Podium change at Challenge Dubai after first three cut the bike course

The official men’s results at Challenge Dubai have changed  from the original finishing order because five  of the leading triathletes were found to have cut the course, including the first three across the line.


A four-minute penalty was handed down to the offenders with the upshot a reshuffled podium, but Terenzo Bozzone was still awarded the title and $65,000 first prize. Tim Reed moved from fourth to second and Michael Raelert slipped from the runner-up position to third.

Switzerland’s Manuel Kung dropped six places to ninth, with fifth-placed finisher Andy Potts and fellow US triathlete Ben Collins out of the prize money altogether in 12th and 15th.