Wed. Dec 1st, 2021

From a swim at Venice Beach to biking through the heart of Los Angeles and then ending the run at LA Live’s Xbox Plaza – it was Sunday Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles, bring swimming / biking / running back to Tinseltown.

A $ 40,000 prize pool was offered to professional athletes who ran over a non-draft, Olympic distance format, and two athletes who were very familiar with the top step on a podium returned there again.

We were pretty clear in our event preview that Britain’s Emma Pallant-Browne and Vincent Luis from France were the strong favorites — and it turned out to be right on the money. $ 6,500 each, to be exact.

Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles 2021

PRO Women: Pallant-Browne runs to victory

The US has proven to be a happy hunting ground for Emma this year – she chose to rely on Stateside for much of the season to try to reduce travel complications and restrictions due to the ongoing pandemic.

She’s driving again next week at 70.3 Oceanside – and victories in Florida, Williamsburg and Boulder were joined by Los Angeles here.

Two minutes down the swim from early leader Haley Chura, 40km on the bike later, and the Briton started the 10km race about 45 seconds down on Heather Jackson, who had set the day’s fastest bike split. No surprise then that a 35:20 race from the former European U23 XC champion was more than enough to move ahead of the race and add another victory to her impressive CV

PRO Men: All calls from Vincent Luis

South African Jamie Riddle was one of the few athletes to lead Vincent Luis in the swim this year, but his 17-second advantage would never worry the double world champion in triathlon, although the draft without draft is not a common feature of his typical racing season.

The 40 km long bike ride mixed things up, so a trio of Luis, Ben Kanute (USA) and Denmark’s Miki Taagholt arrived at T2 in close order. While Jason West (USA) ran a few seconds faster to claim fifth place, like Pallant-Browne, Luis would always be the strong favorite from that point on.

He duly crossed the border just over a minute from the four-hour Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon winner Kanute, where Taagholt completed the podium.

Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles 2021 Results

Sunday, October 24, 2021-1.5 km / 40 km / 10 km (without tow)

PRO Women

  • 1. Emma Pallant-Browne (GBR) -2: 02: 45
  • Amy Sloan (USA) – 2:04:07
  • Heather Jackson (USA) – 2:04:21
  • 4. Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) – 2:05:45
  • 5. Danielle Lewis (USA) – 2:07:18
Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles 2021 / Emma Pallant-Browne, Amy Sload, Heather Jackson

PRO men

  • 1. Vincent Luis (FRA) – 1:46:43
  • 2. Ben Kanute (USA) – 1:47:56
  • 3. Miki Taagholt (DEN) – 1:48:14
  • 4. Jamie Riddle (RSA) – 1:49:22
  • 5. Jason West (USA) – 1:52:11
Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles 2021

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