Lasse Lührs has achieved a podium finish for the first time in the World Triathlon Championship Series. After swimming 750 meters, cycling 20 kilometers and running 5 kilometers, the 26-year-old finished third in Leeds, 20 seconds behind. Thanks to an outstanding mileage, he achieved the best German result at the second station in the World Cup series.
Lasse Priester finished fifth in New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde’s victory over the sprint distance. “That was an extremely good running performance by Lasse Lührs, a very well divided race after a lot of setbacks that he had to take. That was a great performance. We are extremely happy,” said Jörg Bügner, sports director of the German Triathlon Union.
In the women’s category, Laura Lindemann was sixth and Anabel Knoll was eighth when Cassandre Beaugrand from France won.