Day 2 Recap: Men’s U23, Age Group Sprint and Men’s Junior World Championships

18 September, 2015

Day 2 Recap: Men’s U23, Age Group Sprint and Men’s Junior World Championships

Birtwhistle brilliant for men’s U23 world title

The 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago officially kicked off Thursday morning with the Under-23 men’s World Champion being crowned. Jacob Birtwhistle now tallies one title for the Australian nation as he was victorious in the first triathlon race of the Grand Final event.

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Age group sprint athletes prevail in Chicago

Representing more than 40 nations, nearly 2000 age group athletes pushed themselves to the limits in search of ITU Age Group Sprint World Championship titles on Thursday. Set in iconic downtown Chicago, athletes raced the Windy City's streets, twisting around historic Buckingham Fountain with views of Chicago's skyline, it was a race these incredible athletes won't soon forget.

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Messias scores Brazil its first-ever Junior World Title

When thunderstorms caused the men’s 2015 ITU World Championship men’s junior race to be delayed and shifted to a duathlon, Manoel Messias (BRA) seized the opportunity to strike hot, scoring his first world title in Chicago. The title is the first time Brazil was represented on the top of the podium at the Junior World Championship race.

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Photo Credit: Janos Schmidt/ITU