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Richard Murray Runs Away with WTS Leeds Victory

A gutsy run from Richard Murray secured the South African his first-ever Olympic distance WTS gold.

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A gutsy run from Richard Murray secured the South African his first-ever Olympic distance WTS gold in AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds on a steamy Sunday afternoon in the north of England. Murray put down the hammer on the first lap of the 10km run to carve out what proved to be an unassailable lead despite the best efforts of series leader Mario Mola. The Spaniard finished second after pulling away on the final lap from Vincent Luis of France, who took the bronze.

“During the swim today I actually thought I should retire from triathlon,” said a smiling Murray after the race. “I was way behind the pack in the swim, it was really tough. But during the bike I started feeling better and by the run I felt pretty good.”

“I always look back too soon so this time I just wanted to focus 100% on my race, and I’m delighted with my first win over the Olympic distance.”

Read the complete recap at Triathlon.org