2010 Weihai ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Series concluded
2010 Weihai ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Series came to a close on the afternoon of September 26. More than 300 triathletes representing 24 countries and regions got through the competition of 26 groups smoothly.
The long distance had 3KM swimming, 80KM riding and 20KM running. Racers are categorized into elite triathletes, junior triathletes and amateur athletes in age groups.
Jimmy Johnsen from Denmark, Frace s Chabaud Francois and Australian Aaron Farlow carried the first, second and third prizes in the men s elite competition held on the Sep. 25th. They are also the first three Iron Men.
Caroline Steffen from Switzerland, Radka Vodickova from Czech and Paxton Raechel from Australia won the first, second and third places in the women s elite competition.
The amateur group had many small groups. Tony of Beijing Holy Brother got the best result, 4 hours 12 minutes 10 seconds.
This is the first high-profile long distance triathlon being held in China in recent years.
2010 Weihai ITU is sponsored by General Administration of Sport of China, China Triathlon Sports Association, Shandong Sports Administration and Weihai Municipal People s Government.
A triathlon is a multi-sport endurance event, originated in America. The race consists of swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances. Triathletes must be trained, fit, and strong enough to handle a 3-course athletic competition in one long race. Triathletes train for months and even years before entering their first competition, as it requires speed, stamina, and strength. Triathletes are very limited in the amount of time they have between segments of the course, and must be ready for anything that may come their way.