An impressive run under the pouring rain gave Sophie Coldwell her maiden World Triathlon Championship Series title in Yokohama.
Coldwell would clock a time of 1:53:32, with Erica Hawley clocking a time of 1:59:45.
Hawley finished 45th in the Women’s Elite Field, she clocked 19:43 on the Swim, before clocking a time of 1:02:00 on the Bike, she would then clock 36:24 on the Run Course.
Coldwell put up a solid performance combining a great swim, a powerful bike and left the second transition in the lead to never look back. She run solo for 10km to claim the first major victory of her career, one that also puts her on top of the World Triathlon Championship Series Rankings.
Second on the line in Yokohama was another newcomer, Mexico’s Rosa Maria Tapia Vidal, who claimed the first podium in the Series for her country in over while USA’s Taylor Knibb signed her come back to the circuit with a Bronze Medal.