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.