It was another weekend of British successes as Georgia Taylor-Brown retained the Super League Triathlon title with victory in Neom where there was a British one-two-three in the women’s race and a podium for Jonny Brownlee in the men’s race.
There was also a first World Triathlon Cup podium for Olivia Mathias as well as an IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship medal for Emma Pallant-Browne.
Super League Triathlon Championship Series Neom
Georgia Taylor-Brown not only won the final Super League Triathlon Championship Series race of the year, but also secured back-to-back Super League titles as there was an all British podium in Neom and also a podium place for Jonny Brownlee.
Read our SLT round-up below.
World Triathlon Cup Miyazaki
Olivia Mathias claimed bronze at World Triathlon Cup Miyazaki, her first podium at a World Triathlon Cup, to end a strong season on another high note.
Mathias – who has had a number of top-10 finishes this year including mixed relay silver at Birmingham 2022 with Team Wales – led the field through what was a choppy 750m ocean swim before being part of the front group on the bike.
On the run it was Mathias who hit the front first, before the top-ranked and race winner Alberte Kjaer Pedersen (DEN) passed and then Ilaria Zane (ITA) just beat Mathias to the line as the Brit finished third for a career-high finish in a World Triathlon Cup event.
In the men’s race, Jack Willis narrowly missed out on a medal as he finished fourth, another World Triathlon Cup top-10 after his seventh-place finish in Tongyeong. He was fourth out of the swim and was part of the lead group on the bike and remained in the top-four on the run.
All four of the British men competing crossed the line in the top-25. Ben Dijkstra was one of the fastest athletes on the run and finished 12th, while Harry Leleu was 19th and Connor Bentley 23rd over the sprint distance in Miyazaki.
IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
Success in long course racing continued for British triathletes over the weekend as Emma Pallant-Browne continued her year of medals, claiming bronze at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St. George, USA.
Her podium finish headlined a weekend of strong results for British pro and age group triathletes, particularly in the women’s pro race where Pallant-Browne, Lucy Charles-Barclay, Holly Lawrence and Nikki Bartlett all finished in the top-eight.
Read our round-up from St. George below.
GB Age-Group Team Qualifier
Grafham Duathlon hosted the final Great Britain Age-Group Team qualifier of 2022 as the Cambridgeshire event hosted the qualifier for next year’s 2023 World Standard Distance Duathlon Championships.
Athletes raced over a 10km run, 41km bike and 5km run with John Franklin and Emily Varley the overall race winners, but places on the GB Age-Group Team will be awarded across the age groups.
Although that was the final opportunity to qualify for the GB Age-Group Team for 2023, there are plenty of opportunities to try and qualify next year with the calendar already announced for anyone looking to represent the GB Age-Group Team at the 2024 World and European Championships.
(Images: World Triathlon / Janos M Schmidt)