Catch up on the performances of British athletes competing across the globe last weekend.
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Georgia Taylor-Brown continued to show her potential by winning silver at the ITU World Triathlon Series in Montreal and was joined on the podium by team-mate Jess Learmonth, as Katie Zaferes (USA) returned to the top step of the podium for a fourth time this season. Learmonth typically led out the swim, with the trio joining forces on the bike leg as part of a leading pack of seven athletes, before Zaferes and Taylor-Brown took the run out and led as a leading pack of two with the American pulling away over the final 500m to lift the tape.
Jodie Stimpson improved her finishing place from the Leeds leg of the World Series by finishing in 13th place overall.
In the men's race, Tom Bishop completed the sprint distance event in 29th place. He fought back from coming off his bike in the middle of the bike leg.
The British Paratriathlon team secured a total of seven medals from the ITU World Paratriathlon Series in Montreal. The British team’s medal haul was started by triple world champion Dave Ellis (PTVI) who took the gold medal alongside his guide Luke Pollard, and was soon followed up by a silver medal for Alison Peasgood (PTVI) with her guide Nikki Bartlett.
The women's PTS5 category saw the closest finish of the day with Claire Cashmore winning gold after just beating teammate Lauren Steadman to the line. Cashmore led the race out and got to T1 just ahead of Steadman before extending her lead at T2. Hannah Moore (PTS4) secured the paratriathlon teams third gold, with George Peasgood (PTS5) and Jade Jones-Hall (PTWC) adding a bronze medal to the tally.
With over 800 athletes representing Great Britain Age-Group team over the course of the championships, the cross triathlon got the scheduled action underway on Saturday, with 14 medals picked up by British athletes. Kerri-Ann Upham (F25-29) retained her european title from Ibiza (2018) as on of six British cross triathlon golds.
The programme continued with the sprint duathlon on Sunday, as the medals began to flood in for the Great Britain Age-Group team with 18 Gold, 20 Silver and 20 Bronze medals Maurice Young was Britains oldest medallist topping the podium in the men's 85-89 category.
Claudia Kelsall claimed Britains only elite medal finishing second in the U23 duathlon (13th overall) to take silver behind Pintanel Raymundo (ESP), whilst Alex Rhodes was 19th overall in his first elite cross triathlon appearance.
The Netherlands played host to the latest round of the european continental cup with both a Senior and Junior competition. Iestyn Harrett produced the pick of the British results finishing just outside the medals in 4th, with James Teagle also making the top 10. Bronwen Owen finished 13th as the best placed British female.
Toby Osman was the top British junior athlete in 5th position, with compatriot Sam Hart finishing in 10th. Annabel Morton was the top British Junior female in 12th.
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Two British athletes secured a golden ticket to the Championship Series this weekend in Poland, with Olivia Mathias taking the win ahead of Bragmayer (HUN) and Backhouse (AUS), and Christopher Perham finishing second between the two Polyanskiy brothers (RUS) over the three staged Triple Mix format.
With athletes falling over 90 seconds back from the leader eliminated, only two additional British athletes completed the brutal race format as Jimmy Kershaw and Zoe Thomas both came across the line in 5th position.
The Leeds Castle Standard Triathlon this weekend was the last opportunity to qualify for the Age-Group team at the 2020 Edmonton ITU Standard Distance Triathlon World Championships. Chris Stanton (Tri Surrey) and Jill Cliff (Deal Tri Club) took the overall wins in times of 2:07:19 and 2:24:52 in their respective races.
There's was a number of twists and turns throughout the European championships, as a three German legends of the sport in Frodeno, Keinle and Lange went head to head in an epic battle which saw Frodeno take top the podium in the grueling heat. Britain's Sam Proctor finished 12th, one place behind Lange (who suffered a puncture on the bike), having exited the water among the chasing pack. Joe Skipper, Kimberley Morrison and Sarah Lewis all unfortunely were forced to withdraw.
It was a British one-two as India Lee lifted the tape in Finland to take her second win over the distance (after Ironman 70.3 Weymouth in 2018), with Katrina Rye following over her the line to take silver on Saturday. Lucy Hall and Colin Norris both finished 6th in their respective races, with Harry Palmer 11th and Fergus Roberts 12th.
Robert Brundish finished 5th overall in Nice in a time of 7:33:59, as South African James Cunnama took the win at Ironman France.