GB paratri team grab gold, silver and two bronze at Worlds

Tensions were high among the paratri squad following the previous night’s storms, which had delayed the Junior Men’s Champs by two hours. With more inclement weather forecast today, the GB squad had had a restless night. As time changes were announced for the Women’s Elite and Junior events, the paratri squad breathed a sigh of relief when their event was given the green light as planned.


PT4 GB athlete Lauren Steadman hasn’t lost a race since May 2014, and having won the Olympic test event in August the reigning world champ went in to the final with a sizeable target on her back. Never one to play it safe, however, Steadman pushed hard to guarantee her 10th consecutive win.

“That was probably my toughest race yet, said Steadman. “Obviously the standard has risen a lot since last year. I didn’t have the best swim, on the bike I was holding, I wasn’t getting further away and then my head coach and my father said ‘look, you’ve got to have the best 5k of your life.’ [US National Paratri champion and eventual silver medallist] Grace Norman is a track runner and has the ability to outrun me easily. I just focused on my form and it took me home.