Laura Siddall is on the podium again at Challenge Melbourne

A season of Silver so far Great Britain’s Laura Siddall. Second at both Challenge Wanaka and IRONMAN New Zealand… same again at Challenge Melbourne

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Second place at Challenge Melbourne for the ‘Brit Abroad’

She’s still hunting for top spot… but you’d have to say that the first quarter (and a bit…) of 2017 has been rather good for Laura Siddall.

After a memorable second place to Yvonne Van Vlerken at Challenge Wanaka, the former multiple Age-Group World Champion went on to IRONMAN New Zealand and secured her second full distance M-Dot podium, with second place in Taupo. After a very late (Thursday!) decision to race Challenge Melbourne on Sunday, it was another second place finish for the C.V.

Home athlete Annabel Luxford was the class of the race, building a healthy cushion on the swim and bike legs. Laura pulled back a minute over the half marathon, but had to give best to the talented Aussie for the win. “she’s a very classy athlete and one of the best in the world, and sadly couldn’t match her today!

Challenge Melbourne – Sunday 9th April 2017
1.9km / 90km / 21.1km

ELITE WOMEN

1st – Annabel Luxford (AUS) – 4:09:58
2nd – Laura Siddall (GBR) – 4:16:02
3rd – Penny Hosken (AUS) – 4:39:20

ELITE MEN

1st – Sam Appleton (AUS) – 3:44:51
2nd – Dan Wilson (AUS) – 3:46:23
3rd – Tim Reed (AUS) – 3:54:11

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