Katie Zaferes ‘takes responsibility’ for drafting error at WTS Auckland

Did USA triathlete Katie Zaferes get an illegal tow behind lapped compatriot Kirsten Kasper at WTS Auckland last weekend? 220 readers have been asking this question after watching the live coverage and seeing Israel’s Amitai Yonah being disqualified for doing the same thing in the men’s race a few hours later.


As one 220 reader pointed out, this could potentially mean that third-placed Andrea Hewitt deserved silver instead – despite serving a 15sec penalty for littering on the bike with an energy gel wrapper.

Zaferes crossed the line behind winner Gwen Jorgensen in 2:10:41, with Hewitt taking bronze just 16secs later. Kasper finished last (38th) in 2:20:32.