Brits start the Super League Triathlon season on the podium


Alex Yee continued his strong form as he won the opening round of the Super League Triathlon Championship Series in London, with Sophie Coldwell finishing second in the women’s race.

Taking place across the enduro format, that saw athletes complete three triathlons back-to-back, the men’s race was controlled by Yee from the start, and he pulled clear on Stage 2 to take gold ahead of Britain’s Jonny Brownlee.

Max Stapley was the next Brit across the line as he finished fourth with Dan Dixon (fifth) just behind. Marcus Dey was the last British triathlete to come across the line as he finished 11th with both Connor Bentley and Chris Perham being eliminated in Stage 3.

In the women’s race, Coldwell narrowly missed out on top spot, settling for the silver medal, as Jeanna Lehair of Luxembourg beat the Brit to the line.

Olympic Game Test Event gold medallist Beth Potter was in fourth place with the trio of Kate Waugh (fifth), Liv Mathias (sixth) and Jess Fullagar (seventh) just behind her. Sophia Green was eliminated in Stage 3 while Annabel Morton was eliminated in Stage 2.

Away from the action in London, Hollie Elliott was the only Brit on the start line at 2023 World Triathlon Cup Weihai. She put in the fastest bike time of the day, completing the 38.4km course in 01:01:05, on her way to a ninth-place finish.

At 2023 Europe Triathlon Aquathlon Menen, Poppaea Branwell-Reeks finished seventh in the women’s elite race. While in the men’s race Henry Branwell-Reeks was 11th ahead of fellow Brit William Atkinson in 13th.  In the Junior Women’s race Isabella Hayes finished on the top step of the podium, over a minute clear of second place Luna Sraka of Slovenia.

In 2023 Europe Triathlon Middle Distance Championships Menen, there was a double DNF for British triathletes Jack Shayler and Jack Hutchens, as both dropped out on the bike.

Kat Matthews secured a silver medal at PTO IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships, finishing in 03:57:04 behind American Taylor Knibb. Emma Pallant-Browne secured fourth spot, with Kate Curran finishing 16th. Lucy Buckingham, Laura Addie, and Holly Lawrence all recorded a DNF, dropping out on the bike, while India Lee dropped out on the swim.

In the men’s race there were top 10 finishes for both Joshua Lewis and James Teagle. Lewis was the first of the British pair across the line in 03:36:44 to finish fifth while Teagle was in seventh with a time of 03:38:07.

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