Ironman 70.3 Durban Champion Matt Trautman with wife Nicole.
Ironman 70.3 Durban is Matt Trautman’s home race and so after a big win at Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire he hopped on a plane and did his South African fans proud by powering away to an emphatic victory coming off some hard work in camp at St Moritz. It’s been a very good two week period for Matty.
On Saturday the Swiss National Triathlon Championships took on a different format as a Double Sprint event. It was to be Nicola’s (Spirig) first pontoon mass swim start since shattering her hand at WTS Dubai. The hand held up well and we saw another masterclass in all round triathlon. Very pleasing effort.
At the same weekend of Swiss racing very pleased to see Mariana Solorzano put in a solid effort for 5th AgeGoup at the Olympic Distance Zug
Race Recap from Coach Lisbeth Kristensen:
Melanie race report from IM 70.3 Kronborg:
My first overall win, at Ironman 70.3 Kronborg and probably one of my best races so far (new PB). Well, my coach must have known, how to get me to beat the vikings 🙂 Huge thanks to my coach, Denmark’s Lisbeth!!! I know that her coaching philosophy and training methodologies are just right for me!!! And it’s so much fun!!!
Race Recap from Coach Jo Spindler:
Only 7 days after racing 70.3 Japan, Shiao-Yu bettered her 4th place and stepped back on the podium at 70.3 South Korea. Solid performances in all 3 disciplines earned her a fantastic 3rd place. I’m most happy with her overall consistency. Being at the top race after race, week after week is not an easy task and shows smart training and great perseverance.
Back in rainy Switzerland, Pascale Trümpy had a fantastic Top-5 result at the triathlon in Zug. She had a solid swim, but very strong run and bike. Seems, that we succeeded in sorting out the nutritional issues which plagued her in Rapperswil 2 weeks earlier. Well done!
Moritz Bachmann raced 70.3 Luxembourg, which was turned into a duathlon. He did very well and improved his bike and run times of last year – despite the first leg was a run (which is usually much harder than a swim) and the rainy conditions. Great to see him improving year after year!
Race Recap from Coach Michelle Barnes:
I had 3 athletes racing this weekend and they all did fantastic!
First John Burroughs took on the Banff Half Marathon amidst a good solid training block and walked away with an Age Group Win, 1st Local and 13th overall! Fantastic run John!
We also threw an Olympic distance race smack in the middle of a HUGE week for Alan Sweeney on his build to Ironman Switzerland. He had a solid race finishing 8th in the Male 40-49 Category with a very respectable time in all 3 disciplines.
Last but certainly not least, tough Theresa (Abbott) can add some more hardware to her collection as she came away with a 2nd in her Age at the 24 km hilly wine run trail race! We’ll done AGAIN Theresa!
Race Recap from Coach Mat O’Halloran:
Indonesian triathlete Andy Wibowo continued his strong season at the Ironman Busan 70.3 in South Korea. He put together another well rounded effort, in a choppy swim, wet/hilly/windy bike course and humid run. He crossed the line 7th overall and first age grouper. Now Andy will join coach Mat on Jeju Island for a training camp.
Race Recap from Coach Mateo Mercur:
Brazilian athlete Paula Ponte, squeezed in one last race in her home town of Rio on Saturday morning before getting on a plane for summer training in St. Moritz. Leading from the start, Paula went solo in the draft legal sprint, and held on to her lead right to the finish. Arriving in St. Moritz on Sunday night, Paula was at swim training at 6:45am on Monday morning, already at work in the long lead up to Kona.
Mariana Lara put together a great swim/bike combo in the Patriotman Aquabike and claimed third for her effort. Mariana’s been on a consistent and conservative build to rehab her knee and is looking forward to putting all three disciplines to the test at Rev3 Virginia next month as she prepares for IM Chattanooga in September.
Race Recap from Coach Perry Agass:
After a number years as an Xterra pro Daz Parker had a burning desire to transfer over to 70.3 and Ironman racing. Working with Daz now for around 3 months we have made some really good progress on all 3 disciplines under the Trisutto way of training. We decided that she should enter a race to see where abouts she is at the moment and chose Titan Brecon 70.3, known for its challenging weather and terrain.
Daz started the day off very solid with a Sub 35min swim holding a strong position and setting herself up well for the bike. Onto the bike Daz worked hard across the course picking off athletes 1 by 1 getting stronger and stronger making good use of the bike training we have been doing recently. Out of T2 Daz found herself in a great position after a really strong bike, so although it was a very testing run she held on and push hard to cross the line 1st in her AG and 2nd Female overall. She then later to found out she smashed the Queen of the Mountains record, very well done Daz loads more to come from you.
Race Recap from Coach Cali Amaral:
This week our Trisutto Brazil team had three podiums.
The first in Araras, Sao Paulo. (4 etapa da copa interior de triathlon – short triathlon – 750 /20 / 5 km). Karina Freitas got first place in her categoriy 35/39 and 5 place overall, today 20/06 she will subscribe to Ironman Brasil 2017.
The second happened in Belem, Pará. (Triathlon Paraense de Triathlon and select for Copa Brasil de triathlon -short triathlon). Here, Wendell Cruz got first place in his category (18 a 24 ) and overall was third place.
Finally, in Ibarra, Equador we had the Camtri Triathlon American Cup where Diana Castillo came in 3rd place. Great job guys.
Race Recap from Coach Edith Niederfriniger:
Another successful weekend of racing for our athletes:
Oriana Heer lined up at the Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg (which became a duathlon because of bad weather conditions) for a Top 5 in her category. W35-39 4:47.59
International Olympic distance triathlon in Bardolino (Italy) where Sara Platini was also 5th. W30.34 2:43.07
Finally, David (Galafassi) took part in the Italian National Championship Aquathlon (2,5km run – 1km swim – 2,5km run) where he was 16. M40-44 40:07
Race Recap from Coach Keegan Williams:
Michael Poole lined up for a double header this past weekend, two Olympic distances in Florida USA. He is showing some nice early season form and gained two wins with a course record on Sunday at the heartland triathlon. Results here.
Race Recap from Coach Susie Langley:
I was very pleased to see Sergio Silva bounce back so quickly – from a difficult run experience last weekend, to a Sprint PR this weekend. Sergio took part in a Sprint triathlon on Staten Island in New York taking big chunks off his Sprint distance PR and finishing 5th in his category.
It was also great to see Sergio’s girlfriend (and regular Trisutto camper!) Corinne Fitzgerald take out the overall womens win. A great start to the weekend 🙂
Both Sandra Gisin and Nina Derron also raced this weekend in Switzerland. Sandra continues to work on her run speed this time at a 5k run race in Nuolen whilst Nina raced at the fast and furious Swiss Championships race in Zug, held as a double sprint.
Race Recap from Coach Bella Bayliss:
Hard working Marc Stettler raced the Zytturm Triathlon Zug Olympic Distance. Marc’s big goal of the year is Embrunman but is using many local races near him to improve his fitness. Marc had a very strong and positive race finishing with a personal best time. Marc is looking forward to improving on last week’s race at Spiez Olympic this Saturday.
Vinny Vinnes finished Luxemburg 70.3 which was made a Duathlon because the river was too high and fast for swimming, Vinny finished very strong, but used the race more as training for this weekend’s 70.3 UK where he has his fingers crossed for a swim/bike/run rather than a run bike run.
Finally, Kate Bevilaqua finished 5th at 70.3 Korea. Kate was ready for a strong race but with wet weather brought bad luck with punctures, with 2 flats this really destroyed her race. We move on.
Race Recap from Coach Robbie Haywood:
Chiin-Hooi Tan was in action once again, at a local 8km road race, her 7th race in 11 weeks, and her 5th podium. Only 5 days after winning her age group at Challenge Denmark Half, Chiin placed second female overall, and established an unsurmountable lead in her local club championship. Now for a vacation for Chiin and family – including another race!
Gisela Reichmuth had another impressive run at the Nuolen SZ 5km in Zurich, finishing 1st female overall. Gisela who is racing more locally this season, before heading to Ironman Cozumel in December.
Frank Mathews showed grit in completing the 70.3 Durban, which due to strong winds was modified to a bike / run format. Frank has been training around a groin strain, and while he had an excellent bike, was unable to sustain that in the run. A return to modified training next for Frank.
Sarah Keller, after competing in the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon last weekend, enjoyed the Lands End 8k Double Adventure Run in San Francisco on Sunday morning. A fun event with an 8am start for the first 5k, 9:15 am start for the remaining 3k; in-between as much break as you get depending on your pace for the first leg.
That itself was challenging already, but in addition to that it was a real trail run with several stairs, sand, hills, and so on, and about 400m difference in altitude.
Result 4th in my age group, 6th female overall. In my “dreams” I was hopping to make it to the podium (with my time I would have been second last year), but knowing that I gave all that I was able at the time being, I am happy with my result :-)))
Congratulations to all our athletes competing this weekend.
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