Queens Street Firsts

Andrea Hewitt, 29, won the women’s event while Kris Gemmell beat compatriot Bevan Docherty in the men’s race as New Zealanders dominated their home leg of the ITU World Cup triathlon series in Auckland. Cantabrian Hewitt surged away on the run to win the women’s race in 2 hours, 14 minutes — more than a minute ahead of Japan’s Tomoko Sakimoto. “My legs felt a little bit sore starting the run but I just tried to pace myself and managed to get away from [Adachi] straight away so I just kept going and had a good win,” Hewitt said. Gemmell raced to his fifth win in a World Cup event, finishing the a 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and 10km run in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 58 seconds.

 


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Hayden Paddon Wins Get Connected Rali Ceredigion

Hayden Paddon Wins Get Connected Rali Ceredigion

Multiple New Zealand champion and World Rally Championship (WRC) winner Geraldine-born Hayden Paddon (pictured left), 35, and 18-year-old co-driver Jared Hudson (right), from Christchurch, won this year’s Get Connected Rali Ceredigion,…