Kate Waugh, Max Stapley, and Emma Pallant-Browne all claimed gold medals over the weekend. Ben Dijkstra also made the podium as he finished third in another busy weekend for British triathletes.
There were five British Triathletes on the start line at 2023 Africa Triathlon Cup Agadir, with four of them making the top-ten. Dan Dixon led the way out of the water but dropped back on the bike, with Ben Dijkstra becoming the lead Brit. Dijkstra then put in the third fastest run time of the day to secure his second medal in as many weeks, as he finished third behind Spain’s Nan Oliveras and Germany’s Eric Diener. Dixon came across the line in fourth with Chris Perham coming eighth ahead of Sam Dickinson in ninth. Dominic Coy was the fifth Brit in the race and he crossed the line in 11th.
Two Brits claimed top spot in Thailand as Kate Waugh and Max Stapley won gold at 2023 Laguna Phuket Triathlon. In the women’s race Waugh had Switzerland’s Julie Derron for close company on the swim and bike with just 10 seconds between the duo after the first two parts of the race. Waugh then put in the fastest run time of the day to secure gold with a winning margin of 00:01:41 back to Derron. In the men’s race Max Stapley led from the off and claimed top spot on the podium ahead of Switzerland’s Max Studer and France’s Antony Costes.
Emma Pallant-Browne claimed a gold medal at 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Mossel Bay. The Brit was third out of the water but took the lead in T1. She didn’t look back from there and stretched her advantage to over two minutes on the bike leg. A 01:21:52 run was almost four minutes quicker than her nearest rival, growing her lead to almost seven minutes, as she crossed the line ahead of South Africa’s Magda Nieuwoudt.
At IRONMAN Cozumel, where the race had been changed to a bike and run, Ruth Astle dropped out in transition after the bike leg.
Images by IRONMAN Europe and Laguna Phuket Triathlon