Struggling Stimpson misses out on world triathlon title

31 August 2014 / 12:22

Jodie Stimpson admitted her bid to claim the ITU World Triathlon Series title in Edmonton was always going to be a tough ask as she finished fourth overall.

The 25-year-old was lying third in the standings going into the finale but struggled from the outset, lying down in 33rd after the first transition following the opening 1500m swim.

The double Commonwealth Games gold medallist did recover some ground, crossing the line 13th but it saw her drop out of the mix for the Series title.

American Gwen Jorgensen took victory in two hours and five minutes and with it the overall title, while Stimpson’s teammate Lucy Hall was 16th.

And Stimpson admitted afterwards she had been struggling to regain top form in the closing stages of the season.

“I haven’t felt good in the water since Stockholm. If you’re not feeling 110% in this field you’re going to get spat out of the back,” she said.

“I was hoping I’d make that front pack and then I’d have a shot but I couldn’t.

“I was hoping that I could finish off the Series a little bit better than I did but coming off the [Commonwealth Games] I’ve been struggling.”

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