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Jodie Swallow fifth and Age Group team wins eleven long distance medals
Despite challenging conditions and a cancelled swim, British athletes excelled at the ITU World Long Distance Championships in Belfort, France. Jodie Swallow finished fifth in the elite race and the Age Group team won three gold, four silver and three bronze medals.
The race was won by Melissa Hauschildt and Bertrand Billard.
This weekend see’s the first major event of the calendar, with the ITU version of the world championships being settled in Belfort, France. The event has already been in the news this week, after falling victim to the freezing Winter that gripped Europe and is still now excersizing its icy grip on the sporting calendar. The race is being held as a duathlon after the swim was cancelled.
We printed a quick preview last week highlighting some of the competitors racing for Team GB but here is a further look at some of the names that have the talent to come back with a medal.
It’s that time of the month again to announce our Triathlete of the Month. Who has produced the top performance in the month of April? Who is an early front runner for the prestigious Triathlete of the Year award?
This months winner is none other than the fabulous Lucy Gossage – who successfully defended her European Powerman Long Distance Duathlon championship title in very exciting fashion. Find out how Lucy took the title and who was ‘close but no cigar’ this month.
Jodie Swallow soars to 2nd place
In what was a beautiful days racing in South Africa, Swiss favourite Ronnie Schildknecht would take the victory here and P-2000 with a dominating performance. In the ladies race, America’s Jessie Donavan chased down home favourite Jodie Swallow on the run to push her into 2nd place and take the title here.
Also in action was rookie PRO Nick Baldwin, Craig Twigg (who was looking for a redemptive performance after Ironman Melbourne) and Joanna Carritt who has Kona qualification aspirations.
Check out the race report here.
A big weekend of racing beckons, with Ironman South Africa headlining and ably supported by Challenge Fuerteventura and a half-iron distance race in Elche.
In action across these races are Jodie Swallow, Jo Carritt, Craig Twigg, Nick Baldwin, Joe Skipper, Eimear Mullan, Ritchie Nichols and Nico Munoz Ward, Stephen Bayliss and Bella Bayliss… phew!
Check out the weekend action here.
A big weekend of iron-distance racing beckons with the debut of a new P-2000 race in the form of Ironman Los Cabos. We also have a an all-star field competing at Ironman 70.3 San Juan this weekend – all this action ahead of next weekends marquee Ironman race in Melbourne!
Los Cabos has put together a strong field via its P-2000 status and $75,000 prize pot with Yvette Grice and Paul Amey in the mix. Meanwhile over in San Juan one of my ‘dream battles’ becomes a reality with world champion Leanda Cave in action alongside Jodie Swallow and several other huge names.
Check out the weekend preview here!
Last week we reported that Jodie Swallow had been unable to secure a PRO entry to the iconic Escape from Alcatraz triathlon, citing the reason that the race was ‘full’. This caused some surprise amongst the triathlon community, given Jodie’s status as a former world champion, and possible race favourite had she started.
Indeed, Beyond Going Long readers sent me several emails remarking how surprised and angry they were given that 20 PRO slots were allocated to men whilst 14 PRO women were registered at the time of writing.
I put the readers questions to Escape from Alcatraz and here is their response:
Jodie Swallow unable to gain entry to Escape from Alcatraz
Ironman PRO, Jodie Swallow has surprisingly not been offered an entry to the iconic Escape from Alcatraz triathlon (3rd March) after organisers told her the race was now full. This despite the obvious qualities that Swallow would bring to the race as a strong contender, high-profile ambassador of the sport and a former World Champion.