TRIATHLON: KUOTA ON THE TOP OF THE PODIUM
The 2017 season has barely broken sweat – and already the dynamic Jessica Learmonth (Kuota Kougar) has produced her second podium (gold) in international competition, this time in Gran Canaria. (In early February the ITU World Cup in Cape Town was silver).
Sunday saw the start of the ETU triathlon season with the Gran Canaria ETU Triathlon European Cup in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, and this time Jessica took top spot.
Racing over the Olympic Distance, Learmonth and Hall – as always it seems – headed the field out of the 1.5km swim – and a group of nine athletes would separate themselves from the field. Learmonth was able to get away on her own during the ride to reach T2 with a narrow 37 second lead over the group.
Jessica produced the fastest run of the day too. to complete the swim / bike / run domination and earn victory by almost two minutes.
1 Jessica Learmonth
1988 GBR 02:01:29
2 Lucy Hall 1992
3 Carmen Gomez Cortes
1997 ESP 02:04:15