Potter goes two-for-two in South Korea
Canada's Martin Sobey takes 11th in close men's racePhoto by: World Triathlon
It’s been a great two-week stretch for Great Britain’s Beth Potter, who took her second straight world cup win today at the World Triathlon Cup Tongyeong, just a week after taking the win at the World Triathlon Cup in Haeundae.
Working with training partner Kate Waugh, the two led the women out of the water after the 750 m swim. Potter initially rode clear on the technical three-loop 20 km bike, but was joined by Waugh, who would make her own little break towards the end of the bike to try and open up some ground on Potter, a former national team runner. Waugh hit T2 10 seconds up on Potter and the pair enjoyed a lead of a minute on the rest of the field.
There was no touching Potter on the run, who took the race in 58:08 with Waugh taking second in 58:11. France’s Sandra Dodet would take bronze with Australia’s Emma Jackson taking fourth and Poland’s Roksana Slupek finishing fifth.
You can see the full women’s results list here.
Abdelmoula run’s to men’s win
Morocco’s Jawad Abdelmoula, a former runner who has turned his sights to triathlon, used his running talents to post the day’s only sub-15-minute 5 km run to earn the men’s title in Tongyeong. Early on in the bike a group of over 20 men formed setting up a 5 km road race for the title once they hit T2. Canadian Martin Sobey was in the mix on the bike, but was outsprinted for a top-10 finish, coming across the line in a close 11th place (52:09 after a 15:24 run split).
Abdelmoula would take the win in 51:43 thanks to his 14:58 run split, with Italy’s Alessio Crociani taking silver in 51:52. Rounding out the podium was Spain’s Sergio Baxter Cabrera, who crossed the line in 51:53.
Other Canadians in the field included John Rasmussen, who finished 18th in 52:54, and Brock Hoel, who didn’t finish the bike.