Zafares back on top in Montreal, with Taylor-Brown and Learmonth on podium

Victory in Montreal gave Katies Zafares her fourth victory in five races of the 2019 World Triathlon Series and wreaked swift revenge on runner-up Georgia Taylor-Brown who had defeated her in Leeds last time out. 


The consistent Jess Learmonth also fought off a strong challenge from Italian Alice Betto to cling on for her fourth consecutive podium, while third Brit, Jodie Stimpson – in her second WTS race back after injury – was 13th.

“I think I’m at my best having to run with Georgia, and as soon as we got on the bike, I was telling myself to be ready,” Zafares said, having only carved out her 11sec winning margin in the closing metres of the 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run.