first wins for findlay and silva at monterrey world cup 2 300x200   First Wins for Findlay and Silva at Monterrey World Cup

Paula Findlay of Canada and Joao Silva of Portugal won their first World Cup title at the 2010 Monterrey ITU World Cup. Findlay and Silva started in similar fashion, making good time by taking the lead on the run.

Hayley Peirsol of USA took the lead during the swim and was first out of the water. With a 40-second advantage over the rest during the transition period, Peirsol did her best to keep the distance between her and a chase group that included Denmark’s Line Jensen, Russia’s Marie Rabie, and Findlay. Unfortunately, the group behind her came up strong and fast, making her drop the lead during the run.

Ai Ueda of Japan was first during the run but was soon overtaken by Findlay who kept the lead with her strong strides, right up to the finish line. Jensen tried to go for silver but Ueda’s fast run won her second place…

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