Double paratriathlon gold for Peasgood brothers
PUBLISHED: 11:30 18 August 2016
George and Jack Peasgood took double gold at the British Paratriathlon Championships in Liverpool.
After a disappointing race in Rotterdam at the World Championship, George was using the race as a dress rehearsal for his Paralympic debut in Rio next month while brother Jack was acting as a guide for visually impaired athlete Dave Ellis in the PT5 category .
With a 750m open water swim in the Albert Docks, George led the way, closely followed by Jack.
George exited the water in first position, with a swim time of nine minutes 30 seconds.
A speedy transition soon saw George onto the 22km bike leg of the race, a two-lap course on closed roads.
George enjoyed the bike section, coming in first position in his category in 28:47 with just the 5km run to complete the event.
Jack and Dave also had an excellent bike leg, coming into transition in second place in the PT5.
With a fast transition, they overtook the leaders as they headed out for the run, and joined up with George and they all ran the 5km together.
George had a great run, finishing in an overall time of 59:39 to be crowned British PT4 Paratriathlon champion.
Jack and Dave ended their race in 59:27 to come home in first place.
They were the only athletes to come home in less than an hour.
George is now concentrating on the Paralympics, where he will be competing in the PT4 category on Saturday, September 10.