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Eleanor Haresign wins Challenge Weymouth
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Posted on: Sunday 14th September 2014

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Eleanor Haresign, who earlier this season won the Triathlon England National Duathlon Championships, has today won the first edition of Challenge Weymouth - and will collect EUR 8,000 for her efforts.

With no clear favourite going into the race it was anyone’s for the taking.

“Pocket Rocket” Michi Herlbauer led out of the water, posting a 32:09 minute swim, followed by Eleanor Haresign who came out of the water just 90 seconds later. Once out on the bike course, Haresign, along with Herlbauer, Caroline Livesey and Jo Carritt rode within seconds of each other before Haresign made her move at the half way point leaving T2 with a 2:28 lead going into the run. Despite Carritt’s and Herlbauer’s best efforts to run her down, Haresign maintained her lead and took the victory in 8:54:41. Finishing second was Carritt in 8:59:49 and Herlbauer was third in 9:01:14.

Alan Rose, Challenge Weymouth Race Director, said of the event, “We are delighted with how the inaugural Challenge Weymouth has gone, and would like to thank everyone who made the event what it was – from the athletes and spectators, right through to the volunteers and local Weymouth residents. We were disappointed to have to shorten the swim course, and it was a very difficult decision for us to make, but a necessary one for the safety of our athletes. Everyone did very well in light of the challenging conditions. It has made us even more excited about hosting 2015’s ETU Long Distance European Triathlon Championship and we can’t wait to come back next year for more.”

Challenge Weymouth - Sunday 14th September 2014
1.9km (shortened) / 180km / 42.2km

Pos Women
1st Eleanor Haresign (GBR) 8:54:41
2nd Joanna Carritt (GBR) 8:59:49
3rd Michi Herlbauer (AUT) 9:01:14
4th Gabriella Zelinka (HUN) 9:13:58
5th Tamsyn Hayes (NZL) 9:20:34

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