Lauren Parker has won the World Triathlon Para Series race in Devonport, making it two for two in 2023 after winning the Oceania Championship in Newcastle last month.
The reigning short and long-course world champion and Paralympic silver medalist put on a clinic focusing on perfecting her transitions and refining race strategy. Parker finished in 1:09:49, officially kicking off the campaign for selection for the Paris Paralympics in 2024. This was her sixth time to start the race, and fifth consecutive victory.
She said, “I’m so happy to start the season off with a win for the first World Triathlon Para Series race in Devonport. I was able to put a good race together and it gave me the chance to see what improvements that need to be made in my build up to world championships later in the year. It’s always good to race in Australia on home ground.”
Speaking of home turf, this coming weekend Hayden Wilde will be racing in New Zealand at the World Triathlon Cup New Plymouth. The Olympic bronze and Commonwealth Games silver medalist seeks to sharpen his racing further after finishing in 46th place in Abu Dhabi.