Katie Zaferes won the World Triathlon Cup Vina del Mar last Sunday, were it not for the fact that she was disqualified a few hours later for running a small part of the course the wrong way. Gwen Jorgensen – and some others as well – filed a protest directly after the race, was vindicated and was thus the new winner.
“I thought my biggest mistake was in T2, only to find out after the finish I had made a much bigger mistake and went the wrong way on the course to get disqualified. Going from pride and happiness to sadness and frustration happened so quickly. It took a bit of time and a whole lot of support and love to realize not all was lost yesterday. Yesterday was the worst day I’ve had in a while and then I wrote out my gratitude list and realized that’s a pretty good worst day.”