Why it matters: Brits Tom Bishop and Lucy Byram have dominated at Challenge Puerto Varas, both setting new course records in the process.
Setting the pace: Tom Bishop and Lucy Byram have won the men's and women's categories respectively at Challenge Puerto Varas, beating last year's course records. Bishop finished the race in 3:45:01 while Byram finished in 4:15:52.
What they are saying:
- Tom Bishop: "I loved it, it was amazing...I’m really happy with the day!"
- Lucy Byram: "It's amazing to take the win but it was a really hard race...I tried to gap her on the way back to try and get a bit of a gap for the run which I managed to do and then held the gap on the run."
By the numbers:
- Tom Bishop finished the race in 3:45:01, beating Sam Long's inaugural winning time of 3:48:48.
- Lucy Byram finished the race in 4:15:52, knocking more than 14 minutes off the course record set by Haley Chura last year.
Between transition: The course included a swim in Lago Llanquihue followed by a 90km bike ride and a 21km run. In the men's race, Bishop managed to work his way up to first place on the bike and maintained his lead all the way to the finish line. In the women's race, Byram overtook Haley Chura at the half-way point of the bike and became uncatchable on the run.