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Triathlon - 11. March 2017.

An Australian sweep in Mooloolaba as Emma Jackson (AUS) takes ITU World Cup wins

It was double trouble for Australia in Mooloolaba on Saturday, with Emma Jackson both adding their names to the winners list at the long-running ITU World Cup event. In addition, Australian athletes picked up four of the six podium places on offer in a strong showing at home.

Women's Race Review

Australia’s Emma Jackson (http://www.triathlon.org/athletes/profile/emma_jackson?mc_cid=f7dd695ae6&mc_eid=[UNIQID]) returned to the top of the World Cup podium for the first time in four years, with a strong all-round performance leading to her win at Mooloolaba on Saturday.

Jackson was one of the leaders out of the swim and then worked hard in a lead group of six on the bike to establish a gap to the chase, led by fellow Australian Ashleigh Gentle (http://www.triathlon.org/athletes/profile/ashleigh_gentle?mc_cid=f7dd695ae6&mc_eid=[UNIQID]) . While Jackson then spent the first lap of the run sitting behind fellow Australian Emma Jeffcoat (http://www.triathlon.org/athletes/profile/emma_jeffcoat?mc_cid=f7dd695ae6&mc_eid=[UNIQID]) , she sped up to take to the lead just before the 5km mark and was not headed from there.

She claimed the win in a time of 1 hour 56 minutes and 36 seconds. However she was slightly worried her race was over almost before it started, with a trip up on the beach start.

“I actually fell over running into the surf for the swim but I was fortunate enough to pick my self up and came out in the top two, so that was a good swim for me,” Jackson said. “We had a good group of girls who worked together on the bike and we had a gap back to Ashleigh which I was able to hold onto towards the end.”

“It shows me that I’m in alright form. I actually enjoy sprint distance racing I don’t enjoy the heat too much, with that an Olympic Distance race I thought I was going to struggle a bit. So it was actually really nice to go out there and prove myself wrong and have a good race.”

Gentle posted the fastest run split of the day to push herself up into second place, while Mexico's Claudia Rivas claimed bronze - just a week after competing in the Abu Dhabi World Triathlon Series opener.

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Elite Women's Race - Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup

Results: Elite Women
1. Emma Jackson AUSAUS Flag 01:56:36
2. Ashleigh Gentle AUSAUS Flag 01:56:52
3. Claudia Rivas MEXMEX Flag 01:58:18
4. Emma Jeffcoat AUSAUS Flag 01:58:39
5. Nicole Van Der Kaay NZLNZL Flag 01:59:16
6. Carolina Routier ESPESP Flag 01:59:17
7. Zsófia Kovács HUNHUN Flag 01:59:38
8. Jaz Hedgeland AUSAUS Flag 02:00:09
9. Natalie Van Coevorden AUSAUS Flag 02:00:42
10. Tamsyn Moana-Veale AUSAUS Flag 02:01:11

Full Results


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