Richard Murray wins World Triathlon Cup Huatulco: ‘Mucho Gracias Mexico’

Richard Murray wins World Triathlon Cup Huatulco (Picture: World Triathlon)

It was a beautiful image to behold: Dutch teammates Richard Murray and Mitch Kolkman entering the run leg together in the lead of the World Triathlon Cup Huatulco. Murray bravely held on and pulled the race to himself in amazing fashion.

During the swim, Kolkman already took the initiative, but a large group stayed together. Despite several attacks on the bike, by different athletes, almost the full peloton came back at the same time in T2.

There Murray and Kolkman immediately took the initiative and so the two Dutchmen continued to run together for a few hundred meters in the lead of the race. It was a great picture, but so did not last until the finish. Murray’s pace was too fast for the young Kolkman, who had only one goal: to finish as high as possible in order to move up a few spots in the world rankings, to secure his spot for the Paris Olympics. And he succeeded in it.

Murray won the race 58:08. Mathis Beaulieu was second in 58:15 and John Reed third in 58:22.