International athletes visited Eton Dorney in London for the 2012 Olympic rowing venue’s first triathlon event. Racing took place around the regatta lake, which provides a flat and fast closed-circuit course with easy spectator access. The event offered an excellent opportunity for Great Britain’s most successful paratriathletes to race on home soil.
Commonwealth Champions, Joe Townsend and Jade Jones earned gold medals in the PTWC category, as well as Ryan Taylor in PTS3 men. George Peasgood, a gold medal winner at the last ITU paratriathlon race in Yokohama, claimed a silver medal this time, finishing in 2nd place in the PTS5 Men category.
Joe Townsend tweeted, “Reflecting on an amazing day yesterday I am so happy to take the win on home soil in front of my family. This was actually my fastest race time to date at 57.43 (without factor) and knowing there is still a bit more left. Exciting times!!!”
Jade Jones tweeted, “Pleased to have come away with the gold after mechanical problems on the bike thanks to Carys for being my transition crew!”
Ryan Taylor tweeted, “Last year I suffered a lot from long haul flight back from Yokohama after racing, this year recovered very well from Yokohama, which meant racing 2day down at eton dorney #paratriathlonworldcup and put in a solid performance which meant a gold medal 2day, now recovery is key.”
George Peasgood tweeted, “Thanks guys, awesome venue and hope to be racing here again soon on the @worldtriathlon circuit!”