European gold for Non Stanford as age group athletes also impress in Munich

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Non Stanford becoming European champion was not the only British medal success in Munich with the Great Britain Age-Group Team winning medals over the sprint distance, while Simone Mitchell secured victory at IRONMAN Ireland.

Europe Triathlon Championships Munich (12-14 August)

Non Stanford returned to the top of the podium for the first time since 2019 after winning gold at the European Championships in Munich with an impressive performance.

Sophie Alden, who led out of the swim, was unfortunately caught-up in a bike crash and was forced out of the race in the women’s individual race, while Issy Morris finished in 27th place and Iona Miller 36th overall over the standard distance.

In the men’s race, great running from Grant Sheldon saw him lead the British men home in 15th followed by Jack Willis (24th), Harry Leleu (29th), Barclay Izzard (30th) who were all in the top-30 across the line. Dan Dixon finished 48th in only his second international triathlon over the standard distance.

During a busy programme of events, it was then onto the mixed relay on Sunday where Stanford and Miller represented Great Britain alongside Hamish Reilly and Ben Dijkstra, who both came into the GBR squad for the mixed relay.

Despite doing all they could, the British quartet finished 12th to bring the triathlon competition to a close in Munich.

ROUND-UP

Alongside the elite races in Munich, 339 age group athletes representing the Great Britain Age-Group Team at the European Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships.

The GB Age-Group Team returned home with 25 medals in total, including nine golds, nine silvers and seven bronze medals.

RESULTS

Europe Triathlon Junior Cup Riga (13 August)

Lawrence Martindale was the only British athlete competing at Europe Triathlon Junior Cup Riga, but was disqualified after not serving a time penalty.

Martindale will be back competing this weekend when he lines-up in the junior race at the British Triathlon Super Series Grand Final, currently ranked eighth overall. To find out more about the Super Series Grand Final visit the event page here.

RESULTS

IRONMAN Ireland (14 August)

Simone Mitchell won her first IRONMAN race since 2019 with victory in the female pro race at IRONMAN Ireland.

Mitchell was the second athlete over the finish line but was later awarded the race win after Germany’s Svenja Thoes was disqualified making Mitchell’s pass on Laura Zimmerman (GER) in the closing stages of the run even more significant.

Chantal Sainter led after the swim and joined Mitchell on the podium in third with Tara Grosvenor the quickest over the marathon run to finish fifth.

RESULTS

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