Queenslanders will brave the cold at the ITU World Championships

Queenslanders will brave the cold at the ITU World Championships


Photo Credit: Triathlon Australia

In just a couple of hours, the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final will kick off.  The technical course, dismal weather (15C maximum temperature, with a couple of thunderstorms predicted) and the high calibre of competitors will mean our Australian athletes will need on form their whole race.
From 5pm tonight (Friday), our Elite Paratriathetes take the start line, followed by the Open Paratriathlon category, Junior Women and Under 23 Men. 
Free finish line livestream will be available through triathlonlive.tv and the ITU will be covering the action on Twitter @triathlonlive


Full start lists and times can be found here: http://www.triathlon.org/

Racing tonight are Queenslanders:
Paratriathlon: Nic Beveridge PTWC – H1 (Bond University Triathlon Club), Gerrard Gosens PTVI B1 (Tri Nation), Katie Kelly PTVI B3 (Bond University Triathlon Club)
Junior Women: Joanne Miller (Sheldon Triathlon Club) & Kira Hedgeland (Bond University Triathlon Club)
U23 Men: Luke Willian (Warwick Dalziel Triathlon Coaching), Matthew Roberts (Warwick Dalziel Triathlon Coaching), Brandon Copeland (Bond University Triathlon Club)
Queenslanders racing on Saturday:

Racing on Saturday from 4pm QLD time are the Junior Men, U23 Women, Elite Men & Elite Women’s event. 
Junior Men: Matthew Hauser (Hervey Bay Triathlon Club), Nicolas Free (Genesis Triathlon Club)
U23 Women: Jaz Hedgeland (Bond University Triathlon Club)
Elite Men: -
Elite Women: Ashleigh Gentle (Red Dog Triathlon Training), Gillian Backhouse (Pine Rivers Tri Sports Club), Emma Jackson (Pine Rivers Tri Sports Club)

And on Sunday, the Age Group World Championships – in both the Sprint and Standard distances kick off.  Thousands of athletes will roll through the wave starts from 7.30am through to 4.30pm. We will preview the Age Group event tomorrow.



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