Mooloolaba Triathlon

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The Mooloolaba Triathlon is an annual triathlon held in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia since 1993. It begins with open water swimming, then cycling and running. USM EVENTS owns and manages the Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival.

The Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival (MTF) celebrated its 20th year in 2012 and attracted approximately 7,000 age group and team competitors. Catering for participants of all abilities and age groups, the Mooloolaba Triathlon has grown into the second largest Olympic distance triathlon event in Australia.[1]

The Mooloolaba Triathlon is the centrepiece of a three-day multi-sport festival. In addition to attracting international and Australian elite sportsmen and women, the festival provides a range of opportunities for the ‘not so elite’ athlete, including the Age Group Triathlon, Asics Twilight 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) Run, the Peregian Springs Mooloolaba Ocean Swim, and for the kids, The Courier- Mail Mooloolaba Superkidz Triathlon. The MTF also hosts a three day Expo from Friday through to Sunday. The Expo is popular with a variety of festival partners and exhibitors showing, promoting and selling their products.

Also staged in conjunction with the festival, is the International Triathlon Union Mooloolaba Triathlon World Cup; the only Australian leg of the ITU Triathlon World Cup Series. Being the first race of the series for the new year, this World Cup event consistently attracts thousands of spectators and a very strong international field. In 2011, the world’s top triathletes raced for a prize pool totalling US$100,000.

In the 2013, the swim leg of the race was moved to the Mooloolah River for safety reasons after Tropical Cyclone Sandra created huge swells.[2]

ITU men[edit]

Year Winner Country Time Notes
2014 Mola, MarioMario Mola Spain Spain 54:18 Sprint distance race
2013 Gómez, JavierJavier Gómez Spain Spain 1:54:32
2012 Kerr, PeterPeter Kerr Australia Australia 1:49:29
2011 Robins, MitchellMitchell Robins Australia Australia 1:51:45
2010 Kahlefeldt, BradBrad Kahlefeldt Australia Australia 1:51:31
2009 Atkinson, CourtneyCourtney Atkinson Australia Australia 1:52:05
2008 Gómez, JavierJavier Gómez Spain Spain 1:49:50
2007 Kahlefeldt, BradBrad Kahlefeldt Australia Australia 1:49:22

ITU women[edit]

Year Winner Country Time Notes
2014 Jorgensen, GwenGwen Jorgensen United States United States 59:55 Sprint distance race
2013 Haug, AnneAnne Haug Germany Germany 2:04:31
2012 Deuble, SarahSarah Deuble Australia Australia 2:02:52
2011 Gentle, AshleighAshleigh Gentle Australia Australia 2:03:25
2010 Frintová, VendulaVendula Frintová Czech Republic Czech Republic 2:03:15
2009 Sweetland, KirstenKirsten Sweetland Canada Canada 2:01:59
2008 Snowsill, EmmaEmma Snowsill Australia Australia 2:00:44
2007 Snowsill, EmmaEmma Snowsill Australia Australia 1:59:20

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival 2013". Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wild surf forces Mooloolaba Triathlon swim move". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 14 March 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 

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