Marino Vanhoenacker, also known as the fastest person ever to have finished an Ironman event (Ironman Austria 2011 7:45:58) won Ironman 70:3 in Luxembourg today. Marino finished the race in 3:47:47 (1411 triscorepoints) over a minute ahead of Nils Frommel of Germany. In the men´s race there were a strong startlist with many really good triathletes that could push the pace. Marinos victory came after a really strong bikeleg where he crushed all resistance and finished up to ten minutes ahead of the pro-field. Nils Frommhold who finished second was the only one even coming close to Marino on the bike today, finishing the bikeleg nearly 3 minutes behind.

Axel Zeebroek who had the fastest swim of the day made it to the podium finishing in third at 3:51:51.

In the womens race Lisa Hütthaler won in front of Susie Hignett and Alice Hector.




  1. Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 3:47:47 (1411p)
  2. Nils Frommhold (GER) 3:49:05 (1403p)
  3. Axel Zeebroek (BEL) 3:51:51 (1386p)


  1. Lisa Hütthaler (AUT) 4:17:03 (1250p)
  2. Susie Hignett (GBR) 4:18:40 (1242p)
  3. Alice Hector (GBR) 4:23:45 (1218p)

Asics put a tremendous challenge together with some of the worlds best longdistance and ultra-runners this saturday. The challenge meant a relay around western europes highest peak Mt Blanc during daylight.

Two teams, Team Ultra trail and Team Enduro, set off early this morning with only 15 hours and 41 minutes before sunset hence the name “outrun the sun”.

With only 25 minutes to go Team Ultra trail crossed the finishline in about 15 hours and 15 minutes. Team Ultra trail runners were Kota Araki (JPN), Xavier Thevenard (FRA), Jonas Buud (SWE), Thomas Lorblanchet (FRA), Emmanuel Gault (FRA).

Team Enduro with Iazaldir Feitoza (BRA), Holly Rush (GBR), Genis Zapater (ESP), Sylvaine Cussot (FRA), Gert Theunis (BEL), Lukas Naegele (GER), Megan Kimmel (USA) seems to have failed to finish in time, missing the goal with merely seconds. It seems like Team Enduro finished in 15 hours 41 minutes and 54 seconds.

Life isn´t always fair.

Triscore went two for two in their predictions of this weekends winners stating experience as the keyfactor to win titles.

Yesterdays cold and rainy weather was all gone and replaced with a blue sky and considerably warmer temperatures. Alistair Brownlee who hadn´t won this season yet was in the leadpack straight from the start and were in 5th place after the swim. On the bikeleg he didn´t push the pace like he normally does but instead controlled the situation and saved himself for a really strong run in which he got a gap on the first lap but safely secured the win on the third. Alistair won in front of Dmitry Polyanskiy (RUS) who finished nearly 30 seconds later, with Vicente Hernandez in third.

This was Alistairs third eurocrown and on Kitzbühels tough courses his experience mattered.


  1. Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 1:54:08 (1286p)
  2. Dmitry Polyanskiy (RUS) 1:54:35 (1280p)
  3. Vicente Hernandez (ESP) 1:54:399 (1280p)

Like we predicted earlier routine would win over youth in the ETU European triathlon championships. Triscore- favourite Nicola Spirig coped with the tough conditions, and course, the best to win her 4th european championshipcrown.

In the rainy and cold conditions several women stepped out of the race to seek heat in the medical tent. Only 21 women out of 38 actually finished the race which says something about how tough it was out there.

Nicola Spirig (SUI) finished in 2:10:24 in front of Sophia Saller of Germany who finished just 16 seconds away at 2:10:40.



  1. Nicola Spirig (SUI) 2:10:24
  2. Sophia Saller (GER) 2:10:40
  3. Annamaria Mazetti (ITA) 2:10:58

June 21th – Two teams, 162 km of trailrunning around western europes highest peak – Mont Blanc – climbing a total of 9450 meters through three countries before the sun goes down. They got 15 hours and 41 minutes. Will they make it?

Saturday evening after sunset we will find out!


The 2014 Huatulco ITU World Cup in Mexico had a tough startlist with many strong competitors. Even though many expected a tight race, no one expected what would happen just fifty meters away from the finishline.

Aurélien Lescure was in the lead with 50 meters to go when he collapsed in an dramatic end that would make a great Hollywood movie. Luciano Taccone took the opportunity and passed for his career first ITU World Cup win. Davide Uccelari from Italy also passed befor Lescure got to his feet and crossed the finishline just a second behind the Italian and 19 seconds behind Taccone.

Aurélien Lescure was rushed to a nearby hospital after the race and couldn´t participate in the prizeceremony afterwards.


In the womens race Ai Ueda (JPN) won her third win in Huatulco in front of Mexicos Claudia Rives and Mateja Simic of Slovenia. Both Rives and Simic was up for career best performances.




  1. Luciano Taccone (ARG) 2:01:58 (1203p)
  2. Davide Uccelari (ITA) 2:02:08 (1201p)
  3. Aurélien Lescure (FRA) 2:02:09 (1201p)


  1. Ai Ueda (JPN) 2:14:52 (1088p)
  2. Claudia Rives (MEX) 2:15:19 (1084p)
  3. Mateja Simic (SLO) 2:16:48 (1072p)


Results from the Saunders Subaru Ironman 70:3 Victoria triathlon


  1. Andrew Russel (CAN) 3:58:25 (1348p)
  2. Stephen Kilshaw (CAN) 4:01:52 (1329p)
  3. Andrew Toth (CAN) 4:12:49 (1271p)


  1. Karen Thibodeau (CAN) 4:30:36 (1188p)
  2. Mackenzie Madison (USA) 4:34:16 (1172p)
  3. Janet Nielsen (CAN) 4:53:07 (1096p)

The brits went on a sweep this weekend taking eleven out of twelve places on the podiums in Boulder Colorado and Wimbleball England.

Results Ironman 70:3 Boulder 


  1. Jodie Swallow (GBR) 4:07:37
  2. Rachel Joyce (GBR) 4:09:00
  3. Leanda Cave (GBR) 4:13:03


  1. Joe Gambles (GBR) 3:42:13
  2. Tim Don (GBR) 3:44:05
  3. Richie Cunningham (GBR) 3:46:54

Results Ironman 70:3 Wimbleball England


  1. Eimear Mullan (IRL) 4:52:16
  2. Amy Forshaw (GBR) 5:23:44
  3. Larua Bostock (GBR) 6:00:23


  1. Will Clark (GBR) 4:18:07
  2. Harry Springall (GBR) 4:23:31
  3. Richie Nicholls (GBR) 4:26:32

With three Ironman 70:3 events this weekend, Boulder, Victoria and Wimbleball, and more than 30 events this very weekend this must be considered one of the most hectic weeks of the year. In Mexico the ITU world cup will be held and let´s not forget the British triathlon federation- awarded “best event of the year” windsor triathlon.

We look forward to se the outcome of all these events.