“Triathlon Roundup: Sam Long Claims Third Victory in a Row, Taylor Knibb Earns First WTS Title, Mathieu Van der Poel Crowned XTERRA European Champion”

Main Points:

  • Nine races, including Escape from Alcatraz and XTERRA European Championships took place last weekend.
  • Sam Long won his third race in a row by beating Ben Kanute and Rudy Von Berg in Escape from Alcatraz.
  • Taylor Knibb outpaced the competition to earn her first WTS title since 2019 in Leeds, England.
  • Mathieu Van der Poel, a favorite of the upcoming Olympic games, was crowned XTERRA European Champion in Czech Republic.

Trifindr’s hot take:

This past weekend was a busy one for the triathlon community with nine big races taking place. Among the notable performances, Sam Long earned his third win in a row, further cementing his status as one of the premier triathletes today. Taylor Knibb also made waves with a victory in Leeds that marked her first WTS title since 2019. Finally, Mathieu Van der Poel showed his dominance in the XTERRA European Championships, further cementing his status as a favorite heading into the upcoming Olympic games. These impressive displays of athleticism are sure to inspire newcomers and seasoned triathletes alike.

Original article:https://www.triathlete.com/culture/news/tri-race-results-a-sam-long-hat-trick-taylor-knibb-back-on-top-and-xterra-european-champs-crowned/<>

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