Findlay wins again
Ties Moffatt with four career wins in the ITU World Championship Series.
Edmonton’s Paula Findlay notched her second win in the ITU World Championship Series today in Madrid, Spain.
Findlay maintained her position in the lead pack during the swim and bike, and then onto the run, she went to the front to set the pace for the others to follow. Findlay, Helen Jenkins (GBR), and Andrea Hewitt (NZL) ran together for most of the final 10 km run, but on the last lap they dropped Hewitt. Then with about 400 metres to go, Findlay kicked it into another gear to break away from Jenkins for the win (2:03:46). Jenkins (2:03:49) and France’s Emmie Charayron (2:03:58), who passed Hewitt with a spectacular run (34:29 – the same fastest split as Findlay) claimed second and third respectively. Montreal’s Kathy Tremblay finished 45th (2:12:22).
The victory gave Findlay a total of four career wins (Sydney, London, and Kitzbühel) in the ITU World Championship Series, which ties her with reigning ITU World Champion Emma Moffatt of Australia.
“I can’t even describe it, it doesn’t feel it like it at all,” said Findlay to the ITU Media. “I still feel like an underdog every time I come into these races and I am still starstruck by seeing the Emmas (Emma Moffatt and Emma Snowsill) and everyone, so it’s just amazing to be winning them. I’m very happy.”
Top 10 Elite Women
1. Paula Findlay CAN 2:03:46
2. Helen Jenkins GBR 2:03:49
3. Emmie Charayron FRA 2:03:58
4. Andrea Hewitt NZL 2:04:00
5. Barbara Riveros Diaz CHI 2:04:43
6. Kate McIlroy NZL 2:04:57
7. Sarah Groff USA 2:05:28
8. Laura Bennett USA 2:05:33
9. Svenja Bazlen GER 2:05:35
10. Rachel Klamer NED 2:05:58
45. Kathy Tremblay CAN 2:12:22
Current ITU World Championship Series Rankings
1 Paula Findlay CAN 1600
2 Barbara Riveros Diaz CHI 1326
3 Andrea Hewitt NZL 1318
4 Laura Bennett USA 1006
5 Helen Jenkins GBR 806