Eneko Llanos Burguera is a Spanish triathlete. Llanos competed at the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics and he took twenty-third place with a total time of 1,50,48.35. Four years later, at the 2004 Summer Olympics, Llanos competed again and his time on the more difficult Athens course was 1,54,52.37. He has has been a top-10 finisher at Hawaii Ironman on three occasions, in 2008 Eneko became a recognized competitor for the Ironman Hawaii crown. He was mentioned on many occasions as one of the pre-favourites, with Mccormack, Craig Alexander, again it was a 2nd place, and again it was to a time difference of 3 minutes and 5 seconds. He was champion of the first Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
ITU World Triathlon Series
The ITU World Triathlon Series is the International Triathlon Unions annual series of triathlon events used to crown an annual world champion. There are eight rounds of competitions culminating in a Grand Final race, athletes compete head-to-head for points in these races that will determine the overall ITU world champion. In 2013, the series offered a total of $2.25 million in money to elite athletes. The elite championship races are held over the distance of 1500 m mass-start open-water swim,40 km draft-legal cycle and 10 km run. Beginning with the 2009 racing season the ITU Triathlon World Championship was changed to a series of events culminating with a final race. From 2009 to 2011 the events were known as the World Championship Series before being relabeled World Triathlon Series in 2012
International Triathlon Union
The International Triathlon Union is the international governing body for the multi-sport disciplines of triathlon, duathlon and other nonstandard variations. ITU, which is headquartered in Lausanne, sanctions the ITU World Triathlon Series, the ITU was formed in 1989, and organizes official world championship series races for the sport of triathlon. It was formed in part to give the sport of triathlon an official organizing body. The primary ITU race series is the short-course or standard distance World Triathlon Series, the distances for the ITU world cup races are 1500 m swim,40 km bike, and 10 km run. They were chosen from existing swim and run distances already in the Olympic games and this distance of triathlon has become one of the primary standards in the world of triathlon. More recently, the ITU created a distance race circuit with official world championships. Long Distance Triathlon races are similar in length to Ironman Triathlon races owned and organized by the World Triathlon Corporation.
The ITU sanctions and organizes official Aquathlon and Winter triathlon championships, the ITU is structured into 5 continental regions, through which the national federations is affiliated to the ITU. Each of the continental regions offers a Continental Championship and Continental Cup Series
Jacquilyn Louise Jackie Fairweather was an Australian world champion triathlete, long-distance runner and Australian Institute of Sport high performance administrator. Jacquilyn Louise Gallagher was born on 10 November 1967 in Perth and her parents were Delys and Martin and she had two younger brothers Matthew and Joshua. In 1979, whilst living in Sydney she became involved in little athletics and she moved to Brisbane in the mid 1980s and in 1989, she completed a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland. In 1991, she completed a Master of Science at the Eastern Illinois University, in 2001, she moved to Canberra take up the position of Head Coach of the newly established Australian Institute of Sport triathlon program. In 2004, she married Simon Fairweather, Australian archery gold medalist from the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Fairweather began competing in triathlons in 1992 and won the elite Australian National Series in her first season. She spent eight years as a professional triathlete, in 1996 she became the world triathlon champion, setting a championship record time of 1 hour 50 minutes 52 seconds in Cleveland, United States.
She won the World Duathlon Championships in 1996 to become the person ever to win both world titles in the same year. Fairweather won the Duathlon World Championships again in 1999, but missed repeating the double when she placed 2nd to Loretta Harrop in the Triathlon World Championship, Gallagher collected further World Championship silver medals in 1995 and 1997. She won the medal in the marathon in the 2002 Commonwealth Games. In 2005, she won the Gold Coast Marathon, IAAF Personal Bests In 2001, Fairweather was appointed to the position of Head Coach of the newly established Australian Institute of Sport triathlon program. From 2005 to her death on 2014, she held senior sport administration positions with the Australian Sports Commission /Australian Institute of Sport and these positions primarily assisted the high performance programs of national sports organisations. On 4 November 2014, it was announced that Fairweather had committed suicide at the age of 46 on 1 November 2014 and her death led to many former athletes recognizing her achievements.
Her Australian triathlon rival in the 1990s, Emma Carney said Jackie was a perfectionist and it wasnt just the races she won, or the sports she excelled in - Jackie was a pioneer in Australian triathlon coaching and administration. Emma Snowsill,2008 Beijing Olympics Womens Triathlon gold medalist commented that You shared and cared in your knowledge and passion for our sport more than anyone Jackie Fairweather. Not only a hero for your athletic abilities but your generosity to many up and coming athletes to pave a way for themselves. Snowsill was a member of Fairweathers Australian Institute of Sport triathlon squad and her Memorial Service was held at the AIS Arena with more than 600 people attending. The location was apt as it was where Jackie worked for 13 years and met her husband Simon. org Athletics Australia Results Vale Jackie Fairweather NSW Athletics
Natascha Badmann is a professional triathlete from Switzerland and was the first European woman to win the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. She won the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 1998,2000,2001,2002,2004, natascha works in Switzerland as a social worker, and speaks German, English and Italian. She currently lives in Winznau, Switzerland with her husband Toni and her daughter Anastasia was born days before she turned 18. Nicknamed the Swiss Miss, Badmann won her first Ironman World Championship at the age of 29 and her husband and nutritionist is Toni Hasler. At the 2007 Hawaii Ironman, Badmann hit a cone on the leg and injured her shoulder. While she wanted to continue the race, Hasler convinced her to out to prevent further injury. At the same race in 2006, stomach problems caused her to drop out again. Early into the run, Badmann stopped and threw up, struggling to continue, she began to walk. In a dramatic moment with tremendous support from cheering fans, Badmann and she finished 10th with a personal-worst marathon time of 3,27,54.
Badmann is known for her ability on the bike leg of the triathlon. Profile Official website Triresults - Ironman Hawaii World Champions
Simon St. Quentin Whitfield is a retired Olympic triathlon champion from Canada. Whitfield won 10 consecutive Canadian Triathlon Championships titles and carried the Canadian national flag during the ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. As a young boy, Whitfield played soccer, until he began with triathlon at age 11, by age 15, he was pursuing triathlon on a serious competitive basis. At present, Whitfield lives in Victoria, British Columbia and maintains his residence at Salt Spring Island. Whitfield won a medal in the triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He got up off the ground after he and 14 other riders crashed in the race portion of the event. In the foot race, he cut down the one at a time put on a finishing kick to take the victory. His final time was 1,48,24.02, in the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England he claimed gold again. He ended up in 11th place at the 2004 Summer Olympics with a time of 1,53,15.81, Whitfield was named to the 2008 Summer Olympics team and won a silver medal while competing at his third consecutive games.
With a time of 1,48,58, he finished 5 seconds behind the German gold medalist, exhausted by his effort to get back into the lead, was passed by the eventual winner Jan Frodeno of Germany at the end of the race. Whitfield competed at the 2012 London Olympics in Triathlon, although disappointed, Whitfield remained composed and tactful, apologizing to a fellow athlete who was involved in the crash. Throughout the Olympics Whitfield continued to defend fellow triathlete and Olympic competitor Paula Findlay from the media when she came last in the triathlon in the London games
Chris McCormack (triathlete)
Chris McCormack, known as Macca, is an Australian triathlete. McCormack is a winner of the Ironman World Championship, winning the titles in 2007 and 2010. He is the winner of the 1997 International Triathlon Union World Cup Series, the 1997 Triathlon World Championships, McCormacks early athletic career began in primary school where he participated in many team sports. He joined the soccer and rugby teams. McCormack finished 5th in 1989 and 7th in 1990 at the Australian Schools cross country titles but was pushed by his parents to focus on education over sport. After graduating in the top 10% of the State, McCormack decided to further his studies completing a Bachelor of Economics degree at the University of New South Wales, McCormack raced his first triathlon while attending university. His success was sound and after winning two Australian Junior Triathlon titles and he raced his first Junior Triathlon World Championships in Manchester England, in August 1993 finishing in 4th place. His premature celebrations down the finishing chute cost him the medal in the race.
McCormack graduated University in October 1995, and in 1996 flew to Europe to race triathlons internationally, McCormack finished his first year as a professional ranked number 9 in the World by the ITU. In 1997, he recorded six top 10 finishes in World Cup racing as well as some dominating performances on the tough French Grand Prix racing circuit. McCormack became the first man in history to win the ITU World Championships, The ITU World Cup series. McCormack would be ranked ITU World number 1 for more than 26 months in total, McCormack was left off the Australia Olympic Team for the 2000 Sydney Olympics despite being the highest Australian on the world rankings. He left Australia for the USA, moving away from the ITU World Cup racing, McCormack would remain undefeated in the USA for 3 years and 33 consecutive triathlon races. He was picked for the Australian Team to represent at the Commonwealth Games in England in 2002 and he became the first triathlete in a decade to capture the US Triple Crown.
In 2002, Macca shifted his focus to Ironman racing and he won Ironman Australia on debut in 2002 and defended that title in 2003, winning again in 2004,2005 and 2006. Maccas first race at the distance in Europe in 2003 eventuated in one of the sports greatest races in Roth, Macca won the event eventually in 2004, followed by 2005,2006, and 2007. He went under 8 hours in 2004,2005,2007, at the 2002 Ironman World Championships at Hawaii McCormack failed to finish the race on his first attempt. He finished in 2003 in 9,32,11, placing 59th, in 2004, he again failed to finish and abandoned into a race vehicle driven by six-time World Champion Mark Allen, who counseled Macca to race fewer iron-distance races during the year
Simon Christopher Lessing, MBE, is a British triathlete who won five International Triathlon Union world titles. He won races at 70.3, ITU long distance and Ironman-distance events and he set an Olympic-distance world record in 1996, and is noted for his 2004 Ironman Lake Placid win, where he set a course record of 8,23,12. In 2008 he retired professional racing. Simon resides in Boulder, United States, where he operates Boulder Coaching with Darren de Reuck, born in Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa, Lessing completed school at Kloof High School in Durban. Table Mountain was the backdrop to his formative years and his father and mother supported him. By the end of his year at school, he had won honours in swimming, sailing. When Lessing was 9, his family moved to Durban, a city set on the East Coast. Growing up, surfing and rugby were two of the sports in Durban, but Lessing resisted the pressure to make the change to these activities. He trained an average of 3 hours a day in his areas of interest, swimming, cross-country and he developed an interest in hiking and hiked in the Drakensberg Mountain range.
His swim coach, David McCarney, encouraged Lessing to try a family oriented race he organised at Kloof High School, in 1988, Lessing was the South African triathlon champion. He was selected to represent South Africa in a biathlon but suffered a leg in an accident during a local triathlon. Lessing moved to Britain at age 18 and continued his sporting career in Europe. He was entitled to dual citizenship because his mother was born in England, during the 1990s he and rival Spencer Smith, were among some of the most successful athletes in Olympic distance triathlon. Lessing won the ITU Olympic Distance Triathlon World Championship in 1992,1995,1996, in 1996, Lessing broke the Olympic distance triathlon world record with a time of 1 hour,39 minutes,50 seconds in 1996 at the ITU Triathlon World Championships in Cleveland. Lessing competed in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon held annually in San Francisco Bay and he has won the mens elite division there three times,1996,2003 and 2004. Lessing competed at the first Olympic games triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics and he took ninth place with a total time of 1,49,24.32.
Simon was Inducted into the International Triathlon Union Hall of Fame in 2014, lessings first attempt at long course triathlon took place in 1993 on the Nice triathlon course, in the Côte dAzur. In the race he stayed with 9-time defending champion Mark Allen until within 5 kilometres of the finish and he went on to win the Nice race in 1995
Hamish Clive Carter, ONZM is a New Zealand triathlete. He won the medal in triathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Carter competed on the International Triathlon Union World Cup circuit as a professional for many years, during his career he won twelve ITU world cup races. Carter attended Auckland Grammar School where he was a successful rower and he switched to triathlon when he realised he was not large enough to row at a senior level. Carters time was 1,51,07.73, less than eight seconds faster than Dochertys, on 3 September 2006 in Lausanne, Carter won silver at the World Championships after finishing 17 seconds behind Tim Don. In October 2006, Hamish Carter won the Xterra World Championship in Maui, on 6 March 2007 he announced his retirement
Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, the Great Australian Bight and Southern Ocean to the south, the state has about 2.6 million inhabitants, around 11% of the national total. 92% of the lives in the south-west corner of the state. The first European visitor to Western Australia was the Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog, the first European settlement of Western Australia occurred following the landing by Major Edmund Lockyer on 26 December 1826 of an expedition on behalf of the New South Wales colonial government. This was followed by the establishment of the Swan River Colony in 1829, including the site of the present-day capital, york was the first inland settlement in Western Australia. Situated 97 kilometres east of Perth, it was settled on 16 September 1831, Western Australia achieved responsible government in 1890, and federated with the other British colonies in Australia in 1901. Today its economy relies on mining and tourism.
The state produces 46% of Australias exports, Western Australia is the second-largest iron ore producer in the world. The International Hydrographic Organization designates the body of water south of the continent as part of the Indian Ocean, the total length of the states eastern border is 1,862 km. There are 20,781 km of coastline, including 7,892 km of island coastline, the total land area occupied by the state is 2.5 million km2. Most of the state is a low plateau with an elevation of about 400 metres, very low relief. This descends relatively sharply to the plains, in some cases forming a sharp escarpment. The extreme age of the landscape has meant that the soils are remarkably infertile, even soils derived from granitic bedrock contain an order of magnitude less available phosphorus and only half as much nitrogen as soils in comparable climates in other continents. Soils derived from extensive sandplains or ironstone are even less fertile, nearly devoid of soluble phosphate and deficient in zinc, molybdenum, the infertility of most of the soils has required heavy application by farmers of chemical fertilisers, particularly superphosphate and herbicides.
These have resulted in damage to invertebrate and bacterial populations, the grazing and use of hoofed mammals and, heavy machinery through the years have resulted in compaction of soils and great damage to the fragile soils. Large-scale land clearing for agriculture has damaged habitats for native flora, large areas of the states wheatbelt region have problems with dryland salinity and the loss of fresh water. The southwest coastal area has a Mediterranean climate and it was originally heavily forested, including large stands of karri, one of the tallest trees in the world. This agricultural region is one of the nine most bio-diverse terrestrial habitats, thanks to the offshore Leeuwin Current, the area is one of the top six regions for marine biodiversity and contains the most southerly coral reefs in the world