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2017 ITU Hall of Fame Miles Stewart

2017 ITU Hall of Fame Miles Stewart

His professional career started when he placed third in his first ever event at just 15 years old. With an impressive background in swimming, speed skating, duathlon, aquathlon, triathlon and cycling, winning national championships in all six sports, he was a well-rounded athlete.Stewart made his first World Championship team in 1989, aged 18, and finished in an incredible fourth place. At age 20, Stewart experienced one of the defining moments of his career, winning the illustrious World Championship in his hometown, the Gold Coast. He remains the youngest triathlete ever to be World Champion.Following this famous victory, Stewart went on to win the World Indoor Championship, a World Cup Championship, 10 ITU World Cup wins, the 1996 and 2000 Australian Championships and, in the process, added two World Records to his name. Stewart is in the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest triathlon time in the world.
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2017 ITU Hall of Fame Rob Barel

2017 ITU Hall of Fame Rob Barel

Rob Barel (born 23 December 1957 in Amsterdam) was originally a swimmer, but became a man of many firsts in the sport of Triathlon.He won the first ETU European Championships in 1985 (Immenstadt), and followed this up with repeat wins in 1986, and 1987. He then competed in the first ITU World Championships in Avignon, 1989 - finishing 5th - and then went on to come 3rd in the ITU World Championship in 1992 (Muskoka)Barel won the first ITU Long Distance Championships in 1994 (Nice), and competed for the Netherlands in the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics, taking forty-third place with a total time of 1:55:36.69 at the age of 42. He also crowned his career by coming first in the European Cross Triathlon Championship in 2008.
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2017 ITU Hall of Fame Joop van Zanten

2017 ITU Hall of Fame Joop van Zanten

Joop van Zanten is a Dutch triathlon pioneer, whose contribution has brought the sport of triathlon to what it is today. With his endless commitment and vision, Joop played a key role in establishing and formalising triathlon organisations.Joop contributed to the formation of the Dutch Triathlon Bond in 1987 and was the first President until 1999, when he stepped down in order to enjoy more time participating in sporting events. Joop paved the way for triathlon in order to formalise, regulate and increase the accessibility of the sport.
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2017 ITU Hall of Fame Jackie Fairweather

2017 ITU Hall of Fame Jackie Fairweather

ackie Fairweather was a World Champion Australian triathlete and long-distance runner. Fairweather began competing in triathlon in 1992, and won the elite Australian National Series in her first season. She spent eight years as a professional triathlete and in 1996 she became ITU World Triathlon Champion in Cleveland, Ohio, setting a championship record time of 1 hour 50 minutes 52 seconds. She also won the ITU World Duathlon Championships in 1996 to become the only person ever to win both world titles in the same year.Fairweather won the ITU Duathlon World Championships again in 1999, but narrowly missed repeating the double in the Triathlon World Championship, after finishing 2nd to Loretta Harrop.Fairweather collected further World Championship silver medals in 1995 and 1997, and won the bronze medal in the marathon in the 2002 Commonwealth Games (after finishing 11th in her first ever marathon in Boston).
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2017 ITU Hall of Fame Carl Thomas

2017 ITU Hall of Fame Carl Thomas

Thomas was the Vice President of marketing at Speedo Swimwear in 1982, where he then joined Jim Curl to create the U.S. Triathlon Series. The triathlon series quickly spread from the original five cities to 12 nationwide. The format of the series and the distance was considered ideal for Olympic competition, and Thomas predicted that by the time triathlon was an Olympic sport, “hundreds of thousands of athletes will have competed at the Olympic distance” worldwide.In 1984, he founded CAT Sports Inc., creating network televised special events for a number of sports and acting as the executive producer of over 25 televised triathlon events for ESPN, NBC and other national syndications. Thomas also served as the first Treasurer of the International Triathlon Union and has served as a pioneer in the triathlon community.
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2017 ITU Hall of Fame Barb Lindquist

2017 ITU Hall of Fame Barb Lindquist

Barbara Metz Lindquist (born July 1, 1969 in Wilmington, Delaware) began swimming aged eight, and was eventually recruited to swim at Stanford University, where she was a member of the 1989 NCAA Championship Team. Swimming for the US National Team she won a gold and three silver medals in the 1987 & 1991 Pan American Games. She was a finalist in three events (200m free, 400m free, 800m free) at the 1988 Swimming Olympic Trials. After graduating from Stanford with a B.A. in Human Biology in 1991, she gradually moved into Triathlon, becoming one of the sport’s most consistent performers. Of her 134 career races, she won 33, stood on the podium 86 times, and had 114 top 10 finishes.Barb represented the USA in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, placing 9th. She was a member of the USA Triathlon Team for the ITU World Championships for 10 straight years, with her best finish being a silver medal in 2002 in Cancun, Mexico. Barb’s consistency in racing solidified her as the #1 World ranked ITU triathlete from February 2003 through 2004, a spot held longer than any other male or female in the sport.
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ITU Hall of Fame 2015 - Chiharu Igaya (JPN)

ITU Hall of Fame 2015 - Chiharu Igaya (JPN)

3 x Olympic skiier, Olympic silver medallist, Japan Triathlon Union President 1994-2009, ASTC Vice President 1994 – 2009, ITU Executive Board Member 1994-2008, IOC Member 1982 - 2011; Member of the IOC Executive Board 1987-1991, 1996-2000, Made countless contributions toward the development of triathlon, including the inclusion of triathlon in the Olympics when he was an IOC Executive Board Member and the development of triathlon in Asia
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ITU Hall of Fame 2015 - Peter Robertson (AUS)

ITU Hall of Fame 2015 - Peter Robertson (AUS)

3 x ITU Triathlon World Champion, 2 x Olympian, 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, record World Cup wins with 17
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ITU Hall of Fame 2015 - Vanessa Fernandes (POR)

ITU Hall of Fame 2015 - Vanessa Fernandes (POR)

2007 ITU World Championship: 1st 2007, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games silver medallist, 2 x World Cup Champion, 2 x ITU Duathlon World Champion, holds record World Cup wins with 20
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ITU Hall of Fame 2015 - Hamish Carter (NZL)

ITU Hall of Fame 2015 - Hamish Carter (NZL)

2004 Athens Olympic Champion, 1998 ITU World Cup Overall Champion (1998), 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, 2 x ITU World Triathlon Championships silver medallist
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ITU Hall of Fame 2015 - Michellie Jones (AUS)

ITU Hall of Fame 2015 - Michellie Jones (AUS)

2000 Sydney Olympic Games Silver Medalist, 2 x ITU World Champion, 2006 Ironman World Champion, 2 x overall World Cup Champion
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ITU Hall of Fame 2015 - Simon Whitfield (CAN)

ITU Hall of Fame 2015 - Simon Whitfield (CAN)

2000 Sydney Olympic Champion, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games silver medallists, 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games Champion, 1999 Winnipeg Pan American Games bronze medallist
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ITU Hall of Fame 2015 - Emma Snowsill (AUS)

ITU Hall of Fame 2015 - Emma Snowsill (AUS)

3 x ITU World Champion, 2008 Beijing Olympic Champion, 2000 ITU World Junior Champion, 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games Champion
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2015 ITU Hall of Fame

2015 ITU Hall of Fame

Seven greats of the sport were inducted into the ITU Hall of Fame.
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Erin Baker - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame

Erin Baker - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame

Erin Baker - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame
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Greg Welch - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame

Greg Welch - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame

Greg Welch - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame
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Simon Lessing - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame

Simon Lessing - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame

Simon Lessing - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame
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Mark Allen  - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame

Mark Allen - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame

Mark Allen - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame
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Karen Smyers - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame

Karen Smyers - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame

Karen Smyers - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame
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2014 Hall of Fame - Emma Carney

2014 Hall of Fame - Emma Carney

2014 Hall of Fame - Emma Carney
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Les McDonald - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame

Les McDonald - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame

Les McDonald - 2014 ITU Hall of Fame
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ITU Inaugural Hall Of Fame

ITU Inaugural Hall Of Fame

ITU announces the the launch of a Hall Of Fame | 308
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