A tough day for Wurtele and Naeth
Heather Wurtele started her day with a solid swim, trailing Swallow by just under five minutes, and appeared ready to work her way to the front of the race on the bike. Then disaster struck as something happened to her rear derailleur and she suddenly found herself stuck in her hardest gear. Attempts to fix her bike failed and she was forced out of the race.
You could tell something was wrong with Angela Naeth as she ran to her bike in T1 – she had a noticeable limp. Naeth was the second fastest woman on the day on the bike, but was unable to start the run due to a foot injury.
Jeff Symonds before the crank debacle
Angela Naeth riding in sixth before her bad luck