Taylor, Richter and Nicholls all finish first


There were nine medals for British triathletes and paratriathletes over the weekend from six races.

2024 World Triathlon Para Cup Yenisehir 
2024 World Triathlon Cup Wollongong
2024 Challenge Mogan-Gran Canaria 
2024 Ironman 70.3 Philippines 
2024 Ironman South Africa
2024 Ironman 70.3 Valencia

2024 World Triathlon Para Cup Yenisehir 

In the men’s PTS2 race, Henry Urand made it back-to-back silver medals finishing behind Viktor Cheborarev, who races under a neutral flag. Urand was third out of the 750 swim and made up ground on the 20.3km bike leg to move into second place. He was then the quickest of anyone by over a minute across the 5km run to cement his place on the podium.  

Michael Taylor was on the top step of the podium in the men’s PTS4 race with teammate Finley Jakes in third, with France’s Antoine Lamarche Poulain denying them a British 1-2.  

Taylor led from the off with Jakes in second out of the water. Taylor’s sizable advantage after T1 was cut into on the bike and run but it was enough to see him earn the win while Jakes was overtaken on the run by Poulian in their battle for silver. 

The women’s PTS4 race was also won by a Brit as Megan Richter claimed gold by over two and a half minutes to continue her impressive return to the sport. Hannah Moore was also in action in the women’s PTS4 race but despite leading out of the water dropped out of the race in T1.  

Mel Nicholls was the race winner in the women’s PTWC category. The Brit, who was third at World Triathlon Para Series Devonport, was quickest across all three disciplines to beat France’s Mona Francis. In the men’s PTWC race Josh Landmann was a silver medallist.  

The men’s PTVI category saw Oscar Kelly guided by Charlie Harding pick up a silver medal, while Rhys Jones guided by Toby Nisbet was fifth.  

World Triathlon Cup Wollongong 

Sian Rainsley was the sole Brit in action down under as she came tenth after a mix up on the bike leg took her out of contention for another medal.  

Rainsley was third out of the water following the 750m swim leg. She was amongst the leaders on the bike but took to the finish chute in a mix up on the course and slipped on the blue carpet as she looked to get back onto the bike course. That cost her vital time before she put in a strong run to make it into the top-ten.  

2024 Challenge Mogan-Gran Canaria 

Iestyn Harrett was the winner at 2024 Challenge Mogan-Gran Canaria. He was fourth out the water with fellow Brit Luke Pollard for company in fifth place. Harrett took the lead of the race out of T1 but dropped back on the bike leg as Pollard became the lead Brit with Norway’s Kristian Hogenhaug taking first place overall.  

On the run however, Harrett was the quickest of anyone on the day to retake the lead and break clear to win by over 30 seconds. Hogenhaug was second across the line while Spain’s Mike Ugarte Ramos made up the podium. Pollard crossed the line in fifth with Will Draper a third Brit in the top-ten in eighth. Benjamin Goodfellow was 11th while Alex Woodman was 18th. Jack Hutchens dropped out of the race in T1.  

In the women’s race, Chloe Sparrow was the highest placed Brit in eighth, dropping back on the bike and run legs after leading proceedings following the swim. Rosie Wild was the next British triathlete over the line in tenth with Lydia Dent just behind in 11th.  

2024 Ironman 70.3 Philippines 

Tom Bishop was a bronze medallist in the Philippines. He was second out of the water with South African Henry Schoeman leading the way.  

As Schoeman’s advantage grew on the bike leg, Bishop dropped behind New Zealand’s Sam Osborne, a third quickest bike leg helped him break clear of the rest of the field though. His advantage to the rest of the field saw him hold onto third spot as he dropped off the top two on the run, with Schoeman and Osbourne finishing first and second respectively.  

In the women’s race Lucy Byram dropped out of the race in T2.  

2024 Ironman South Africa 

Susie Cheetham was the only British women in action in South Africa as she finished fifth. She was second out of the water behind eventual race winner Marta Sanchez from Spain. Cheetham dropped down the field on the bike leg before a sixth fastest run time helped her cross the line comfortably inside the top-ten in fifth.  

In the men’s race it was a pair of DNFs for Harry Palmer and Tomas Davies with the duo both dropping out in T2.  

2024 Ironman 70.3 Valencia

Lizzie Raynor was the highest placed Brit in Spain as she finished sixth. She was joined in the top-ten by Rebecca Anderbury, who put in the second fastest run time of the day to cross the line in ninth. Megan McDonald was just outside the top-ten finishing 11th as Stephanie Clutterbuck dropped out in T1. 

In the men's race Joshua Lewis was seventh and the only Brit in the top-ten with Kieran Lindars the next British triathlete to cross the line in 16th. George Goodwin was 25th, while James Scott-Farrington, James Teagle and Frederick Webb were 31st, 32nd and 33rd respectively.  Oliver Turner was the next British triathlete over the line in 39th with Lewis Donovan in 46th.

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