Catch up on the elite triathlon from over the weekend

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Peasgood as gold in Japan, Michael Taylor takes silver, Yee secures top five finish and much more.

2021 World Triathlon Para Series Yokohama

Taking on Paralympic champion, Martin Schulz (GER), Peasgood soared to victory as he recorded the fastest swim of the day (09:30) and accompanied that with a blisteringly fast 27:44 cycle. After a close, Peasgood crossed the line victorious, followed by Schulz in 2nd and Brazilian, Ronan Cordeiro in 3rd.

Michael Taylor was next to race for the Brits in the PTS4 category. Like Peasgood, Taylor excelled in the swim, entering the first transition after 09:42. After a strong cycle and run from Alexis Hanquinquant (FRA), the Frenchman took gold, however Taylor fought hard to protect his position at 2nd place, crossing the line after 59:58 to take home the silver medal. The pair shared the podium with Hideki Uda, who secured bronze on home soil.

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2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama

Three Brits occupied top ten positions in the men’s and women’s races at Yokohama. Alex Yee shone bright amongst stellar competition, finishing ahead of Henri Schoeman (RSA), Vincent Luis (FRA) and Marten Van Riel (BEL) to achieve 4th place after he crossed the line with a time of 01:43:17.

Yee fell short of Morgan Pearson (USA) in 3rd place by just 5 seconds. Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt and Jelle Geens (BEL) completed the podium in 1st and 2nd respectively. Thomas Bishop also donned the British colours, finishing with a time of 01:45:27 in 22nd place whilst Jonathan Brownlee crossed the line just after.

In the women’s race, Sophie Coldwell finished in 6th place with a time of 01:55:28. She was closely followed by compatriot, Non Stanford in 7th (01:55:31). Approaching the second transition, the pair were in 16th and 12th place respectively but fought hard to rise up the ranks to achieve top ten finishes. The race was topped by an American one-two podium, with Taylor Knibb in 1st and Summer Rappaport 2nd.

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2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Caorle

The Europe Triathlon Cup returned this weekend, bringing multisport action to the Veneto region of Italy in the town Caorle. Sian Rainsley was the highest placing British athlete, claiming a top five spot by finishing with a time of 59:33, just 13 seconds off Emma Lombardi (FRA) in the podium places. In the men’s race, Christopher Perham, Jack Willis and Grant Sheldon finished in 32nd, 46th and 56th respectively. The race was won by Hungarian, Csongor Lehmann.

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Sospan Sprint Triathlon Llanelli

Top multisport action took place in Wales for the first time since the pandemic halted swim, bike, run events. Despite being a closed event with no spectators allowed on site, the racing was fast and competitive between senior, paratriathlon and junior athletes.

In the senior women’s races, Vicky Holland took top sport, crossing the finish line in 58:29.4. She was closely followed by compatriot Olivia Mathias (59:03.5) and Sophia Green (1:01:12.3). Mathias was the quickest on both the swim and cycle but was bested by a strong 17:06.7 run from Holland that saw her surge to 1st place.

Matthew Wright took gold in the senior men’s race. He crossed the line in 54:59.5 after a strong 15:13.9 run. Wright was followed across the line by Connor Bentley and Cameron Main. Bentley was just 00:00:20 seconds behind the race winner after pushing hard to clock in the best run time on the day of 15:06.2.

The paratriathlon races also featured some outstanding performances. Finley Jakes in PTS4 finished with a time of 1:11:18.6. Charlie Stanton-Stock took 1st place in the PTS5 category, finishing 20 seconds ahead of Michael Salisbury. Joshua Landmann finished with a strong time of 1:06:37.6 in the PTWC2 category.

The PTVI B2 race saw Iain Dawson finish in front of Nathaniel Costigan to take first place whilst the PTVI B3 category witnessed a commanding performance from Dave Ellis, not only finishing with a sub-one-hour time but recording the fastest swim and cycle on the day. Oscar Kelly and Rhys Jones completed the top three, with times of 1:02:30 and 1:06:30 respectively.

Women’s paratriathlon saw Claire Cashmore (PTS5) cross the finish line in a time of 1:09:08.2 with a quick 11:39.9 swim, whilst Melissa Reid (PTVI B3) finished with a time of 1:09:25.8.

Daniel Dixon took gold in the junior race. Finishing ahead of Joe Sherman (2nd) and Matthew Howard (3rd) after recording a time of 56:03.0.

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