SA Elite ladies take two top 20 spots in Commonwealth games

On Thursday, 5 April, South African ladies Gillian Sanders and Simone Ackermann toed the start line for the Elite Triathlon ladies event for the 2018 Common wealth games in hot and humid conditions.

Simone Ackermann was the 7th lady out of the water, 42 seconds from Jessica Learmonth’s (GBR) lead. A further 15 seconds down from Ackermann, Gillian Sanders followed in 16th position.

Sanders came off the bike in the third chase pack and in 17th position with Ackermann following in 18th.

Sanders crossed the finish line in 15th overall after running the 5km at an average pace of 3min47sec/km.  Ackerman secured another top twenty spot for South Africa by finishing in 18th position.

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Photo credit: ITU media, featuring Simone Ackermann exiting the water in 7th position.