Gwen Jorgensen representing the US and South Africa’s Richard Murray moved into 1st place after the second day of events at the Island House Invitational.
Enduro challenges athletes
Day two’s five leg Enduro course was a unique challenge for traditional triathletes. The course began with a mass start, and was made up of a 750m swim, 5km run, 40km bike, 750m swim and a final 5km run. The gruelling race requires completely different tactics to a standard triathlon and all the athletes were pushed to their limits, with many fading after the first three legs.
Women’s results Island House day two
Strongest in the first half of the race was Holly Lawrence, who had led from day one. She used her bike strength to create the day’s fastest time in the bike split and started the final swim and run legs with a huge 50 second gap between her and the pack behind, which was made up of Duffy, Frederiksen, Salthouse and Jorgensen. Unlike with a triathlon, though, they were far from finished at this stage, and fatigue began to set in.
Lawrence faded in the second run leg and dropped back in the pack. In stark contrast, Jorgensen covered the final 5km in just 16:52, the fastest run split of the day. Overall, Jorgensen took the lead, with Lawrence in second and Duffy in third.
Men’s Results Island House Day Two
Aaron Royle, the Aussie athlete who’d been in first after day one, led the first swim leg. However, Richard Murray strode ahead during the run with a lightning fast time of 15:21 for the 5km. Cameron Dye, for his part, made big moves during the bike, finding himself and Murray almost neck-and-neck as they began the final two swim and run legs. This huge takeover during the bike cemented Dye’s place into second overall on the day, with Murray taking out first and New Zealand’s Terenzo Bozzone coming third.