Biathle

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Not to be confused with Biathlon, aquathlon , or duathlon.

Biathle or Modern biathlon is a sub-sport of modern pentathlon invented to create opportunities for training the run and swim parts of pentathlon in real race conditions. It can also be seen as a sport in its own right. It bears close resemblance to aquathlon which also contains swimming and running but comes from triathlon sport. It should not be confused with biathlon.

Sport[edit]

Biathle is an event that can involve a run, swim, and run course, or a swim, run course. It is a world class sport but not an Olympic one. The legs are raced with continuous transitions like triathlon. The race length is usually 200 m swim and 3 km run, which is shorter than aquathlon usually is. A variant is Winter Biathle which has indoor swimming and does not have continuous transitions.

Biathle World Championships[edit]

The Biathle World Championships have been held in September or October annually since 1999. The first event was held in Monaco, and returned there every two years between 2003 and 2009. Approximately 500 athletes have competed at each edition of the championships, representing some 50 countries.

Champions[edit]

Men's Championship[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1999  Chad Senior (USA)  Mark Muller (SAF)  Christophe Ruer (FRA)
2000  Davyd Hyam (SAF)  Damien Catherine (SAF)  Danilo Palmucci (ITA)
2001  Hendrik de Villiers (SAF)  Andrés García (MEX)  Julios Granados (MEX)
2002  Hendrik de Villiers (SAF)  Leonardio Fiorella (ITA)  Luca Villa (ITA)
2003  Hendrik de Villiers (SAF)  Leonardio Fiorella (ITA)  Manuel Canuto (ITA)
2004  Manuel Canuto (ITA)  Mark Tucker (AUS)  Jon Fletcher (GBR)
2005  Richard Stannard (GBR)  Leonardio Fiorella (ITA)  Manuel Canuto (ITA)
2006  Gregan Clarkson (GBR)  Christopher Lionett (SAF)  Jon Fletcher (GBR)
2007  Richard Stannard (GBR)  Danielo Brustolon (ITA)  Alberto Alessandroni (ITA)
2008  Gregan Clarkson (GBR)  Juan Pretorius (SAF)  Jon Fletcher (GBR)
2009  Alberto Alessandroni (ITA)  Danilo Brustolon (ITA)  Ryan Peter (SAF)
2010  Richard Stannard (GBR)  Lukas Purkar (CZE)  Nicholas Tipper (GBR)
2011  Jon Fletcher (GBR)  Marcos Mendiola (ESP)  Russell North (GBR)
2012  Richard Stannard (GBR)  Juan Dominguez (ARG)  Tomas Svoboda (CZE)
2013  Tomas Svoboda (CZE)  Gregan Clarkson (GBR)  Jon Fletcher (GBR)
2014  Berndt Burger (RSA)  Ricardo Rego (POR)  Tiago Sousa (POR)

Women's championship[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1999  Csilla Füri (HUN)  Pernille Svarre (DEN)   Rachel Jones (GBR)
2000   Rachel Jones (GBR)  Leandre Strydom (SAF)  Michelle Bridger (SAF)
2001   Rachel Jones (GBR)  Childs Treloar (SAF)  Caroline Bain (GBR)
2002  Daniela Chmet (ITA)   Rachel Jones (GBR)  Cristina Giribon (ITA)
2003  Daniela Chmet (ITA)   Rachel Jones (GBR)  Cristina Giribon (ITA)
2004  Daniela Chmet (ITA)  Laura Asadauskaitė (LIT)  Gwen Kinsey (GBR)
2005  Daniela Chmet (ITA)  Gwen Kinsey (GBR)  Cristina Giribon (ITA)
2006  Maria Barrett (GBR)   Caroline Jones (GBR)   Rachel Jones (GBR)
2007  Emma Davis (IRE)   Rachel Jones (GBR)  Maria Barrett (GBR)
2008  Andrea Steyn (SAF)   Rachel Jones (GBR)  Laura Hook (GBR)
2009  Daniela Chmet (ITA)   Rachel Jones (GBR)  Lucy Ferguson (GBR)
2010   Rachel Jones (GBR)   Natalie Thomas (GBR)  Kay Shafford (GBR)
2011  Nicola Roder (GBR)  Emma Davis (IRE)   Natalie Thomas (GBR)
2012  Petra Kurikova (CZE)   Rachel Jones (GBR)  Emma Davis (IRE)
2013  Nerissa Van der Walt (SAF)  Carmen Macheriotou (CYP)  Alice Sotero (ITA)
2014  Carina Teresa Richards (RSA)   Rachel Jones (GBR)  Kathy Wellam (GBR)

Venue[edit]

Year Location
1999 Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco
2000 South Africa Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2001 Germany Bonn, Germany
2002 Italy Cagliari, Italy
2003 Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco
2004 Germany Marktoberdorf, Germany
2005 Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco
2006 United Kingdom Salford Quays, United Kingdom
2007 Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco
2008 South Africa Cape Town, South Africa
2009 Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco
2010 United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2011 Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria
2012 United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2013 Cyprus Limassol, Cyprus
2014 Guatemala Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
2015 Georgia (country) Tbilisi, Georgia
2016 United States Orlando, USA

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