Conquering tough conditions that included strong waves, which defeated 30 athletes in the swim, GB’s Susie Cheethman has won ChallengeSalou in Spain.
More than 1,100 competitors took part in the half distance race (1.9km swim, 90k bike and 21.1k run) under a blazing hot sun.
The first out of the water was the Slovenian Alena Stevens. However Cheethman had a strong bike leg and was first through T2, followed by fellow Brit Kim Morrison, who eventually finished fourth. Morrison was overcome in run leg by the Catalan Sara Loehr and the Australian Kirralee Seidel.
Cheetham’s surged to victory with a strong run and posted an overall winning time of 4:15:55.
Iñaki Baldellou from Spain won the men’s race with a time of 3:52:41, ahead of Brazilian Eduardo Lass with Italian Jonathan Ciavattella in third.
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