Triathlon: Reid into World Series top 10 after strong finish in Japan

Meanwhile, Bryan Keane ended up well short of Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee in the men’s race.

IRELAND’S LEADING TRIATHLETE, Aileen Reid produced an impressive eighth place finish at last night’s leg of the World Triathlon Series in Yokohama.

The Derry Olympian, still looking for full fitness after a pre-season injury, is now into the Series’ overall top 10 with the result moving her up to ninth in the world after three races.

Reid will be happy to better her last result (14th) on this course, delivered by another strong swim and a 34 minute 32 second 10k run to finish.

After putting the disappointment of a penalty on the opening leg in San Diego, Reid came out of the water in seventh place. It was on the bike that race favourite Gwen Jorgensen began to make inroads towards victory.

The American took over the lead from Reid’s training team-mate Jodie Stimpson and Australia’s Emma Moffatt and could not be caught with a 10k ime of 32:44. Moffatt would hold on for second with Stimpson third.

YouTube credit: itutriathlon

The men’s race ended in disappointment for 27th placed Bryan Keane who said he felt “flat and empty” during the race.

“The body is in need of a break so I’m excited to be going home after being away from home for so long.” Said the Corkman afterwards.

Olympic bronze medalist Jonathan Brownlee powered to victory over Javier Gomez who also claimed silver in London. Portugal’s Joao Silva came in third.

YouTube credit: itutriathlon

Elisha Cuthbert denies ‘death stare’ rift with fellow ice hockey WAG

22 signs you’re a sports fan from Cavan

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.