Paratriathletes lead weekend of British medals


It was another weekend of medals for British triathletes and paratriathletes with a number of podium finishes at the World Triathlon and Europe Triathlon events taking place over the weekend as well as in IRONMAN and Challenge long course racing.

World Triathlon Para Cup Alanya

Colin Wallace, Finley Jakes, Oscar Kelly and his guide Charlie Harding all placed on the podium at World Triathlon Para Cup Alanya where Great Britain won three medals in Turkey.

Read more about the event and the athletes who competed with our round up below.



World Triathlon Cup Tongyeong

Bronze for Sam Dickinson led the British results at World Triathlon Cup Tongyeong with top-10 finishes also for Jack Willis and Olivia Mathias over the standard distance in South Korea.

All five British men placed in the top-30 of the 69-strong field as Connor Bentley finished 25th, Ben Dijkstra 28th and Harry Leleu 29th.

Read more about the races on our round up from Tongyeong by clicking on the button below.



Europe Triathlon Cup Alanya

The medals kept coming for Great Britain with Sophia Green claiming silver at Europe Triathlon Cup Alanya, an event which saw nine British triathletes finish in the top-20 across both the men’s and women’s races.

Green, Jess Fullagar and Katie Rodda were all part of a lead group of eight athletes on the bike which headed onto the run close together. With Germany’s Lisa Tertsch the only athlete to run under 17 minutes, it was a battle for the remaining podium places behind.

Green had the edge in the sprint to claim silver, one second ahead of bronze medallist Candice Denizot of France who just beat Fullagar over the line with both athletes awarded the same time.

Rodda was the next British triathlete to finish in 12th, with Iona Miller also placing in the top-20 in 18th. Daisy Davies finished 32nd.

The men’s race also saw Great Britain represented towards the head of the race with Hamish Reilly, Grant Sheldon, Jack Stanton-Stock and Chris Perham all finishing in the top-20.

Reilly was the first Brit over the line in sixth, followed by Sheldon in ninth, Stanton-Stock in 12th and Perham in 18th. There was a DNF for Iestyn Harrett.


IRONMAN 70.3 Portugal-Cascais

Nikki Bartlett was back on an IRONMAN race podium for the fourth time this year after claiming silver at IRONMAN 70.3 Portugal-Cascais.

Bartlett was 14th out of the swim but posted the fastest bike split to put herself right in contention and, with only a matter of seconds separating the top-six, the women’s race came down to the run.

Bartlett was sixth out of transition but with only race winner Marta Bernardi (ITA) quicker over the 21.1km run it was silver for Bartlett, who finished 85 seconds behind the Italian. Kate Curran was eighth, Lizzie Rayner 11th, Rachel Brown 14th and Rosie Weston 18th.

In the men’s race, Thomas Davis was the highest placed British pro finishing 10th ahead of Joshua Lewis in 12th and Will Munday 22nd.


Challenge Peguera-Mallorca 

Tom Bishop and Fenella Langridge were both on the podium at Challenge Peguera-Mallorca with third-place finishes over the middle distance.

Bishop was well positioned after both the swim and the bike and had moved into second on the run, but the challenge came from behind with Bishop finishing third, only 16 seconds off silver. Will Draper was 20th and Brett Halliwell 24th with James Scott-Farrington a DNF.

There was also bronze in the women’s pro race for Fenella Langridge who was back racing a week after placing sixth at the IRONMAN World Championships. Langridge was second out of the water and then took the race lead on the bike until race winner Imogen Simmonds (SUI) moved to the front with Langridge and Lucy Bryam chasing.

With Germany’s Anne Reischmann moving up to second with the fastest run split, Langridge crossed the line in third to secure her third Challenge podium of the year with Byram next over the line in fourth. Megan McDonald finished ninth and Caroline Livesey was a DNF.


(Image: World Triathlon)

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