Challenge Bahrain 2014 – gallery

Rachel Joyce leads the Brits in Bahrain last weekend

Challenge Bahrain 2014 – gallery

There were wins for Denmark and Germany at the first Challenge Bahrain last weekend, despite Kona king Sebastian Kienle crashing out.

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Helle Frederiksen (DEN) and Michael Raelert (GER) both put in commanding races to clinch the biggest slice of a whopping $500k prize purse.

Among the Brits, Rachel Joyce placed highest with silver in the women’s race, and Jodie Swallow took bronze. Jodie Stimpson gave a very good account of herself on her middle distance debut, taking eighth place (and telling 220 afterwards that it was a “good hit out before Christmas”. Tim Don was the highest placing British male, finishing fourth.

There was a strong finish also for the Crown Prince of Bahrain (and enthusiastic triathlete), Prince Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who completed the course in 4:21:11 to finish fourth in the M25-29 category. Full results here.

(All images: Getty)

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