Georgia Taylor-Brown wins first-ever WTS in Leeds

GB’s Georgia Taylor-Brown took a home win today in Leeds at the fourth round of the World Triathlon Series. The 25-year-old Leeds resident held off strong competition from the series leader, Katie Zaferes, to claim her first-ever WTS win while teammate Jess Learmonth made it a GB sandwich to finish third on the podium.


Coming into today’s race, America’s Zaferes was the woman to beat, having won the first three rounds of the series and with her sights set on matching Flora Duffy’s record of four consecutive WTS wins in a season. 

The GB team also had a strong line-up with six of the world’s best athletes on the start line – Vicky Holland, Learmonth, Taylor-Brown, Non Stanford, Jodie Stimpson and Sophie Coldwell. Despite a sub-par start to the year – 8thin Abu Dhabi and 15thin Bermuda – the reigning world champ Holland was back on home soil and in a race she won last year.