26 Mar 2012

Hewitt on podium in Mooloolaba

7:24 am on 26 March 2012

New Zealand's top female triathlete Andrea Hewitt finished third in the ITU World Cup in Mooloolaba yesterday.

Australia's Erin Densham put in one of the most impressive performances of her career to win her second career ITU World Cup, while Switzerland's Nicola Spirig took the silver, a result which also completes her Olympic qualification.

Hewitt, who has already qualified for the London Olympics, says she was happy with a podium in her first race of 2012.

Meanwhile Clark Ellice, the sole Kiwi in the men's field, finished 22nd in a race won by Hewitt's partner, Frenchman Laurent Vidal.

Wellington athlete Kate McIlroy did not finish the race.