Triathlon

Triathlon Beijing Olympics

The triathlon consists of a swim for 1,500 metres, cycling for 40 kilometres, and a run for 10 kilometres. It is held on a single day of competition.

Venue: Ming Tomb Reservoir

Jan Frodeno sprints final strectch to win gold in men’s triathlon

Jan Frodeno from Germany has won the gold medal in the men’s triathlon at the Beijing Olympics, with a time of 1:48:53.
It was a close finish between Jan Frodeno and Canadian Simon Whitfield who won the silver medal. Frodeno must have saved a bit of energy to enable him to break away at [...]

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The Telegraph has reported that a virus has been going around the Olympic village affecting some athletes, including Britain’s Hollie Avil who competed in the women’s triathlon yesterday.
“When I was on the bike I was sick and every time I took on fluids I was sick again,” she said. “It’s not great when you’ve got [...]

Australia will get a good boost in its medal rankings after they have won gold and bronze in the women’s triathlon.
Emma Snowsill won the race with a time of one hour, 58 minutes and 27.66 seconds.
The silver medal went to Portugal’s Vanessa Fernandes who finished in a time of one hour, 59 minutes [...]

Sarah Haskins has fulfilled her Olympic dream by qualifying for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She earned her spot by finishing sixth in the Hy-Vee Triathlon. She finished second at the world championships just two weeks ago.
Three-time world champion Emma Snowsill from Australia won the race and Laura Bennett was the top American finishing [...]

Matt Reed and Julie Swail Ertel earned their spots on the U.S. Olympic men’s and women’s triathlon teams.
Ertel had previously won a silver medal in water polo eight years ago. Reed is formerly from New Zealand but will compete for the United States.
Reed joins Laura Bennett and Jarrod Shoemaker on the Olympic team.

Shane Reed won the ITU Oceania Championships in Wellington, New Zealand on Sunday securing his spot on the New Zealand Olympic team in the process.
New Zealand’s Bevan Docherty and Australia’s James Seear finished second and third.
In the women’s event Emma Moffat from Australia came first, Annabel Luxford also from Australia came second and [...]

New Zealand’s top athlete Bevan Docherty is starting a demanding training schedule to prepare for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Docherty is ranked 4th in the world and spends half of his time in Colorado training for the Olympics.
Read more: New Zealand’s top triathlete prepares for Beijing Olympics