3 News: Hewitt happy with triathlon points haul

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12th April 2015. New Zealander Andrea Hewitt is happy with her points haul from her latest outing in the world triathlon series, after she battled her way back to finish fourth on the Gold Coast.

The result kept the Cantabrian third on the table after three rounds, all of which have been won by dominant American Gwen Jorgensen. “This is a good result for the season and for world series points,” Hewitt said. “But I would like to be in that front group, so I was disappointed about that.”

On the course that will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games triathlon events, Hewitt started the swim on the right and kept being pushed out. She came out of the water in the main chase group and worked hard on the bike ride without much help, before posting the third quickest time on the run leg as she moved through the field.

Jorgensen, who has now won her last eight races on the circuit, comfortably beat home compatriots Sarah True and Katie Zaferes, the latter staying second on the points table.
After Hewitt, the next New Zealander across the finish line was Simone Ackermann in 26th.

In the men’s contest, the best of the New Zealanders was Tony Dodds, who followed his 10th in the previous round in Auckland with 11th. Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee took out the race ahead of Spaniards Mario Mola and Javier Gomez to make it back-to-back victories.

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