När vi på triscore tittade i svenska triathlonförbundets tävlingskalender så hittade vi en liten lokal tävling ute på Värmdö som hette Saltarö Ultimate. En tävling som var helt fullbokad och som väckte vårt intresse. Vi var tvungna att åka dit och titta och fann en liten pärla.

Långt ute på Värmdö ligger Saltaröbadet. En vacker liten badstrand med café och några tennisbanor där lugnet oftast infinner sig. Men inte en dag om året, för då anordnar Saltarö Joggers triathlon tävlingen Saltarö Ultimate. Årets tävling var den sjätte i ordningen där den första upplagan hade åtta deltagare i förhållande till årets deltagarrekord 125, vilket innebär fullbokat. I år kunde deltagarna dessutom välja mellan två distanser X1 och X2 där den förstnämnda innebar 500 meter simning, 15 km cykel på grus- och asfaltsvägar samt 5 km löpning. X2 betyder att de tävlande kör dubbla distansen dvs gånger två.

I strålande solsken så gick klockan tio starten för den sexton som valt den längre distansen och några minuter senare så gick starten för de övriga. Det som slog oss mest var glädjen hos alla de motionärer som såg ut att få sin första upplevelse av triathlon och dess gemenskap. Med allt från tempohojar till Mountainbikes och cykelkorgar så var det ett brett fält av utövande på den relativt korta men böljande banan.

Snabbast av alla i mål på X1 var Magnus Högfeldt på tiden 1.03.37 drygt en minut före Christoffer Hero. Första dam i mål var Susanne Idensjö på tiden 1.13.37 exakt tio minuter efter vinnaren. Förra året var det två tjejer som var först i mål berättar en åskådare som varje år besöker tävlingen varje år.

I X2 klassen så kom Johan Granath från SPIF triathlon först i mål på tiden 2:05.

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IRONMAN announces a new swim start for the 2014 IRONMAN World Championship, and for 2015, a redistributed professional prize purse and new regional championship races.

This season the IRONMAN Series has attracted more than 200,000 registered athletes from 188 countries. With the addition of 24 new IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 races in 2014, along with new races in 2015, IRONMAN has grown to include over 110 IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 races spanning six continents and 27 countries. With this rapid growth IRONMAN announces three major changes to take place – one for the IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro taking place this October and two additional changes that will follow for the 2015 race season.

IRONMAN World Championship Swim Start:

For the first time the age group athlete field will have two separate starts at the IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro. The men’s age group race will begin at 6:50 a.m., with the women’s age group race starting 10 minutes later at 7 a.m. The professional men’s field will start at 6:25 a.m., with the professional women beginning at 6:30 a.m.

“We are always looking for ways to improve our event and this change is the next progression, given how competitive the athlete field is at the starting line in Kailua-Kona,” said Diana Bertsch, Vice President, IRONMAN World Championship Events.

The decision to split the age group field was made following a thorough analysis of participant data and with the goal to reduce athlete density coming out of the water and on the bike course and to give female age group athletes their own swim start. The new start times will not change the existing cut off standards for the IRONMAN World Championship – 2:20 for the swim and 10:30 for the bike. Athletes will also still have to reach the finish line within 17 hours to be official finishers of the race.

“The IRONMAN World Championship is the pinnacle of endurance events and all of our athletes deserve the highest quality race possible as they compete for top honor in our sport,” added Bertsch. “Our hope is that this new swim start will further enhance the quality of the race for all of our competitors.”

 

New start times:

6:25 a.m. Pro Men

6:30 a.m. Pro Women

6:50 a.m. Age Group Men

7:00 a.m. Age Group Women

 

2015 Professional Prize Purse Structure:In 2015, IRONMAN will have a total professional prize payout of over $5 million – an increase from 2014. Debuting next year, IRONMAN will be shifting the Professional Prize Purse structure in the Americas at select IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 races designated for professional competition. All other races will be age-group competition only. This change will feature the following enhancements:

  • Fewer focused professional races creating bigger prize purses in those races
  • All Championship races will pay first through 10th
  • A meaningful and regionally fair schedule that promotes more head-to-head competition between top professional athletes
  • Improved sequencing of events with consideration of World Championship

“This is a philosophical and concentrated move to provide our professional athletes with a competitive calendar and to help build rivalry and competition, while generating excitement around the races,” said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer of IRONMAN. “This has been an important change that we have been working towards for the past six-months.”

2015 event details

Regional Championships in 2015:

Also debuting in 2015 will be changes and additions to regional championship events including the following:

  • Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas presented by Waste Managemen on May 16, 2015 will become the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship – Texas after two successful years in Mont-Tremblant.
  • IRONMAN Brazil on May 31, 2015 will become the IRONMAN Latin American Championship – Florianopolis.
  • Both of these races will be a P-4000 race – each offering a $150,000 professional prize purse.

In addition, the following will continue to be regional championships in 2015

  • IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship – Melbourne
  • IRONMAN European Championship – Frankfurt
  • IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship – Auckland
  • Sparkasse Finanzgruppe IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship – Wiesbaden
  • Samsung Galaxy IRONMAN 70.3 Latin American Pro Championship – Panama
  • IRONMAN 70.3 North American Pro Championship – St. George

Beginning in 2015, each IRONMAN regional championship will offer a $150,000 prize purse to the male and female professionals which will be distributed amongst the first through 10th place finishers. IRONMAN 70.3 regional championships will offer male and female professional purses varying from $75,000 to $100,000, which will be distributed amongst the first through 10th place finishers. In addition all professional winners of regional championships will also receive automatic qualification to the respective IRONMAN World Championship or IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship races.

 

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July 27th is to be known as one of the busiest Ironman-weekends of the year with no less than three full Ironmandistance events. In the reknown tough race in Zürich Boris Stein (GER) and Daniela Ryf (SUI) took the victory. In Lake Placid Amber Ferreira and Kyle Buckingham won.  And In Canada Belgiums Marino Vanhoenecker has a big lead after the bikeleg moving in to the final run.

 

Results Zürich

Women

  1. Daniela Ryf (SUI) 9:13:30
  2. Natascha Badmann (SUI) 9:28:37
  3. Sonja Tajsich (GER) 9:29:15

Men

  1. Boris Stein (GER) 8:33:02
  2. David Plese (SLO) 8:34:13
  3. Marek Jaskolka (POL) 8:40:40

Lake Placid Results

Women

  1. Amber Ferreira (USA) 9:31:28
  2. Kim Schwabenbauer (USA) 9:38:14
  3. Lisa Roberts (USA) 9:40:04

Men

  1. Kyle Buckingham (ZAF) 8:38:43
  2. Csoke Balazs (HUN) 8: 51:26
  3. Jonathan Shearon (USA) 8:59:22

Germany’s Timo Bracht and Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae stormed home to take an historic victory at the 30th anniversary race of the DATEV Challenge Roth on Sunday. Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae also ran herself in the history books by posting the second fastest ever run split (2:53:27).

The 39-year-old Timo Bracht is a veteran who already have a second place (2012) and a third (2013) here in Roth, paced himself during the race to outrun Nils Frommhold, who had been in the lead most of the day, at the 31 km mark. Timo then held that lead all the way to the end finishing four minutes ahead of Frommhold. Bracht later said that he had been dreaming about winning here in Roth for ten years and that the experience now was really emotional.
Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae ran herself into the history books here in Roth to claim victory on debut.
The Kona world champion showed her strength  producing a fourth fastest ever time of 8:38:53 to beat Rachel Joyce and Caroline Steffen. Mirinda later said she was speechless winning this fantastic race and wanted to thank everybody who came out to show their support.
At the end of the day over 5,500 people from 62 countries had swum, cycled and run their way to the finish line to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of what is the world’s greatest triathlon spectacle.
Results:
Men
1.Timo Bracht (GER) 07:56:00s
2.Nils Frommhold (GER) 08:00:39
3.Eneko Llanos (ESP) 08:09:29
4.Joe Gambles (AUS) 08:10:10
Women
1.Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 08:38:53
2.Rachel Joyce (GBR) 08:42:25
3.Caroline Steffen (SUI) 08:48:42
4.Yvonne van Vlerken (NED) 08:59:36

 

TOP 3 Pro Women – Finish

1 4:11:51  Melissa Hauschildt (AUS )
2 4:16:22 Helle Frederiksen (DNK)
3 4:19:34 Lauren Barnett (USA)

 

TOP 10 Pro Men – Finish

1 3:45:55 Lionel Sanders (CAN )
2 3:46:37 Andrew Starykowicz (USA )
3 3:51:41 Peter Robertson (AUS) 

 

 

 

Cyril Viennot and Tasmin Lewis to win  10th Ironman UK.

 

The Frenchman, Viennot,  was 10th person out of the water nearly four and half minutes behind Harry Wiltshire. Once on the bike Belgium´s Axel Zeebroek took over the lead and at the 99-kilometermark Axel was more than five minutes ahead. At that point Viennot shifted gear and started to work his way up the field. At T2 the gap was only 1 minute and 43 seconds. Out on the run leader Axel Zeebroek tried to close the race by a fast first half but would turn out to be a bad move since Viennot didn´t let go. At the 24-kilometre mark Viennot was in the lead and Zeebroek looked tired as he fell through the field to finish in fourth place. Joe Skipper did a great run to finish second and Kirill Kotsegarov finished in third place.

In the women´s PRO race it was Katja Konschak who was first out of the water finishing the swim nearly four minutes ahead of Tamsin Lewis. Lewis then stood for an remarkeble bikeleg being almost twentysix minutes faster than Katja. When it came to the final run Tamsin Lewis never was at any danger and controlled the race finishing 19 minutes ahead of Kata Konschak. Joanna Carrit came in third for the final place at the podium.

 

Men

  1. Cyrill Viennot (FRA) 8:44:10
  2. Joe Skipper (GBR) 8:48:12
  3. Kirill Kotsegarov (EST) 8:51:01

Women

  1. Lewis, Tamsin (GBR) 9:52:12
  2. Konschak, Katja (GER) 10:11:25
  3. Carritt, Joanna (GBR) 10:21:14

The 70:3 race in Hawaii will no longer serve as an age group qualifier for the Ironman world championship held in Kona each year. It will instead serve as an qualifier for the 70:3 world championship held in Austria next year.

The 70:3 series has grown rapidly the last few years and the organisation want´s to build a complete circuit around that distance.

On july 21-23 it´s time for the 37th edition of the world´s toughest footrace the Badwater Ultramarathon.

For the first time the route does not go through death valley due to the National parkservice ban of athletic events in Death valley.

The new route is going in to Sierra Nevada and features 17 000 feet of ascent over the 135 miles (217km) of running.

 

Historical first winners in this first swimrunevent outside of Sweden were team Head Swimming with reigning world champions Björn Englund and Paul Krochak in 6:28:10.
At the startline there were onehundred teams of two including Swedens biggest rap-artist Petter. They were about to take on the challenge of running and swimming for a total of 52 km in the swiss alps. The scenic setting in the Engadin valley secured a both challenging and outstanding race. The teams had to endure high altitude, steep climbs and cold swims in a magic landscape.
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The teams originated from 17 different countries and 26 out the 100 were from Sweden.
For those who don´t know about swimrun it´s a sport similar to both aquathlon, adventure racing and multisport. You do a course with multiple stages of running and with multiple swims. You run in your wetsuit and swim in your runningshoes. Events are often held in scenic landscapes and courses are usually long. It is growing rapidly fast in Scandinavia with numerous events and with Ö till Ö (Island to Island) considered to be the world championships of swimrun. It is also considered to be one of the toughest oneday-races in the world by CNN.
Swimrunaces Björn Englund och Paul Krochak took a well deserved vicotory winning in six hours twentyeight minutes and ten seconds almost half an hour aheadEngadinSwimrun14-JakobEdholm-800_0584-LR of runners-up  Mike Thoren och Jesper Svensson in Team Enervit Sweden. Multisportchampion Carolin Holmqvist impressed by placing third with her partner Lelle Moberg.
The Engadin Swimrun included 46 km of mountainrunning and 6.5 km of swimming with a total of 17 run and swimstages around the famous ski-resort of St.Moritz.
Engadin also counted as a qualifier for the swimrun worldchampionship race Ö till Ö. The first 3 men and mixed teams and the top 2 womens team qualified to the world championship final.
Results
Top 3 results Engadin Swimrun,  July 12th, 2014
Men
1. Björn Englund (SWE) & Paul Krochak (CAN), Team Head Swimming: 06:28:10
2. Mike Thoren (SWE) & Jesper Svensson (SWE), Team Enervit Sweden: 07:00:15
3. Klas Wiréhn (SWE) & Henrik Wahlberg (SWE), Team SurfSpot: 07:24:35
Mixed
1. Carolin Holmqvist (SWE) & Lelle Moberg (SWE), Team Säkra Stockholm Öst AB: 07:07:29
2. Laetitia Pibis (FRA) & Gerald Hofstadler (AUT), Team Irgendwie & Sowieso: 07:44:39
3. Lucie Croissant (FRA)& JC Kunz (FRA), Team Adidas Triatl Aix: 08:03:22
Women
1. Hanna Slotte (SWE) & Natalia Muller (SUI), Team two single ladies: 08:34:36
Women
2. Elen Nihmark (SWE) & Jaana Nehez (SWE), Team Skånskorna: 08:56:42
Source: Josefine Ås (PR Ö till Ö) Bilder: Nadja Odenhage/Jakob Edholmdata:text/mce-internal,

 

In todays ITU World Triathlonseries race in Hamburg both Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee made the podium.

Alistair taking his first win of the season with brother Jonathan finishing third.

Luis Vincent of france grabbed second place finishing merely two seconds behind Alistair. Jonathan moves up to second place in the overall-ranking after Javier Gomez (ESP) who finished fourth today.

Results

  1. Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 51:43
  2. Luis Vincent (FRA) 51:45
  3. Jonathan Brownlee 51:48