The 2023 season may be coming to an end, but British triathletes are still in action around the world, with Fenella Langridge winning IRONMAN Western Australia.
A week on from her silver medal at Challenge Canberra, Langridge went one better and won IRONMAN Western Australia. She exited the water in the lead by just two seconds ahead of the Netherlands’ Lotte Wilms. Langridge then put in the second fastest bike time of the day, but fell behind Sweden’s Lisa Norden who completed the second part of the race over eight minutes faster than the Brit. The lead changed hands on the run though as Langridge moved back into first place and crossed the line in 08:29:43, just under four minutes quicker than Norden in second with Wilms completing the podium.
At IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells, Jodie Stimpson secured a top-ten place as she crossed the line in eighth place. She exited the water in second behind America’s Emily Tato, before trading places with the American as the pair dropped down the field on the bike leg. On the run, Stimpson fell back behind Tato to finish eighth.
In the men’s race Jack Hutchens, who was recently named as a paratriathlon guide on British Triathlon’s World Class Performance Programme, came 20th.
[Photo credit: Korupt Vision for IRONMAN]