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TRIATHLON Preview: Zaferes looking to start new medal streak in Edmonton Sprint

It took a major crash during the bike phase to keep American Katie Zaferes off the podium at the last ITU World Series race...

TRIATHLON: Stanford returns to the top of the podium; Birtwhistle wins again in Hamburg...

Britain’s Non Stanford, now 30, was the 2013 World Champion, but hadn’t won a World Triathlon Series medal early last season. Was she still...

TRIATHLON Preview: Will Katie Zaferes sprint away from the women’s field in Hamburg?

American Katie Zaferes has been just about unstoppable this season, winning four of the five races so far and taking both sprints, in Hamburg...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Diack indictment shows corruption on a grand scale; USA Synchro...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● The German ARD network managed to obtain a copy of the indictment brought by the French authorities against former IAAF President Lamine Diack, his son Papa Massata Diack and four others associated with them, including the IAAF’s own anti-doping chief, […]
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TRIATHLON: Zaferes untouchable on the run and wins fourth race this season in Montreal...

Anyone leading a major women’s triathlon after the bike phase knows this: Katie Zaferes is coming. An All-Big East steeplechaser at Syracuse, Zaferes showed once...

TRIATHLON Preview: Luis and Zaferes lead the 2019 World Series heading into Montreal’s Sprint

The second sprint race of the 2019 ITU World Series season comes this weekend in Montreal (CAN), with Vincent Luis (FRA) and Katie Zaferes...

TRIATHLON: Taylor-Brown beats Zaferes in Leeds; Birtwhistle wins first gold over McElroy’s historic silver...

American Katie Zaferes’s perfect season ended on the streets of Leeds (GBR) on Sunday, but she was far from disappointed with her fourth medal...

TRIATHLON Preview: Alistair Brownlee returns as Zaferes tries to stay perfect in Leeds

The fourth stage of the 2019 ITU World Series is in Leeds (GBR) on Sunday, with the return of a double Olympic champion on...

TRIATHLON: Zaferes leads historic U.S. World Series sweep, this time in Yokohama!

“Every time I think this has got to end sometime, but I go for it each time. I am using a more risky mindset...

TRIATHLON Preview: Can Zaferes win her third in a row in Yokohama World Series?

The third of eight rounds in the 2019 ITU World Series comes this weekend in Yokohama (JPN) for an Olympic-distance triathlon: 1.5 km swim,...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: South Africa confirms it will appeal Court of Arbitration holding...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Despite its agreement in June with the IAAF that it would abide by the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in its filing against the federation’s Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification, Athletics South Africa confirmed that it would […]
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HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: Tough times for Jamaican track … off the field?

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Uneasy signs for the sport in Jamaica, where this weekend’s Jamaica International Invitational – an IAAF World Challenge meet – was canceled for lack of funding. Jamaica Athletics president Dr. Warren Blake said in a statement, “We have managed to run […]
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TRIATHLON: Shocking win for Coninx and dominant run for Zaferes in World Triathlon Bermuda

Back when American star Katie Zaferes was still Katie Hursey, she was running for Syracuse as an All-Big East steeplechaser. So when her triathlons...

TRIATHLON Preview: Mola and Zaferes headline second ITU World Series in Bermuda

The ITU World Series heads for idyllic Bermuda for the second leg of the 2019 circuit, with an Olympic-distance course ready in and around...

TRIATHLON: Zaferes and Spivey go 1-2 for U.S. in World Series opener in Abu...

A powerful U.S. team went 1-2-4 on the women’s Sprint course in Abu Dhabi (UAE), with Katie Zaferes scoring her second career World Triathlon...

TRIATHLON Preview: ITU World Series starts in Abu Dhabi

The first of the nine legs of the 2019 ITU World Series starts on Friday in Abu Dhabi (UAE) with Sprint races for both...

TRIATHLON: Tomlin wins women’s and CAMTRI Relay title in Sarasota

Although Hurricane Michael did not threaten the Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon Festival in Florida, algae levels in the water eliminated the swimming phase and changed the event to a duathlon with a 2.5 km run, 18.3 km bike ride and 5.0 km run. No matter for 29-year-old Renee Tomlin, who missed much of this year with injury, […]
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TRIATHLON Preview: CAMTRI Mixed Relay title up for grabs in Sarasota

A total of 20 teams, including seven from the United States, are expected to start in the CAMTRI Pan American Mixed Relay Championships at Sarasota’s Nathan Benderson Park on Sunday. Forecasters do not see any interference from Hurricane Michael on the event, so it’s expected to go on as scheduled. The Mixed Relay includes a […]
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TRIATHLON: Mola & Holland win World Series titles; Zaferes second

The Grand Final of the 2018 ITU World Series was expected to be a coronation for Spain’s Mario Mola and a fight to the finish between Katie Zaferes of the U.S. and Vicky Holland (GBR) for the women’s seasonal title. And that’s exactly how it played out. Zaferes and Holland had their eyes on each […]
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TRIATHLON Preview: Mola & Zaferes looking for World Series titles in Gold Coast

The International Triathlon Union picked a perfectly-named venue for the World Series Final of the 2018 season as someone is going to win the series at Gold Coast, Australia. So here are the contenders and points standings: ∙ Men: 1. 4,925 Mario Mola (ESP) 2. 4,101 Jacob Birtwhistle (AUS) 3. 3,810 Vincent Luis (FRA) 4. […]
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