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Super League Triathlon was curtailed by harsh weather this weekend as the tail end of hurricane Lorenzo meant the Championship race had to be reduced to an aquathlon. Despite the conditions, British athletes pressed on to gain points in Sunday’s Championship Enduro race.
Vicky Holland faced a tough semi-final as Group A saw her racing against the likes of eventual winner Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) and World Champion Katie Zaferes (USA). Despite this however, Holland held her own to finish 4th in her semi-final.
Sophie Coldwell claimed the blue jersey for the second year running as she recorded the fastest combined women’s swim time over the weekend. Coldwell crossed the line second in her semi-final, with Olivia Mathias just 10 seconds behind in third.
Sunday’s Championship race saw Holland repeat her fourth place in the semi-final with a sprint finish to edge out Taylor Spivey (USA) and claim 12 points. Coldwell and Mathias again finished in sequence, with Coldwell securing 7th place (9 points) and Mathias 8th (8 points).
For the men, Jonny Brownlee fought a hard race against strong opposition in the Group B semi-final, crossing the line in fourth to progress to the final. The weather conditions hindered Brownlee in the Championship race, as he crossed the line 15th, ending the weekend with one point.
Emma Pallant took gold in Portugal after crossing the line in 04:18:21. Great Britain’s Colin Norris also had a successful race for the Pro’s placing 5th overall (03:58:21). As for the age group athletes, James Taylor and Michael Lavender placed 5th and 6th respectively, with the top ten being rounded off by Sam Shepard.
This age group only race in Penghu was completed in just 09:40:09 by Great Britain’s Harrison Belfield who secured an impressive 3rd place finish.
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