There were three wins from three races for British triathletes in Yokohama, while back home there was an action-packed weekend of racing in South Wales as the British Triathlon Super Series headed to Llanelli, along with the first stage of the Welsh Triathlon Super Series.
World Triathlon Championship Series and World Triathlon Para Series Yokohama (14 May)
Strong performances saw British athletes pick up three gold medals in Japan at the World Triathlon Championship Series and World Triathlon Para Series in Yokohama.
In the World Triathlon Para Series event, George Peasgood battled through wet conditions in Japan to bring home the gold in the men’s PTS5, leading from the swim to the finish line to win by 37 seconds.
Alex Yee made it three British wins from three races as he outsprinted New Zealand's Hayden Wilde in the final straight to secure the win. Grant Sheldon was 45th as attentions now turn to AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds next month (11-12 June).
Europe Triathlon Cup Caorle (14 May)
Caorle, Italy hosted the latest leg of the Europe Triathlon Cup where Sam Dickinson was the highest ranked British triathlete, finishing sixth in the elite men’s race.
There were British triathletes never far from the front of the race, particularly on the bike where Dickinson and Tom Bishop worked hard on the front, as a large group headed into transition two together.
It all came down to the run with Dickinson finishing sixth, 16 seconds behind race winner Max Studer of Switzerland, Bishop ninth and Barclay Izzard 14th.
Sophie Alden was the sole British triathlete in the elite women’s race and was part of a leading pair at the end of the 750m swim, alongside Italy’s Bianca Seregni. Alden continued her streak of top-10 finishes at Europe Triathlon Cup events with a ninth-place finish in Italy.
British Triathlon Super Series – Llanelli (14 May)
Over 300 athletes showcased the best of swim, bike, run in the South Wales sun on Saturday as Llanelli Multisport Festival hosted the British Triathlon Youth & Junior, Senior and Paratri Super Series.
Deri McCluskey won the Tier 1 Youth Male race to earn maximum points in Youth B, with Alex Dack securing the Youth A victory, after Finley Bruce had won the earlier Tier 2 race.
Youth A athlete Lauren Mitchell continued her impressive start to her debut Super Series with victory in the Female Youth race ahead of Millie Breese, who was the first Youth B athlete across the line.
Connor Bentley and Iona Miller were the senior winners, with junior athletes Joe Sherman and Bethany Cook also picking up maximum points towards the overall Super Series standings in the junior category.
Welsh Triathlon Super Series (15 May)
It was a weekend of swim, bike, run at Llanelli Multisport Festival with the town’s North Dock also hosting the first stage of the Welsh Triathlon Super Series on Sunday (15 May).
Llanelli was the first of six events in 2022 which will see Welsh club and age group athletes go head-to-head across all age categories.
Eton Sprints - 2023 European Championship Sprint Triathlon qualifier (15 May)
Over 400 age group triathletes competed in the 2023 European Sprint Triathlon Championships qualifying event during Human Race’s Eton Sprints Weekend at Dorney Lake.
The race was an opportunity for age group athletes to qualify for the Great Britain Age-Group Team for next year’s Europe Triathlon Championships over the sprint distance, if they had registered their intent to qualify prior to the race weekend.
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