World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

ITU Triathlon World Cup

Article Id: WHEBN0020003316
Reproduction Date:

Title: ITU Triathlon World Cup  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Triathlon, ITU World Triathlon Series, Tony Moulai, World Cup, ITU Triathlon World Cup
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

ITU Triathlon World Cup

The ITU Triathlon World Cup is an annual series of International Triathlon Union (ITU), the world governing body of the sport. BG Group was the title sponsor of the series from 2000 to 2008. Following the 2008 series the number of races in the World Cup were reduced as the ITU shifted focus to the reformatted World Triathlon Series.[1] Since the reformat, points earned in World Cup racing are applied to the World Triathlon Series rankings.[2]

Events

World Cup events are located at venues in various affiliated International Triathlon Union countries. The number of World Cup events, prior to 2009, ranged from 10 to 20 events per year. The number of annual World Cup events since 2009 has since been reduced, typically numbering less than 10.

Each World Cup event in the series involves a standard (Olympic) distance triathlon race. The swim begins with a mass start in open water followed by a draft-legal segment on the bike. The race distances are 1500 m swim, 40 km cycle, 10 km run. A total of 300 points are distributed amongst the athletes based on their finish position in each race and contribute to the overall point totals for the ITU Triathlon World Championships.[2] The points achieved at each World Cup event, within the designated time frame leading up to an Olympic Games, also contribute towards the qualification for the Games. A prize fund of USD $100,000 is distributed equally between the men and women at each World Cup leg.[3]

Winners

The World Cup champions are based on the final accumulated point totals as earned in each year's series of World Cup races, with double points awarded for results achieved in the ITU Triathlon World Championship race. The declared champions from 1991 to 2008 are:
Year Men's champion Women's champion
1991  Leandro Macedo (BRA)  Karen Smyers (USA)
1992  Andrew MacMartin (CAN)
 Brad Beven (AUS)
 Melissa Mantak (USA)
1993  Brad Beven (AUS)  Jo-Anne Ritchie (CAN)
1994  Brad Beven (AUS)  Jenny Rose (NZL)
1995  Brad Beven (AUS)  Emma Carney (AUS)
1996  Miles Stewart (AUS)  Emma Carney (AUS)
1997  Chris McCormack (AUS)  Emma Carney (AUS)
1998  Hamish Carter (NZL)  Michellie Jones (AUS)
1999  Andrew Johns (GBR)  Loretta Harrop (AUS)
2000  Dmitriy Gaag (KAZ)  Michellie Jones (AUS)
2001  Chris Hill (AUS)  Siri Lindley (USA)
2002  Greg Bennett (AUS)  Siri Lindley (USA)
2003  Greg Bennett (AUS)  Barbara Lindquist (USA)
2004  Dmitriy Gaag (KAZ)  Anja Dittmer (GER)
2005  Hunter Kemper (USA)  Annabel Luxford (AUS)
2006  Javier Gómez (ESP)  Vanessa Fernandes (POR)
2007  Javier Gómez (ESP)  Vanessa Fernandes (POR)
2008  Javier Gómez (ESP)  Samantha Warriner (NZL)

See also

References

  1. ^ Carlson, Timothy (12 September 2008). "ITU replaces one-day Elite World Championship with new six-race ‘Super Series’". Slowtwitch.com. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Ranking Criteria". International Triathlon Union. 27 February 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "ITU Media Guide".  

External links

  • ITU website - Event archives
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.