Coldwell and Benson take Blenheim Palace Triathlon honours

British Elite Sprint Distance Champions crowned at Blenheim Palace

A Blenheim win at the eighth attempt for Sophie Coldwell

With no Tri Liverpool event this year, the British Elite Sprint Triathlon Championships were held on Sunday as part of the popular Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon.

An in-form Sophie Coldwell was a class apart in the women’s race, taking a big win in her eighth race at Blenheim, while Rio 2016 Olympian, Gordon Benson, came out on top in a close finish at the front of the men’s Elite race.

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2017 = 7th year at @blenheimpalacetriathlon – 4th today at πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ British Champs…gutted not to make the podium. A fairly solid race otherwise. Congrats to the podium girls great racing @sophiecoldwell @sophiasaller @bethpotter91 πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ’ͺ🏼 Looking forward to the next race πŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈHopefully following in the footsteps of @sophiecoldwell race number 8 next year should mean top step of the podium?! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ . . #triathlon #triathlete #blenheim #oxford #BlenheimTri #britishchamps #livetotrain #raceseason #swimbikerun #teampedalcover #tcc36 #swimming #cycling #running #openwater #raceweekend

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Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon – Sunday 4th June 2017
British Elite Sprint Distance Championships
750m / 21km / 5.4km

1st – Gordon Benson – 58:26
2nd – Chris Perham – 58:29
3rd – James Teagle – 58:35
4th – Calum Johnson – 59:01
5th – Liam Lloyd – 59:02

1st – Sophie Coldwell – 1:05:51
2nd – Sophie Saller – 1:07:07
3rd – Beth Potter – 1:08:18
4th – Hannah Kitchen – 1:08:29
5th – Debbie Moore – 1:08:53