Ueda & Yee Victorious At Discovery Triathlon World Cup CT

The men’s race was left wide open after the race favourite and defending champion, Richard Murray, had to withdraw from the race having been unwell in the week leading up to the event.


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The Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town 2019 drew to a close on Sunday, 10 February. The men’s elite sprint race was dominated by Alex Yee (GBN) with a time of 00:52:04 in first place. He was followed closely by Tony Smoragiewicz (USA) and Joao Silva (POR) in third.

The men’s race was left wide open after the race favourite and defending champion, Richard Murray, had to withdraw from the race having been unwell in the week leading up to the event.

The women’s elite race ended with an exciting eight seconds between Ai Ueda (JPN) and Summer Rappaport (USA). They finished just under an hour in 00:57:23 and 00:57:31 respectively. Tamara Gorman (USA) came in third in 00:57:44.

2019 Discovery Triathlon World Cup
Discovery Triathlon Cape Town women’s race winners (from left): Summer Rappaport, Ai Ueda & Tamara Gorman

2019 is an Olympic qualifying year

“There’s been an extra special buzz in the air this year with the Olympic Games coming up,” said Gary Marescia, Discovery Get Active Weekend Event Director. “Both elite fields were extremely competitive, and filled with triathletes who have been counting on this race as an ideal opportunity to earn valuable Olympic qualifying points… and they aren’t leaving disappointed.”

RESULTS:

Swim/Bike/Run distance: 750m/20km/5km

Women official results:

1.Ai Ueda (JPN), 00:57:23.9

2.Summer Rappaport (USA), 00:57:31.0

3.Tamara Gorman (USA), 00:57:44.4

Men official results:

1. Alex Yee (GBN), 00:52:04.0

2. Tony Smoragiewicz (USA), 00:52:19.5

3. Joao Silva (POR), 00:52:19.8

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