Salthouse Takes the Title in the Sunshine State
Ellie Salthouse (AUS) towed Jen Spieldenner (USA) out of the water and recorded a 29:59 swim for the 1.2-mile swim. Seconds later, Camille Donat (FRA), Leanda Cave (GBR), and Sheila Trevleaven (CAN) followed the lead pair to their bike racks.
Salthouse and Cave broke away from the field and nudged their leads to over two minutes on the field in the first 28 miles of the the bike. The lead pair dismounted their bikes together with Salthouse holding an 11 second lead as they started the run.
Salthouse held a narrow advantage on Cave for much of the first half of the run then stretched her lead out on the entire field throughout the last half of the run. The Aussie's fastest run on day secure the win for her by a comfortable margins on Spieldenner and Cave finished second and third.
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