2008 ITU Triathlon World Cup

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2008 ITU Triathlon World Cup
Series details
Number of races: 12
Men's World Cup
1st  Javier Gómez (ESP)
2nd  Bevan Docherty (NZL)
3rd  Ivan Vasiliev (RUS)
Most wins  Javier Gómez (ESP) (5)
Women's World Cup
1st  Samantha Warriner (NZL)
2nd  Felicity Abram (AUS)
3rd  Helen Tucker (GBR)
Most wins  Emma Snowsill (AUS) (3)

The 2008 ITU Triathlon World Cup was a series of triathlon races organised by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) for elite-level triathletes. There were twelve races held in twelve countries, each held over a distance of 1500 m swim, 40 km cycle, 10 km run (an Olympic-distance triathlon). Alongside a prize purse, points were awarded at each race contributing towards the overall World Cup for which an additional prize purse was awarded. The 2008 World Cup was sponsored by BG Group. The 2008 World Cup series marked the final year of this race and championship format as the ITU shifted its focus to developing the World Championship Series.[1]

Venues, dates and prize purses[edit]

Date City County Prize purse (US$)
Mar 30 Mooloolaba  Australia $100,000
Apr 6 New Plymouth  New Zealand $100,000
Apr 13 Ishigaki  Japan $100,000
Apr 26 Tongyeong  South Korea $100,000
May 4 Richards Bay  South Africa $100,000
May 25 Madrid  Spain $100,000
Jun 22 Des Moines  United States $700,000
Jul 5–6 Hamburg  Germany $100,000
Jul 13 Tiszaújváros  Hungary $100,000
Jul 20 Kitzbühel  Austria $100,000
Sep 27–28 Lorient  France $100,000
Oct 26 Huatulco  Mexico $100,000

Event results[edit]

Mooloolaba[edit]

Place Men Women
Name Time Name Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Javier Gómez (ESP) 1:49:50  Emma Snowsill (AUS) 2:00:44
Silver medal icon.svg  Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) 1:50:14  Vanessa Fernandes (POR) 2:01:22
Bronze medal icon.svg  Tim Don (GBR) 1:50:23  Lisa Nordén (SWE) 2:01:22
Source:[2]

New Plymouth[edit]

Place Men Women
Name Time Name Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Javier Gómez (ESP) 1:47:33  Emma Moffatt (AUS) 2:01:01
Silver medal icon.svg  Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) 1:48:03  Lisa Nordén (SWE) 2:01:07
Bronze medal icon.svg  Andrew Johns (GBR) 1:48:16  Felicity Abram (AUS) 2:01:16
Source:[3]

Ishigaki[edit]

Place Men Women
Name Time Name Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Simon Whitfield (CAN) 1:51:12  Emma Snowsill (AUS) 2:03:10
Silver medal icon.svg  Rasmus Henning (DEN) 1:51:22  Erin Densham (AUS) 2:03:40
Bronze medal icon.svg  Ivan Vasiliev (RUS) 1:51:32  Hollie Avil (GBR) 2:05:23
Source:[4]

Tongyeong[edit]

Place Men Women
Name Time Name Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Tim Don (GBR) 1:38:14  Samantha Warriner (NZL) 1:49:49
Silver medal icon.svg  Bevan Docherty (NZL) 1:38:22  Hollie Avil (GBR) 1:49:59
Bronze medal icon.svg  Jan Frodeno (GER) 1:38:23  Vendula Frintová (CZE) 1:50:21
Source:[5]

Richards Bay[edit]

Place Men Women
Name Time Name Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Daniel Unger (GER) 1:52:49  Carolyn Murray (CAN) 2:03:32
Silver medal icon.svg  Matthew Reed (USA) 1:52:50  Felicity Abram (AUS) 2:03:35
Bronze medal icon.svg  Hendrik De Villiers (RSA) 1:52:50  Magali di Marco Messmer (SUI) 2:03:41
Source:[6]

Madrid[edit]

Place Men Women
Name Time Name Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Javier Gómez (ESP) 1:56:25  Vanessa Fernandes (POR) 2:04:46
Silver medal icon.svg  Ivan Vasiliev (RUS) 1:56:44  Helen Tucker (GBR) 2:05:49
Bronze medal icon.svg  Alistair Brownlee (GBR) 1:56:53  Daniela Ryf (SUI) 2:06:10
Source:[7]

Des Moines[edit]

Place Men Women
Name Time Name Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Rasmus Henning (DEN) 1:54:21  Emma Snowsill (AUS) 2:03:15
Silver medal icon.svg  Bevan Docherty (NZL) 1:54:29  Emma Moffatt (AUS) 2:04:35
Bronze medal icon.svg  Greg Bennett (AUS) 1:54:32  Helen Tucker (GBR) 2:05:21
Source:[8]

Hamburg[edit]

Place Men Women
Name Time Name Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Daniel Unger (GER) 1:46:51  Ricarda Lisk (GER) 1:57:42
Silver medal icon.svg  Jan Frodeno (GER) 1:46:58  Felicity Abram (AUS) 1:58:25
Bronze medal icon.svg  Oliver Freeman (GBR) 1:47:05  Debbie Tanner (NZL) 1:58:25
Source:[9]

Tiszaújváros[edit]

Place Men Women
Name Time Name Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Javier Gómez (ESP) 1:51:31  Andrea Whitcombe (GBR) 2:02:47
Silver medal icon.svg  Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) 1:51:50  Felicity Abram (AUS) 2:03:33
Bronze medal icon.svg  Steffen Justus (GER) 1:52:15  Mariana Ohata (BRA) 2:04:06
Source:[10]

Kitzbühel[edit]

Place Men Women
Name Time Name Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Iván Raña (ESP) 1:45:23  Nicola Spirig (SUI) 1:57:28
Silver medal icon.svg  Kris Gemmell (NZL) 1:45:29  Carole Peon (FRA) 1:57:34
Bronze medal icon.svg  Sven Riederer (SUI) 1:45:30  Samantha Warriner (NZL) 1:58:04
Source:[11]

Lorient[edit]

Place Men Women
Name Time Name Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Cédric Fleureton (FRA) 1:49:53  Lisa Nordén (SWE) 2:02:05
Silver medal icon.svg  Tony Moulai (FRA) 1:51:01  Samantha Warriner (NZL) 2:02:39
Bronze medal icon.svg  Iván Raña (ESP) 1:51:10  Jessica Harrison (FRA) 2:02:44
Source:[12]

Huatulco[edit]

Place Men Women
Name Time Name Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Kris Gemmell (NZL) 2:03:23  Samantha Warriner (NZL) 2:14:02
Silver medal icon.svg  Jarrod Shoemaker (USA) 2:03:32  Sarah Groff (USA) 2:14:45
Bronze medal icon.svg  Laurent Vidal (FRA) 2:04:22  Andrea Whitcombe (GBR) 2:15:02
Source:[13]

Overall rankings[edit]

At each race of the series points were awarded to the top 20 finishers per the table below. In addition to the points awarded for the twelve World Cup legs, double points were awarded for results achieved in the ITU Triathlon World Championship race in Vancouver, Canada on 7–8 June 2008.

Finishing position World Cup points
1 50
2 44
3 39
4 35
5 31
6 27
7 24
8 21
9 18
10 15
11 13
12 11
13 9
14 7
15 6
16 5
17 4
18 3
19 2
20 1

Men[edit]

Rank Name Points
1  Javier Gómez (ESP) 300
2  Bevan Docherty (NZL) 246
3  Ivan Vasiliev (RUS) 214
4  Tim Don (GBR) 169
5  Laurent Vidal (FRA) 159
6  Oliver Freeman (GBR) 156
7  Iván Raña (ESP) 155
8  Reto Hug (SUI) 140
9  Tony Moulai (FRA) 136
10  Simon Whitfield (CAN) 135
Source:[14]

Women[edit]

Rank Name Points
1  Samantha Warriner (NZL) 282
2  Felicity Abram (AUS) 256
3  Helen Tucker (GBR) 210
4  Sarah Groff (USA) 200
5  Lisa Nordén (SWE) 197
6  Andrea Whitcombe (GBR) 180
7  Emma Moffatt (AUS) 174
8  Emma Snowsill (AUS) 150
9=  Erin Densham (AUS) 131
 Hollie Avil (GBR) 131
Source:[15]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Men Women Total
 Gold  Silver  Bronze  Gold  Silver  Bronze
1  Australia 3 1 4 5 1 14
2  Great Britain 1 4 1 2 3 11
3  New Zealand 1 3 2 1 2 9
4=  Germany 2 1 2 1 6
 Spain 5 1 6
6  France 1 1 1 1 1 5
7   Switzerland 1 1 2 4
8=  Sweden 1 1 1 3
 United States 2 1 3
10=  Canada 1 1 2
 Denmark 1 1 2
 Portugal 1 1 2
 Russia 1 1 2
14=  Brazil 1 1
 Czech Republic 1 1
 South Africa 1 1

Note: Rank is arranged by total number of medals.

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Results for 2008 Tongyeong Triathlon World Cup". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Results for 2008 Richards Bay Triathlon World Cup". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
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