Recent Triathlon News
English triathlete Jodie Stimpson opened the 2014 Commonwealth Games in style. The 25-year-old won the first gold medal of the Glasgow 2014 Games by running to the women’s triathlon victory in Scotland’s Strathclyde Country Park. She was joined on the podium by fellow Oakley triathletes, Kristen Sweetland of Canada and Vicky Holland of England. These were England’s first ever triathlon medals in the Commonwealth Games.
Step aside Mr. Gomez-Noya and Brownlee brothers…there’s a new sheriff in town. Mario Mola of Spain has made a name for himself on the ITU World Triathlon Series in the past few years, but he generally takes a back seat to the competition between his fellow countryman Javier Gomez-Noya and British royalty, Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee, who have made a habit of hogging triathlon podiums as of late.
Cape Town, South Africa saw something new this past weekend as it welcomed the stars of the ITU World Triathlon Series to it’s landscape for the first time in the series’ history. What wasn’t new was the outcome of both the men and women’s races. For the second straight time in the 2014 season, Oakley’s Javier Gomez Noya and Jodie Stimpson stood atop their respective podiums. The Spanish phenom, Gomez broke away from his main rival Jonathan Brownlee during the final portion of the run to win by a 19 second margin. While Stimpson overcame fellow Brit, Helen Jenkins by just seven seconds for her second consecutive WTS victory.