jueves, junio 10, 2010
tri all for the money !
han terminado la prueba ivàn raña, pèrez y godoy en chicos y marina Damlaimcourt en chicas,en el triatlòn con mejores premios del mundo, el Hy-vee ,medio millòn de dòlares para los chicos y otro tanto para las chicas . Ganaron tim don en chicos y snowhill en chicas .Los chicos españoles entraron en èste orden, 15 perez,17 raña y 39 godoy
Over 100 of the world’s fastest triathletes will converge on Des Moines, Iowa this Sunday in hopes of grabbing their share of the largest triathlon prize purse in the world. With a total of $1 million up for grabs, and $200,000 going to both the male and female winners, the fourth annual Hy-Vee ITU Triathlon Elite Cup is sure to be one of the most exciting events of the season. The stacked start list includes three Olympic gold medallists, four former world champions and the current number one ranked male and female triathletes in the world.
Headlining the men’s field is returning champion Simon Whitfield of Canada, who won a thrilling, five-man sprint finish at last year’s event. If the 2000 Olympic gold medallist wants to repeat in Des Moines, he’ll have to top 2008 Olympic champion Jan Frodeno of Germany, who is only five weeks removed from winning the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Seoul.
While both Whitfield and Frodeno have been solid so far this season, no man has been more consistent than Russian youngster Alexander Brukhankov, who currently sits atop the world rankings. The 23-year old will be joined by teammate Dmitry Polyansky, who is currently ranked second in the world. The Russian duo is renowned for their swimming ability and will no doubt look to push the pace early in the race.
The American men’s team will be led by Matt Chrabot and Jarrod Shoemaker, currently ranked ninth and tenth, respectively. They’ll be joined by three-time Olympian Hunter Kemper, 2008 Olympian Matt Reed and Des Moines native TJ Tollakson.
Others to keep an eye on in the men’s race include Australians Brad Kahlefeldt and Courtney Atkinson, and New Zealanders Kris Gemmell and Bevan Docherty. Veteran Australian Greg Bennett will be competing under an ITU flag after being granted a release from Triathlon Australia to compete for the United States in the build up to the 2012 Olympic Games. Bennett is a dual citizen Australia and the U.S.
In the women’s race, all eyes will be on returning champion Emma Moffatt, who blew away the field at last year’s event. Moffatt is coming off of a remarkable 2009 season, in which she won four Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series events. Perhaps he biggest competition will come from teammate and 2008 Olympic gold medallist Emma Snowsill, who finished as the runner-up in Des Moines last season.
Moffatt and Snowsill will have to contend with newcomer Barbara Riveros Diaz who has been brilliant so far in the 2010 season. The 22-year-old Chilean currently leads the world rankings after winning the Series opener and Sydney and finishing second in Seoul. Riveros Diaz finished 11th in Des Moines in 2009.
The American women’s team will be led by veteran Laura Bennett, who won the inaugural Hy-Vee event in 2007, and Sarah Haskins, who is currently ranked fourth in the world.
Other’s to watch in the women’s race include Kiwi Andrea Hewitt, Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf and Great Britain’s Helen Jenkins.
Hy-VeeTriathlon.com will carry a live video stream of all the weekend’s events. Be sure to tune in at 12:30pm local time for the women’s race and 3:30pm for the men’s contest.
2010 Hy-Vee ITU Elite Cup Prize Purse
PLACE MEN WOMEN
1 $200,000 $200,000
2 $50,000 $50,000
3 $25,000 $25,000
4 $20,000 $20,000
5 $15,000 $15,000
6 $14,000 $14,000
7 $13,000 $13,000
8 $12,000 $12,000
9 $10,000 $10,000
10 $9,000 $9,000
Tim Don: ready for Hy-Vee
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Posted on: Friday 11th June 2010
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As we have noted in our international weekend preview, one British athlete who may have special reason to have his eyes on the $200,000 first prize at Sunday's Hy-Vee ITU Triathlon Elite Cup in Des Moines, Iowa is former ITU World Triathlon / Duathlon / Aquathlon champion Tim Don.
With a total of $1m on offer, the race will see one of the strongest start lists, over any distance, of the season.
Having been a comfortable winner at the Blenheim Triathlon last weekend, Don will have travelled across the Atlantic with well earned confidence for the race ahead.
He said: “The prize money on offer means that the field is going to be extremely strong.
“Everyone on that starting line is going to be ready to rumble, it’s going to be a hard, honest race.
“I was eighth there last year and I've finished fourth before. Naturally, I hope to win the race, but I know I'm in with a shout for a podium place.
“I'm flying out there late and I purposely didn't race in the Madrid World Series, so I'm pretty confident and excited.”
Don, who is sponsored by ZipVit Sport, has had a good start to the season. As well as winning the British Elite Duathlon Championships in March he grabbed major headlines in the running world with his tremdous 28:56 clocking at the Manchester 10km which he talked about HERE.
Lining up alongside him in Des Moines will be a host of top triathletes, including current world #1 Alexander Brukhankov, three-time Olympian and 2010 Alcatraz winner Hunter Kemper, reigning Olympic Champion Jan Frodeno and Simon Whitfield (Syndey 2000 Gold medal winner and defending Hy-Vee champion).
Triathlon Streaming Live Event
Triathlon fans who can’t make it to West Des Moines can still catch all the action from the Hy-Vee Triathlon on their computers or web-enabled telephones.
Hy-VeeTriathon.com will carry a live stream of all events, from Saturday’s junior, youth and kids races to Sunday’s age-group contest and elite cup contests for men and women.
The action begins Saturday at 7 a.m., when 16- and 17-year-olds hit the water at Blue Heron Lake in Raccoon River Park. The competition wraps up Sunday at 3 p.m. with the highly anticipated elite men’s event, featuring the defending champion, Canadian Simon Whitfield, and Russian Alexander Brukhankov, the points leader in the International Triathlon Union’s world championship series.
Snowsill Takes Second Hy-Vee Cup
Australia’s Emma Snowsill dominated the field on the running portion of the race and sailed to her second victory in three years at Sunday’s Hy-Vee Triathlon Elite Cup for women.
Snowsill, 28, outdistanced her countrywoman Emma Moffatt to win in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 35 seconds, even though she was behind several athletes, including American Sara McLarty after the transition from bike to run.
“I was angry about my position, so I used that aggression” she said. “I wanted to reel in as many girls as I could.”
Snowsill won the top prize of $250,000 and edged Moffat, last year’s Hy-Vee champ, by less than 20 seconds.
Spaniard Marina Damlaimcourt gets the 32th position of 51 finishers with 2:06:46 .
rank num name federation total difference
1 10 Emma Snowsill AUS 1:59:35 0:00:00
2 1 Emma Moffatt AUS 1:59:51 0:00:16
3 6 Helen Jenkins GBR 1:59:51 0:00:16
4 22 Paula Findlay CAN 1:59:54 0:00:19
5 2 Andrea Hewitt NZL 2:00:01 0:00:26
6 18 Laura Bennett USA 2:00:18 0:00:43
7 27 Jodie Stimpson GBR 2:00:25 0:00:50
8 9 Nicky Samuels NZL 2:01:14 0:01:39
9 7 Liz Blatchford GBR 2:01:30 0:01:55
10 3 Daniela Ryf SUI 2:01:38 0:02:03
The Hy-Vee ITU Elite Cup in Des Moines, Iowa today is a case of 'show me the money'. $1,000,000 up for grabs - the biggest prize purse in the sport.
With so much at stake and a course lacking obvious attacking opportunities, it was not a surprise to see virtually the whole of the men's field arrive at T2 en masse.
So, logic therefore suggests that being - without question - the fastest pure runner in the field must put you at an advantage? Step forward 28:56 10km runner Tim Don. We knew Tim was feeling confident prior to the race, and in all honesty, he made his win at Blenheim last week appear ridiculously easy in preparation. 500metres into the run and 'The Don' had hit the front, and wow - he looked in a different league!
Olympic Champion Jan Frodeno looked to match his pace and pulled away from the chasing pack, but he couldn't live with Tim. At the 5km point Tim had 12 seconds on Frodeno, and 20 seconds on a group headed by Will Clarke. Was it enough - or too much too soon? By 6km Frodeno had fallen back into the main pack, leaving Tim out in front alone, with a hungry pack smelling $200,000 getting away from them, while Tim's distinctive head-rolling style continued to pound away in the lead. One thing is certain - Tim wasn't looking for a sprint finish today.
One lap to go (2.5km), and Tim's lead is 18 seconds. Courtney Atkinson (AUS) and Kris Gemmell (NZL) are closing... and Gemmell has one of the fastest finishes in the sport.
No worries, able to relax over the closing metres: TIM DON TAKES THE $200,000 WIN!
Pos Men Prize
1 Tim Don (GBR) 1:50:20 $200,000
2 Kris Gemmell (NZL) 1:50:24 $50,000
3 Courtney Atkinson (AUS) 1:50:28 $25,000
4 Bevan Docherty (NZL) 1:50:34 $20,000
5 Jan Frodeno (GER) 1:50:37 $15,000
6 Will Clarke (GBR) 1:50:39 $14,000
7 Dmitry Polyansky (RUS) 1:50:43 $13,000
8 Dan Wilson (AUS) 1:50:46 $12,000
9 Jarrod Shoemaker (USA) 1:50:49 $10,000
10 Clark Ellice (NZL) 1:50:54 $9,000
15 Jose Miguel Perez ESP ES 1:51:32
17 Ivan Rana ESP ES 1:51:47
39 Francesc Godoy ESP ES 1:53:28