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Sanders satisfied with 10th spot in Japan
- Updated: May 20, 2014
London Olympic triathlete Gillian Sanders is back in her London base after a solid showing in the Japanese leg of the World Triathlon Series in Yokohama, Japan at the weekend, writes Mark Etheridge.
Sanders, who also raced the second leg of the WTS in Cape Town last month, ended 10th in a race won by hard-running Gwen Jorgenson of the United States.
“My race was good,” she told Road to Rio 2016. “I’m very happy with a top 10 finish and to be the third Commonwealth athlete!
“I love racing in Japan, although the jet lag is always an issue though so I didn’t sleep very well in the lead up.
“But I know a lot of athletes were in the same position.’
As for the race itself: “I was in the second pack out of the swim [1500 metres] and we managed to catch the front pack on lap four of nine in the bike [40km].
“I felt strong on the run and managed to hold out for 10th spot.”