Video Feature: Ishigaki, Triathlon Paradise

Video Feature: Ishigaki, Triathlon Paradise

By Fergus Murray on 20/01/10 at 7:43 pm

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Ishigaki; 14 years and still going strong

A tropical paradise and holiday island of Japan, Ishigaki is the longest serving ITU event having run for 14 years since 1996. Athletes are household names here, with multiple winners enjoying unprecedented fame throughout the land. Courtney Atkinson has won here 5 times, Emma Carney 3.

It is not only the elite that flock to Ishigaki, age group athletes from all over Japan and Oceania come to the test themselves against the best of the region.

The event is special to the heart of so many athletes and we take a look behind the scenes to see what makes this event so inimitable.

Elite Men

1. Courtney Atkinson AUS AU 01:48:24
2. Ivan Vasiliev RUS RU 01:49:01
3. Denis Vasiliev RUS RU 01:49:22
4. Vladimir Turbayevskiy RUS RU 01:49:41
5. James Seear AUS AU 01:49:46
6. Hirokatsu Tayama JPN JP 01:50:13
7. Sebastian Rank GER DE 01:51:34
8. Jarrod Shoemaker USA US 01:51:50
9. Kyle Jones CAN CA 01:51:59
10. Yohann Vincent FRA FR 01:52:02

Elite Women

1. Juri Ide JPN JP 02:03:32
2. Kathy Tremblay CAN CA 02:03:37
3. Kiyomi Niwata JPN JP 02:03:54
4. Ainhoa Murua Zubizarreta ESP ES 02:04:15
5. Lauren Groves CAN CA 02:04:51
6. Olga Dmitrieva RUS RU 02:05:21
7. Melanie Hauss SUI CH 02:05:28
8. Nicky Samuels NZL NZ 02:05:38
9. Ai Ueda JPN JP 02:05:46
10. Misato Takagi JPN JP 02:06:12

Find more details about this event - 2009 Ishigaki ITU Triathlon World Cup