Waugh Claims First Super League Triathlon Gold


Kate Waugh claimed gold in round two of the Super League Triathlon Championship Series in Toulouse, with Jonny Brownlee claiming silver on a weekend that saw British athletes compete on World and European stages in long and short course triathlon.

Waugh was in contention during stage one of the race that saw the athletes complete the traditional swim, bike, run order of a triathlon.

Stage Two flipped that order to a run, bike, swim, and Waugh finished in the lead to earn herself a sizeable advantage in the Stage Three pursuit. A bike, swim, run finished the day and saw Waugh extend her lead and claim her first ever Super League Triathlon win.

Olivia Mathias was the next Brit over the line in fourth place, with Jessica Fullagar securing a top-ten finish in seventh place. Iona Miller and Tilly Anema were 15th and 17th respectively with the duo being eliminated ahead of Stage Three after dropping over 90 seconds behind the race leader.

In the men’s race, Jonny Brownlee took home a silver medal and the overall series lead. The Brit remained in contention across the opening two stages, which followed the same format as the women’s race. Chris Perham was 16th and eliminated ahead of Stage Three after dropping over 90 seconds behind the leader. He was just ahead of Jack Stanton-Stock in 17th, who was also eliminated.

The final stage saw Brownlee battling for a medal and, after a mix up for New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde, he was able to burst clear to claim silver. Fellow Brit Daniel Dixon was just behind the podium places and finished fifth.

At World Triathlon Cup Valencia and a sprint distance swim, bike, run format, Cameron Main was the first Brit across the line as he finished fifth in 01:41:44. Hugo Milner was further back he earnt a top-20 finish coming 17th. Connor Bentley dropped out of the race in T2.

Antonia Jubb was the highest placed Brit at Europe Triathlon Junior Cup Bled as she finished seventh. She was joined in the top-ten by Abigail Baines who finished tenth. Charly Marshall narrowly missed out on a place in the top-20 as she finished 23rd, while Emily Crookes was just behind her in 26th.

In the Junior Men’s race Lawrence Martindale was 14th with Oliver Mills in 23rd. The third Brit on the start line, Jasper Adamson recorded a DNF as he dropped out on the bike leg.

In the French Triathlon Grand Prix Series in Quiberon, Libby Coleman led the way with a 12th place finish narrowly missing out on a place in the top-ten. Daisy Davies was 17th as she was the next Brit over the line followed by Ellie White in 28th. Hollie Elliott was the fourth Brit over the line as she finished 37th with Martha Calton Seal coming 50th and Lilly Gibbs 75th.

In the men’s race Harry Leleu was the lead Brit in 37th place ahead of Oscar Hobson who came 87th.

In the German equivalent Annabel Morton was the only Brit in action at Bundesliga Hannover Triathlon as she finished 31st. In the men’s race Thomas Epton finished 54th

In long distance triathlon, Nikki Bartlett claimed gold at IRONMAN Wales, as the only triathlete to complete the course in under 10 hours with a time of 09:52:02. Fellow Brit Rebecca Anderbury was further back in fifth.

At IRONMAN 70.3 Poznan Thomas Davis claimed a bronze medal behind German duo Willhelm Hirsch and Christopher Mattner.

IRONMAN 70.3 Zell am See saw Ruth Astle finish fifth with a time of 04:31:09. In the men’s race Iestyn Harrett finished in seventh place and was joined in the top-ten by fellow Brit Jack Hindle who was ninth.

James Teagle record a DNF on the bike leg of Gerardmer XL. 

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