Thursday, June 5, 2008

World Champs start!

George and Shae rolled outta bed early and headed down to watch the junior women start things off at 7am. It is still pissing down, pretty much has all day today and this was the first event of the World Champs. The girls battled freezing water and rain and Australia's Ashleigh Gentle ran her way into second for the second straight year and Emma Jackson came 5th. 

Carla and I had a sleep in and wandered down for the junior men, which started at 9, along the way buying an umbrella from 7-11 for 6 bucks, the best $6 I have spent for a while! The guys were just hitting the beach as we arrived with a lead group of 3 guys out in from including Australia's Joshua Amberger. This group stayed away for the entire bike leg and headed out onto the run with the Russian Vasilev having a big fall on the blue carpet in T2. Amberger also lost 12 seconds in transition as he was unable to undo his helmet and get his shoes on due to the cold. He eventually came out third and was unfortunately run down in the last few hundred metres by Jonathon Brownlee from Great Britian, eventually taking fourth.

Victoria's own Jamie Huggett had a slow swim and was in the third pack on the bike, he finally warmed up a bit and posted the 5th fastest run of the day to take 18th. 

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