Highlights from the British Triathlon Awards 2011

We caught up with the winners of the 2011 British Triathlon Annual Awards at a star-studded dinner on Saturday night.



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Champion couple Chrissie Wellington and boyfriend Tom Lowe

The fastest couple in triathlon were honoured at the British Triathlon Annual Awards 2011 on Saturday 12 November 2011 when they were named elite long-distance triathletes of the year. Four-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington said afterwards: "It's a huge honour as always to be recognised by British Triathlon and by your peers and it's great to be part of such a fantastic occasion that's celebrating all the triumphs of British athletes this year." Her boyfriend Tom Lowe had a great year, winning the 70.3 Steelhead Ironman, finishing fourth in Ironman Austria and eleventh at the Ironman World Championships in Kona. 

In an evening aimed at celebrating Britain at its best, Rhian Roxburgh and Colin Dixon were honoured fordelivering golden seasons in their GE Great Britain Age Group Team kit and were recognised as British Triathlon Age Group Triathletes of the Year at the Annual Awards.

Roxburgh, who competed in the 35 to 39 age-group successfully won gold in the ETU Triathlon European Championships in Pontevedra, said: "I am overwhelmed. I was really pleased to just be nominated, so to win it is fantastic."

Dixon makes it a second successive British Triathlon Male Age-Group Triathlete of the Year award. This season he successfully retained his standard distance world title in the 40-44 category and added a silver in the age group races of the ITU Aquathlon World Championships whilst competing in Beijing.


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