Going Long Readers Triathlete of the Year 2014 sponsored by VO2 Cycling.
All ten were amazing athletes this year and all were deserving of your nominations but there could only be two winners. This year you chose Joe Skipper and Jodie Swallow to be your very deserving champions.
In the women’s race, Britta Martin (NZE), the winner of 2012, took the victory in 08:56:33, breaking the race record with more than 3 minutes. Maureen Hufe (GER), who was leading most of the race, came second 03:47 behind Martin. Liz Blatchford from the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team, who lost 8 minutes due to 2 drafting penalties, finished third 5:36 behind the winner.
The record-breaking Challenge Bahrain wrapped today with an announcement that has set the benchmark in global endurances sport. At the Challenge Bahrain Awards Ceremony, His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa announced plans for the Challenge Triple Crown, a series of three half-distance triathlons culminating with a grand final in Challenge Bahrain in December 2015.
Rachel Joyce and Jodie Swallow occupy podium spots
Germany’s Michael Raelert returned to the winners’ circle today in commanding style to claim the world’s richest half-Iron distance prize purse and title of Challenge Bahrain champion. While Denmark’s Helle Frederiksen struck gold in the women’s race.
There was British success in the form of Rachel Joyce and Jodie Swallow, who claimed 2nd and 3rd and with it a very tasty payday in a race that promises to change the face of triathlon as we know it.