McCullough confident of being ‘completely healthy’ within weeks after stress fracture revelation
Triathlon NZ
by Kent Gray
1w ago
By Kent Gray/Triathlon.kiwi “It’s not that bad.” That’s the assurance from Dylan McCullough who has revealed he has been dealing with a fibula stress fracture in his left leg since early April, culminating in Saturday’s DNF at WTCS Yokohama. The injury presented a fortnight after the 23-year-old Aucklander’s remarkable bike-run solo to capture the Oceania Sprint Distance Championships in Devonport, Tasmania on March 16. McCullough opted to bypass the continental standard distance championships in Taupo on April 14 as a precaution with an eye to Saturday’s world series season opener in Yokoha ..read more
Visit website
McCullough on Olympic rankings bubble after DNF, Reid slips outside top 30 despite Yokohama grit
Triathlon NZ
by Kent Gray
1w ago
Photos: World Triathlon By Kent Gray/Triathlon.kiwi New Zealand’s dream of having three men toe the start line at the Paris Olympics will go down to the qualification window wire after a tough day for Team NZL at the World Triathlon Championship Series (WTCS) season-opener in Yokohama. A “medical” DNF for Dylan McCullough and 24th place for Tayler Reid, combined with a unexpected men’s podium of American Morgan Pearson and Aussies Matt Hauser and Luke Willian, has all conspired to see the Kiwi duo slip down the Olympic Qualification Rankings. Ainsley Thorpe’s 22nd in the earlier women’s race ..read more
Visit website
Calculators at the ready as McCullough, Reid look to fortify Olympic odds at WTCS Yokohama
Triathlon NZ
by Kent Gray
1w ago
Tayler Reid has hauled himself into World Triathlon’s all-important Olympic Qualifications Rankings top-30 alongside Dylan McCullough. The challenge now for both Kiwis is to stay there. By Kent Gray/Triathlon.kiwi The numbers have been crunched, potential threats identified, and race strategies crystalised. Now it’s over to Dylan McCullough and Tayler Reid to quiet all the outside noise and deliver, once again, with little more than a fortnight left before the XXXIII Olympiad qualification window slams shut. After the abandonment of Abu Dhabi in early March, Saturday’s mouth-watering WTCS Y ..read more
Visit website
Watkinson to face Gentle, Knibb, Haug and Ryf in T100 San Francisco
Triathlon NZ
by Kent Gray
1w ago
By Kent Gray/Triathlon.kiwi Freshly minted Tri NZ Female Long Distance Triathlete-of-the-Year Amelia Watkinson is loving the opportunity to test herself against the best on the T100 Triathlon World Tour. Which is a good thing because the PTO’s best just got even better. The 32-year-old Sunshine Coast-based Kiwi has been confirmed in the best women’s field yet for the third round of the eight-stop global 100km circuit in San Francisco on June 8. World No.2 Taylor Knibb is in for San Francisco, ensuring a blockbuster series-first showdown with Aussie Ashleigh Gentle, the only women above her i ..read more
Visit website
Underdog with Bite: Hamilton claims maiden international podium in impressive Ironman Pro Series debut
Triathlon NZ
by Kent Gray
2w ago
Photos: Sean Haffey Getty Images for Ironman By Kent Gray/Triathlon.kiwi During Ironman New Zealand in early March, the boisterous “Team Hammy” support crew popped up at various locales around Taupo waving a sign that read: “Underdogs always find a way”. The encouragement undoubtedly helped spur Ben Hamilton on to a surprise 3rd in the 40th anniversary edition of the world’s second oldest full distance Ironman. The secret of the pro cyclist turned pro triathlete was out, at least to an unsuspecting domestic audience. But how would the 25-year-old Aucklander go on the international stage i ..read more
Visit website
Wilde after puncture impacted French GP 2nd to Yee: ‘The form is good, so happy’
Triathlon NZ
by Kent Gray
2w ago
Photos: Lindahls Pro+ Triathlon Series By Kent Gray/Triathlon.kiwiA puncture prevented a true Paris prelude mano-o-mano with Alex Yee but Hayden Wilde showed more than enough in his French Grand Prix season bow overnight to suggest their highly-anticipated Olympics showdown will be epic. The Kiwi No.1, racing again for Triathlon Club De Lievin in the opening round of the rebranded Lindahls Pro+ Triathlon Series, had to settle for second individually behind an impressive Yee in Fréjus on the Côte d’Azur. Wilde was in good position until suffering a flat tyre within a kilometre of T2. He rode h ..read more
Visit website
Corbett shrugs off lingering virus to headline Super Sprint Kiwis on Gold Coast
Triathlon NZ
by Kent Gray
2w ago
Photos: AusTriathlon By Kent Gray/Triathlon.kiwiJames Corbett felt so poorly in the lead-up to Friday’s Oceania Super Sprint Championships, he very nearly shied off the day of rapid-fire racing on the Gold Coast. He’s sure glad he didn’t after producing three races that ultimately morphed into one of his career-best performances. The 22-year-old Aucklander shrugged off the after effects of a virus to finish 4th at Runaway Bay behind an all-Aussie podium featuring the Schofield twins, Jayden and Luke, and Brayden Mercer. RELATED: Relocation affirmation as Goodisson performs at Gold Coast Sup ..read more
Visit website
Relocation affirmation as Goodisson performs at Gold Coast Super Sprint
Triathlon NZ
by Kent Gray
2w ago
Photos: AusTriathlon By Kent Gray/Triathlon.kiwiA new home away from home is already helping Eva Goodisson feel more like the not so old version of herself. The Hawke’s Bay 25-year-old relocated to the Gold Coast after placing 9th at the Oceania Standard Distance Championships in Taupo a fortnight ago and took advantage of her familiar new surrounds to snare 4th at the inaugural continental super sprint championships on Friday. RELATED: Corbett shrugs off lingering virus to headline Super Sprint Kiwis on Gold Coast Goodisson finished just four seconds off an all-Australia podium of Charlotte ..read more
Visit website
Suzuki Prize Draw winner Swift(ly) gifts car to his No.1 tri supporter
Triathlon NZ
by Kent Gray
2w ago
Photos: Alan Lee/Photosport By Kent Gray/Triathlon.kiwi Perhaps we shouldn’t be that surprised Bruce Jordan won the Suzuki Prize Draw with the very last key to open the resurrected Tri NZ Awards in such dramatic fashion. The New Plymouth 50-year-old is, after all, a triathlete adept at beating long odds. Jordan couldn’t quite believe his luck when he thumbed the 15th and last key fob left in the bowl during Saturday night’s live draw at AUT Millennium and the lights on the nearby Swift, a 1.2 GL automatic model, flashed bright in the darkness. In an unbelievable repeat of last year’s Suzuki ..read more
Visit website
Kiwi next gen set for Oceania Super Sprint on the Gold Coast
Triathlon NZ
by Kent Gray
2w ago
By Kent Gray/Triathlon.kiwiWhile the race for Olympic Games spots in Paris is the all-consuming short course narrative currently, Tri NZ’s future-focused next gen is set for a closer to home development challenge. A 21-strong NZL team will contest the inaugural Oceania Triathlon Super Sprint Championships on the Gold Coast on Friday, including recent NZ Schools champions Hayley Cornwall (main picture) and Finnley Oliver. It promises to be a brutal and rapid-fire eight hours with qualifiers, repechages, semifinals and finals at the impressive Gold Coast Performance Centre in Runaway Bay. Each ..read more
Visit website

Follow Triathlon NZ on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR