Last year, the Spaniard Javier Gomez started a glorious season in Australia. And again this year, with Mario Mola, a Spaniard dominated the men's race at the ITU World Cup Mooloolaba. Right from the start he was able to stay at the head of a large field that stayed together until the change to the running track. There Mola finally showed his strengths. He won ahead of the South African Richard Murray and the Swiss Sven Riederer. Steffen Justus was the best German in eleventh place.
The women's race was largely the same as that of the men. Here, too, the decision was only made while running. The American Gwen Jorgensen quickly emerged as the strongest. As the only starter, she ended up staying under an hour. Second place went to another American, Katie Hursey. Third was Ai Ueda from Japan. In the absence of Anne Haug, who had to cancel her start due to an infection, Rebecca Robisch was the best German in eighth place.
1.Mario Mola (Spain) 54:18
2. Richard Murray (South Africa) 54:37
3. Sven Riederer (Switzerland) 55:04
4. David Hauss (France) 55:07
5. Kaleb Vanort (USA) 55:08
1. Gwen Jorgensen (USA) 0:59:55
2. Katie Hursey (USA) 1:00:10
3. Ai Ueda (Japan) 1:00:14
4. Ellen Pennock (Canada) 1:00:25
5. Emma Moffatt (Australia) 1:00:32