Day one of AJ Bell 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Sunderland


Day one of AJ Bell 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Sunderland started with Youth and Senior Super Series racing and ended with elite individual racing.

Catch up on the Super Series racing as up-and-coming British athletes battled it out in the Sunderland sun here.

Earlier in the day, British Triathlon launched its Swim Bike Run programme with The BIG Swim Bike Run and Swim Bike Run Mini Sponsored by Stoneacre Toyota both taking place during the day.

In the elite racing it was the French athletes who dominated, with a one-two in both the races, as Pierre Le Corre and Cassandre Beaugrand took the honours. Leo Bergere and Emma Lombardi both took second place, with Hayden Wilde (NZL) taking bronze in the men's race and Annika Koch (GER) doing the same in the women's.

British athlete Olivia Mathias finished 23rd in front of her home crowd, with the Brit commenting on the crowds and how the cheering spurred her on. Read more here.

In the men's race, Barclay Izzard was the fastest of the British men as he finished eighth. Middelsbrough-born athlete Jack Willis was the most local of the home athletes and he crossed the line in 20th. The final Brit over the line was Max Stapley who finished 31st.

Sunday 30 July will see the second day of racing at AJ Bell 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Sunderland, which will see British Champions crowned in the standard distance as well as the elite mixed relay.

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