Race Schedule for Season 2013 is gradually shaping up

While many athletes just slowly start training after the off-season, the WQF has worked hard during the past few months. With success: a brilliant race schedule for the WQF Quadrathlon World Cup 2013 is the result - even though the coordination of the races is not that easy and really time consuming - but 2013 promises a lot of excitement and adventure in the various international Quadrathlon races...

Roušavý and Mielke secure themselves the World Cup

With the European championships (Bude) results now in the WQF World Cup 2011 final standings can now be released. In six races of the series in Spain, Czech Republic, Great Britain and Germany numerous athletes battled it out with one another to score World Cup points. After an exciting season the winners of 2010 appeared also in this year again as the most constant ones. With the men the Czech Leoš Roušavý got the Crystal trophy again, also the German lady Ellen Mielke was by the women at the top of the female standings...

World Cup 2012 - Roušavý again on the top rung, German Women dominating

With a terrific final race in Bude (GBR) two weeks ago, the World Cup 2012 drew to a close. After a long and tough season including races in the Czech Republic, Germany, Great-Britain, Slovakia and Spain, Leoš Roušavý (CZE) and Lisa Maria Hirschfelder (GER) secured themselves the cristalline World Cup.
The Czech Leoš Roušavý recorded his fourth overall victory in succession...

Magnificent World Cup finale in Cornwall

The final race of the season, in Bude – England, was blessed with amazing weather, the calmest sea in the race’s history, no sign of any surf at all! Blue skies and warm temperatures brought lots of competitors out 30 individuals and 16 teams, plus lots of spectators who enjoyed the excitment in this quiet little Cornish town! It was the last World Cup event and also the last event of the British Trophy season, so athletes were looking for points to improve there final British standings and World Cup rankings too...

Sprint title bestowed upon Roušavý and Fiebig

Last weekend the Quadrathlon community met at Lake “Ratscher” in Germany for the Sprint World Championships. In warm and dry conditions around 70 athletes competed over the distance of 0.75 km swim, 25 km bike, 4.7 km kayak and 5 km run. In the end, the Czech Leoš Roušavý and the German Antje Fiebig secured themselve the title after a thrilling race...

World Championships in Sedlcany, Czech

Once again, the indomitable Miroslav Podborský, is World Quadrathlon Champion. This was the 46 year old Czech's 13th middle distance victory in Sedlcany.
The race did start differently however. Into transition after the 1.5km swim, German Stefan Teichert had built a lead of 1 minute 25 seconds. GB team athlete and another contender for a podium finish, Mat Stephenson, led the chase group with Podborský. In the 8km kayak section, the pace of Podborský...

Roušavy continues his winning streak in Slovakia

The Quadrathlon World-Cup that took place in the Slovakian city Samorín was again an exciting neck-and-neck-race between the Czech Leoš Roušavy and the German Stefan Teichert. They showed a fascinating competition consisting of 0.75 km swim, 20 km bike, 4 km kayak and 5 km running. Due to his good swimming performance Teichert took the lead from the beginning, in the second part Roušavy nearly caught up with...

Stephenson and Schofield win European Championships

Brigg in North Lincolnshire (England) and the Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon was home to the European Championships in the middle distance of Quadrathlon consisting of a 1.5 km open-water-swim,7 km kayak, 35 km bike and 10 km running. Both for men and women, the title stayed within the country.
Concerning the men, the English Mat Stephenson challenged the Welsh Steve King...

Success for Harenberg and Rousavy in Týn

Leos Rousavy has taken a commanding lead in the World Cup standings after winning his third Quadrathlon event in Tyn nad Vltavou, Czech Replublic. The win at the sprint distance event consisting 1 km swim, 5 km kayak, 25 km bike and 5 km run, means Leos is well on his way to defend his 2011 World Cup title. In second was fellow Czech, Michal Hasa who set the fastest times in the kayak and on the run. The young Czech athlete Petr Susa took on the podium...

Brigg Bomber is now European Championships host

Brigg Bomber Organisers LINCSQUAD (Lincolnshire Quadrathlon Club) have stepped in to be the last minute hosts of the European Championship Quadrathlon middle distance event for 2012 and have a growing European field of athletes.
This event is the British Championships and is a favourite on the World Cup circuit. The Bomber consists of a 1.5k river swim, 7k kayak, 36k bike & 10k run. For 2012 there will be a sprint version Bomber running...

Change to Awesome Foursome Event in Bude

Don’t worry, the Awesome Foursome event in Bude, Cornwall on September 8th is still on as a World Cup race, but is sadly no longer to be classed as the European Championships. Unfortunately and due to the very low number of entries so far received and high set-up costs, the Organizer, Shoreline Activities is forced to make this change to its event. Retaining World Cup status as the last-event in the season should ensure that the World Cup will reach an exciting conclusion in Bude as it did last year...

Rousavy ahead of Teichert in Bavaria

Last weekend, the second race of the Quadrathlon World Cup took place at “Steinberger See” (Bavaria, GER). With optimal external conditions, the Czech Leos Rousavy and the German Stefan Teichert were engaged in a thrilling duel for the victory. While Teichert dominated the swim (1.5 km), Rousavy came up to him again on the 35 km long cycling course...

Update on 2012 Hungarian Quadrathlon

The organisers of the long distance August 26th Quadrathlon in Tihany, Balaton, have struggled to find enough sponsorship and gain the official permissions to run the event as a full WQF event. The organisers had begun plans to run it as a full World Cup race and have expressed their disappointment in these changes. Amended details of this race will be published under www.seakayaking.hu shortly. The WQF regrets it being removed from the World Cup calendar, but are nevertheless happy that there is a Quadrathlon event in Hungary...

Ibiza Quadrathlon opens the 2012 season

The first weekend of May saw the 2012 Quadrathlon season opening World Cup race on the Spanish Island of Ibiza. The race marked 25 years from Ibiza’s first Quadrathlon. The middle distance event was led by Spaniard Miquel Armengol Roca over the 1.5KM swim and 7KM kayak disciplines. Roca, from Barcelona, was kept within the sights of last year’s winner, Leos Rousavy from Czech Republic, who used his strength on the 40KM bike section...

Murray QUAD as World Cup event reversed

The 2012 Australian long distance event, The Murray QUAD, will still take place, but without World Cup status. The organizers have decided to run the event using World Cup rules, but want to ensure that everything runs perfectly and that they can run the event to WQF standards. As this is the first time an official Quadrathlon has been run in Australia, the uncertainty of numbers of competitors and the lack of expertise in putting on such a race, the organisers...

Revision of the Sports Rules and Order of Competition

Over the last couple of months, the WQF has revised and dated the rules and order of competition for Quadrathlon. The executive board has formulated clear rules using as a basis, triathlon rules. This is help those organizers and athletes who compete in events where triathlon and quadrathlon run side by side...

2012-2013 Quadrathlon season includes two new races

With a long-term view to develop Quadrathlon, the World Quadrathlon Federation (WQF), is pleased to add a two brand new race events for the 2012/2013 World Cup season. The Murray Quad in Australia launches the first event of the 2012/2013 Quadrathlon World Cup, as well as it being the inaugural Quadrathlon event in Australia. Another addition to the World Cup, is a new event in Wolsztyn, West Poland...