South Africa’s Richard Murray was top seeded leading into today’s race and he certainly didn’t disappoint by motoring home to claim victory in the 2018 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup.
ITU athlete Max Stapely, currently training in Australia, led the group of nearly 30 men out of the ocean swim, including New Zealand trio Sam Ward, Hayden Wilde and Tayler Reid, Brandon Copeland, Luke Willian and Ryan Bailie from Australia and Canada’s Tyler Mislawchuk, as they hustled through transition and out onto the bike course, consisting of 4 laps of 5km.
Australia’s Emma Jeffcoat was the one to beat in 2018 ITU Mooloolaba World Cup today. Championed with a home crowd, Jeffcoat dominated today’s race to win gold and step on top of the World Cup podium.
With a strong Australian surf background, it was no surprise that Jeffcoat led the field of women out of the 750m ocean swim solo, in favorable conditions, before heading onto the 4-lapped bike course.