TRIATHLON WORLD CUP: 2ND PLACE FOR LEARMONTH
Great result for the british athlete Jessica Learmonth. The girl, riding on Kuota Kougar, was second in the triathlon olympic world cup, last week end in South Africa. Kuota again protagonist, and on the podium, in the thriathlon races.
THE RACE: It was the first race of the new season and nobody was sure what to expect. Hall won the sprint race in 59 minutes and 34 seconds. Learmonth was second in 59.35 and Japan’s Ai Ueda took the last spot on the winner’s podium with a time of 1 hour and four seconds.
Hall and Learmonth got out of the water together and it stayed that way until the finish. Rachel Klamer from Holland challenged when she attacked on the bike leg of the race and she tried hard on the run, but could not bridge the gap on her own. Ueda did manage passed Klamer on the run.
Hall and Learmonth reached the blue carpet at the same time and it was there that the sprint started. “We decided during the run that we would start sprinting once we reach the blue carpet and just to go for it and what happens, happen,” said Learmonth.
1st – Lucy Hall (GBR) – 59:34
2nd – Jessica Jearmonth (GBR) – 59:35 (KUOTA - KOUGAR)
3rd – Ai Ueda (JPN) – 1:00:04