World Paratriathlon Event Series continues in London

by Erin Greene on 29 May, 2014 12:00 • Español
World Paratriathlon Event Series continues in London

In the last several years, Great Britain has dominated paratriathlon. After taking a large chunck of the medals here in London at the 2013 Paratriathlon World Championships, the London World Paratriathlon Event will serve as a homecoming of sorts for the British team. But taking home top honours won’t be without work with a solid lineup of international paratriathletes primed to compete in Hyde Park on Saturday.

Faye McClelland (GBR) lines up as one of the most accomplished paratriathletes to hit the sport. Last year in London she collected her fourth World Championship title. She has never lost an ITU paratriathlon event and we don’t expect that trend will change this weekend. McClelland’s top competition comes from compatriot Lauren Steadman, who finished a close second to the World Champ in Yokohama two weeks ago.

Brits Matt Emmerson and Jane Egan also won world titles in London last year and will return to the scene of their golden moments for another shot at glory, although Emmerson will do so in a new category.

This year sees the two-time TRI-5 World Champ competing in PT4 alongside Yannick Bourseaux (FRA). It’s the Frenchman to keep an eye on, having finishes on the podium in the last two Paratriathlon World Events, and especially without rival Martin Schulz (GER) slated to toe the line. But don’t count out the young up and coming Spanish Jairo Ruiz Lopez to make waves in the category.

Michele Ferrarin (ITA) has continued to fair well after claiming the men’s World TRI-3 title last year. He collected a win in Yokohama earlier this month in the PT2 category, so expect the Italian and Frenchman Geoffrey Wersy to push each other in the PT2 division. Despite having raced less than a handful of times, Geer Schipper is making a name for himself after winning the PT1 division in Bescanon last weekend.

The paratriathlon races will go off in waves beginning at 8am local time on Saturday.


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Related Event: 2014 London ITU World Paratriathlon Event
31 May, 2014 • event pageall results
Results: Men's PT1
1. Geert Schipper H2 NED 01:05:04
2. Phil Hogg H1 GBR 01:06:08
3. Giovanni Achenza H1 ITA 01:08:17
4. Joseph Townsend H2 GBR 01:09:19
5. Francesc Sola Garcia ESP 01:10:49
6. Kim Plovier H1 BEL 01:14:52
7. Ahmed Andaloussi H1 FRA 01:15:43
DNF. Richard Leandro Espinoza Balza VEN 00:00:00
Results: Men's PT2
1. Michele Ferrarin ITA 01:12:12
2. Geoffrey Wersy FRA 01:17:06
3. Andrew Lewis GBR 01:18:00
4. Giovanni Sasso ITA 01:24:49
5. Santos Caballero ESP 01:56:27
Results: Men's PT3
1. Daniel Molina ESP 01:10:25
2. Alejandro Sánchez Palomero ESP 01:11:59
3. Russell White GBR 01:12:57
4. James Smith GBR 01:16:05
Results: Men's PT4
1. Yannick Bourseaux FRA 01:01:40
2. Jairo Ruiz Lopez ESP 01:01:43
3. Maarten Peters NED 01:04:32
4. Lasse Andersen DEN 01:04:52
5. David Hill GBR 01:05:17
6. Zoltán Balogh HUN 01:05:49
7. Chris Frost GBR 01:05:54
8. Matthew Emmerson GBR 01:07:37
9. George Peasgood GBR 01:09:05
10. Sjaak Van Den Berg NED 01:09:06
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