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!
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...
After a great start and coming out of the swim at the front of the pack, Emma made her way into the lead on the bike, but the wet and slippery conditions snuck up on her, and in Emma's words; "we had a break off the front and came into that slippery corner too fast in the rain, I think we got a little too excited! But hey, got back up and still put in a solid effort!"
We think you did too Emma, great work after a set back, finishing in 12th.
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!
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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