Holland claims World Triathlon Series silver in photo finish

Holland claims World Triathlon Series silver in photo finish

29 April 2018 / 11:11

Vicky Holland claimed silver in the most dramatic fashion at the World Triathlon Series in Bermuda to claim a first podium in nearly two years.

Home favourite Flora Duffy, who won Commonwealth gold earlier this month, took the win, with Holland and American Katie Zaferes then coming home together in a time of 2:03.25 for a photo finish on the line.

And in the end it was Holland who just edged ahead of her American rival on the line and the 32-year-old was understandably thrilled to come away with the win.

She said: “I couldn’t have told you at the finish (who came second). We were waiting for about five minutes to find out who it was who came second. All credit to Katie, she pulled me around a lot on the run. I had a bad transition, it took me a lap to catch her.

“After that I sort of tucked in and tried to hold on. It’s my first Olympic distance in 11 months so I wasn’t sure how I would fare on the second half.

“So I really just let Katie do the work and backed myself for a sprint. Coming back in for my first World Series podium in nearly two years, so I’m over the moon.”

Jodie Stimpson finished eighth in the event and Georgia Taylor-Brown was 14th, while there were no entries in the men’s race where Jonny Brownlee had withdrawn in order to focus on training.

The next World Triathlon Series event takes place in Yokohama in Japan on 12-13 May.

Sportsbeat 2018