Jo Lawn wins on Adamo Racing on UK Soil at first event in the new and innovative TriGrandPrix Series
This Sunday (30th May 2010), arguably the strongest long distance field ever assembled in the UK competed in The Outrageous Half, the first event in the new and innovative TriGrandPrix Series (www.TriGrandPrix.com). The half-iron distance event, was held at Leybourne Lake, near Maidstone, Kent, featured a 40 strong pro field, competing for their share of the £40,000 prize money up for grabs.
British athlete and former ITU World Champion (Standard and Long Distance), Leanda Cave, who recently placed second in the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon and won both Ironman 70.3 Florida and Escape from Alcatraz recently will be a strong contender in the Pro Women's field, but will face stiff competition from Czech long distance specialist Lucie Zelenkova, and seven times Ironman New Zealand winner Joanna Lawn. Ana Burgos is a name to watch out for too, after recently making the transition from ITU racing, and Ana Casares, the Basque run specialist could pose a threat to the big names in the final 21km run.
1st - Jo Lawn NZ - £8,000
2nd - Leanda Cave – GB -£3,000
3rd - Eva Ledesma Calvet – ESP- £2,500
5th - Julia Grant – NZ - -£1,500
1st - Fraiser Cartmell – GB- £8,000
2nd - Timo Bracht – GER - £3,000
3rd - Clemente Alonso ESP -£2,500