The Weekend Roundup: 18-19 May 2019

Another busy weekend of included Alistair Brownlee topping of an ITU podium and plenty more British success. Check out the Weekend Roundup

IRONMAN UK: 2018 Kona Qualifiers

Who qualified for the IRONMAN World Championships from IRONMAN UK 2018 – and how fast did they have to go? Here are the 40 athletes who made it to Kona

Video update from Bex Rimmington: Specialized Zwift Academy

Earlier this year, Great Britain’s Bex Rimmington was announced as one of the four athletes selected for the first Specialized Zwift Academy Triathlon Team.

That was quite a feat for Bex in itself, given “The team will have an annual focus on competing at the Ironman World Championships at Kona, Hawaii.” Well, Bex will be doing her FIRST Ironman race in Bolton on 15th July. No pressure then!

That said, Bex as a distinguished sporting background (including a European Age-Group Triathlon Championship way back in 2005), and so while she is the ‘wildcard’ among the four athletes chosen, the selection team clearly has belief in her potential.

You can get an insight into what Bex has been up to in the video diary above – which includes her first half-iron distance race (which she won), a confidence booster after a recent injury.

Remember, Bex will be leading Wednesday nights TRI247 Workout Series session on Zwift – full details of which are HERE. Join us on the virtual roads of Watopia and support Bex in her attempt to qualify for Kona at the first attempt.

Train with Bex Rimmington - TRI247 Workout Series Zwift

Train with Bex Rimmington on Zwift

This weeks TRI247 Workout Series will be lead by Bex Rimmington, one of the four athletes selected for the inaugural Specialized Zwift Academy Triathlon Team. Details here of her ‘Maximal Efforts’ session.