Edgar 7th in E World Triathlon Championships

ByEmma Porter |

James Edgar raced to 7th in the World at the 2024 E World Triathlon Championships London over the weekend. 

The E World World Triathlon Championships powered by Zwift has evolved from what was originally known as the Arena Games in 2020; established to enable live professional triathlon to continue behind closed doors during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Edgar had warmed up for the indoor races with the World Triathlon Indoor Cup in Lievin over Easter weekend, where he finished 24th overall. He was narrowly denied a place in the Elite Men’s Final in Lievin, ultimately finishing 12th in the Men’s B Final. You can read more about his race in Lievin HERE.

The event consists of both Heats and Finals on a single day. Athletes need to qualify for the Final in the evening via Heats in the morning. Each Heat consists of 2 Stages (Swim – Bike – Run / Swim – Bike – Run). The second stage will be held in a pursuit format. Athletes start in reverse order of their result in stage 1. The athlete with the fastest time will start first, every other athlete will follow with a time gap as per the result of stage 1. 

The top 2 athletes of each Heat plus the fastest 4 athletes overall then progress to the Final, which consists of 3 Stages over the unique supertri E format (Swim – Bike – Run // Run – Bike – Swim // Swim – Bike – Run). 

In the Final the competition times for each athlete will be added from the 1st and the 2nd stage. The third and last stage will start with a pursuit start based on the time gaps accumulated across the first two stages. The athlete with the fastest time starts first. 

Edgar placed 8th, 7th, and 6th, in each of the stages of the Men’s Elite Final, to claim 7th overall. Commenting on instagram after the race, he said, “Finished up 7th @superleaguetriathlon E-World Champs with a day just full of suffering. It was great to get a result at the end of it all.

“Good points for Paris with just over a month left of qualifying, it’s going to go right down to the wire.”

He will now turn his attention to the 2024 World Triathlon Cup Chengdu on the 29th of April.

Jonathan Oakey was also in action on the international stage this weekend at the 2024 Europe Triathlon Cup Melilla, finishing in 11th position. A strong swim and fast bike had Oakey in contention to race for a top 10 finish.A strong group of six raced for the line within 20 seconds of each other, with Oakey being narrowly edged for a top 10 position. 

Commenting after the race, he said, “I had a really good race, it was on right from the chaotic start! Happy with the result, onto the next!”

He now switches focus to the 2024 Africa Triathlon Cup Yasmine Hammamet on the 4th of May.

Next weekend will see Donnacha McCarthy and Tom Williamson take to the start line of the World Triathlon Para Cup Yenisehir, Turkey.

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