The World Triathlon Cup tour has departed Haeundae and is headed for Tongyeong, remaining in South Korea. Most athletes have stayed on tour for the back-to-back sprint races, with many continuing on to race in the World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi next week. The South Korean city of Tongyeong has been fixed on the World Triathlon map since 2009, missing the race in 2020 due to the pandemic.
On Saturday, October 30th, 33 Elite Women will line up to race for World Cup points and rankings, remaining in the 2021 season, across the sprint-distance race format.
Bermuda’s Erica Hawley had the best race of her career in Haeundae last weekend, crossing the line in 13th position and the member of the ASICS World Triathlon team is focused on moving up in the World Triathlon Cup rankings.
Japan’s Niina Kishimoto will lead the women onto the pontoon in Tongyeong. Kishimoto finished 8th in the World Triathlon Cup Haeundae last weekend. Great Britain’s Beth Potter, the gold medalist in last weekend’s World Cup and training partner Kate Waugh, silver medalist in Haeundae, are among the race favorites heading into this weekend. Potter and Waugh led the elite women through the 750m swim in last weekend’s World Cup and will be looking to execute the same set-up in Tongyeong, with the aim to establish an early breakaway on the field and run for the medals.