* NEXT RACE IS 9-10 APRIL GOLD COAST, AUS­TRALIA.

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In emo­tional scenes ath­letes re­mem­bered the late French triath­lete and coach Lau­rent Vi­dal who died un­ex­pect­edly last Novem­ber.

The In­ter­na­tional Triathlon Union set aside the num­ber 1 spot in both the men and women’s start list in hon­our of Vi­dal who died of a heart con­di­tion. Ath­letes laid white flow­ers at the num­ber 1 tran­si­tion spot and also wore his ini­tials on their trisuits, while tech­ni­cal of­fi­cials wore black arm rib­bons.

Vi­dal’s fi­ance An­drea Hewitt of New Zealand, who fin­ished se­cond in last year’s World Se­ries and will be com­pet­ing at the Olympics this sum­mer, has yet to re­turn to rac­ing.

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