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GB AG medals: ITU LD World's
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Posted on: Sunday 25th September 2016


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Five medals for the GB Age-Group Team in Oklahoma City

The headline news from Saturday's ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in Oklahoma City, USA, from a British perspective was certainly the Elite Gold medal from Jodie Swallow. Her second victory in the championship - seven years after her first - you can read all about that success HERE.

In addition to the Elite, a 29-strong team of British Age-Group athletes also raced, and here is our now regular round-up of podium success in Oklahama.

It was certainly a tough day at the races, as reflected by these updates from Team Manager Barron Mendelsson:

Back in June 2015 we made Melissa Dowell (50-54) our ERDINGER Athlete of the Month. Now she is the ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Champion in her division.

The second British AG Gold medal was from David Patten (60-64). A fastest swim, fastest bike and second fastest run was an impressive performance and resulted in a 26 minute victory margin. David added another win to that he earned two years ago in the same championships in Weihei, China.

The 35-39 category saw a Silver medal for Sophie Bubb. Sophie finished second to the very impressive USA athlete, Kirsten Sass, who had been the fastest athlete earlier this year at the ITU World Duathlon Championships - and had also won Gold (Standard) and Silver (Sprint) in Cozumel last weekend. Sophie adds ITU World Silver to ETU European Bronze over the Middle distance this year in Walchsee.

Jack Schofield (20-24) and Tony Weeks (45-49), also earned Bronze medals. Jack had also won a Bronze medal earlier this year at the ETU Europeam Long Distance Championships in Poznan.

2016 ITI Long Distance Triathlon World Championships - Saturday 25th September 2016
4km / 120km / 30km

Great Britain Age-Group medals (5)

GOLD (2)

  • Melissa Dowell: F50-54
  • David Patten: M60-64

SILVER (1)

  • Sophie Bubb: F35-39

BRONZE (2)

  • Jack Schofield: M20-24
  • Tony Weeks: M45-49

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