GB Age-Group medals: ITU Standard Distance Triathlon World Champs – Lausanne

The final day of the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne started with the Standard Distance Age-Group World Championships. Here’s the GB roundup

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9 Standard distance medals for the GB Age-Group team in Lausanne

As with Saturday’s Sprint distance race at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne, the Age-Group Standard Distance Triathlon World Champs featured some impressive numbers; 1976 entries, 44 nations and 276 British entries.

Here’s the roundup on the British team, who matched the five Gold medals of USA and Germany, winning a total of nine medals (10.8% of the 83 issued), having provided 14% of the entries. 16 different nations featured on the Standard Distance Age-Group podium, which along with the participation date makes this surely one of the most ‘global’ Age-Group championship events of recent years – which is very refreshing to see.

Sarah Barrett (70-74) retained her title from Gold Coast 12 months ago – and she also won in 2017 (Rotterdam), 2016 (Cozumel) and 2013 (London), her first World Championship Gold coming 12 years ago in Hamburg. That’s a very impressive record.

Oliver Crossley (25-29) and Gwen Kinsey (45-49) were the fastest British Male and Female athletes respectively, both taking Gold medals in the process – and both were also European Championship winners this year in Weert.

The second fastest Brit (and Gold medal winner in 40-44) was Donald Brooks, who also won two years ago in Rotterdam, while the evergreen Daphne Belt added another Gold to her record in the 80-84 category, having last one Gold in Chicago four years ago.

Edward Castro (30-34) won double Gold in Australia last year and took Silver this year. After Gold yesterday in the Sprint, Barbara Holmes (60-64) add Bronze – and next weekend she’ll be racing in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship too.

Fastest British Athletes Overall – Men

  1. Oliver Crossley (25-29) – 2:01:42 (3rd fastest AG athlete overall)
  2. Donald Brooks (40-44) – 2:02:18 (5th fastest AG athlete overall)
  3. Edward Castro (30-34) – 2:03:10 (7th fastes AG athlete overall)
  4. Daniel Jenkin (30-34) – 2:08:03
  5. Matthew Stratford (35-39) – 2:08:31

Fastest British Athletes Overall – Women

  1. Gwen Kinsey (45-49) – 2:22:35
  2. Victoria Baker (35-39) – 2:22:49
  3. Christabel Shaw (30-34) – 2:22:57
  4. Rosie Weston (20-24) – 2:24:32
  5. Claire Williams (35-39) – 2:24:41

ITU Standard Distance Triathlon Age-Group World Championship, Lausanne, Switzerland
Sunday 1st September 2019 – 1.5k
m / 40km / 10km 

Great Britain Age-Group Medals (9)

GOLD (5)

  • Oliver Crossley – 25-29 Male AG
  • Donald Brooks – 40-44 Male AG
  • Gwen Kinsey – 45-49 Female AG
  • Sarah Barrett – 70-74 Female AG
  • Daphne Belt – 80-84 Female AG

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SILVER (1)

  • Edward Castro – 30-34 Male AG

BRONZE (3)

  • Victoria Baker – 35-39 Female AG
  • Barbara Holmes – 60-64 Female AG
  • Helen Hayes – 70-74 Female AG

GREAT BRITAIN AGE-GROUP STANDARD WORLD’S MEDALS
COMPARISON TO PREVIOUS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Year Gold Silver Bronze Grand Total
2019 – Lausanne 5 1 3 9
2018 – Gold Coast 3 5 0 8
2017 – Rotterdam 5 7 8 20
2016 – Cozumel 5 2 1 8
2015 – Chicago 1 1 2 4
2014 – Edmonton 3 1 5 9
2013 – London 8 9 10 27
2012 – Auckland 2 2 4 8

 

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