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

Sunday's racing at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final included British athletes racing at over the Standard distance at the ITU World Championships - and won secured double Gold on the Gold Coast

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Double Gold on the Gold Coast for Edward Castro

As well as Vincent Luis winning the race and Mario Mola a third consecutive World Championship (HERE), the final day of competition at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast also saw the ITU Triathlon Standard Distance Age-Group World Championship. Several British athletes were backing-up after racing on Thursday over the Sprint Distance.

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Three British Age-Group athletes secured medals in both races, with the headlines going to Edward Castro (who also won at the ETU European Sprint Distance Championships in Glasgow), who was the only Brit to earn the double Gold across both formats of Sprint (draft-legal) and Standard (non-drafting). Edward was also the fastest British athlete across all divisions and finished second fastest Age-Group athlete overall too.

Other multi-medal winners included Penny Rother (60-64) and Peggy Crome (75-79), who both added Standard Distance Silver to the Gold that they earned on Thursday over the shorter distance.

As well as Edward, the British team won two further Gold medals via Owain Roberts (35-39) and Sarah Barratt (70-74).

For Sarah that adds to previous Gold medals in London (2013), Cozumel (2016) and Rotterdam (2017), an incredibly impress run of consistency (having also earned Bronze / Bronze / Silver / Silver in 2009/10/11/12 too!).

Owain – who lives in Australia – was also the second fastest British athlete, just 44 seconds slower than Edward, which made him the fifth fastest Age-Group athlete overall.

Fastest British Athletes Overall – Men

1st – Edward Castro (30-34) – 1:52:24 – AG Gold, second fastest AG athlete overall
2nd – Owain Matthews (35-39) – 1:53:08 – AG Gold, fifth fastest AG athlete overall
3rd – James Wilson (35-39) – 1:55:44 – 4th in AG
4th – Oliver Crossley (25-29) – 1:57:22 – 8th in AG
5th – Matthew Brown (25-29) – 1:57:26 – 9th in AG

Fastest British Athletes Overall – Women

1st – Christabel Shaw (30-34) – 2:09:02 – 5th in AG
2nd – Rachel Wiseman (35-39) – 2:09:30 – 5th in AG
3rd – Victoria Kenny (20-24) – 2:09:39 – AG Silver
4th – Charlotte Bowsher (30-34) – 2:09:48 – 7th in AG
5th – Natalie Curgenven (35-39) – 2:09:48 – 6th in AG

ITU Triathlon Age-Group World Championship, Gold Coast, Australia
Sunday 16th September 2018 – 1.5k
m / 40km / 10km 

Great Britain Age-Group Medals (8)

GOLD (3)

  • Edward Castro – 30-34 Male AG
  • Owain Matthews – 35-39 Male AG
  • Sarah Barrett – 70-74 Female AG

SILVER (5)

  • Victoria Kenny – 20-24 Female AG
  • Alex Le Bek – 55-59 Female AG
  • Penny Rother – 60-64 Female AG
  • Sue Bathgate – 70-74 Female AG
  • Peggy Crome – 75-79 Female AG

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

Year Gold Silver Bronze Grand Total
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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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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