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Lauren Steadman wins PT4 silver at Paralympics

Faye McLelland takes fourth in Rio; Clare Cunningham seventh

Race-favourite Lauren Steadman has taken Paralympic GB’s second medal in as many days, adding silver to Andy Lewis’s PT2 gold from yesterday. In a close-fought battle with reigning world champion Grace Norman (USA), the two-time Paralympic swimmer had to claw back the lead after Norman took first blood over the 750m sea swim in Rio.

Over the ensuing 22km bike leg, Steadman took the lead but by the slimmest of margins, Norman refusing to let the multiple world PT4 champ get away.

Leaving T2, Steadman automatically built up a 10sec gap as lower-leg amputee had to spend longer with the changeover. But within the first 1km of the 5km run along the Copacabana seafront, Norman had overtaken the Brit, never relinquishing her lead to the tape and becoming the first PT4 Paralympic paratriathlon gold medallist.

Fellow Brits Faye McClelland and Clare Cunningham crossed the line in fourth and seventh, respectively.

For full results head here and for a full report and exclusive imagery from today’s and yesterday’s men’s events, check out the November issue of 220, on sale 11 October.

PIC CREDIT: David Pearce

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220 deputy editor Liz Barrett started work on the magazine in 2007 as staff writer. Since then, she’s reported live from almost every major triathlon across the globe, including the Ironman World Championships, 70.3 Worlds, six ITU Worlds, Challenge Roth, the 2014 and 2022 Commonwealths, the London Olympics and the Rio Paralympics, to name but a few. Name a pro and chances are she’ll have interviewed them, so, unsurprisingly, she’s our go-to pro-athlete expert on the team. When not covering races, you’ll find her whipping words into finely-crafted shape for both the magazine and website.