May 15 - Tim Don, Britain's former world triathlon champion, has warmed up for the forthcoming Internatioanl Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championship Series by winning at the Seoul ITU Triathlon Asian Cup.
Don, who won his world title in 2006, outran the competition to record a time of 1 hour 51min 57sec, with Danylo Sapunov of the Ukraine finishing runner-up in 1:52:32, and Yuichi Hosoda of Japan third in 1:53:07
The victory is Don's second at an ITU Continental Cup this season following a win at the Port Elizabeth ITU Triathlon African Cup in March.
He also finished sixth at the highly competitive Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series event in Sydney.
Don chose to race in Seoul following the postponement of the World Championship Series race in Yokohama Japan, which will now take place on Monday September 19 - a national holiday in Japan.
"It's always fantastic to achieve a win on the ITU circuit," said Don.
"I chose to do this race instead of the postponed Yokohama, and I'm back home already now in order to prepare for Strathclyde, Blenheim and Windsor.
"I'm looking forward to some home races before returning to the World Championship Series."
The GE Strathclyde Park Triathlon is the first event in the season of the five-race British Triathlon Super Series, and takes place on Sunday May 22
The British Triathlon Super Series then heads to Blenheim on June 4, Windsor on June 12, Canary Wharf on June 30 before the final race at the London Triathlon on July 30.
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