Double Victory

New Zealanders Bevan Docherty and Samantha Warriner each made podium finishes in the triathlon world championships in Vancouver, Docherty taking second place in the men’s elite and Warriner third in the women’s. New Zealand-born Matt Reed, who now represents the US, was fifth. Docherty enjoyed his victory with a burger and fries. “With the sacrifices we make, we’ve got to treat ourselves once in a while,” he said. The triathletes had to contend with unseasonably cool and damp weather; the water for the swim was about 11°C. Warriner couldn’t believe her placing. “This is such a big boost to me to claim a medal in these circumstances … I’m stoked,” she  said.

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