24 Sep 2012

NZ Olympian Nicky Samuels wins Korean triathalon

8:31 am on 24 September 2012

New Zealand Olympian Nicky Samuels has won the latest International Triathlon Union World Cup event in Tongyeong, Korea.

Another New Zealander, Rebecca Kingsford, finished seventh.

Samuels' time was 2 hours, one minute and 51 seconds.

Maria Czesnik from Poland came second and Yuka Sato of Japan was third.

The win and performance is a great boost for Samuels coming almost a month to the day out from the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Auckland.