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Sophie Coldwell of the United Kingdom won her first race in the World Triathlon Championship Series.

Sophie Coldwell of the United Kingdom won her maiden World Triathlon Championship Series race in Yokohama.

The 28-year-old finished 17 seconds ahead of Mexico’s Rosa Maria Tapia after finishing second in the series opener in Abu Dhabi.

Katie Waugh finished sixth, while Georgia Taylor-Brown, the 2022 series runner-up, finished eighth.

Hayden Wilde of New Zealand won the men’s race ahead of Matthew Hauser of Australia and Vasco Vilaca of Portugal.

Alex Yee, the season-opening men’s race winner in Abu Dhabi in March, did not compete in Japan. His fellow Briton Beth Potter, who narrowly beat Coldwell in the first race, was also absent.

The overall world champion is determined by an athlete’s best four season results plus the championship finals.

Colin Wallace of the United Kingdom finished second in the PTS3 men’s race, while Michael Salisbury finished sixth in the PTS5.


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