Athletes from Great Britain travel far and wide this weekend to compete across ITU, ETU, OTU and IRONMAN races.
Jump to: 2020 Devonport ITU World Paratriathlon Series| 2020 Devonport OTU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Cup and Oceania Championships | 2020 Snowy Mountains OTU Cross Triathlon Oceania Championships | 2020 Cheile Gradistei ETU Winter Triathlon European Championships | IRONMAN 70.3 Bariloche
The Devonport Triathlon is one of Australia’s oldest events in the sport, going back to 1985. With 2020 bringing the event into its 35th year, athletes will be looking to mark the historic weekend with medal winning performances.
Michael Taylor opens his account for the year, travelling to Tasmania, Australia to take on the likes of Mikhail Kolmakov (RUS) and Sebastian Engwald Jensen (DEN) in the PTS4 category. These three athletes all shared a podium after Taylor secured silver at the Alanya ITU Paratriathlon World Cup last October.
Cameron Main is Great Britain’s sole representative at the Devonport OTU. Main’s standout performance last year saw him take third place at the GBR Sprint Triathlon National Championships in Leicestershire last year where he finished just four seconds ahead of Oliver Turner to reach the podium.
The Snowy Mountains OTU Cross Triathlon Oceania Championships will see Jacqueline Slack compete for Great Britain. Also situated in Australia, these Championships test triathletes’ off-road abilities as they begin at an altitude of 1,100m, with Australia’s highest peak, Mt. Kosciusko as a backdrop.
Slack’s last off-road triathlon event was at the Pontevedra ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships where she took home a silver medal, sharing the podium with third place, Nicole Walters (GBR).
The Cheile Gradistei ETU Winter Triathlon European Championships in Romania will be attended by a number of athletes from Great Britain. Angus Young and Alex Rhodes both don the GBR trisuit in the elite men category.
Young left the event last year victorious in the M20-24 age group category, after storming to the finish line a full six minutes ahead of Zsolt Keresztes (ROU) in second place. Rhodes, on the other hand, raced in the elite race and finished in 18th.
Many age groups athletes will travel to Romania this weekend, they include Christopher Gouldsmith (M30-34), Simon Hedley (M35-39), Joanne Pitten (F40-44), Simon Ward (M45-49), Keith Jenns (M50-54), Frances Hooper (F60-64) and Nicholas Farnell (M60-64).
One age group athlete is also set to compete in this Argentinian 70.3-mile race. Oscar Rincon will travel to Bariloche Patagonia to race in the M40-44 category. Beginning with a swim in Lake Moreno, athletes will then cycle along the Nahuel Huapi Lake before the final transition makes way for a two and a half lap run.