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Meshcheryakov First Win at Ishigaki Triathlon

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The 15th edition of the ITU Triathlon World Cup Ishigaki was won by Valentin Meshcheryakov of Russia. This was his first World Cup title. He finished five seconds ahead of Yuichi Hosoda of Japan with a time of 1:54:02. The bronze medal goes to Japan’s Ryosuke Yamamoto.

It was a tight race with Australia’s Clayton Fettell who got out of the water first and into the transition. He was followed by another group that included Meshcheryakov. Fettell tried to keep his lead on the bike at the second lap of the seven-lap bike ride and succeeded.

With a two minute advantage, Fettell did his best to maintain first on the run but struggled as Aussie David Dellow, Hosoda, Yamamoto and Manuel Huerta of USA came up behind him at an energized pace. Soon the lead pack were Meshcheryakov, Hosoda and Yamamoto.

Meshcheryakov was hard to catch during the final stretch and he crossed…

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Niwata gets the Gold in Ishigaki World Cup

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Leading the swim course was Chie Nakashima (JPN) but a chase group caught up with her on the first lap of the bike course. It was a compact race until Niwata, Blatchford and Sakimoto distanced themselves from the group. On the final lap of the run, Sakimoto tried to keep up with Blatchford and Niwata but couldn’t do so. Niwata and Blatchford raced nck to neck for the finish but Niwata gained momentum and pulled away from Blatchford.

Niwata stood disbelieving that she won but was ecstatic over the result. “Unbelievable! I still can’t believe it. I love Ishigaki and am happy to win here. I…

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