Looking Back 2010: Korea’s Game Feature

By World Triathlon Admin | 10 Nov, 2010

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Triathletes take in a baseball game in Seoul

In our second “Looking Back: 2010” video feature series, we took athletes Lisa Norden of Sweden and Barbara Riveros of Chile to a baseball game in Seoul.  The game was an opportunity for the Chilean to give the Swede a few pointers on a game that’s widely played in South America - and an intrinsic part of Korean culture.  It was a chance for the two triathletes to forget about the pressure of competition and put aside a burgeoning rivalry for a few hours to absorb the local culture.

When it came to the race, fifty-six women were on the start list for Seoul, but none were generating more pre-race buzz than the 22-year-old Riveros, who pulled off the surprise win at the Series opener in Sydney. Seoul was an opportunity for the slight Chilean to prove that her upset win Down Under was no fluke.

Related Event: 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Seoul
08 May, 2010 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Women
1. Daniela Ryf SUI 02:00:59
2. Barbara Riveros CHI 02:01:02
3. Emma Moffatt AUS 02:01:04
4. Nicola Spirig SUI 02:01:05
5. Andrea Hewitt NZL 02:01:06
6. Emma Snowsill AUS 02:01:10
7. Mariko Adachi JPN 02:01:16
8. Jessica Harrison FRA 02:01:31
9. Helen Jenkins GBR 02:01:44
10. Sarah Haskins USA 02:02:02
Results: Elite Men
1. Jan Frodeno GER 01:51:49
2. Courtney Atkinson AUS 01:51:50
3. Brad Kahlefeldt AUS 01:52:17
4. Steffen Justus GER 01:52:21
5. Alexander Bryukhankov RUS 01:52:28
6. Dmitry Polyanskiy RUS 01:52:34
7. Bevan Docherty NZL 01:52:39
8. Jarrod Shoemaker USA 01:52:43
9. Reto Hug SUI 01:52:43
10. William Clarke GBR 01:52:54