Brits enjoy medal haul at World Cup events


British athletes competing at the World Cups in Alhandra and Arzachena have secured a gold, a silver and a bronze medal.

Paralympic silver medallist Lauren Steadman was taking part in the duathlon in Alhandra, Portugal and looked dominant in the PTS5 category.

Steadman, who was competing in her first race of 2020, was first into T1 after her first run ahead of Alisa Kolpachy (Poland) and the Brit completed a strong bike leg.

She managed to maintain the lead despite Kolpachy’s completing the quickest run leg. Steadman took the tape with a lead of almost three seconds.

Beth Potter secured her first triathlon medal of the season after taking silver in Arzachena, Sardinia.

Potter came out of the swim in 14th place and enjoyed a quick transition as she got out onto the bike a strong position.

The Brit pulled herself up through the pack  and completed the bike leg in fifth place and another fast transition meant she was in second place for the run.

Potter excelled in the run to take the silver medal just behind Flora Duffy (Bermuda) and ahead of Verena Steinhauser (Italy).

Double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee took to the start line of his second World Triathlon sprint event of 2020 and secured his first podium finish since May 2019.

Brownlee emerged from the swim in 14th place before struggling in T1 but fought back on the bike leg and managed to make up the 25 seconds he was behind when he left the swim.

He had a problem with his shoes in T2 but put in an excellent 5km which he completed in 14:54 to secure his bronze medal and his place on the podium.

Rhys Jones, who was also competing in Alhandra, secured eighth place overall and almost eleven seconds off the win.

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