Paraduathlon a gold rush for Aussies in Adelaide

by World Triathlon on 18 Oct, 2015 11:13 • Español

The Paraduathlon was a gold rush for the home nation with six of eight gold medals staying in Australia at the 2015 Adelaide ITU Duathlon World Championships.

Today’s winners included Sarah Tait (AUS) – FPT1; Alex Welsh (AUS) – MPT1; Alessandro Carvani Minetti (ITA) – MPT2; Sally Pilbeam (AUS) – FPT3; Fiona Southorn (NZL) – FPT4; Tony Scoleri (AUS) – MPT4; Casey Hyde (AUS) –FPT5; and Jonathon Goerlach (AUS) – MPT5.

The first medal’s decided was the men’s PT5 with Aussie athlete Jonathon Georlach (and guide Jack Bigmore) grabbing the gold in a close fought race with Amaud Grandjean (FRA) with Daniel Searle (AUS) picking up the bronze.

“My run is my strength and it really played into our favour in a duathlon. The French really pushed us on the run and kept us honest on the bike. We had to push the whole way.”

“We gain our advantage from our guides on the bike, they can’t drag us in the run or in the swim of the triathlon. Jack really left it all out there on the bike and unusually was hurting on the run but we had a good enough lead out there and managed to hold them off and enjoy the victory coming down the finish chute.”

“I have only been in the sport a few years and Jack is similar but the guys I am racing against around the world have much more condition and experience than me. I am on a steep learning curve to catch up.”

“When I started triathlon I hadn’t learned to swim, so I had a challenge within a challenge to become a good swimmer, so I could give myself further opportunities.”

“It is disappointing that we aren’t on the program for Rio 2016 but on the positives it gives me another four years to get that swim right. I am 33 and I am still learning every day. I will just keep training and follow the processes laid down by my coach Corey Bacon and come Tokyo 2020 we will be ripping and raring to go,” Jonathon said.

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Related Event: 2015 Adelaide ITU Duathlon World Championships
17 - 18 Oct, 2015 • event pageall results
Results: 16-19 Female AG Sprint
1. Joanne Miller AUS 01:04:16
2. Brittany Yarde AUS 01:06:57
3. Alexandra Ogden AUS 01:09:24
4. Hayley Stanford AUS 01:09:34
5. Brandi Alberts AUS 01:10:22
Results: 16-19 Male AG Sprint
1. Matt Smith AUS 00:56:56
2. Dean Cane AUS 00:56:56
3. Cameron Low NZL 00:57:39
4. Cameron Richardson GBR 00:57:43
5. Christian Davey NZL 00:57:48
Results: 18-19 Male AG
1. Benjamin Walton AUS 01:59:32
2. Daniel Bluff GBR 02:05:58
3. Ben Snider-Mcgrath CAN 02:08:39
4. Ronan Phillips Johns AUS 02:11:12
5. John Micklethwaite GBR 02:13:46
Results: 20-24 Female AG
1. Laura Wolfson AUS 02:14:34
2. Fiona Bracegirdle GBR 02:15:05
3. Taneil Davidson AUS 02:15:14
4. Marissa Graham NZL 02:15:16
5. Emma Scally AUS 02:17:46
Results: 20-24 Female AG Sprint
1. Daniela Montserrat Soler Torres MEX 01:07:26
2. Sarah Short AUS 01:09:16
3. Elyse Foster AUS 01:09:23
4. Sabrina St-Gelais CAN 01:09:57
5. Bridgitte Burge AUS 01:19:59
Results: 20-24 Male AG
1. Kieran Storch AUS 01:53:12
2. Jason Matulick AUS 01:54:09
3. Alistair Young AUS 01:57:04
4. Sam Bell NZL 01:57:19
5. Mitchell Sharkey AUS 01:59:48
Results: 20-24 Male AG Sprint
1. Cameron Roberts AUS 00:57:11
2. Keith Jackson USA 00:58:06
3. Matt Darvell AUS 00:58:50
4. Sean Price USA 00:59:50
5. George Gwynn NZL 01:00:16
Results: 25-29 Female AG
1. Jacqueline Henricks AUS 02:09:38
2. Samantha Aplin GBR 02:13:35
3. Alex Mcdougall AUS 02:15:03
4. Briony Martin GBR 02:16:29
5. Gina Boone NZL 02:21:12
Results: 25-29 Female AG Sprint
1. Claire Steels GBR 01:06:21
2. Harriet Enoch GBR 01:07:54
3. Rebecca York GBR 01:08:24
4. Alejandra Rodriguez Machorro MEX 01:09:23
5. Lindsey Torgerson USA 01:10:56
Results: 25-29 Male AG
1. Leigh Stabryla AUS 01:56:20
2. Taylor Elms AUS 01:57:41
3. Balinga Pasco AUS 01:58:30
4. Matthew Fisher AUS 01:59:43
5. Andrew Stenson GBR 01:59:58
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