Andrea Hewitt in good shape for Glasgow Games

Last updated 12:01 13/07/2014
Andrea Hewitt
Getty Images
GOOD SHAPE: New Zealand triathlete Andrea Hewitt.

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Dean Barker returns to the helm for Team NZ Matt Stanley into 200m free final at Pan Pacifics White Sox lose to China but can still advance Track World Championships head to France US star will provide acid test for Lauren Boyle Plumb: NZ team swims against tide of change Out-of-the-park homer seals White Sox win Armstrong living positive life, problems not over Swedish bid poach Team New Zealand coach Squash nationals still a 'big deal' for Joelle King

Leading New Zealand triathlete Andrea Hewitt has tuned up for the Commonwealth Games with a good hitout at the Hamburg stop of the ITU World Series.

Hewitt was fourth in the elite women's race - and third across the line of the Commonwealth competitors - less than two weeks out from Glasgow.

She stopped the clock at 57 minutes and 11 seconds for the half-distance event, 17 seconds behind American Gwen Jorgensen who became the first triathlete to win four successive world series races.

Jorgensen had to come from the back of a large, leading group at the start of the run. Halfway through, the group was down to six. With 1km left, Jorgensen sprinted away.

Emma Jackson of Australia was second and Kirsten Sweetland of Canada third, both 11sec ahead of Hewitt. Nicky Samuels was 18th in 58.04 and Kate McIlroy was 26th in 58.42.

New Zealand's leading male triathlete, Ryan Sissons, finished 20th in the elite men's race which was won by Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee of Britain, won his first world series race of the year with a late sprint to head off Vincent Luis of France by two seconds.

Jonathan Brownlee was third, 5sec back, as the brothers look in great shape for Glasgow.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who's your favourite boxer?

Manny Pacquiao

Vladimir Klitschko

Floyd Mayweather Jr

Joseph Parker

Tyson Fury

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content