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Australia To Field “Dream Team” In Sydney ITU Race

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The world’s best triathletes will converge Down Under on April 10 for ITU World Championships opener.

Australia will field an intimidating women’s dream team when Sydney hosts the opening race of the 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series on April 10.

Reigning world champion Emma Moffatt will be joined by Olympic champion Emma Snowsill and last year’s rapidly emerging Under 23 world champion Emma Jackson in what will be an absorbing home soil battle.

Rounding out a full strength Australian women’s team is the well-credentialed Annabel Luxford, fellow Queenslander Felicity Abram and Western Australia’s Felicity Sheedy-Ryan.

They will need to overcome an impressive array of international competitors, including last year’s race winner Barbara Riveros Diaz (Chile), emerging Canadian Paula Findlay, 2010 world championship series runner-up Nicola Spirig (Switzerland), Japan’s consistent Mariko Adachi and perennial big race challengers Andrea Hewitt (New Zealand) and Lisa Norden (Sweden).

Read More: Hanson Media