Germany's Sebastian Kienle finally earned the victory he had been after, while Great Britain's Lucy Charles-Barclay claimed the win for the third year in a row.
It was once against the scenery that stole the show at the New Zealand race.
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Belgium's Pieter Heemeryck and Germany's Svenja Thoes earned the victories in what ultimately turned out to be a duathlon due to rough sea conditions.
Spain's Pablo Dapena González and Great Britain's Lucy Gossage earned the victories on a beautiful day in Spain.
The race is the northernmost half-iron-distance triathlon in the world.