British paratriathletes medal at ITU World event in Australia

It wasn’t just a good weekend for British triathletes in Cape Town as the paratriathlete squad won two gold and two silver medals at the ITU World Paratriathlon Event in Penrith, Australia.


The course was a sprint distance (750m swim, 20km run, 5k run) and the two golds were won by George Peasgood (PT4) and Andy Lewis (PT 2), while the silvers were won by Joe Townsend and Clare Cunningham (PT4)won silver, collectinvaluable ranking points that will help qualify slots for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Unfortunately, Lauren Steadman was unable to start due to illness.

Peasgood used his swim and bike strength to set up a big lead, which he held on to during the run, and won by a comfortable margin of well over a minute from Alexander Yalchik of Russia, while in his section Andy Lewis was an emphatic winner, being the fastest swimmer, cyclist and runner on the day.