By David Peddie on 18/07/11 at 11:25 am
The oldest city in Luxembourg played host to the 27th International Triathlon weekend in Echternach and for the third year in a row, the town was hosting an ETU Junior European Cup race.
Under a cloudy sky, the 80 athletes, 61 male and 19 female, set off in ideal race conditions, allowing for a fast race on a level course.
After a compact field completed the swim and bike stages, the outcome of the Junior Mens race was determined by the run. The impressive Jelle Geens (BEL) followed up his success in Dusseldorf by holding off the British duo of Benson and Austin to claim first place in a time of 55:21.
The ladies race was equally close throughout the duration of the race and similarly was decided on the final run. Here, Marlene Gomez-Islinger (GER) proved to be the strongest athlete as she secured first place. Georgia Taylor-Brown (GBR) and Desirée Elting (GER) completed the Womens podium.
|8.||Marten Van Riel||BEL||00:56:05|
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