Sharp is 12th at New Plymouth World Cup

24 March 2014

University of Bath-based triathlete Matt Sharp was the highest placed British male at the New Plymouth World Cup in New Zealand yesterday (Sunday).

The 25-year-old, who moved his training base to the University last year, came home in 12th place among the 75 starters at his opening triathlon of the season.

Sunday’s World Cup featured a 750m swim, 20k bike and a 5k run.

Sharp, who came fourth in this year’s Bath Half, won the Under-23 Triathlon World Championship in Beijing in 2011 and has targeted a place in the England team at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Meanwhile, former Bath triathlete Leanda Cave is also aiming to compete for Wales at Glasgow, 12 years after winning silver at the Manchester Commonwealth Games. Cave, the former Ironman Wold Champion, has just won the La Paz Pacto Pan American World Cup in Mexico.

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