France's Jessica Harrison stormed
to her first career ITU Triathlon World Cup title in Tongyeong today, a satisfying
victory for the veteran who's ITU career began in 1995. In this her 46th World
Cup appearance, Harrison finally stood atop the podium.
"(The race) went as well as I could have expected," said Harrison. "It feels pretty
good, it's been a long time coming, little by little I've been getting up the ladder
and I hope that could be an inspiration for the girls who aren't world beaters at
(age) 18. With hard work and really concentrating on the details, you can get there
in the end and I'm really happy."
Ireland's Aileen Morrison crossed the finish line 30 seconds behind Harrison to
take silver, an outstanding performance just six days after racing in the gruelling
World Cup in Huatulco, Mexico. Spain's Zurine Rodriguez broke through for her first
trip to a World Cup podium.
photos Janos Schmidt