Athletes talk long distance triathlon

by Erin Greene on 19 Sep, 2014 02:19 • Español

Ahead of the pinnacle of the ITU long distance triathlon season in Weihai, China, athletes answer questions from journalists at the World Championships.

Q. Have you ever come to Weihai to join in the Triathlon races?

A. Craig Alexander: “This is my first time to China and Weihai, it is a beautiful city, very pretty, and the course is a challenge. It will test all the athletes, and it will be a great event.

Q. We noticed that this morning the organising committee arranged for you a course familiarisation? What do you of the race course in Weihai?

A. Greg Bennett: “The course is very challenging, very tough, very exciting, very humid. Athletes will know we have done a hard race. It is very tough.”

Q. You have raced many times in China, will this be one of your best and successful competition?

A. Laura Bennett: “The environment in Weihai is essential to us in our competition and riding along the coast, I am very excited to be competing here. This is my 6th competition in China, and I had the opportunity to race in the Beijing Olympics, probably one of my best experiences. So I have fond memories of China, and I want to better my position this time.

Q. Do you have confidence for the gold medal for the Championships this year?

A. Ewa Bugdol: “I don’t think I am the race favourite, but I wish to finish in the top 3.”

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Related Event: 2014 Weihai ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships
21 Sep, 2014 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Bertrand Billard FRA 05:09:09
2. Sylvain Sudrie FRA 05:11:50
3. Cyril Viennot FRA 05:15:34
4. Graham O'grady NZL 05:17:53
5. Craig Alexander AUS 05:20:45
Results: Elite Women
1. Camilla Pedersen DEN 05:43:31
2. Kaisa Lehtonen FIN 05:47:47
3. Andrea Hansen NZL 05:54:29
4. Ewa Bugdol POL 05:58:49
5. Eva Potuckova CZE 06:00:44
Results: 18-19 Female AG
1. Emma Langley USA 07:11:43
Results: 20-24 Male AG
1. Ryan Waddington AUS 05:36:50
2. Guillaume Lecallier FRA 05:56:03
3. Takaaki Hiraoka JPN 06:21:36
4. Pengcheng Li CHN 06:30:21
5. Ryosuke Otsuka JPN 06:35:22
Results: 20-24 Female AG
1. Daniela Kaminska POL 06:58:11
2. Claire Johnstone CAN 07:32:27
DNF. Jade Winter NZL DNF
Results: 25-29 Male AG
1. Craig Davis AUS 05:42:55
2. Grant Wilesmith RSA 06:21:00
3. Tim Glinski USA 06:24:55
4. Alexandru Diaconu ROU 06:31:10
5. Stephen Morriss NZL 06:44:01
Results: 25-29 Female AG
1. Liana Costello NZL 07:05:13
2. Anna Murawska GBR 07:27:31
3. Jyotsana Gill AUS 07:29:38
4. Yasue Nakahara JPN 07:31:58
5. Ruth-Anne Vanderwater CAN 07:36:50
Results: 30-34 Male AG
1. Shane Gibbs AUS 05:52:01
2. Peter Mauro AUS 06:05:44
3. Jamie Sutherland NZL 06:26:56
4. Hayden Corkin NZL 06:33:45
5. Hayato Mukai JPN 06:45:14
Results: 30-34 Female AG
1. Tamasin Reno CAN 06:31:09
2. Pamela Meyer NZL 06:39:03
3. Nicole Robertson AUS 06:41:20
4. Kelly Stokes GBR 07:09:58
5. Emma Parsons NZL 07:30:53
Results: 35-39 Male AG
1. Stephane Vander Bruggen BEL 05:51:18
2. Laurent Martinou FRA 05:55:10
3. Mark Huber AUS 06:02:36
4. Grant Bowdery GBR 06:21:14
5. Sam Labone NZL 06:23:46
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