Aussie sec­ond in se­ries

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

AUS­TRALIA’S Ash­leigh Gen­tle fin­ished sec­ond in the World Triathlon Se­ries af­ter her sixth- placed ef­fort in the fi­nal event of the year in Rot­ter­dam.

Ber­muda’s Flora Duffy won the event in Rot­ter­dam and has been crowned cham­pion of the nine- event WTS. Gen­tle ( right) be­came only the sec­ond Aus­tralian woman since the WTS re­placed the one- off World Cham­pi­onship in 2009 to make it onto the podium.

The only other was triple Olympian Emma Mof­fatt who won the inau­gu­ral ti­tle in 2009 in Hun­gary.

Gen­tle was three min­utes down with 12 ath­letes ahead of her af­ter the 1.5km swim and 40km ride.

“I knew I had to dig deep and I thought, this is it ... it’s the last race of the year and I just went as hard as I could,” she said.

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