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Underdog Holland issues warning to world elite

Vicky Holland is relishing the role of underdog to GB team-mates Non Stanford and Helen Jenkins who the Leeds-based star hopes she can upstage at the Rio Olympics.

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Vicky Holland competes in the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds.  (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Triathlon: Under-the-radar Vicky Holland plots golden glory in Rio

Expectation on GB’s triathletes is such that it is not a question of if they will medal in Rio but how many will they claim. Lee Sobot reports.

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12 June 2016.......       Alistair Brownlee celebrates his win of the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds in Millenium Square.  Picture Tony Johnson

It’s official: Leeds will host triathlon World Series in 2017

It was a “phenomenal” sporting triumph for the city of Leeds, as 80,000 people lined the city’s streets to watch the best triathletes in the world swim, cycle and run for glory.

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Swimming, cycling, running twice the height of Everest

Matt Gibson is spending six months swimming, cycling and running 600 miles including the world’s toughest triathlon this weekend. Catherine Scott finds out why.

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Jack Laugher

Rio 2016: London memories spur Jack Laugher in double Olympic bid for Team GB

Jack Laugher says his bitter disappointment at the London Olympics made him a better diver and has spurred him on to become a serious medal contender in Rio.

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And another thing...

On the face of it, the World Series Triathlon event in Leeds last weekend was a roaring success.

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Stewart Calligan gave his fishing boat a through clean as he waits for the weather conditions to take a turn for the better.

Sea fishing: Easterlies leave me plotting not fishing

The atrocious sea conditions and the almost constant easterlies which blow off the sea towards the land have prevented us intrepid boat anglers from venturing out to sea.

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Alicia Blagg emerges from the water at the John Charles Aquatics Centre in Leeds, where she has been training ahead of her second Olympics in Rio. (Picture: Simon Hulme)

Weekend Interview: Alicia Blagg makes case for medal triumph in Rio

Leeds diver Alicia Blagg is used to being ahead of the game.

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Rio Bound: From left, Freddie Woodward, Jack Laugher, Chris Mears, Alicia Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Video: Steel City’s Freddie Woodward joins Leeds quintet in reaching Rio Olympics

YORKSHIRE athletes will make up more than half of the Great British diving squad at the 2016 Olympic Games.

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Rise of the “ageing angels” as older bikers take to the road

Rise of the “ageing angels” as older bikers take to the road

For many people the archetypal image of a motorcyclist is a young Marlon Brando hanging over the handlebars of his Harley or a baby-faced Valentino Rossi tearing up the track.

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Wakefield diver Alicia Blagg at the John Charles Centre, Leeds (Picture: Simon Hulme)

Yorkshire’s diving sextet bound for Rio with Team GB

Six Yorkshire divers are part of an 11-strong squad named to represent Team GB at the Rio Olympics this summer.

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Alistair Brownlee charges to the winning line in Leeds.

Tom Richmond: The Brownlees, Leeds and triathlon are an unbeatable trio

THE Brownlees and Leeds 1, London and the rest of the world 0.

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Cyclists pass through the transition area at Millenium Square in the ITU World Triathlon Leeds. Pictures: Tony Johnson.

Bags of complaints over Leeds triathlon ‘bedlam’ as contestants made to wait seven hours for their dry clothes

Amateur triathletes have complained over issues with bag returns after the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon – sparking an apology from organisers.

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Great Britain's Jack Laugher.

Laugher edges out Yorkshire rival Woodward to clinch British title

Leeds’s Jack Laugher regained his British title with victory in the 3m springboard in Sheffield.

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Vicky Holland is greeted by a huge crowd  in Leeds' Millenium Square as she runs into third place in the 2016 ITU World Triathlon.  Picture: Tony Johnson.

Leeds Triathlon: Third is ‘not good enough’ for Vicky Holland

Five days after it was announced she would represent Great Britain at the Rio Olympics later this summer, Leeds-based Vicky Holland stepped up her preparations with a strong showing on the streets and roads of her adopted home city.

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PARTY TIME: Alistair Brownlee celebrates his win of the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds by soaking his brother Jonny in champagne on the podium in Millenium Square.  Picture: Tony Johnson.

Leeds Triathlon: Home advantage sees Brownlee brothers blow away their rivals

It could not have gone any better had they planned it themselves. Only they did.

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Alistair Brownlee celebrates winning the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Leeds deserves to keep triathlon say brilliant Brownlee brothers

Hometown heroes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee have urged the authorities to bring a world triathlon race back to Leeds next year after the brothers lit up a sensational event.

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Reporter Jonny Brown at Roundhay Park's Waterloo Lake. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Reporter’s debut triathlon: ‘Exhausted, proud of my adopted home city of Leeds and delighted’

Roundhay Park was abuzz with nervous anticipation as hundreds of wetsuit-clad amateur triathletes slapped on their swim caps awaiting their call to enter Waterloo Lake this morning – and I was first up.

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Non Stanford competes in the  2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds.  Picture Tony Johnson

IN PICTURES: Triathlon brings out the best in Leeds

LEEDS revelled in its status as host city for the two-day Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon stage.

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Crowds cheer the females through Millenium Square in the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds.  Picture Tony Johnson

VIDEO: Heroic novices celebrate finishing gruelling amateur Leeds Triathlon

HUNDREDS of amateur triathletes are celebrating completing the world triathlon route in Leeds.

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