MOOLOOLABA TRIATHLON FESTIVAL 2007


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Brace yourself for three action packed days of sport and entertainment.  Plenty of events to cater for everybody on the Friday and Saturday then the main attraction takes centre stage on Sunday morning.  Over 3000 competitors are expected to take on the Mooloolaba Olympic Distance triathlon course.  Not a triathlete??  Come watch some of the best in the world compete in the only Australian leg of the ITU World Cup.
 
MOOLOOLABA TRIATHLON FESTIVAL    23-25 March 2007
 
SWIM, CYCLE, RUN and PARTY!!
 
MOOLOOLABA ITU WORLD CUP
DATE   25th March 2007
PROGRAM:
Elite Men - Swim: 2 Laps, Bike: 8 Laps, Run: 4 Laps - 13:30:00 - 15:30:00
Elite Women - Swim: 2 Laps, Bike: 8 Laps, Run: 4 Laps - 11:00:00 - 13:00:00
 
MOOLOOLABA TRIATHLON - INDIVIDUALS & TEAMS
DATE   25th March 2007
DISTANCE Individuals & Teams  1.5km Swim - 40km Cycle - 10km Run
 
MOOLOOLABA TRIATHLON FESTIVAL EVENTS
 
ASICS Twilight 5km Run
A fast, looped 5km run along Mooloolaba's beautiful Esplanade.  This event is for runners of all abilities.
DATE: Friday 23rd March 2007  TIME: 6:00pm 
LOCATION: The Esplanade, Mooloolaba
 
The COFFEE CLUB Mooloolaba Waiters Challenge
DATE: Friday 23rd March 2007  TIME: 6:45pm
 
PEREGIAN SPRINGS Mooloolaba Ocean Swim
Join the stars of the pool and surf in the 1000m M-shaped ocean swim off Mooloolaba Beach.  Swim will be wave starts, no wetsuits.
DATE: Saturday 24th March 2007  TIME: 10:30am
LOCATION; Mooloolaba Beach
 
THE COURIER-MAIL Mooloolaba Superkidz Triathlon
The kids only version of the Mooloolaba Triathlon - for all children aged 7-14 years.  All participants receive a participation medallion. The first 350 registered participants will recieve an official Mooloolaba Triathlon Superkidz Triathlon Singlet.
DATE: Saturday 24th March 2007  TIME: 8:00am
LOCATION: Charles Clarke Park, River Esplanade Mooloolaba
7-10 years    100m swim / 3km cycle / 500m run   
11-14 years  200m swim/ 6km cycle / 1km run
 
RYDERS Cycling Grand Prix
Witness the excitement of Criterium racing of local and international A-Grage Elite cyclists, with beautiful Mooloolaba Beach in the background.
DATE: Saturday 24th March 2007  TIME: 4:00pm
LOCATION: The Esplanade, Mooloolaba
 
 
For further information:
USM Events
PO Box 1345, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia
Phone: (07) 5449 0711  Fax: (07) 5449 0828
Email: info@usmevents.com.au
http://www.usmevents.com.au/series/mooltri/home.cfm
 
Wednesday 14 March 2007  WORLDS BEST TRIATHLETES TO CLASH AT MOOLOOLABA
 
The world's best triathlete's are set to descend on Mooloolaba ahead of the 2007 Mooloolaba ITU World Cup triathlon on Sunday 25 March.
 
Already national squads from Canada, US, France, Switzerland and Spain have been training on the Sunshine Coast in the lead up to the first leg of the ITU World Cup Series. There are 16 events that form the ITU World Cup series held between March and December.
 
The best field in recent times has assembled, with 35 countries represented and maximum fields reached for male and female athletes.
 
Among the field, 4 Olympic medalists, 5 Commonwealth Games medalists, 4 world champions and multiple ITU World Cup winners, coupled with US$100,000 prize money on the line and Olympic qualifying points, will ensure we are treated to an enthralling race.
 
National performance Director, Bill Davoren said today that the talent selected for the squad will help to contribute to the important World Cup rankings for both individual athletes and the national team heading towards the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
 
"It has been a long time since we have seen this quality and depth of field in Australia.  With Beijing sixteen months away people realise Mooloolaba is a perfect testing and preparation race, hence the field."
 
World and Commonwealth Champion, Emma Snowsill, said she is extremely pleased to be able to race at home since Mooloolaba had secured the only ITU World Cup in the southern hemisphere in 2007.
 
"It is a great venue, over a tough course, testing athletes across all three legs," said Snowsill.
 
"It will be the first look at athletes form being the first race of the series, so will be interesting to see where everyone is at."
 
The men's field includes 10 of the world ranked 15 while the women's field boasts a staggering 20 of the top ranked 25 athletes.
 
Australia's Commonwealth gold medalist and world ranked number one, Brad Kahelfeldt, will start as one of the favourites following a winning start to 2007. Kahelfeldt outsprinted fellow Australian Courtney Atkinson at the Australian Olympic distance titles then picked up a win at the Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial. Atkinson also finished second to Craig Walton (Aust) at the Australian sprint distance titles in Hobart and is keen for a different podium position at Mooloolaba.
 
The challenges will come from defending Mooloolaba ITU World Cup champion and Athens silver medalist Bevan Docherty (NZ) and the Spaniard Javier Gomez.
 
The women's field will be a lottery, with so many talented athletes in contention. Australia's three time world champion and Commonwealth Games gold medalist Emma Snowsill's recent bout of injury and illness could see her  lack early season form but never to be discounted.
 
World ranked number one, Vanessa Fernandess (Por) will make her first appearance on the Australian racing scene and will be one to watch. Fernandess has 20 world cup wins under her belt and finished second to Snowsill at the World Championships last year.
 
The Australian camp also contains big chances in defending Mooloolaba ITU World Cup champion Annabel Luxford, 2006 World Championship bronze medalist, Felicity Abram and the young gun Erin Densham who is quickly earning herself a big reputation. Densham is the current U23 World Champion but beat home quality fields to claim the Australian double - sprint and Olympic distance titles recently.
 
The field also boasts Athens gold medalist Kate Allen (Aut) kicking off her campaign for Olympic glory again, world ranked number three Laura Bennett (USA) and two time Olympian and silver medalist at the 2006 European Champions, Anja Dittmer (Ger), ranked number four in the world.
 
The ITU World Cup is the centrepiece of a three day sport and entertainment festival. The Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival will run from Friday 23 - Sunday 25 March 2007. The Mooloolaba ITU World Cup is held on Sunday 25 March, elite females at 11am and elite men from 1.30pm.
 
Final start lists will be announced Monday 19 March 2007
 

AUSTRALIAN TEAM

Men

Women

Brad Kahlefeldt (NSW)

Erin Densham (NSW)

Courtney Atkinson (QLD)

Emma Snowsill (QLD)

Craig Walton (QLD)

Annabel Luxford (QLD)

Simon Thompson (ACT)

Felicity Abram (QLD)

David Dellow (QLD)

Emma Moffat (QLD)

Matt Hopper  (QLD)

Rina Hill (QLD)

Brendan Sexton (NSW)

Tameka Day (WA)

Dan Wilson (QLD)

Miranda Carfrae  (QLD)

 
The Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival and ITU World Cup - proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Queensland Events.
 
This event is funded by the Maroochy Shire Council with the support of the Maroochy Tourism Industry Advisory Board.
 
For further information log onto www.usmevents.com.au
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