August Update – Triathlon

Congratulations to Phuket-based professional triathlete Fredrik Croneborg for qualifying for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii! He has accepted the invitation and will be toeing the start line alongside the world’s best pro triathletes in October.

Freddie trains at Thanyapura year-round and in this video gives some great advice about the benefits of training here.

There were several noteworthy performances for the High Performance Team in July, namely the Izzo Boys and Zavier Gates.

Zavier Gates was outstanding at the Thailand Tri-League Bangkok event, winning the 18-29 year old division and was able to beat competitors almost twice his age and finish a close second overall to our Chairman Chris McCormack. Zavier has progressed dramatically and his performance in Bangkok showed this. He is looking forward to the next race in the Thailand Tri-League event in Pattaya and the ITU Youth Cup in Hong Kong in October.

Both Brett and Kyle Izzo continued their build up to the USA National Championships with solid performances in a USA Triathlon-sanctioned event in Iowa. After a great swim Bret hung tough on the hilly bike course with the chase group, then recorded a solid run to finish 10th in the race. Kyle also had a good swim and managed to improve on his previous race performance, finishing 22nd in the event. Both of the Izzo boys gathered a lot of experience from the race which will help them at the USA National Champs in 3 weeks’ time.

Other athletes on the team are also about to start competing next month. All have had a great block of training and are looking forward to the next lot of races before returning to Thanyapura in August.

Our High Performance Training Program coach Paul Amey has also started working with athletes from the Taiwan Triathlon Team. They will be training at Thanyapura for two months leading up to the Taiwan National Championships.

For more information about the HPT Program, please email Paul Amey ( or Tom Topham (

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