Sunday, May 6, 2007
2007 Lisbon BG Triathlon World Cup
Vanessa Fernandes of Portugal has just won the 2007 Lisbon BG Triathlon World Cup, in front of an estimated 40,000 ecstatic Portuguese fans and thousands more tuning into the live national television show. After exiting the water an unusual 36 seconds back from the leaders, the 2006 world cup series champion, with determination on her face, was able to pull herself up to the lead group and run to gold in a time of 2:04:45. In second place was Michelle Dillon of Great Britain, 1 minute and 21 seconds back. And rounding out the top three was Christiane Pilz of Germany a further 24 seconds behind.