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Leanne heads to China for her first-ever Beijing International Triathlon. This race follows a busy summer of races including the 2017 Palembang ASTC Triathlon Asian Championships and the 2017 Sokcho ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup. She was part of the Hong Kong National Triathlon Team, in 2006, and is currently transitioning to a professional Half-IRONMAN triathlete.Fun Facts: As a young girl, she had a special love for ballet. She started racing in triathlons at age 13.
Relatively new to the sport of triathlon, this will be Jenkins’ first Beijing International Triathlon and one of her first non-drafting races. She placed second at the 2016 Madrid ETU Triathlon European Cup and third at the 2015 Larache ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup.Fun Facts: Before becoming a professional triathlete, Jenkins was a breaststroke swimmer and studied graphic design. When she isn’t racing, she loves experimenting with recipes in the kitchen and creating healthy treats. Her favorite foods are chocolate, homemade granola, almonds and coffee.
The Australian triathlete heads to Fengtai for his first-ever Beijing International Triathlon. Fisher represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics where he placed 24th overall, and earlier this year he raced in the ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast.Fun Facts: His favorite foods are chocolate mint ice cream and pizza. He loves living and training in Girona, Spain. And his favorite hobby is surfing in places that are quiet and secluded.
For the first time ever, Ireland will be represented in the field of professional triathletes at the Beijing International Triathlon. Shaw’s 2016 race schedule included more than 10 triathlons, spanning several countries and multiple continents including an eighth place finish at the Devonport OTU Triathlon Oceania Championshups and a sixth place finish at the Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup.Fun Facts: He is a black belt in Taekwondo, as well as the 2010 World Junior Aquathlon. When Shaw isn’t racing, you might find the self-proclaimed movie addict watching a film.
Fang started his career as a professional swimmer before transitioning into the sport of triathlon. In 2011, he placed second at the World Military Games Triathlon Mix Team Relay, and went on to place on the podium at several ITU triathlon races, in China.Fun Facts: Fang is passionate about sharing his triathlon training experience with the Chinese community. In an effort to grow the sport, he operates a popular triathlon account on WeChat to share training tips and race recommendations.
This race marks a return to Beijing for Olympian Lisa Norden who competed at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and won the 2013 Beijing International Triathlon. One of Sweden’s top triathletes, she placed second at the London Olympics and raced in the Rio Olympics.Fun Facts: Norden loves coffee and sourdough bread. She grew up riding horses before taking up triathlons at age 12. Her first (and only) proper job was in a bakery where she could have continued as a cake decorator, but decided to focus entirely on racing.
FThe 2017 Beijing International Triathlon Champion Paula Findlay returns this year to defend her title. 2017 proved to be a good year for Canadian triathlete Findlay finishing in first place at Boulder Peak Triathlon, second place at Canadian National Championships and second place at IRONMAN 70.3 Austin. Findlay competed in the 2012 London Olympics for Canada and at age 21 was ranked No. 1 in the world.Fun Facts: Before she became a triathlete, Findlay was a dancer for 14 years. Her favorite foods are apple, chocolate, and peanut butter. And the furthest she has ever traveled for a race is Beijing when she competed in the 2011 ITU Grand Final.
Billington heads to China for his first ever Beijing International Triathlon. In 2016, he raced in the Rio Olympics where he represented Team USA, followed by a third place finish at the Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup. Billington recently took second at the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Racing has taken Billington all over the world including South Africa, Turkey, Hong Kong, China, Peru, New Zealand and more.Fun Facts: To this day, Billington still has four pairs of his college track spikes.
Kicking off the 2018 World Triathlon Season, South Africa’s Henri Schoeman claimed victory at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi. In 2017, he placed second at the 2017 Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup and completed a number of impressive races throughout the season. Schoeman took home the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, South Africa’s first Olympic medal in the sport. He also won gold at the 2016 ITU Grand Final in Cozumel. 2018 will mark his second time competing in the Beijing International Triathlon.Fun Facts: When Schoeman isn’t racing in triathlons, you can find him flying his drone and making videos. His favorite treat is a s’more and he enjoys having tea with his girlfriend and spending time with their pet rabbit.
Duffy is set to compete in her first Beijing International Triathlon. The three-time Olympian raced for Bermuda in the 2016 Rio Olympics, 2012 Olympics in London and 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She won the 2014, 2015 and 2016 XTERRA World Championships, and captured first at the 2016 ITU World Championships Grand Final.Fun Facts: Duffy’s weirdest triathlon tradition is that she always races with her hair in the same style. She can’t live without good coffee. Her favorite foods are chocolate, avocados and almond butter.