Super League win ‘bittersweet’ for Georgia Taylor-Brown

Georgia Taylor-Brown admitted it was a 'bittersweet' Super League Triathlon title after pipping close friend Jess Learmonth.

Last updated -

The close bond between Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth has been one of the features of a golden summer for British triathlon.

And two months after winning Olympic gold together for Great Britain as part of the Mixed Relay team in Tokyo, they finished first and second in the overall Super League Triathlon standings for 2021.

Learmonth had gone into Saturday’s finale in Malibu at the head of the standings after winning all three races so far – in London, Munich and Jersey.

But her three-point advantage at the top of the leaderboard evaporated as she finished fourth on Saturday while Taylor-Brown claimed the runners-up spot behind Olympic champion and wild card Flora Duffy.


Mixed feelings for Georgia

Afterwards Georgia was happy to have won the title, but admitted that the victory was tinged with sadness.
“The series victory is bittersweet for me as Jess has been so strong and dominant all series. It’s hard as we’re such good friends and to be able to race against her, I don’t know, it’s just hard, I’m happy but I wish we could share the title.”

It has been a rollercoaster series for Georgia, what with that fall from her bike in London and then a catalogue of problems in Jersey last weekend. But she came through it all to claim the title.

Happy ending to a rollercoaster ride

“I think God keeps testing me to be honest and challenging me,” she said.

“Bad things come in threes and I had three things go wrong in Jersey last weekend. But I think a little bit of luck was on my side today.

“I made a lot of mistakes last weekend, I’ve sorted my head out and I’m back in the game. I’m happy to be able to finish today on a high.

“I think my head just wasn’t in it last weekend, I made so many silly mistakes, I just knew had to nail everything today. In Super League it’s all the small things, all about transition. If you get a good transition that can make the race for you.”

Graham Shaw
Written by
Graham Shaw
Graham has been involved with TRI247 & RUN247 since the summer of 2021. Since then he has provided strategic direction for all news and is passionate about the growth of triathlon as a fan sport.


In episode 1 of our new SBRX Show we sit down with ultra runners and coaches Kim and Jayson Cavill to get their take on the Barkley Marathons and triathlon & trail running gear reviews, training tips and more
Discover more
Anne Haug wins IRONMAN Lanzarote 2024
Anne Haug bounces back with SENSATIONAL season opener at IRONMAN Lanzarote
Jenny Lucas-Hill wearing the Sumarpo vanguard triathlon wetsuit
Sumarpo Vanguard triathlon and swimming wetsuit review – Can it challenge the mainstream tri wetsuit brands?
sea swimming sumarpo triathlon wetsuit
How to get faster at open water swimming – triathlon swim training tips to up your race pace
Challenge St. Pölten 2023 - Photo Credit José Luis Hourcade
Best middle distance triathlon bike courses – from the fastest courses to the most epic scenery
Challenge St. Pölten 2023 - Photo Credit José Luis Hourcade
Five reasons to race Challenge St. Pölten – kickstart your race season with this scenic middle distance triathlon
latest News
Alex Yee, Hayden Wilde WTCS Cagliari 2024 finish
Paris gold medal favourites Alex Yee and Hayden Wilde say they relished battle at WTCS Cagliari
Alex Yee, Hayden Wilde WTCS Cagliari 2024 finish
WTCS Cagliari Results: Full finishing order and times with Yee vs Wilde, NIGHTMARE for Blummenfelt and more Olympic triathlon clues
WTCS Cagliari 2024 Women podium & Series leader - Cassandre Beaugrand, Lisa Tertsch, Emma Lombardi, Beth Potter
WTCS Cagliari results: Full finishing order and times as Cassandre Beaugrand masterclass sets tone for Paris
Beth Potter, Emma Lombardi WTCS Cagliari 2024
Beth Potter and Cassandre Beaugrand react to Paris dress rehearsal after WTCS Cagliari clash
Alex Yee, Hayden Wilde WTCS Cagliari 2024 finish
WTCS Cagliari 2024 results: Alex Yee and Hayden Wilde provide another INCREDIBLE finish
triathlon on your terms
Never miss out with our triathlon alerts & digest. Get a dose of adventure & inspiration with Boundless.
Invalid email address
The SBRX Group

Proudly elevating endurance sports through content, products & services

Share to...