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


  • Edward Castro – 30-34 Male AG


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


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



John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.


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