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Kate Waugh wins European Junior Triathlon Championships

Day one of the 2017 ETU Triathlon European Championships has already been a great one - with more success from Kate Waugh in the Elite Junior event

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More British success at the ETU Triathlon European Championships in Kitzbuhel

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Gold for Kate Waugh in Austria

After Silver in the ITU Duathlon World Junior Duathlon Championships in Aviles, Spain, last year – Great Britain’s Kate Waugh has gone one step better in Kitzbuhel today to take the Gold medal at the ETU Junior Triathlon Championships.

Despite losing around 35 seconds in the swim to the early pace-setters, the race largely came together over the 20km bike course to leave the final 5km run the key to decide the medals. Waugh was able to take the title by just three seconds from Sif Madsen Bendix (DEN), with the best run split of the day.

Following on from a great day for the GB Paratriathlon team earlier this morning – hopefully that success can continue this afternoon when the Elite women race. So far, so good for the Brits.

Kitzbuhel ETU Junior Triathlon European Championships
Friday 16th June 2017 – 750m / 20km / 5km

JUNIOR WOMEN

1st – Kate Waugh (GBR) – 00:59:20
2nd – Sif Madsen Bendix (DEN) – 00:59:23
3rd – Jessica Fullagar (FRA) – 00:59:34
4th – Therese Feuersinger (AUT) – 00:59:52
5th – Oliva Mathias (GBR) – 1:00:06

19th – Issy Morris (GBR) – 1:01:14
20th –  Erin Wallace (GBR) – 1:01:19
27th – Caitlin Roper (GBR) – 1:02:41

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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