Tyler Smith and Erica Hawley completed the World University Triathlon Championships on Saturday (1st September) in Kalmar, Sweden with Erica crossing the line in 28th place and Tyler finishing 29th amongst the men.
Tyler completed the 750m swim in 8 min 50 secs, the 20km bike in 27:48 and the 5km run in 15:38 for an overall time of 53 min 41 secs. In a tightly contested race just 2 minutes separated Tyler from the winner Lars Pfeifer of Germany who finished in 51:40. Tyler was a minute outside of the top ten.
Erica finished in 1 hr and 45 secs with splits of 9:57, 30:48 and 18:22. The race was won by France’s Jeanne Lehair in 57 min 11 secs after posting the fastest run of the day of 16 min 09 secs.