Edgar Opens 2024 Season in Style

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James Edgar returned to the international racing scene in impressive fashion over the weekend, clinching the top spot on the podium at the 2024 Americas Triathlon Cup La Habana. After securing consecutive victories towards the end of the 2023 season, Edgar continued his winning streak by narrowly defeating Darr Smith from the USA for the gold medal.

Edgar swam well to exit the water in the front group of athletes in just under 18 minutes for the 1500m distance. The lead group maintained their advantage during the bike leg, finishing over a minute ahead of the chasing pack on the four-lap bike course. Edgar sealed his victory with the day’s fastest run split over the 10km course, marking a triumphant start to his international campaign for the 2024 season.

Elizabeth Carr also competed in the Americas Triathlon Cup La Habana, facing tough competition in the women’s field following her recent success in the Olympic distance event in Troutbeck. The women’s race remained close from the start gun to T2 with 20 athletes exiting the water within seconds of each other and biking as a single group before transitioning out onto the run course.

The women’s race was ultimately won by former Olympic Champion Gwen Jorgensen, with  Poland’s Roksana Slupek in 2nd and Mexico’s Ana Maria Valentina Torres Gomez rounding out the podium in 3rd. Carr finished 7th overall, less than a minute away from a spot on the podium in a highly competitive field, gaining valuable experience and improving her World Ranking. 

Both athletes are back in action in March. Carr is set to compete in the Americas Triathlon Cup in La Paz, Mexico, on March 16th, while Edgar will race the 2024 Europe Triathlon Cup Quarteira Portugal on March 23rd.

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