Results from first qualification event for London
Box End Aquathlon took place during the Bank Holiday weekend (5 May), providing the first opportunity for aspirant Great Britain Age-Groupers to qualify for the ITU Aquathlon World Championships in Hyde Park this September.
In the men’s race, George Goodwin (17-18) completed the 750m swim and 5km run fastest, crossing the line first overall in a time of 26.09. Nick Sturge (30-34) finished in second place with a time of 26.13, with Danny Russell (30-34) in third with 26.43.
Nick and Danny had both registered their intent to qualify for the Great Britain Age-Group Team and first and second place finishes in the 30-34 age-group will ensure they will be racing in London.
In the women’s race, India Lee (25-29) crossed the line first in 29.12. India had a lead of 37 seconds over of her nearest rival Vikki Frith (25-29), who finished second with 29.49. Both athletes had also registered their intent to qualify at Box End and their performances in the first qualification event will see them on the start line in London.
India has already won European gold this season in Horst and last weekend’s performance will give her an opportunity to add a world title to her 2013 season achievements.
Third place in the women’s race went to Jessica Earp in 31.07, ensuring a clean sweep of the overall podium for the 25-29 age-category.
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The event was the first of three Great Britain Age-Group Team qualification events for the ITU Aquathlon World Championships. The second opportunity to qualify will now take place at Crosby Lakeside Aquathlon on 19 May, before the final qualifier at the Try It Aquathlon on 25 May.