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Don eyes third World title in lucky Lausanne

Don eyes third World title in lucky Lausanne

Tim Don has an opportunity to win his third career world title in Lausanne on Saturday when he competes at the 2010 Lausanne ITU Elite Sprint Triathlon World Championships

Tim Don has an opportunity to win his third career world title in Lausanne on Saturday when he competes at the 2010 Lausanne ITU Elite Sprint Triathlon World Championships. His previous two world titles were also won in Lausanne in 1998 (junior) and 2006 (senior). However, he will have to overcome heavy legs and a fierce international line up to reach the finish line first.



Britain will field a squad of six men and six women in Lausanne as athletes near the season finale, the 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU Triathlon World Championship Grand Final Budapest on 12-13 September. For Don and the rest of the GE Great Britain team, this season has been geared towards performances at the Series Grand Final, and the Sprint Championships will be contested during their final block of hard training.



Jonathan Brownlee will be amongst those fancied for success having won races in the highly competitive French Grand Prix circuit this year over the same sprint distance (750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run). Adam Bowden could also use his run speed to good effect, particularly coming off the back of a second place performance at the Geneva ITU Triathlon European Cup last weekend.



Marc Jenkins, Harry Wiltshire, Phil Wolfe and Matthew Sharpe will also race in a men’s line up that includes Australia’s Brad Kahlefeldt, Jarrod Shoemaker from the USA, Sven Riederer from Switzerland, France’s David Hauss and Gregg Bennett.



Like Brownlee, Jodie Stimpson has also won in the French Grand Prix this year. She faces World Champion Emma Moffatt of Australia and in-form triathletes, Lisa Norden (SWE) and Nicola Spirig (SUI) in a highly competitive women’s field which also includes Daniela Ryf (SUI), Kate Roberts (RSA), Jessica Harrison (FRA) and Laura Bennett of the USA.



Jacqueline Slack, Non Stanford and Kirsty McWilliam will race alongside talented British juniors Lucy Smith and Lucy Chittenden.



The men’s race starts at 9.30am local time in Lausanne, with the women’s race two hours later. Live text and timing will be available from both the Sprint and Relay races at www.triathlon.org/tv.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.

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