Unlike the men’s event, the home country didn’t fare as well in the women’s field. France finished one woman in the top ten, a fourth place finish by Delphine Pelletier. But she was two and a half minutes behind Cave who broke the tape to win the long distance world championship, adding to her short course world title from 2002.
Cave was more than a minute faster than Hungarian Erika Csomor who won the silver and Brit Catriona Morrison took the bronze. It was a strong performance for Great Britain on the women’s side as Chrissie Wellington made it three Brits in the top five. Long Distance triathlon world champion from 2004 Tamara Kozulina of the Ukraine finished in 11th position.
The next ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships will be in Almere, Netherlands on August 30, 2008. The LOC of Almere sent a small delegation to observe the organization of Lorient.