The Australian Triathlon Mixed Relay team has taken bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow behind Gold medalists Great Britain and Silver medalists South Africa.
Emma Moffatt took the first leg and after missing the first pack on the bike held her own to hand over to Aaron Royle who hit the swim with a 35sec deficit on the lead Canadian Matt Shape but pulled it back to 11sec at the start of his second leg run.
Australia’s 3rd leg athlete Emma Jackson moved the Australian’s in to the bronze medal position riding with Canada;s Sarah-Anne Brault and another athlete before handing the ‘batton’ to the anchor Ryan Bailie.
Bailie kept Australia in medal contention and on to the run started to battle with the Canadian anchor after South Africa’s Richard Murray put a gap on the two chasers early on in the run.
Canada pulled ahead midway on the run but Bailie wasn’t done yet and he surged late in the run and then had a sniff of the Silver medal as he closed in on a tiring Richard Murray. In the end Murray kicked on and held of Bailie and the Australian’s.
|Pos||Team||Name||Country||Time||Leg 1||Leg 2||Leg 3||Leg 4|
|2||Team I||South Africa||RSA||01:14:13||00:19:24||00:17:29||00:19:18||00:18:02|
|5||Team I||New Zealand||NZL||01:14:42||00:18:59||00:17:45||00:19:13||00:18:45|
|6||Team I||Northern Ireland||GBR||01:15:52||00:18:59||00:17:48||00:20:14||00:18:51|