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Friday, July 19, 2019
Bermuda ITU Triathlon 2020 Dates Announced
ITU announced the 2020 ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) calendar, in a year that will be marked by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with eyes of the top triathletes in the world set on both goals.

“The World Triathlon Series is the pinnacle of elite triathlon racing,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “The WTS has been paramount in bringing international attention to triathlon by holding races in iconic locations that are broadcast to a global audience. And in 2020 we will be once more delivering top tier events around the world to give our top elite athletes the opportunity to shine and earn really valuable points in the race to the Olympics”.

The 2020 WTS will get underway, as it has become a tradition in the last years, in Abu Dhabi in March for a Sprint race and a Mixed Relay Series event, with triathletes then heading to Bermuda for the first of the 2020 Olympic distance WTS, in the middle of April, and it will serve also as a test event for the paradise island, that will host the Grand Final in 2021.

Bermuda’s dates are April 18th – 19th.

In May, teams will have a last chance of qualifying for the Olympics at the Chengdu Mixed Relay Qualification event, a race that will be exclusively for the Nations which haven’t secured 2 male and 2 female athletes for the Olympics after the last Mixed Relay Series event in Abu Dhabi.

And the following week longtime host Yokohama lines up as the third leg of the Series before the circuit then touches down in Europe for stopover in Leeds, UK, for one of the most awaited races of the season.

And in July, the German city of Hamburg will welcome once again not only the WTS race and the ITU Mixed Relay World Championships, but also more than 12,000 age groupers for the open races as they have done since its inception in 2009.

The elite triathletes will head to Japan for the one of the most important dates in the 2020 calendar: the Tokyo Olympic Games, that will see triathletes competing on the 27th of July for the Men, 28th for the Women and the 1st of August for the Mixed Relay.

And once the Olympic champions will be crowned in Tokyo, will be time to head to Edmonton, Canada, for the ITU Grand Final that will decide the World Triathlon champions of the year. After the great success of the Canadian city hosting a Grand Final in 2014, Edmonton will welcome thousands of age group athletes for sprint and Olympic distances, along with junior, U23, & elite athletes for another week of triathlon at its best, enjoying one of the most attractive and rewarding venues of the circuit.

2020 ITU World Triathlon Series calendar:

• Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 6-7 – Sprint and Mixed Relay
• Bermuda – April 18-19 – Olympic

• Chengdu, China – May 9-10 – Mixed Relay Olympic Qualification Event
• Yokohama, Japan – May 16-17 - Olympic
• Leeds, Great Britain – June 6-7 - Olympic
• Hamburg, Germany – July 11-12 – Sprint and Mixed Relay World Championships
• ITU Grand Final - Edmonton, Canada – August 21-23 – Olympic
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Hawley Talks Tiszaujvaros World Cup Triathlon

www.islandstats.com reported on Saturday that Bermuda Triathlete Erica Hawley competed in the Tiszaujvaros World Cup Triathlon event in Hungary.

Speaking to www.islandstats.com following the event Hawley said, “I raced in a World Cup in Hungary which was a Semi-Final, format. Unfortunately I did not advance through.”

Hawley continued, “Due to the weather the distance was shortened to a super sprint, this made the race even faster and more aggressive.”

Hawley went on to say, “I got beaten up in the swim, and missed the group on the bike. I managed to bike in a group that was working quite well but only 14 women advanced to the final and that would mean that it was a running race.”

“I know I am capable of running those times, however I crashed warming up the day before the race, so my hip was a bit bruised and couldn’t quite "find my legs" during the race,” continued Hawley.

Hawley concluded, “I was frustrated and disappointed with the race, especially since training has been going well, but I am excited to race next weekend in Peru and where I will be given another chance in an Olympic distance to race with the top girls in this region.”
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Hawley Finishes 23rd in Triathlon World Cup

More than 150 athletes from 40 nations including Bermuda’s Erica Hawley competed in Semi-Finals on Saturday, despite day one of the Tiszaujvaros World Cup having proceedings hampered by adverse weather that forced the format to be switched to a super-sprint.

Hawley competed in the Women’s Semi-Final number 2 where Tenth-placed last year, Hungary’s Bragmayer crossed first, heading onto the bike in check with leaders Dorka Putnoczki and Jolien Vermeylen and delivering the fastest run of the group to finish ahead of Italy’s Ilaria Zane.

Estonia’s Kaidi Kivioja reached the final by the tightest of margins after enduring a testing race that saw her struggle in the water and then come off her bike, only to dig in and grab the last qualification spot along with Spain’s Anna Godoy Contreras.

Germany’s Annabel Knoll and GB’s Olivia Mathias will be happy with their performances as they managed their race execution with skill, Mathias and Anne Holm putting in the work on the bikes to set themselves well for a controlled final run segment.

Hawley finished the second Semi-Final in 23rd place with a time of 38:52, she was clocked 7:07 on the Swim, 17.58 on the Bike and 12.01 on the Run.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Hawley To Compete in Triathlon 2019 World Cup

The 2019 World Cup circuit makes its familiar pilgrimage to the Hungarian home of multisports, the town of Tiszaujvaros, this weekend for the tenth stop of the year.

The Elite women were able to complete their final ahead of the Men’s washout 12 months ago, with Emma Jeffcoat and Ana Godoy Contreras the only two from last year’s top 5 taking to the line this time around. Jeffcoat forms part of a 9-strong Australian contingent that also includes such podium potential as race number one Natalie Van Coevorden and Tamsyn Moana-Veale both of whom feature in semi-final one.

Italy’s Ilaria Zane is one of the more experienced athletes on the start line in semi-final two, racing here for the past three years and finishing in the top ten in 2018. Kaidi Kivioja finished 11th here back in 2015 and represents the ASICS World Triathlon team, as does Bermuda’s Erica Hawley, both of whom will need to set up their race with exceptional swims if they are to be in contention at the business end of proceedings.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Hawley Highlights Bermuda to Millions

Bermuda was in full praise as World Triathlete Julia Hawley from Bermuda was interviewed for Triathon Live TV.

Triathlon Live TV with almost 1.2 billion contacts calculated have the opportunity to see and hear the word Bermuda over and over again.

Another Advertising Opportunity for and by Bermuda.

Triathlon has been part of Julia Hawley’s life for as long as she can remember and now her family embrace the lifestyle too.

Hawley has had the opportunity to represent Bermuda at the ITU World Championships and also partake in the age-group mentoring program, an initiative by World Triathlon to support the smaller nations in Triathlon.

Be inspired as she continues to race to the top as an Age Group Triathlete.

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