Britain's Lauren Steadman was among the winners at the penultimate round of the 2016 International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Para-Triathlon Event series, which took place at the Strathclyde Country Park in Scottish county Lanarkshire today.
The 2014 world champion led a British podium sweep in the women’s PT4, clocking a time of 1 hour 09min 55sec to finish ahead of Kerry Large, second in 1:16:28, and Ruth Wilson, third in 1:19:58.
There was also home success in the women’s PT1 as Lizzie Tench crossed the line in 1:29:21, comfortably ahead of her only challenger Fiona McCormack of Ireland, the runner-up in 1:51:11.
Joining Britain on two gold medals were the United States thanks to wins for Chris Hammer and Sarah Reinertsen in the men’s PT4 and women’s PT2 respectively.
Hammer’s time of 1:00:20 saw him hold off the challenge of France’s Maxime Maurel, second in 1:02:57, and Britain’s David Hill, third in 1:03:14.
Reinertsen finished in 1:32:24 and was followed onto the podium by Sweden’s Shahrzad Kiavash, who clocked a time of 1:33:49.
Other gold medallists on a busy day of action included The Netherlands’ Jetze Plat in the men’s PT1, France’s Geoffrey Wersy in the men’s PT2, and Austria’s Oliver Dreier in the men’s PT3.
Spain’s Jose Luis García Serrano claimed top honours in the men’s PT5, while there was also success for Ireland’s Catherine Walsh in the women’s PT5.
Germany’s Nora Hansel was the sole competitor in the women’s PT3, managing a time of 1:27:48.