Beth Potter and Kate Waugh claimed gold and silver at World Triathlon Cup Haeundae, whilst a number of British athletes including Jonny Brownlee and Lucy Hall were in IRONMAN action in Portugal, plus, Emma Pallant-Browne took gold in LA.
World Triathlon Cup Haeundae
As the sole Brits on the South Korean start line, Potter and Waugh were at the front from start to finish to secure the top two places on the podium. Read the full report on the button below.
IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais
A number of British athletes took to the Portuguese start line as the Atlantic town of Cascais welcomed athletes for a 70.3 race.
Lucy Hall, Kimberley Morrison and Flora Colledge all lined up on Ribeira Beach, with Hall leading the way through the swim and onto the bike.
Morrison was racing in 10th place and trying to take time out of her deficit to Hall who had put the hammer down to try and drive away at the front through the 90km.
Through the run, Hall’s lead was dropping away as French athlete Marjolaine Pierré ran strongly to catch and then pass the Brit. Pierré held her lead through to the finish, with Hall taking fifth place having raced four events in four weeks concluding in Portugal.
Morrison finished just outside the top ten in 11th, with Colledge in 18th.
In the men’s race, the 1.9km swim was completed in a little over 21 minutes and 30 seconds by the early leaders, with Jonny Brownlee and Thomas Davis the Brits at the front after completing the sea swim.
Harry Palmer, James Scott-Farrington, Liam Lloyd and Brett Halliwell were all a couple of minutes off the first athletes out onto the bike. The single loop bike course provided scenic landscapes and powerful riding, with eventual winner Magnus Ditlev (DEN) catching the front riders to take the lead into the run.
Brownlee was amongst the front riders and runners throughout the race, crossing the line sixth overall, whilst race winner Ditlev was joined by Aaron Royle (AUS) and Menno Koolhaas (NED) on the podium. Lloyd was the next of the Brits to finish as he completed his swim, bike, run in 03:54:12 to come 13th. Davis finished 16th and Halliwell 24th, with Scott-Farrington and Palmer recording DNFs.
Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles
Emma Pallant-Browne took gold in the women’s race at the star studded event in LA, with France’s Vincent Luis taking the tape in the men’s race.
Pallant-Browne finished the standard distance race in 02:02:42, crossing the line nearly 90 seconds ahead of American Amy Sloan in second.
The 1,500m sea swim saw the athletes compete in the Pacific Ocean off Venice Beach. Coming out of T1, the bike route travelled inland and up to Olympic Boulevard before descending to downtown LA across 40km.
A split transition race, T2 set athletes off on a 10km run through downtown LA on a two lap course that ended the race near the second transition area.