The World Triathlon Cup in Haeundae, South Korea, will not be the most crowded race anyway and a few months after the Olympics it is not getting any better; lots of world-famous athletes were missing at the start. In the women’s race still one world-class athlete stood out and she won the race; the British Beth Potter. In the men’s race, the race was won by Frenchman Anthony Pujades.
Potter made the difference over the sprint distance mainly, or rather only, during the run. With a run time of 16:53 minutes over five kilometers, she was too strong for all the ladies who ran near her after biking and as a result she was able to claim victory after 56:25 minutes. Fifteen seconds later her compatriot Kate Waugh crossed the finish line in second place and another eighteen seconds later it was Hungary’s Zsanett Bragmayer who came in third.
As with the women, there were also some more unknown names at the start in the men’s race. Still the race was exciting, because when Anthony Pujades crossed the finish line first, Japanese Takumi Hojo crossed the line just six seconds later. Italy’s Nicola Azzano was seven seconds behind him and took the bronze.