With fellow Aussie Ash Gentle coming away with the win on the day, it was Emma who provided the opportunity for the Aussie to make her way to the lead in the bike and dominate the run.
For Emma, this was her first Senior Elite World Championships and one she will never forget, working hard to do her part in making sure her and Gentle bridged up on the bike, it paid off big time knowing Gentle crossed the line in first place.
This effort was acknowledge by Gentle, saying:
“I had a good swim and thankfully I had a couple of Aussies around me, particularly Emma Jeffcoat who put in a big surge to get us up to the front group,” said Ashleigh Gentle after her blockbuster gold. “That made the difference because once I was there I knew that I had to play my cards smart..”
Well done Emma, great team effort for Australia.
Extremely testing conditions saw a tough day of racing in Atlantic City, NJ.
Going into the swim in second place, Emma thrived in the challenging swim conditions to take the lead, which she extended over the bike and run from the Carolina Gliders.
As the final change came so too did the pouring rain. Copeland come down on the 180 degree turns, and also dropped his chain.
He was quick to regain his composure but was enough for the Gliders Tommy Zaferes to take the lead. The gap proved too much for Copeland to make up over the 1.6km run leg.
Emma, who is enjoying a successful season on the WTS circuit said: “Our Gold Coast Tritons team raced hard here in some very testing conditions for round one of the MLT series.
“I was excited to have an opportunity to chase as the third leg of our relay team, using the rough ocean swim conditions, windy ride and tough soft sand run to my advantage to get ahead and pull away a lead for the team. True tough racing, the best kind.’
Falling just short of the podium after two solid days of racing prior (including a dominant win in the semifinal)
Emma will take away plenty of positives from the weekend of racing; working hard up the front end of the race & taking away another consistent result!
Onto Hamburg WTS this week!
30 June 2018 – Poznan, Poland: After a gruelling two-day battle for Super League Triathlon qualification in Poznan, Poland.
Emma Jeffcoat claimed the top spot in the women’s Super League Triathlon Qualifier races in spectacular style.
In warm and sunny conditions, Emma was awarded a ‘Golden Ticket’ qualification spot for the 2018-19 SLT Championship Series, along with eight further athletes across the men’s and women’s races who also qualified for the main series events this season.
“I’m thrilled to come to Poznan and execute on exactly what I came here for – a ticket into the Championship Series. I love to race hard from the go and the Super League formats reward that! I’ll be working hard now to put my best foot forward to hopefully earn a spot on the podium at the Championship Series starting in Jersey.”
Emma continued her impressive World Cup success and was crowed champion in the super-sprint final (The super sprint race format comprises a 400-metre swim, 10-kilometre bike and finishes with a 2.5-kilometre run.)
Emma once again proved that she’s Australia’s rising star earning gold after racing across two days of competition at the 2018 Chengdu ITU Triathlon World Cup.
“The smile is back again. I am really happy with the win,” exclaimed Jeffcoat.
With Emma's strong ocean swimming and Surf Life Saving background, she led the women through the swim. Out on the bike course the field of women separated immediately into three distinct groups.
The lead group of women recorded a quick transition, of approximately 20-seconds, to stride out on the run course.
Jeffcoat surged ahead to break away from the field and come away with the World Cup win today. Her race was perfect and the talented Australian dominated all three disciplines of today’s race.
“It was always my strategy to use my strong swim and bike to get away. I was always ready to be adaptable no matter what happened. The ideal situation played out today. The four of us worked really hard from the start. I really love the sprint and super sprint format! It’s hard from the go and that’s how I race,” Jeffcoat said.
In another class performance, Emma Jeffcoat has taken out the Noumea International Triathlon Invitational.
In idyllic conditions and possibly one of triathlons most beautiful races Emma dominated once again. Setting herself up, ready for a big European season.
Well done Emma...
With three wins in nearly as many weeks Emma Jeffcoat is on FIRE at the moment. This time around taking out the ITU WORLD CUP in Mooloolaba in under an hour (59:34).
Finishing well ahead of her second place rival US athlete Kirsten Kasper, Emma led the charge right from the start. Showing great skill in the small but challenging surf and led from the get go. It was Emma's run that cemented her victory, pulling away from the field never looking like being caught.
BACK TO BACK WINS FOR EMMA TAKING OUT THE AUSSIE CHAMPS ELITE SPRINT TRI TITLE
It was a day that saw the Championships switched to a Duathlon after poor water quality (following the Gold Coast’s week of rain) gave race organizers no alternative but to replace the 750m swim with a 2.5km run and adding it to the 20km bike and five kilometre run.
Emma locked up her second victory in as many weeks, adding the National Sprint title to her Oceania crown won last week in Devonport ahead of Queensland pair Courtney Gillfillan and Katinka Von Elsner-Wellsteed
“It was good to go back to back. I wanted to show that I could back up and even without the swim, my favourite part, was great,” Jeffcoat said.
“I got into the mindset of that’s racing. It could happen at any level, the same rules apply, you’ve got to be adaptable and get on with it.
“There was some really strong competition, in the U23’s, which is exciting. Great to have those girls push me along today.
“There will be no rest for the wicked, straight back into training. I will have next weekend off racing and then get ready for Mooloolaba World Cup.”
We can not wait to see what Emma brings to the table in the World Cup!!!
After a strong swim Emma's rivals never looked like catching her, crossing the finish line with a 1 min gap between her and her nearest competitor.
Emma's comments after the race:
“My nature is to always go out hard but I guess the choppy conditions played into my favour - I do come from a surf background and I was able to take an advantage of that.
I wasn’t going out on to the bike to try and gain ground I was just trying to hold it and see what happened, if the field court me they court me but I just got stronger which was really nice to see and to have any lead ahead on the run is a bonus and I was able to hang on till the end.
“I haven’t been doing triathlon for very long and last weekend (when I was fourth in the Mooloolaba World Cup) was my favourite result so far in my career but this is equal to it and to gain an Elite and Under 23 Australian title and against a field that includes Gillian Backhouse who is a great competitor, is certainly satisfying.”
We can not wait until Emma's next race!
Images via www.thatcameraman.com
OUR SUPER EMMA TAKES ON THE SUPER LEAGUE TRI
Super League Triathlon is the game changer in the world of triathlon - taking the classic SWIM, BIKE, RUN and flipping it on its head!
Short course formats, big prize money and a closed league series, Super League Triathlon brings only the BEST of the BEST together in an action packed race format.
Emma shone as one of the younger competitors in a very experienced and world class field. Leading the swim out in day one and crossing the line looking strong, Emma had a tough day on day two coming off her bike and hitting the tarmac hard. She keep on racing but couldn't beat the time cut off after a big fall!
Bring on the next round!
One step closer to Tokyo 2020!!!
It was a tough weekend this weekend for Emma Jeffcoat at the U/23 World Championships in Rotterdam - after some seriously committed preparation leading into the event giving her the number 1 seed, Emma had a tough start in some seriously trying conditions. She fought her way up to 18th in her first ever 'Elite' World Championships.
Well done Emma, we are proud of you and can't wait to see you this coming week in Jersey for the Super League Triathlon Series!
Thanks to the amazing Images by Kye Wylde (http://www.blaknwyt.co/)
We are super excited to announce that our amazing Emma Jeffcoat has been picked to be apart of the 25 woman group of elite athletes to compete in the upcoming Super League Triathlon Series in Jersey, UK (23rd & 24th September.
Super League Triathlon executive chairman Chris McCormack commented: "These athletes represent the best of present and future talent in triathlon. Super League Triathlon is about bringing the best of breed, male and female, together to race challenging and dynamic formats over multiple days to test and find out who is the best on the planet. What we've done here in Jersey is exactly that. We have both current ITU world champions coming, we have the silver medalists from Rio, we have breakthrough stars. As a former athlete, head-to-head battles like this are few and far between and it's what is so exciting about Super League Triathlon: seeing these men and women go at it. I can’t wait to watch the action unfold."
GOOD LUCK EMMA!!
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