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.

itu triathlon world championships 2011

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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