World silver for Welsh


World silver for Welsh

MONTHS of solid training has paid off for Korumburra’s Alex Welsh who has collected a silver medal at the ITU Paratriathlon World Cup in Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Returning home on Saturday, Welsh said he was “super happy with my race, I had some issues with my hard glove in the first run and was sitting in fourth out of T1 but passed everyone to have the race lead on the second of three laps of the bike course.”
The race was reduced to a duathlon due to the algae levels in the water but that suited Alex just fine.
The ultimate gold medallist Benjamin Lenatz from Germany got passed Alex leaving the T2 after he had a delay due to switching to a soft glove.
“He was much stronger than me in the push so I was very happy to bring it home in second behind such a great athlete.
Alex gave a huge thanks to his girlfriend Samantha Rapinett for being there with him on the trip and helping him out so much.
“Thanks to my family and friends for supporting me on this journey and thanks to Triathlon Australia for helping to make this happen and anyone else who is part of my program.
“This has been such a great trip and this is only the beginning of working towards my racing goals over the next few months,” Welsh said.
Welsh’s facebook page has been flooded with messages of congratulations as he just now begins to come back to earth after a successful trip.

Silver lining: Alex Welsh with his world silver medal following presentations in Florida.

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