Four Medals for Team Ireland!

Tojo Lazzari_Pontevedra Podium 2019

What a weekend of sport! The multisport season is well underway as eleven Irish athletes raced internationally last weekend across three continents in both duathlon and triathlon. Here's the round up of all the action...

Gold for Lazzari in Pontevedra

Tojo Lazzari is Paraduathlon World Champion for the PTS4 class! Out on the sprint distance course, Lazzari was fastest of the day on both runs and the bike course to finish over six minutes ahead of second placed Jorge Orejon Miguel from Spain.

It was medals all round for the team of paratriathletes at the ITU World Multisports Championships in Pontevedra. Fresh from his recent win at the National Paraduathlon Championships, Donnacha McCarthy (with guide Stephen Teeling Lynch) finished second and Leo Hynes (guide Dave Tilly) third in the PTVI class of the paraduathlon.

Pontevedra PTVI Podium 2019

Cornyn is 6th in the world

In the Under 23 Elite Men's race, Niall Cornyn followed up his recent silver at the National Duathlon Championships with sixth place at the ITU World Duathlon Championship. A strong second run saw Niall make up some ground to finish in 1:50:35.

In the Elite Women's race, Ciara Wilson finished 11th on the standard distance course.

Ciara Wilson_Pontevedra 2019

Hayes second in Rabat ATU Triathlon African Cup

Carolyn Hayes_Rabat Podium 2019

Another race, another podium for Carolyn Hayes! In a tight race with eventual winner, Germany's Nina Eim, Hayes finished twelve seconds back in 2:01:45. This is just the first race of this trip for Carolyn, she races again on Wednesday at the Yasmine Hammamet ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup.

World Triathlon Series bermuda

The second round of the World Triathlon Series saw Ireland's Russell White finish 43rd in the field. France's Dorien Coninx topped the podium to win his first WTS title, Javier Gomez claimed silver with Gustav Iden third.

Russell White_Bermuda 2019

Dunne 18th in Quarteira

In Portugal, four athletes raced in the Elite Men's and Junior races at the at Quarteira ETU European Cup. In a strong field of 59 athletes, Darren Dunne took on his first international race of 2019, finishing 18th. Brian Glynn also took on the standard distance course, coming home 51st.

Darren Dunne_Quarteira ETU Cup 2019

In the junior races, Erin McConnell came home 47th on the sprint distance course. Aaron Doherty gained valuable experience at this level but was unfortunately forced to stop after the bike leg of the race.

MORE ACTION THIS WEEK

Carolyn Hayes and Brian Glynn race again this Wednesday, 1st May at the 2019 Yasmine Hammamet ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup. 

In Pontevedra, Leo Hynes and guide David Tilly race in the ITU Para-aquathlon World Championships on Thursday, 2 May.