Eton Dorney Draft-Legal Sprint

Human Race events were the host's for the first of three qualifying events for the World Age Group Sprint triathlon to be held in Cozumel, Mexico. The venue was Eton Dorney Olympic rowing lake which had all the history the athletes needed to inspire them to their best performance. With the change in format to this years Sprint distance races at the World Championships allowing the bike part to be draft legal (the same as the elite racing), the expectation was that the racing was going to be fast and furious.

So on Sunday 22nd May two Racepace athletes travelled down south to try to obtain one of the four qualifying spots in each Age Group over the 750m swim, 21k bike and 5k run course.

Sarah Jepson was in the first wave of the day with Amanda Walsh close behind in the second wave and both were soon out of the swim to experience the draft legal racing. As expected the racing was fast, with small groups of riders forming there was some fast bike splits put in throughout the day.

Sarah was able to put together a strong performance and finished the day second in her Age Group and confirmed her qualification for the AG Worlds. Mandy, in her first year of racing, missed out this time but will be hoping she can earn herself a place in one of the next two events.

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