It was the perfectly executed race for Beth Potter, in the 2021 World Triathlon Cup Tongyeong, as the British triathlete dominated across the sprint-distance course, to run away with a victory in South Korea with a time of 58:08.
For the second time in a week, Erica Hawley recorded a top 15 finish as she crossed the line in 14th place with a time of 59:51.
Tongyeong is set off the southern coast of Korea and set the stage for the final World Cup races of the 2021 season. Cooler conditions set the scene for race day, for the elite women’s race, with the water temperature at 19.3 degrees Celsius and the air temperature 13.2 degrees Celsius, ensuring a wet suit swim start for the athletes, which commenced at 9:00 pm Bermuda Time.
Potter’s training partner Kate Waugh showcased a powerful performance, working hard with Potter for the duration of the race, to sprint down the finish chute and earn the silver medal clocking 58:11.
2019 World Cup Tongyeong champion Sandra Dodet made up striking time on the run, after coming off the bike 1-minute down on the race leaders, to claim the bronze medal in 2021 with a time of 58:53.
Hawley came out of the water following the 750m Swim with a time of 9:54, Hawley then clocked a time of 30:405 over the 20km Bike Course, before closing out with a 5K Run time of 18:09.