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Erica Hawley impresses at Tongyeongn World Cup

Erica Hawley backed up her breakthrough performance in South Korea last week with another impressive showing in the Far East today by finishing fourteenth in the World Triathlon Cup Tongyeongn.

Show of consistency: Erica Hawley is well placed in the chasing pack on the bike during the World Triathlon Cup Tongyeongn today (Photograph by Janos M. Schmidt/World Triathlon)

The 23-year-old Bermudian completed the sprint distance of 750 metres swim, 20 kilometres bike and 5km run in 59min 51sec.

Having placed thirteenth in Haeundae seven days ago, Hawley held her form while notably producing a bike leg that was bettered only by the top two finishers.

Hawley got through the water 23rd out of 32 starters in 9:54 but turned on the style on the bike with a blistering 30:40 over the three-lap course and then had a run of 18:09, which was sixteenth-best.

Beth Potter, of Britain, made it back-to-back successes in South Korea as she reeled in compatriot Kate Waugh on the run to win by three seconds in 58:08.

Waugh, from Gateshead, England, had earlier surged through the bike in a best time of 30:10 to open a ten-second gap to Potter, the Glaswegian, who was first out of the water.

The British one-two finish in Tongyeongn, a port city on the southern coast of South Korea, was a repeat of Haeundae.


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Published October 30, 2021 at 3:42 pm (Updated October 30, 2021 at 3:46 pm)

Erica Hawley impresses at Tongyeongn World Cup

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