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Ryf, Frodeno Sprint to Finish for Victories in Seoul


ituwcsseoul2010.jpgSwitzerland's Daniela Ryf pulled off the sprint of her life to win in the final stretch of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Seoul in Korea this afternoon, topping world number one Barbara Riveros Diaz of Chile and reigning world champion Emma Moffatt of Australia. Moffatt looked to have the race won until the final two kilometres, when she was caught by the chase pack, making for a thrilling sprint finish with Ryf coming out on top. With her runner-up finish, Riveros Diaz remains in the lead of the 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series rankings. read more...

Jan Frodeno, the 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medallist, won a thrilling sprint to the finish over Australia's Courtney Atkinson at today's Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Seoul. Frodeno and Atkinson broke away from the field immediately after exciting the second transition and ran side-by-side for the entire 10K run until the German sprinted away at the finish. Frodeno and Atkinson both finished with an amazing 10K run split of 29:08. Australia's Brad Kahlefeldt finished third, posting a 29:32 run split. read more...

2010 ITU World Championship Seoul Results:

Elite Men Results Time
Place
Elite Women Results Time
Jan Frodeno (GER) 1:51:49
1
Daniela Ryf (SUI) 2:00:59
Courtney Atkinson (AUS) 1:51:50
2
Barbara Riveros Diaz (CHI) 2:01:02
Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS) 1:52:17
3
Emma Moffatt (AUS) 2:01:04
Steffen Justus (GER) 1:52:21
4
Nicola Spirig (SUI) 2:01:05
Alexander Brukhankov (RUS) 1:52:28
5
Andrea Hewitt (NZL) 2:01:06
Dmitry Polyansky (RUS) 1:52:34
6
Emma Snowsill (AUS) 2:01:10
Bevan Docherty (NZL) 1:52:39
7
Mariko Adachi (JPN) 2:01:16
Jarrod Shoemaker (USA) 1:52:43
8
Jessica Harrison (FRA) 2:01:31
Reto Hug (SUI) 1:52:43
9
Helen Jenkins (GBR) 2:01:44
William Clarke (GBR) 1:52:54
10
Sarah Haskins (USA) 2:02:02
     

"I was really suffering toward the end. I'm so surprised I was able to pull it out. I just tried to focus on my technique to keep it together at the end." - Daniela Ryf

"I just wanted to hold on until the finish line, I had a bit of confidence in my sprint. It was a nice long finishing straight which really played into my favour." - Jan Frodeno

An on-demand replay of the entire event can be viewed here.

2010 World Championship Series Rankings