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Atkinson Pulls Out from Sydney Triathlon

atkinson pulls out sydney triathlon   Atkinson Pulls Out from Sydney Triathlon

The opening race at the Dextro Energy Triathlon this Sunday will not have Olympian Courtney Atkinson in the roster of the men’s team for Australia. He was forced to step down from the competition due to his slow recovery from a virus.

On his website, Atkinson wrote the reasons for his pull out. “My recovery from the Mooloolaba World Cup wasn’t as good as expected and I had some unexpected complications ongoing from the illness I was carrying. It is a long season with 10-15 races planned over the next 5 months so this is a small hickup in a big year. I am so close to being 100% that it is such a hard decision not to race our home World Championship Race, but I think it is the right decision considering my aim is to Win the World Championship and 90% of that racing will be in Europe in…

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Kahlefeldt Wins First World Cup 2010

kahlefeldt wins first world cup 20101   Kahlefeldt Wins First World Cup 2010

Brad Kahlefeldt (Australia) won the first World Cup title of the 2010 season in Mooloolaba. Stuart Hayes (United Kingdom) came second, just 10 seconds after Kahlefeldt, followed by James Seear (Australia), 16 seconds after Hayes. It is absolutely certain that for that day, Kahlefeldt was the best and strongest racer. He also expressed his thanks for the amazing support from the crowd, especially on the last lap.

Fortunately, the ocean was calm during the race day. First among those out of the water was Dylan McNeice (New Zealand) with about 20 athletes immediately behind him. He was followed by Josh Amberger (Australia) and Seear after a few seconds.

Seear and Amberger, were then on the bike, worked together, and then came to the front for each of the seven laps. However, Seear and Amberger had a gap after five of the seven laps. This was a 56-second gap on a chase pack…

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