America’s Matthew McElroy took the day at the World Triathlon Cup in Tongyeong, Korea. Running 30:56 minutes, McElroy was the only athlete to note a time below 31 minute on the 10K. 23 seconds behind McElroy, Hungary’s Gabor Faldum took second, while Britain’s Samuel Dickinson rounded the podium (+0:27).
During the swim part, no such differences were made that the field broke apart, because McElroy was one of the last athletes to exit the water. McElroy was at this point 53 seconds behind the fastest swimmer, which was France’s Nathan Lessmann.
On the bike, it all came back together. That saw it all come down to the run. With an impressive 30:56 minutes over 10,000 meters, McElroy was by far the strongest runner in the field. McElroy celebrated a big victory, well ahead of Faldum and Dickinson, who took second and third respectively.