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    Jenson Button Trust Tri heads to Derby for 2015

    Always a very popular race – and not just because it features one of Britain’s top racing drivers showing his athletic chops – the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon is moving to Derby this year in a bid to nearly double the capacity. Advertisement Previously held at Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire, this year’s event will take place at Markeaton Park in Derby city centre on Sunday 12 July. It’ll keep the same sprint format as years past, with the preliminary heat consisting of a 200m lake swim, 11km cycle and 2.5km run. The top performers will then go on to the final, 400m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run, with the…

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    New issue of 220 on sale now

    The March 2015 issue of your favourite tri mag is on sale now, featuring 20 ways to ignite your outdoor training this spring, advice on pushing your limits across all three disciplines and lots more. Click Here: cheap penrith panthers jersey Advertisement Other highlights in this month’s issue include: A life in Ironman – we speak to Mirinda Carfrae, the fastest woman in long distance triathlon 220 Triathlon Show 2015 – official eight-page guide  Upgrade your wheels – 10 race sets on test, plus bike pedals and run socks rated  Storck vs Bianchi – which £3k bike is worth the extra spend?  PLUS win a huge £2,575 race package for…

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    All-star cast for first WTS Abu Dhabi

    With just over a month to go until the start of the 2015 World Triathlon Series in Abu Dhabi, most of the sport’s biggest Olympic distance stars are confirmed for the start pontoon, including top Brits the Brownlee brothers and Jodie Stimpson. Advertisement This is the first time the WTS tour stops in Abu Dhabi, and the sprint distance season opener has attracted both 2014 winners Javier Gomez (ESP) and Gwen Jorgensen (USA), and a large British contingent too: Helen Jenkins, Lucy Hall, Vicky Holland, Aaron Harris, Adam Bowden and David McNamee are all on the start list. There is massive strength in depth too: Mario Mola (ESP), Richard Murray…

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    Bastion to host inter club champs

    Are you part of a triathlon club planning to send its top athletes to The Bastion this July? This could be worth your while – there’s £250 cash and an impressive trophy on offer to the club with the first three members past the finishing line. Advertisement Taking place at Hever Castle on 12 July and known as one of the toughest long distance triathlons in the UK, the only criterion for entry into this year’s inter club champs is that each club must have a minimum of three entries. The individual times of the fastest three members will then be added together and averaged. This year’s event has already…

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    Brit named Ironman All World Athlete champion

    Ironman has named its overall 2014 All World Athlete Champions for each age-group category, with the US being top-ranked nation with 12 champs, followed by Australia and Canada with four apiece. Advertisement The 28 AWA champions come from nine different countries: Germany and Brazil have two AWA champions each, while Britain has just one, along with New Zealand, the Netherlands and Japan.  Click Here: Putters Caroline Livesey from North Yorkshire is the British athlete who earned top overall spot in the 35-39 category, after coming first in her division at Ironman Texas and Ironman Austria, and third in Kona. Livesey also won silver at the British Middle Distance Championships in…

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    Wanted – your memories of last year’s London Tri

    Did you race in the London Triathlon last August? How did you get on? We’re collecting stories to share and particularly want to hear any really funny, inspiring or gritty memories! Click Here: Portugal football tracksuit Advertisement So whether it was your first triathlon and you scraped through by the skin of your teeth, your fiftieth and a personal best, you out-numptied yourself yet again or raced in memory of a loved one, we want to hear them all. Please share them in the comments below, tweet us, share on our Facebook page or email us at talkback@220triathlon.com. Advertisement We can’t wait to hear them all! Check out our galleries…

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    GO TRI aims to hook in newbies with low-cost races

    How do you attract more newcomers into triathlon, when many people like the idea but are put off by the thought of long-course racing and equipment costs? Advertisement Sport England is hoping to do just that with its new GO TRI campaign, which aims to make multisport more accessible with shorter distances, low-cost race entry and give people the training and kit advice they need to get started.  The project has been running since last year on a low-key basis, offering training sessions via gyms and health clubs along with a few pilot events, but is now ramping up for 2015 with the aim of attracting around 15,000 new participants…

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    Swimrun Scotland coming this September – gallery

    Inspired by Sweden’s spectacular OtillO race, the team behind the Celtman have put together a new swim/run event for this September which sends participants across a bunch of beautiful Scottish lochs. Advertisement The race is being held in the spectacular South Loch Ness area, with two of the swim sections in Loch Ness itself (no word yet on whether Nessie will be on the water safety team). It started on 26 September at the historic Castle Urquhart and finishes in the shadow of the atmospheric Fort Augustus Abbey. The race will involve 13 swims in total covering 8km across some very deep and dark water, and 12 runs totalling 53km.…

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    Xterra Philippines 2015 – gallery

    The black sand beaches of the Albay Riviera – honest that is what it is called – welcomed about 300 racers and over 1,000 spectators last weekend with some neat shore chop. Not quite Maui, but it definitely had some local competitors concerned. Advertisement South Africa’s Bradley Weiss was coming off a win at Buffelspoort in South Africa, Ben Allen spent the winter in Australia and looked great and Mauricio Mendez is 19 and always ready.  For the women, World Champion Flora Duffy had also started her training in South Africa and Jacqui Slack was with Ben down under.  The question mark was Renata Bucher, last year’s winner in the Philippines,…

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    Crowie cruises to fourth Ironman 70.3 Geelong win

    Three-time Kona champ Craig ‘Crowie’ Alexander (AUS) took his fourth win at Ironman 70.3 Geelong last weekend, holding off young compatriot Sam Applegate despite some hard battling from the latter. Advertisement Perfect conditions produced some super-fast swim times: Estonian Marko Albert led out of the water in 21:25mins followed closely by James Seear (AUS), with the main contenders including Alexander, Bowstead (NZL) and Appleton in the chase group. Appleton opened up a 30-second lead on the chase pack early on in the 90km bike as Bell suffered a mechanical problem that forced him out of the race. Bowstead and Alexander pushed hard and, by the end of the bike leg,…