Triathlon Success in Rhodes

Kris Gemmell is the latest in a string of NZ athletes to win a World Cup triathlon event this year. Gemmell finished first at the inaugural Rhodes World Cup in Greece, beating the UK’s Alistair Brownlee by four seconds in a sprint finish. “I always want to win a race like that,” he said. “I think it is the truest way to win a race.” Gemmell is currently the fifth ranked male triathlete in the world, and Rhodes marks his third World Cup victory. He was recently named part of the NZ team for next year’s Olympic Games in Beijing.  

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