Pearce places in top ten at World Triathlon Grand Final

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STRATFORD AC’s Rachel Pearce finished ninth in her age category at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Competing in the W45-49 sprint triathlon and in a high-quality field of 73 women that included two Olympians, Pearce finished with an overall time of 1:10:21, just six minutes shy of the winner, Britain’s Michelle Dillon.

Pearce opened her triathlon with an 11:37 clocking for the 750m swim. She then covered the 20km cycle in 33:27 before rounding out her day with a 20:38 effort for the 5km run.