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Warriner wins in Tongyeong - www.triathlon.org

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Lilmidg12   on Apr 28 2008, 01:27 AM

Warriner wins in Tongyeong   (April 26, 2008 ) También texto en español.New Zealand’s Beijing-bound Samantha Warriner claimed her sixth world cup title today in the 2008 Tongyeong BG Triathlon World Cup, the 198th world cup ever staged in ITU's history. A strong swim put the top Kiwi at the front of the group and enabled her to utilize her running speed to cruise to gold medal in a time of 1 hour 49 minutes and 49 seconds. In second place was young Hollie Avil of Great Britain, 9 seconds back. This is the second podium in as many races for the 2007 Junior champion Avil. In third, following a strong finish to 2007, was Vendula Frintova of the Czech Republic, a further 22 seconds down.

"I'm pretty stoked," said the 36-year old Warriner. "I was feeling good. In New Plymouth I made lots of mistakes. I made sure not to make the same mistakes here and it worked."

“It’s just great to run with other athletes – like Sam [Warriner],” said the 18-year old Avil, with Tongyeong being only her second Olympic distance race ever. “I’ve never got to run with her before…it was a quick run today, it was ever more experience, more learning in the bag and I’m just loving it out there.”

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