EILAT, Israel – Jodie Swallow of Great Britain was the top Brit across the line at the 2007 BG Triathlon World Cup Series finale in Israel today. Swallow just missed the podium, finishing fourth. This was Swallow’s second fourth place in as many races, showing her improvement and potential for the 2008 Beijing Olympic team. Her team-mate Oliver Freeman was the top finishing man today, with a seventh.
Swiss Nicola Spirig capped off her 2007 season in style, winning the first world cup of her career today in the women’s competition. Juri Ide of Japan came across the line in second place, also notching her first world cup medal. Coming back from a lower leg injury, Australian Annabel Luxford took the bronze, her 16th trip to the world cup podium. Swallow was only 5 seconds back in fourth.
2007 Eilat BG Triathlon World Cup – Women’s Results:
Gold – Nicola Spirig (SUI) 2:02:42
Silver – Juri Ide JPN) 2:03:10 +:28
Bronze – Annabel Luxford (AUS) 2:03:21 +:39
4th – Jodie Swallow (GBR) 2:03:26 +:44
5th – Ainhoa Murua (ESP) 2:04:02 +1:20
6th – Julie Ertel (USA) 2:04:12 +1:30
7th – Akane Furutani (JPN) 2:04:21 +1:39
8th – Kathy Trembley (CAN) 2:04:23 +1:41
9th – Evgenita Matveeva (RUS) 2:04:25 +1:43
10th – Jessica Harrison (FRA) 2:04:35 +1:53
Courtois Straight Through to the Semis
– Pauline Courtois leads after first day