Michael Taylor takes silver whilst Alison Peasgood and Stuart Meikle secure bronze in Turkey.
The 2019 Alanya ITU Paratriathlon World Cup travelled to the Mediterranean coast and British athletes put in strong performances to reach the podium three times over the course of the weekend.
British athletes found the most success in a hard-fought PTS4 race. Michael Taylor recorded a stunningly fast swim section (00:11:11), entering T1 over a minute before his Spanish pursuer, Juan Jesús Aguiar. Taylor’s British teammate, Finley Jakes also benefitted from a strong swim, clocking in at 00:13:29.
However, it was the subsequent two disciplines that decided the races outcome with Taylor staying consistent throughout, being the third fastest on both the bike and the run sections. The race ended with Michael Taylor securing his second silver medal of the year (01:05:41) and Jakes crossing the line in 6th (01:12:01).
Alison Peasgood, along with her guide Rosie Lindsay, marked her return to the international competition with a 3rd place finish. She has now secured gold, silver and bronze medals in 2019.
Peasgood’s competition was comprised of many in-form athletes such as Anna Barbaro of Italy and Ksenia Vibornykg (RUS), who placed 1st and 2nd respectively. Peasgood had a strong start to the PTVI race, leading the swim into T1 (00:13:25) and continuing her form into both the bike and run sections to cross the line in 01:16:55.
The medal tally was extended by Stuart Meikle who took bronze in the PTS2 classification (01:19:55). Meikle had a balanced race across all three disciplines to earn 3rd place on the podium after being caught by Vasilii Egorov (RUS) on the last lap of the run.
Joshua Landmann also competed in a tough PTWC race. Made difficult by the steep hills of the course, Landmann fought hard to finish in 6th place (01:22:11).
ITU Paratriathlon returns at Funchal, Portugal on 19 October 2019.