Catch up on the results of British Athletes competing across the globe.
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All three of our British female triathletes finished in the top 10 at ITU World Triathlon Yokohama as the USA produced a podium clean sweep. Georgia Taylor-Brown finished fifth in a time of 1:54:25 just ahead of Jess Learmonth who came home in sixth. Non Stanford finished a respectable eighth.
In the men’s race, Alex Yee put in a solid performance to finish fifth and only 36 seconds behind the overall winner Vincent Luis - after clocking a sub 30 minute 10km run to move up through the field. The top 20 was rounded out by Tom Bishop who came home in a time of 1:45:23.
Britain’s top paratriathletes were in the spotlight for the second of three ITU World Paratriathlon Series races of 2019 that took place in Yokohama.
Jade Jones-Hall put in a gold medal performance in the PTWC category, winning by a margin of over 30 seconds ahead of Kendall Gretsch who finished second. There was further success elsewhere as well as Melissa Reid - Guide: Rosie Lindsey, finished third in the PTVI event, the PTS2 race saw Fran Brown finish second and Claire Cashmore came home in second place in the PTS5 event.
Steve Crowley finished fifth in the men’s PTS4 event in 1:05:03.
Two-time Olympic and World Champion, Alistair Brownlee, made a winning return to ITU racing by winning the Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup Elite Men’s race. In a close fought race, Alistair edged out Germany’s Justus Nieschlag to take the crown in a sprint down the blue carpet. Gordon Benson put in a fine performance to finish fourth. Elsewhere, Ben Dijkstra finished 17th, Barclay Izzard 26th and Christopher Perham 29th.
Sophie Coldwell continues to make stunning progress on her return from injury by winning the women’s race in a time of 57:57. Sophie held off competition from Germany’s Nina Eim and Valerie Barthelemy from Belgium to take victory in Italy. Fellow Brits Beth Potter and Jodie Stimpson finished sixth and seventh with Kate Waugh coming home in 25th.
It was a race to remember for Olivia Mathias as she came out on top at the Olsztyn ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup. Olivia emerged quickest from the swim section and never looked back finishing the race in 1:01:46. Sophie Alden also put in a fine performance to finish on the podium in third. Bronwen Owen and Sian Rainsley finished 12th and 13th respectively.
In a tightly-fought contest, James Teagle put in a strong performance to finish fifth in a time of 55:04 in the men's race, whilst Isabel Atkins came 10th in Junior Cup event.
The second of the 2019 Triathlon England Championships, took place on Sunday 19 May at the Southport Triathlon, with the event also representing a chance for athletes to qualify for the Great Britain Age-Group team at the 2020 Tartu ETU Standard Distance Triathlon European Championships.
Claire Williams (F35-39) crossed the finishing line as the quickest female finisher in a time of 2:16:25, with William Draper (MU20) taking the tape in the men's race in a time of 1:56:37. The full list of national champions can be found in the Triathlon England report here.
The TATA Steelman presented an opportunity for members of Welsh Triathlon to pick up a championship medal over the standard distance this weekend. Liam Lloyd and Hannah Munday took the tape across the men's and women's race respectively, following up their results recently at the opening stage of the 2019 Welsh Triathlon Super Series.
There were plenty of strong performances from all our male British athletes at Ironman 70.3 Barcelona. Last year’s runner-up David McNamee once again finished second with George Goodwin finishing third and Elliot Smales coming home in fourth. Mark Buckingham just missed out on a top ten finish by crossing the line in 11th.
There was joy for Fenella Langridge as she claimed gold in Barcelona finishing over six minutes clear of second placed Sara Van De Vel. Laura Siddall finished fifth with Caroline Livesey unfortunately not finishing the race.
In the Middle Distance male race (1.9k swim, 90k bike ride, 21.1k run), Sam Wade finished on the podium in third place with another strong showing. Thomas Davis and Luke Pollard finished in the top five with fourth and fifth place finishes. Richard Westover came home in 10th.
There was another bronze medal for Great Britain this time in the women’s race as Susie Cheetham finished third in 4:26:40. Fellow Brit Gemma Frost finished fifth.
An Age-Group qualifier for the 2020 Malmo ETU Sprint Distance Triathlon European Championships took place at Eton Dorney Lake, one of the iconic venues of the 2012 Olympic Games this weekend. James Hodgson (M25-29) and Jenny Newbery (F25-29) took top spot on the overall podium in their respective races.