ITU TRIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2011
The ITU Triathlon World Championship 2011 in Edmonton on July 10th features Paula Findlay. Findlay has been on an amazing streak and will be one of the favorites going into the race.
However there are many great triathletes in the 2011 World Cup and Paula will be facing her biggest challenge to date.
It seems like Paula Findlay is virtually untouchable this year as she was won an amazing 5 out of her last 6 Dextro Energy Triathlon Series races.
It all began in Monterrey in 2010 with her most recent win being in Kitzbuhel.
Paula’s main advantage is her ability to simply outrun the competition in the late stages of the race. It’s a testament to her over-all fitness, endurance and mental toughness.
It would be nice to see Findlay successful once again as she races in front of a home crowd. It will most likely be the most pressure she has been under in her career.
She will certainly be challenged by some of the best triathletes on the planet.
Kiyomi might be a major threat as she is also having an excellent season. She was third in the Ishigaki World Cup in May and then went on to win two races in Asia.
Triathlon at any level is all about form. It can be the ITU or it can be the Ironman, but it all comes down to who is in the best form on the day. Form is especially important in races like the ITU Triathlon World Championship 2011.
Paula Findlay CAN Helle Frederiksen DEN Kiyomi Niwata JPN Kathy Tremblay CAN Zurine Rodriguez ESP Ashleigh Gentle AUS Hideko Kikuchi JPN Katrien Verstuyft BEL Keiko Tanaka JPN Anastasiya Polyanskaya RUS Claudia Rivas MEX Machiko Nakanishi JPN Elizabeth Bravo ECU Charlotte McShane AUS Alice Betto ITA Margit Vanek HUN Hollie Avil GBR Mateja Simic SLO Amanda Felder USA Anahi León MEX Carla Moreno BRA Pamela Nascimento Oliveira BRA Romina Palacios Balena ARG Flavia Fernandes BRA Flora Duffy BER Melody Ramirez MEX Chantell Widney CAN Yuko Takahashi JPN Jennifer Spieldenner USA Lauren Goldstein- Kral USA Abbie Thorrington GBR Michelle Flipo MEX Ellie Salthouse AUS Manon Letourneau CAN Eri Kawashima JPN Andrea Barraza MEX Melissa Rios PUR Lydia Waldmüller AUT Kelly Whitley USA Yanitza Perez CUB Charlotte Morel FRA Cecilia Perez MEX Szandra Szalay HUN Daria Pletikapa CRO Militza Ríos PUR Fanny Beisaron ISR Yun-Jung Jang KOR Lisa Perterer AUT Hee Ju Kim KOR
On the men’s side it seems unlikely that Simon Whitfield will be on top of the podium in this years World Cup event in Edmonton. It would sure be great to see and who can ever forget Simon winning the first ever Olympic Triathlon in Sydney?
However Whitfield is not in top form for this race and with the caliber of field competing in the ITU Triathlon World Championship 2011 reaching the podium will be a tough task.
It will take some doing to beat Hunter Kemper from the U.S. and a strong challenge is most likely going to come from New Zealander Bevan Docherty as well.
Bevan Docherty NZL Hunter Kemper USA Crisanto Grajales MEX Marek Jaskolka POL Kyle Jones CAN Gavin Noble IRL James Seear AUS Diogo Sclebin BRA Simon Whitfield CAN Ramon Ejeda Medina ESP Brent McMahon CAN Jose Miguel Perez ESP Arturo Garza MEX Ben Collins USA Cameron Good AUS Premysl Svarc CZE Aaron Royle AUS Carlos Javier Quinchara Forero COL Drew Box AUS Fabio Carvalho BRA Jens Toft DEN Christopher Felgate ZIM Francisco Serrano MEX Juraci Moreira BRA Andrew Russell CAN Peter Croes BEL Csaba Rendes HUN Attila Fecskovics HUN Marc-Yvan De Kaenel SUI Felipe Van de Wyngard CHI Bryan Keane IRL Aurélien Lescure FRA Todd Leckie GBR Leonardo Saucedo MEX Yohann Vincent FRA Peter Kerr AUS Gabor Faldum HUN Barrett Brandon USA Ognjen Stojanovic SRB Pierre Le Corre FRA Jason Wilson BAR Kohei Shimomura JPN Gonzalo Raul Tellechea ARG Aaron Harris GBR Joe Maloy USA Harunobu Sato JPN Mauro Cavanha Conceicao BRA igor Polyanskiy RUS Hiroki Sugimoto JPN Steven Sexton USA Andrew Yorke CAN Brice Daubord FRA Akos Vanek HUN Ji Hwan Kim KOR Balazs Pocsai HUN Luciano Farias ARG Eder Mejia MEX Michel Gonzalez CUB Aleksandr Latin EST Tamas Toth HUN Hervé Banti MON Irving Perez MEX Ron Darmon ISR Andre Paul Baillargeon Smith CAN Felipe Barraza CHI Min Ho Heo KOR Wikus Weber RSA Franz Hofer AUT Marcus Vinicius Fernandes BRA Richard Varga SVK Dylan McNeice NZL Patrice Hamelin CAN Ju Seok Kim KOR Matthew Sharp GBR Javier Cuevas DOM
It will be interesting to see how the ITU Triathlon World Championship 2011 will unfold.
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