The Art of the Taper

The Art of the Taper

Ready for action. Trackside at our Malaysian training base in Iskander Puteri. 

As athletes prepare for their key races, thoughts turn to tapering. What, when and how?

Tapers are an individual thing, however one can be guided by the general principle that triathlon of all distances is an aerobic sport. Even sprint distance racing is a minimum of one hour in duration.

If we consider an Olympic distance, also commonly known as ‘short course’ racing, we are looking at a race that takes around 2 hours for the pro’s to complete – a time duration which is far closer to the time required for elite marathon runners to finish their event. Hence, going the distance in triathlon is paramount, even in ‘sprint’ and ‘short course’ triathlon racing. To do this to the best of ones ability requires being strong the last third of the swim, the last third of the bike, and for the last third of the run. If your chosen race is Ironman, then in addition, how can you be strong for the last 3 hours of your day, where for many the metaphorical wheels fall off?

The simple fact is most triathletes taper too much. They worry about being super fresh for a race, when in fact ‘rested’ is fine.

Feeling super fresh at the race expo, the welcome banquet, and on race morning can lead one to a false sense of expectation, and reality. ‘I feel terrific, let me at it!  To only then find half way into the bike that the body says ‘I do not feel so fresh anymore!‘.

If you are an athlete who has a 7 – 14+ day taper leading into your race, this is an area you may want to examine in more detail. Rather than drastically reducing the volume from your program, we advise to reduce the intensity in the last 7 – 10 days leading into your race. Maintain some volume in your taper to keep your ‘aerobic engine’ topped up and ready for your big day.

Remember that fresh is only best if you are buying fruit.  Even meat is better slightly aged!

 

Robbie Haywood is Director of Coaching at Trisutto, with over 15 years experience. He spreads his time between his home on the Sunshine Coast, Australia and the Trisutto Headquarters in St Mortiz.

Join Robbie at one of the St Mortiz Camps in June and July and in Cyprus in May.

The Magic Comes From Within

The Magic Comes From Within

The gracious Ed Whitlock broke another World Record when 85 years old. Photo Credit: Todd Fraser/Canada Running Series

Last weeks news of the passing of Canadian running legend Ed Whitlock, prompted the following reflection – Robbie.

In 2003 at age 72 Ed Whitlock become the first person 70 years or older to run sub 3 hours at the marathon, with a 2:59:10 at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. At 73, he lowered that to 2:54, and last October, at age 85, he ran 3:56:33 at the Toronto Marathon, becoming the first in person over 85 years old to break 4:00 and taking 28 minutes off the previous 85+ record.

How was Ed able to achieve such amazing feats?  As with champions from all walks of life, The Magic Comes From Within

Whitlock did practically all of his training in 5-minute perimeter loops of the Milton Evergreeen Cemetery, a short jog from his house. When asked why he chose that venue for training runs of up to four hours, Whitlock replied, “I would prefer not to run around in small circles day after day, but overall, taking everything into account, it sort of suits me. If it’s windy, I don’t have to face the wind for too long at any one time. If something happens, I can be home immediately. There’s nothing perfect in this world.”

 
Whitlock also defied convention in his approach to non-running activities, in that he did no stretching, strength training, or cross training. When he was injured, he simply stopped running until he felt able to resume his high-volume training. He followed no special diet, other than to eat enough to keep his weight up. Whitlock mostly ran in old shoes he’d won at races or had otherwise received; he said the racing flats he wore to break 4:00 at Toronto were 15 years old.

 
Whitlock said, “I realized in my late 60s that this silly objective of being the first person over 70 to get under 3:00 in the marathon was just sitting there waiting for someone. I thought it should have been done long before, but there it was, so I thought I should make an effort at it.”  Runners World

Incredible feats are not the sole (or soul!) domain of sports. When trekking in the Himalayas, visitors are sure to experience local sherpas / porters carrying towering loads on their backs, their packs sometimes heavier than their bodies. A 150-plus pound pack on a 125-pound man, and the sherpas carry their packs up and down mountains, day after day, year after year.



How do they manage such feats of strength and endurance? Lengthy scientific experiments and study offer little light, and can only conclude:

What these sherpas are doing, from our perspective, is sort of unimaginable, even for athletes. In Western society, we no longer have a real handle on what humans can do physically because we’re so far removed from this level of daily work that we physically can’t do it anymore. They simply go. And they keep going.  npr.org

Returning to the sporting arena, two coaches of champion runners that greatly influenced training methods, are Arthur Lydiard of New Zealand and Percy Cerutty or Australia.

‘It’s just a matter of understanding what’s necessary and to discipline yourself to do it.There is no need for a separate mental training program of affirmation and visualisation if it is inbuilt into the training program. There is nothing more confidence-building than the knowing of thorough preparation.’  – Arthur Lydiard


(left to right) Peter Snell, Murray Halberg, Barry Magee and Alan McKight training on the 22-mile Waiatarua Loop in NZ.

Likewise Percy Cerutty, who’s ‘Stotan’ philosophy sits at the core of his coaching philosophy –

‘I do not seek champions. I cleave to ‘triers’ who are sincere. The ‘lessor’ trying to become ‘more’ appeals to me more than the ‘arrived’ wishing to go further. It is the ‘overcoming’, not the ‘success of’ that is important. It is not the winning, it is the journey. It is not the ‘doing’ but the ‘trying’. All the world admires a ‘trier’ – and that is something we can all exceed at – to be ‘tops’ in being a sincere and punishing ‘trier’.

 
One must have tenacity, loyalty, be able to withstand physical hardship, know oneself, remain un-influenced by trends and dogma, and have informed intelligence.

 
To live this way of life is hard. It is not for weaklings. It is the way that is travelled by all the truly great ones. It requires strenuous effort of body and mind.  Fail, is not in my dictionary. I’ve got a good dictionary and the words ‘fail’ and ‘failure’ have been ruled out for years. I don’t know what people are talking about who use that word. All I do know is temporary non-success, even if I’ve got to wait another 20 years for what I’m after, and I try to put that into people, no matter what their object in life.’ – Percy Cerutty


Percy Cerutty – Maker of Champions!

Returning to Ed Whitlock, one additional characteristic is also to be observed. Ed was renown for his modesty and simplicity.

“I never know what to say to people who say, ‘You’re an inspiration.’ What do you say to that? I’m not an inspiring person at all.”

Truly an example of The Magic Comes From Within

 
References
Athletics – How To Become a Champion; by Percy Wells Cerutty
Why Die? The extraordinary Percy Cerutty, maker of champions; by Graeme Sims

 

 

Robbie Haywood is Director of Coaching at Trisutto.com.

Inquiries about Trisutto Coaching Certification can be made to: robbie@trisutto.com

 

Taking a Chance!

Taking a Chance!

The open women away in a clean start at Mooloolaba.

This weekend was the ITU World Cup, Open and Age Group race at Mooloolaba, Australia. For anyone who raced the 70.3 Worlds at Mooloolaba, the Open and Age Group course is a shorter version, with the bike course using only the out and back on the motorway to make a 40km bike. Being a non Olympic year the ITU World Cup was a smaller less international field with some up and coming younger athletes. The Open field was hotly contested by local athletes the next morning.


Andrea tears through the field on the run on a hot morning in Mooloolaba.

In the age group race Andrea Rudin from Bern, Switzerland, won her age group, placing a very creditable 14th female overall in what was a super effort from Andrea. The last five weeks Andrea has been training in the Aussie summer heat, and very dedicated and disciplined in her training. Her race showed good swim and bike improvements, with her run still being her weapon. The big breakthrough also was ‘taking a chance’ and going hard from the gun. Well done Andrea.


The swim exit in Mooloolaba, athletes make their way around the bay to the swim start for the point-to-point swim.

Race Recap from Coach Brett Sutton:


His never-give-up attitude saw Rei run his way into 4th place in Bueno Aires.

Reinaldo Colucci backed up his win in his home race with a 4th at the 70.3 in Argentina. He was dropped on the swim, and then had a tough day on the bike. His result was saved with a strong run. He continues his preparation for IM Brazil.

Race Recap from Coach Mary Beth Ellis:


A great start to the season for Scott with a podium finish in Florida.

Coach was very pleased with Scott Wright’s kickoff to the 2017 season blowing out the cobwebs! I look forward to working together this year building towards Ironman AZ. Race report from Scott:-
It was great to get out and race today. First time I’ve put all three sports together in a race since June 2015, and first sprint in more than 2 years. Several of the fast boys in Central Florida showed up today, but they all did the Olympic. Lucky me. The result was 3rd Overall (2nd AG).


On the front foot, Lisa enjoying the bike races as she prepares for her Tri-season.

Lisa Roberts competed in a pair of cycling races, with a road race and TT. Lisa dominated winning the TT with a big margin. In the road race Lisa said “we had a few surprise Scots show up for the RR to mix it up and make it a legit 81 miles of pain. Created some and responded to all attacks, but as is a triathletes fate in bike racing…outsprinted at the line. 🙂 4th place.”

The coaches are very pleased with Lisa’s early season racing and excited to watch her kick off her triathlon racing later this spring.

Race Recap from Coach Carson Christen:


Finishing strongly to a second place podium, well done Carlos!

On Saturday, Carlos Martinez took part in a 18km Trail Run as we continue to prep for the Mexican Duathlon season! Carlos placed 2nd Overall in the 18km race which included an 8.5km uphill, turn around and go back down! During the final descent and final 1.5km flat, he was able to catch and pass 10 other athletes before the finish. He is showing great running form and tactics, but mostly having fun before the real season begins! Awesome work, Carlos!


Podium for Mark at the 3 Day Cactus Cup Stage Race.

In Scottsdale, Mark Miller is using some good fitness as he took part in the 3 Day Cactus Cup Stage Race, taking 3rd Overall. Mark was in 4th place going into the final day, but was able to leave the brakes at home during the downhill race and made up enough ground to end up in 2nd place on the day, while moving up to the podium for the weekend! Great finish, Mark!

El Gardner flew home to the US from Germany to take part in the DC Rock and Roll Half Marathon over the weekend. In cold conditions, El did very well and just barely missed 2 hours, running 2 hours, 23 seconds. His goal at the beginning was to run sub 2:15, so this was quite the beating of that! While gearing up for Mallorca 70.3, this was El’s first half-marathon and we wanted to see how the training had been paying off! This also gave us the ability to run 13.1 miles at race pace, and work on nutrition and testing out a little pesky hamstring niggle the past month or so. Things went smoothly and it shows we are in a good spot. Way to make it happen El!

Cycling season is starting in Germany, and although his goals are the MTB Bundesliga and German Championships later in the year, Maxi Spahn started his season with some road racing down by Lake Constanz. Maxi ended up 4th on Saturday, and 3rd on Sunday on some flat/power courses. A good sign that our fitness is in a great spot, we just need to find some hills to use his very light frame! Great start Maxi!

Race Recap from Coach Christian Nitschke:


Congrats Hjordis (right) on a new 10k PB.., sub 40mins is just around the corner… 😉

Three new personal bests over 10km!
Last week two of my female athletes ran 10km races as test runs to see how much the run has improved over the past weeks. Hjordis Olavsdottir ran the Powerade-Vetrarhlaupi 10k run in Reykjavik last Thursday and could improve her personal best to 41:14 on a hilly course and quite cold conditions. We are working hard on breaking the 40min mark soon. This is what she wrote to me after the run:
“As you know this course is very hilly and that’s why I´m super happy about my time of 41:08 and that´s my PB for 10km so far. A flat course would have given me sub 40 I´m sure of that! I ended being third female and in front of girls that I´d dreamed of winning in a running race..”
I am excited to see her race when the Icelandic triathlon season starts as I am sure there is so much more improvement to come this season.

Cornelia Stähli ran the Schaffhausen 10k in Switzerland this Sunday and improved her 10km personal best by over a minute to 42:32, after less than 2 months of Trisutto coaching. I am sure she will improve her half marathon pb in Berlin in the beginning of April as well.

Distel Pipe improved his 10km personal best to 40:25 two weeks ago when he ran the Payerne 10km run. He backed up his run improvement with another strong performance at the Reusslauf Bremgarten last week, where he was almost as fast under very windy conditions. He will race his first Ironman this year in Zürich and is very excited about the improvements in all three disciplines.

From a coaches perspective it is really fun to see great improvements already early in the season.

Race Recap from Coach Edith Niederfriniger:


Goal Achieved; congrats Marco!

Marco De Leo was trying to qualify for the 70.3 Worlds 2017, which will take place at Chattanooga (USA) in September. And he did it! at the 70.3 Subic Bay Philippines he placed 9th M35-39 in a total time of 5:20.12. The conditions were really tough because of high humidity, temperature and strong winds, especially for the athletes coming from European winter it was impossible to adapt in such a short time. So, very well done Marco!


Working on her speed – a lung-buster for Martina!

Martina Dogana raced a fast and furious duathlon sprint at Manerba, Garda Lake – Italy: 1:05.24 her time over the 5-20-2,5km duathlon, which was 4th place female overall. It was a very good training effort for the best Italian long distance female athlete!

Giovanni Marion competed in his home race: Roma – Ostia half marathon and took home the finisher medal in 1:41.08! Good first start in the race season for him!

Unfortunately a DNF for Mirco Pulici at Barcelona Marathon. Indigestion problems the night before the race made it impossible for him to finish. He tried, but halfway through the race he had to stop. Let’s recover and move on!

Race Recap from Coach Bella Bayliss:


The first of a double header in Asia for Kate. Photo Credit: AsiaTri.com

Kate Bevilaqua raced 70.3 Subic Bay in the Philippines. Kate’s first international race since winning Ultraman World Championships Hawaii in November 2016. This race was just what she needed to start her 2017 season. The race was not the result she was looking for but it will have helped her for her next races, race number 2 next weekend. Kate is making her trip to Asia worth while with 70.3 Taiwan on Sunday. Kate will be ready for it.


Enjoying his duathlon racing; well done John!

John Stapleton raced the National Irish Duathlon Championships which incorporated the 4th Duathlon of the Irish West winter series. John had a great race and is sitting 2nd overall in his category going into his last race in the series in 2 weeks time.

Race Recap from Coach Dirk Neumann:

On the weekend Brian McGrath completed the Frankfurt Half Marathon. I am very please with his performance and a 5 minute PB – all part of his preparation for a May marathon. Brian’s summary below:-

Hi Dirk, first of all I would like to thank you and the Trisutto team for your coaching and for your professional support. Thanks to you I was able to improve my personal best by almost 5 minutes. I have never been fitter or was able to run faster than I can now. And that after only 6 weeks of training with you as my coach. Thank you.
It was a good race, the running conditions were perfect. Sunshine and 12 °C here and there a bit of wind to cool the body. The first km’s were good. My legs felt good and strong. The first 10km went by in a flash (45:44 min) without any problems. You told me I might have a small low around km 13. Well I did. It wasn´t that small of a low. It lasted until km 15. But after taking an energy gel it got better. I was astonished how ‘easily’ I could run the remaining race. I finished in 1:38:14. I never thought I could hold that pace over such a long distance. But I guess I can!.After the race I felt good. I was tired but not ‘dead’. Today I feel good. My legs know that they ran 21 km but they don’t hurt. No pain in the knee, hip or back.

Race Recap from Coach Mat O’Halloran:


First up season podium for Jong in the Philippines. Photo Credit: Jong Co

This past Sunday, at the Altritude off-road triathlon in mountains of Bukidnon, in the Mindanao region of the Philippines. Local resident Jong Sajulga was in action for his first race in 5 months. After a very solid early block of training, which was run and off-road focused, Jong managed a respectable 3rd place overall, behind 2 very talented local athletes. Now Jong’s training takes a focus towards the Boston Marathon this coming April.


First ever Half IM distance event for Joi; more to come!

On the same day, and also in the Philippines, Jakarta-based athlete James “Joi” Iskandar was competing at the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 in Subic. One of the most popular venues for triathlon events in Asia. James actually came to Malaysia for a few days, two weeks before the race, to see coach Mat and sharpen up. He managed to dip under the 6-hour barrier, in his first ever half Ironman, by putting together a very consistent effort across all three disciplines and finishing strongly in the 2nd half of the run.

Race Recap from Coach Irene Coletto:


Mariasole and Marco celebrating post-race.

For Mariasole Ghidini it was the first experience at a Half Ironman distance, she choose a difficult one: 70.3 Subic Bay Philippines! She was able to conduct a progressive race without any hesitation and crossed the finish line in 6:33.29, which meant 5th place W 30-34! For sure the future will bring great satisfactions for her. Good job Mariasole, you’re ambitious and determined.

Race Recap from Coach Lisbeth Kristensen:

One of my athletes Victor Manrique raced the Ocean Lava triathlon in Tenerife, a half ironman distance, on the weekend. He had a great race and sent through the following report:
I am super happy with the race. My time of 4:25 was very good but what makes me the happiest is how I felt during the entire race. I was well in control, I never felt tired or out of breath and I never lost concentration. Nutrition was great too, given I always have stomach issues but this time around I manage to eat without any issues. I am super happy with the outcome. I still think I need to be able to pull out a better run on race day. But I am sure we will get there 🙂

Here are Victor’s splits:
swim (1.9km):     24min
bike (82km):     2:12:00
run (21km):      1:43:00
Overall time:     4:25:00

Congratulations to Victor on a great kick off to his 2017 triathlon season!

Race Recap from Coach Susie Langley:


Back on the Triathlon starting line in Wellington…, go Jane! Photo Credit: ATPhoto/Triathlon NZ

Wet and windy made for tough conditions this weekend in Wellington, and whilst most stayed away, nothing was going to stop Jane in her return to Tri racing. Racing the Scorching Events Standard Distance, Jane persevered finishing with a second place in her category. Onwards and upwards!


A PB for Nina at the Engadine Ski Marathon!

This weekend saw the running of the Engadine Ski Marathon, an event Nina Derron has had her eye on for a while now. The Ski Marathon had also captured the interest of Trisutto CEO, Tom Sutton. Therefore Nina’s instructions for the day were to go out and enjoy the event and of course make sure you finish in a quicker time than Tom! The Engadine turned on a super day and the event made for quite the spectacle. Nina finished in the very impressive time of 2:06 for the full marathon, fulfilling both goals in the process. 😉

Race Recap from Coach Mateo Mercur:

Blaine Egan came on board this winter and has already made major gains across the disciplines. This past weekend, Blaine got to test his new strength and speed at the Go Green St. Patrick’s Day 10K.
Blaine had a race plan and showed his flexibility and real potential as an athlete when he made the call on the course to modify the plan in order to accommodate the hilly profile of the race. He raced on feel, just like we train, and the results showed. Blaine ran a personal best by over six minutes and did so with the precision of a metronome. Awesome hit-out Blaine. Tip of the iceberg mate!

Congratulations to all our athletes competing this weekend.

Trisutto.com online triathlon coaches are available to help improve your performance here.

Welcoming Coaches Vassilis, Melanie and Carson

Welcoming Coaches Vassilis, Melanie and Carson

We are very pleased to announce the addition of three dedicated career coaches to our Coaching Team. They bring a variety of real world experience, while being skilled in Trisutto.com training methodology.

Vassilis Krommidas 

Vassilis Krommidas is a two-time Olympic athlete, Olympic coach and the former Head National Coach of Greek and Cyprus Triathlon federations. He is also a former Hawaii Age Group World Champion, holding the Kona M18-24 course record for 21 years. Since retiring as an athlete, Vassilis has dedicated himself to coaching athletes of all levels – from Olympians to beginners and with his extensive coaching résumé and experience (including 70 national titles) we are delighted to welcome a coach of Vassilis calibre to the Trisutto Team. Vassilis’ home base is in Athens, Greece.

It has been a privilege to become part of the triathlon’s leading coaching team. Learning the training principles and from standing on deck it is obvious that such knowledge targeted with an individual approach for each athlete, why Trisutto is the most successful team with the best training system! – Vassilis Krommidas

Olympic coach at the 2008 Beijing Games.

View Coach Vassilis’ full profile here.

Melanie Mitchell   

A Trisutto Champion Professional athlete for over 10 years, Mel has spent the last 7 years in the fitness industry as a personal trainer. Returning to Triathlon, Mel specialises in coaching female athletes as well as athletes new to the sport of Triathlon. Widely regarded during her career as one of the strongest swimmers in the sport, Mel also works with athletes focusing on their swim discipline. She lives in Brisbane, Australia.

Trisutto Head Coach Brett Sutton announces the addition of Mel to the Trisutto Team. 

View Coach Mel’s full profile here.

Carson Christen


Carson holds a Masters degree in Sports Physiology and brings 5 years of Professional Coaching experience with both triathletes and cyclists. He has worked extensively with Trisutto Head European Coach, Jo Spindler over the past few years and is an exciting addition to our coaching team. Carson incorporates a sports science approach to his coaching integrating with the Trisutto philosophies. He has recently relocated from Boulder, Colorado to Germany and looks forward to working with athletes from all nationalities.


Coach Carson on deck with his athletes – Welcome to Trisutto.com.

View Coach Carson’s full profile here.

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2016 Draws to a Close – End of Year Recap

2016 Draws to a Close – End of Year Recap

As the racing year draws to a close it is a good time for us to reflect on a year of exceptional growth and remarkable results by our Trisutto athletes, in both the Professional and Age Group ranks.

Our Professional Team closed out the year with 42 wins and 76 podiums highlighted with a fantastic Olympic Silver Medal for Nicola Spirig in Rio, and a dominating Ironman World Title defence (and course record) by Daniela Ryf in Hawaii.

Whilst it may be too difficult to total the actual number of podiums and PBs across the board by our Age Group athletes, Trisutto were represented by 25 athletes at the Ironman World Championships in Kona and had over 50 World Championship qualifiers for the year.

2016 saw our Online athletes increase by over 120%, now totalling 220 athletes.
Coaching staff also doubled in numbers, from 13 to 26.
Our athletes cover all corners of the globe with 36 nationalities represented at present.
We also expanded our number of Trisutto camps and locations, resulting in 300 athletes attending one of the 36 camps held throughout the world.

Congratulations to all our athletes, supporters and coaches on a very memorable year.

We all have different life circumstances, opportunities and talents, however we have continued to be inspired by each other’s hard work and commitment to improve; all of us in our own individual pursuit to become the best that we can be. In competition and in life.

We at Trisutto would like to take this opportunity to wish all our athletes, supporters and coaches a Merry Christmas and a happy and successful New Year.

 

 

2016 Professional / Elite Highlights 

January


Ironman 70.3 South Africa – Matt Trautman 1st
Ironman 70.3 Dubai – Daniela Ryf 1st
Israman 113 – Martina Dogana 2nd

February

QLD Tri Series, Caloundra – Julie Derron 4th
Bribe Island Triathlon Series – Julie Derron 1st
Bribe Island Triathlon Series – Nina Derron 2nd

March


Ironman 70.3 Taiwan – Sarah Crowley 1st
Ironman 70.3 Taiwan – Carina Brechters 2nd

April

Ironman African Championship, Nelson Mandela Bay – Matt Trautman 4th
Challenge Fuerteventura – Emma Bilham 2nd
ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup – Kim Kilgroe 2nd
Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya – Kate Bevilaqua 3rd

May


Challenge Taiwan – Shiao-Yu Li 1st
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona – Emma Bilham 1st
Ironman 70.3 Mallorca – Nicola Spirig 2nd
Ironman South American Championship, Florianopolis – Mariana Andrade 6th

June

Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire – Matt Trautman 1st
Challenge Denmark – Mirjam Weerd 1st
Ironman 70.3 Durban – Matt Trautman 1st
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland – Daniela Ryf 1st
Challenge Galway – Emma Balham 1st
Ironman 70.3 Italy – Nicola Spirig 1st
Ironman France – Emma Bilham 2nd
Ironman 70.3 Japan – Kate Bevilaqua – 2nd
Challenge Denmark – Anne Jensen 2nd
Challenge Venice – Martina Dogana 2nd
Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship, Cairns – Sarah Crowley 3rd
Ironman 70.3 Italy – Carina Brechters 3rd
Ironman 70.3 South Korea – Shiao-Yu Li 3rd
Ironman 70.3 Eagleman – Lauren Capone 3rd

July



Challenge Roth – Daniela Ryf 1st
Ironman 70.3 Norway – Nicola Spirig 1st
Ironman Switzerland – Daniela Ryf 1st
Ironman Maastricht Limburg – Mary Beth Ellis 1st
5150 Zurich – Nicola Spirig 1st
Ironman Switzerland – Emma Bilham 2nd
Ironman UK – Andrej Vistica 3rd
Challenge Poznan – Anne Jensen 3rd
5150 Zurich – Nina Derron 3rd

August


Olympic Games, Rio – Nicola Spirig Silver
Ironman Mont Tremblant – Mary Beth Ellis 1st
Ironman 70.3 Poland – Diana Riesler 1st
Ironman 70.3 Chugdu – Sarah Crowley 1st
Ironman 70.3 Bintan – Kate Bevilaqua 1st
Powerman Brazil – Mariana Andrade 1st
Embrunman – Andrej Vistica 2nd
Challenge Samorin – Mirjam Weerd 2nd
Challenge Penticton – Jordan Bryden 3rd
Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship, Philippines – Sarah Crowley 3rd

September


Ironman 70.3 World Championship, Sunshine Coast – Daniela Ryf 4th
Ironman 70.3 World Championship, Sunshine Coast – Sarah Crowley 13th
Challenge Gran Canaria – Emma Bilham 1st
Gerardmer Olympic & Long Course – Emma Bilham 1st & 2nd
Challenge Almere – Mirjam Weerd 2nd
Ironman Taiwan – Shiao-Yu Li 2nd
ITU Long Course Triathlon Series Event, Weihai – Nina Derron 3rd
ITU World Triathlon Grand Final, Cozumel (U/23) – Julie Derron 7th
Challenge Jeju – Sarah Crowley 2nd
Challenge Jeju – Mary Beth Ellis 3rd

October


Ironman World Championships, Hawaii – Daniela Ryf 1st
Ironman World Championships, Hawaii – Mary Beth Ellis 14th
Ironman World Championships, Hawaii – Sarah Crowley 15th
Ironman World Championships, Hawaii – Mauro Bäertsch 33rd
Ironman World Championships, Hawaii – Andrej Vistica 34th
Challenge Aruba – Mirjam Weerd 3rd

November


Ironman Maylasia – Diana Riesler 1st
Ironman 70.3 Rio – Reinaldo Colucci 1st
Ultraman World Championship, Hawaii – Kate Bevilaqua 1st
Challenge Shepparton – Katey Gibb 3rd
Ironman 70.3 Xiamen – Lisa Roberts 3rd

December


Ironman 70.3 Middle East Championship, Bahrain – Sarah Crowley 1st
Ironman 70.3 Middle East Championship, Bahrain – Diana Riesler 5th

Congratulations to all our athletes competing over the year.

Trisutto.com online triathlon coaches are available to help improve your performance here.
Inquiries about Trisutto coaching development can be made to: robbie@trisutto.com