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Tim Don is Crowned World Triathlon Champion

By World Triathlon Admin | 03 Sep, 2006

The Corus British Triathlon team continued its remarkable week of success with Tim Don winning the World Triathlon Championships this afternoon in Lausanne. Don made a supreme effort to bridge a gap on the bike to join a group of ten athletes that also included Stuart Hayes. This group of ten exited the second transition some 1 minute and fifteen seconds over a large chase group of over 40 athletes.

Upon exiting transition, the race was always between Don and Carter (New Zealand) with Don making the decisive break at the beginning of the 3rd lap to take victory from Carter by 11 seconds. Frenchman Belaubre finished in a highly respectable third place after a solid run. Andrew Johns had a strong run to finish in 9th place having been in the chase group of the bike and always had too large a deficit to overcome. Stuart Hayes after a promising swim and bike faded on the run to finish in 11th place.

This result adds to the success of Harry Wiltshire in the World Student Championships, Richard Stannard in the World Aquathlon Championships, Alistair Brownlee in the World Junior Championships as well as multiple successes in the age-group races.

In the women’s race the much anticipated showdown between Emma Snowsill (Aus) and Vanessa Fernandes (Por) went the way of the Australian after a blistering run. Felicity Abram added a bronze medal to the Australian medal haul by finishing in third place. After a strong swim from the British athletes with both Andrea Whitcombe and Liz Blatchford making the lead bike group neither were able to make a significant impact on the run with Whitcombe finishing in 6th place some 1 minute 44 seconds adrift with Blatchford in 13th.

Related Event: 2006 Lausanne ITU Triathlon World Championships
02 - Sep, 2006 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Tim Don GBR 01:51:32
2. Hamish Carter NZL 01:51:49
3. Frederic Belaubre FRA 01:52:12
4. Kris Gemmell NZL 01:53:01
5. Volodymyr Polikarpenko UKR 01:53:04
6. Peter Robertson AUS 01:53:06
7. Hunter Kemper USA 01:53:07
8. Daniel Unger GER 01:53:11
9. Andrew Johns GBR 01:53:20
10. Javier Gomez Noya ESP 01:53:27
Results: Elite Women
1. Emma Snowsill AUS 02:04:02
2. Vanessa Fernandes POR 02:04:48
3. Felicity Abram AUS 02:05:13
4. Lauren Groves CAN 02:05:24
5. Nadia Cortassa ITA 02:05:28
6. Andrea Whitcombe GBR 02:05:46
7. Joelle Franzmann GER 02:06:05
8. Laura Bennett USA 02:06:16
9. Tania Haiböck AUT 02:06:20
10. Andrea Hewitt NZL 02:06:33
Results: U23 Men
1. William Clarke GBR 01:57:30
2. Nathan Campbell AUS 01:58:08
3. Dan Wilson AUS 01:58:23
4. Ivan Vasiliev RUS 01:58:59
5. Premysl Svarc CZE 01:59:07
6. Manuel Huerta PUR 01:59:19
7. Matthew Seymour USA 01:59:43
8. Oliver Freeman GBR 01:59:58
9. Charles Rusterholz SUI 02:00:05
10. Jan Janour CZE 02:00:15
Results: U23 Women
1. Erin Densham AUS 02:08:19
2. Emma Moffatt AUS 02:08:21
3. Nicky Samuels NZL 02:08:33
4. Vanessa Raw GBR 02:09:21
5. Lisa Norden SWE 02:09:48
6. Rosie Clarke GBR 02:10:19
7. Jasmine Oeinck USA 02:10:58
8. Lisa Hütthaler AUT 02:11:54
9. Keiko Tanaka JPN 02:12:36
10. Kathrin Muller GER 02:13:06
Results: Junior Men
1. Alistair Brownlee GBR 00:59:03
2. Alexander Bryukhankov RUS 00:59:16
3. Joao Silva POR 00:59:24
4. Piotr Grzegorzek POL 00:59:30
5. Artem Parienko RUS 00:59:38
6. Ritchie Nicholls GBR 00:59:39
7. Etienne Diemunsch FRA 00:59:42
8. Will Curtayne NZL 00:59:45
9. Andrea Secchiero ITA 00:59:45
10. Lukas Salvisberg SUI 00:59:46
Results: Junior Women
1. Kirsten Sweetland CAN 01:05:58
2. Flora Duffy BER 01:06:07
3. Rebecca Robisch GER 01:06:12
4. Yuliya Yelistratova UKR 01:06:26
5. Zsófia Tóth HUN 01:06:40
6. Charlotte Bonin ITA 01:06:46
7. Charlotte Morel FRA 01:06:49
8. Daniela Ryf SUI 01:06:51
9. Zsófia Kovács HUN 01:07:01
10. Anais Verguet-Moniz POR 01:07:07
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