Catch up on the action from Turkey and more from the weekend...
The ETU European Cup landed in Turkey this weekend and James Teagle marked the occasion by crossing the finish line in 00:54:42 to claim bronze. Teagle recorded the fastest pace in the bike section before falling just one second short of Sylvain Fridelance (SUI) in 2nd place. Samuel Dickinson entered the race on the back of multiple podium finishes this year. Despite having a hard time on the bike, a strong swim (00:09:21) and a disciplined run (00:15:34) allowed Dickinson to claim a well-fought 6th place finish.
Despite being known for his duathlon talent, Chris Perham has clearly benefitted from Super League, as well as multiple ITU and ETU experiences this year to clock the third fastest swim time at 00:09:20 to finish 16th. Also racing were Jack Willis (27th), Guy Evans-Haggerty (32nd) and Will Crudgington (DNF).
Flying the flag for Great Britain in the Junior ETU Cup, Calum Young had a steady race, placing 14th overall. Consistent swim and bike sections provided a strong foundation, yet Young tailed off slightly during the final discipline. This top-fifteen is his best individual finish of the year having crossed the line in 21st place at Weert in June.
Emma Pallant yet again demonstrated her ability in this half IRONMAN, crossing the line in 04:08:14 to take gold for the second consecutive week. It was not long until she was followed by her Great Britain teammate Lucy Hall in 4th place. Also occupying the top-ten was Tara Grosvenor in 6th.
As for the Pro Men, Harry Palmer recorded a 14th place finish (03:58:04), whilst Ashley Hurdman was not far behind in 16th (04:01:54).
Elliot Smales secured 4th place in the Catalonian IRONMAN this weekend, finishing in just 08:06:45. He raced alongside Sam Pictor, who crossed the line in 08:13:00 to narrowly avoid the top-ten and take 11th place.
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