2019 season review: World title standings confirmed in Lausanne

by Courtney Akrigg on 24 Nov, 2019 01:53
For a season that has had it all, the WTS Grand Final delivered the ultimate final chapter with France’s Vincent Luis and Katie Zaferes (USA) crowned the 2019 ITU World Champions.

For a season that has had it all, the 2019 WTS Grand Final delivered the ultimate final chapter with France’s Vincent Luis and Katie Zaferes (USA) crowned the 2019 ITU World Champions.

In the women’s World Championship race Katie Zaferes was crowned world champion after winning the overall ITU World Triathlon Series title, capping a stellar season with a gold medal at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final. Zaferes became the first US elite triathlon world champion since Gwen Jorgensen won in 2014 and 2015.

The world title is years in the making for 2016 US Olympian Zaferes, who finished fifth in the ITU World Triathlon Series in 2015, fourth in 2016, third in 2017 and second in 2018.

“There are so many people who were a part of this and who make it special,” said Zaferes.

Zaferes won four of the eight WTS races this season and earned silver in a fifth. The US Olympian shares the overall 2019 Series podium with Great Britain’s Jessica Learmonth (silver) and Georgia Taylor-Brown (bronze), who finished in that same order in the Grand Final race.

In the men’s World Triathlon Championship race Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) allowed himself a couple of looks back only to see the gap over Mario Mola (ESP) growing, leaving him to soak up the joy of a first World Triathlon Series win, Mola finishing second ahead of Fernando Alarza (ESP) and Gustav Iden (NOR).

Luis’ fifth secured a magnificent World title, Javier Gomez’ (ESP) sixth place ensuring he finished the season third, just pipping his compatriot to the overall podium.

During his winning speech, Luis honoured his friend and countryman, the late Laurent Vidal and recognised the support of his family.

“You can’t buy a world title, beating guys like Mario and Javier. It is great to have my name with theirs,” said Luis.

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Related Event: 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne
29 - 01 Sep, 2019 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Kristian Blummenfelt NOR 01:50:47
2. Mario Mola ESP 01:51:03
3. Fernando Alarza ESP 01:51:18
4. Gustav Iden NOR 01:51:34
5. Vincent Luis FRA 01:51:53
Results: Elite Women
1. Katie Zaferes USA 02:02:45
2. Jessica Learmonth GBR 02:02:49
3. Georgia Taylor-Brown GBR 02:03:03
4. Rachel Klamer NED 02:03:44
5. Flora Duffy BER 02:04:26
Results: U23 Men
1. Roberto Sanchez Mantecon ESP 01:50:20
2. Csongor Lehmann HUN 01:50:36
3. Ran Sagiv ISR 01:50:50
4. Vasco Vilaca POR 01:51:07
5. Brandon Copeland AUS 01:51:12
Results: U23 Women
1. Emilie Morier FRA 02:04:01
2. Olivia Mathias GBR 02:04:08
3. Lisa Tertsch GER 02:04:32
4. Kate Waugh GBR 02:04:53
5. Kira Hedgeland AUS 02:05:22
Results: Junior Men
1. Ricardo Batista POR 00:55:05
2. Lorcan Redmond AUS 00:55:12
3. Sergio Baxter Cabrera ESP 00:55:16
4. Boris Pierre FRA 00:55:18
5. Paul Georgenthum FRA 00:55:23
Results: Junior Women
1. Beatrice Mallozzi ITA 01:00:41
2. Costanza Arpinelli ITA 01:00:42
3. Jessica Fullagar FRA 01:00:53
4. Hannah Knighton NZL 01:01:26
5. Erin Wallace GBR 01:01:47
Results: Mixed U23-Junior Relay
1. Team I New Zealand NZL 01:06:50
2. Team I Great Britain GBR 01:06:57
3. Team I United States USA 01:07:22
4. Team I Switzerland SUI 01:07:34
5. Team I Germany GER 01:07:45
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