Jackson and Willian capture Mooloolaba World Cup

Emma Jackson and Luke Willian took the titles at this weekend's World Cup in Mooloolaba, leading a strong Aussie showing at the race set in the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

| March 12, 2017 | NEWS

Photo >Kevin Mackinnon

It was lucky number 13 for the home country in Mooloolaba this weekend as Aussies took the top of the podium in both the men's and women's races at the ITU Triathlon World Cup Mooloolaba race. It was the 13th time that Mooloolaba, set in the heart of Australia's Sunshine Coast, played host to a world cup event.

Jackson back on top

It was the first World Cup podium for Emma Jackson in four years as the 2012 Olympian was amongst the frontrunners throughout the day. Jackson was one of the leaders out of the water, then was part of a group of six who managed to stay clear on the bike. Jackson pulled away at the 5 km point of the run to hold off countrywoman Ashleigh Gentle, who posted the fastest run split of the day to move to second. Third went to Claudia Rivas (MEX).

Second time's the charm

In just his second standard-distance ITU World Cup race Luke Willian thrilled the hometown crowd by pulling away on the infamous hill that is a trademark of the Mooloolaba course to take the men's title. Willian was part of an 11-man group that managed to get away and stay clear on the bike, enjoying a 1:40 lead into T2. Fellow Aussie Drew Box would take second, holding off New Zealand's Sam Ward by a couple of seconds.

 

ITU Triathlon World Cup Mooloolaba 2017 | Women

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia | March 11, 2017

Place

Name

Country

Total

1.5 km Swim

40 km Bike

10 km Run

1

Emma Jackson

AUS

1:56:36

0:14:38

1:04:05

0:36:24

2

Ashleigh Gentle

AUS

1:56:52

0:15:01

1:04:35

0:35:44

3

Claudia Rivas

MEX

1:58:18

0:14:44

1:03:59

0:38:03

4

Emma Jeffcoat

AUS

1:58:39

0:14:37

1:04:07

0:38:27

5

Nicole Van Der Kaay

NZL

1:59:16

0:14:41

1:04:05

0:39:04

6

Carolina Routier

ESP

1:59:17

0:14:39

1:04:06

0:39:02

7

Zsófia Kovacs

HUN

1:59:38

0:15:01

1:04:38

0:38:32

8

Jaz Hedgeland

AUS

2:00:09

0:14:58

1:04:38

0:39:04

9

Natalie Van Coevord

AUS

2:00:42

0:14:39

1:04:05

0:40:25

10

Tamsyn Moana-Veale

AUS

2:01:11

0:14:44

1:04:51

0:40:03

11

Sena Takahashi

JPN

2:02:48

0:15:11

1:08:06

0:37:56

12

Deborah Lynch

NZL

2:04:05

0:15:05

1:08:07

0:39:19

13

Aoi Kuramoto

JPN

2:04:55

0:15:02

1:08:08

0:40:10

14

Holly Grice

AUS

2:05:58

0:15:02

1:04:38

0:44:49

15

Elise Salt

NZL

2:17:20

0:15:11

1:07:58

0:52:34

DNF

Anel Radford

RSA

DNF

0:15:02

0:00:00

0:00:00

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ITU Triathlon World Cup Mooloolaba 2017 | Men

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia | March 11, 2017

Place

Name

Country

Total

1.5 km Swim

40 km Bike

10 km Run

1

Luke Willian

AUS

1:43:48

0:13:44

0:56:37

0:32:00

2

Drew Box

AUS

1:43:56

0:13:45

0:56:32

0:32:19

3

Sam Ward

NZL

1:43:58

0:13:41

0:56:34

0:32:19

4

Kevin Mcdowell

USA

1:44:19

0:13:44

0:56:37

0:32:41

5

Crisanto Grajales

MEX

1:44:31

0:13:55

0:57:58

0:31:15

6

Michael Lori

CAN

1:45:05

0:13:42

0:56:40

0:33:23

7

Jumpei Furuya

JPN

1:45:15

0:13:43

0:56:38

0:33:38

8

Declan Wilson

AUS

1:45:50

0:14:06

0:57:51

0:32:29

9

Caleb Noble

AUS

1:45:56

0:13:53

0:58:04

0:32:36

10

Tommy Zaferes

USA

1:46:01

0:13:41

0:56:34

0:34:25

11

Trent Thorpe

NZL

1:46:18

0:13:43

0:56:39

0:34:35

12

Xavier Grenier-Talavera

CAN

1:46:32

0:13:46

0:56:33

0:34:50

13

Kenji Nener

AUS

1:46:41

0:13:45

0:56:36

0:35:01

14

Liam Ward

NZL

1:48:04

0:14:19

0:57:32

0:34:46

15

Henrik Goesch

FIN

1:48:17

0:14:11

0:57:41

0:34:57

16

Mitchell Kibby

AUS

1:48:37

0:14:24

0:57:34

0:35:13

17

Max Neumann

AUS

1:48:45

0:14:19

0:57:34

0:35:28

18

András Czigany

HUN

1:51:15

0:13:54

0:58:01

0:37:57

19

Sam Lade

AUS

1:52:03

0:14:20

0:57:38

0:38:43

20

Jonathan Sammut

AUS

1:54:55

0:13:54

0:57:55

0:41:40

DNF

Matthew Roberts

AUS

DNF

0:13:36

0:56:39

0:00:00

DNF

Fynn Thompson

NZL

DNF

0:14:15

0:57:37

0:00:00

DNF

Bob Haller

LUX

DNF

0:14:17

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNF

Gábor Faldum

HUN

DNF

0:14:11

0:00:00

0:00:00

DNS

Hayden Wilde

NZL

DNS

0:00:00

0:00:00

0:00:00

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