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Winter Triathlon World Champions crowned & Yee runs to gold in Cape Town

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Get up to speed on the triathlon action from across the globe with our weekend round up.

Jump to: Asiago ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships | Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town

 

Asiago ITU Winter Triathlon World Championships

With the thermometer hitting minus 12 degrees Celsius, the Great Britain Age-Group team competed over the run, mountain bike & cross country ski multisport format under a clear sky in the Italian Altipiano of Asiago this weekend.

Both of Britain’s medals came in the Female 40-44 age category with Kelley Haniver taking the tape ahead of compratriot Kerry Mcgawley by 11 seconds with the pair having broken a few minutes clear of the rest of the field in their category.

Alex Rhodes, Britain’s sole elite representative finished 32nd overall.

Gold

Kelley Haniver (F40-44)

Silver

Kerry Mcgawley (F40-44)

Full Results

 

Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town

Alex Yee, known for his blisteringly fast run speed, took his first ever ITU Triathlon World Cup win in Cape Town this weekend, despite starting the run 30 places behind the lead.

The 20-year old Brit saw off challenge from 2016 Olympic bronze medallist and 2018 Commonwealth Games Champion, Henri Schoeman (RSA), who had led the sprint-distance race up until the second transition, to finish 15 seconds ahead of USA’s Tony Smoragiewicz who, in turn, narrowly out-dipped Portugal’s Joao Silva in an exciting sprint finish.

Yee, who started as number 48 in the line-up, exited T2 in 34th position; around 16 seconds adrift of Schoeman and the leading pack following a solid swim-bike effort. With minutes, Yee had stamped his authority on the field; front-running alone for almost the entire 5km distance to take the title.

India Lee was Britain’s sole female representative, finishing 15th in a race won by Japan’s Ai Ueda.

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