NZ Triathletes Dominate at Ishigaki
NZ athletes dominated at Japan’s Ishigaki Island World Cup series triathlon, despite their lack of a gold medal finish. Bevan Docherty, Kris Gemmell, Shane Reed and Andrew Hewitt finished second, third, fourth and sixth in the men’s race, while Debbie Tanner and Samantha Warriner finished third and fourth in the women’s. The men’s and women’s races were won by Courtney Atkinson of Australia and Vanessa Fernandes of Portugal. In the overall 2007 World Cup standings, Docherty and Gemmell are currently in second and third place behind series leader Atkinson. Tanner is third in the women’s rankings.