Isle of Wight triathlete Peter Farwell represented Team GB in the Long Distance Triathlon on Saturday 4th May as part of the ITU Multisport World Championships, hosted by the city of Pontevedra in Spain.
Peter was able to represent Team GB as an Age Group competitor having previously secured a good result against a competitive field – enough to gain selection for the squad.
The showcase event of the world champs attracted elites, para-triathletes and an age group field of almost 750 athletes representing 28 nations. They all lined up for battle across the long distance race format.
The course was altered due to very cold water temperatures in the River Lerez with the original 3km swim halved to 1.5km. Of the 58 athletes in the 55-59AG Peter was 31st, an unfortunate penalty in transition owing to numb hands meant he was on the chase.
The bike leg was 3 laps totalling 110km that surrounded the Spanish city. Peter’s bike discipline was great and out of transition in 19th position.
Finishing with a 30km run across 4 laps, Peter managed to pass more of his AG competitors finishing in a commendable 15th.