11 Feb 2013

Emerging NZ triathlete wins across the Tasman

6:43 am on 11 February 2013

A New Zealander stole the show at the Geelong ITU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Cup event in Australia yesterday.

Emerging star Sophie Corbidge from Auckland, who has just been named in the New Zealand Development squad for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, was triumphant in the women's division.

Australia's Gillian Backhouse led the field off the bike and into the run but that's when Corbidge made her move clocking the fastest run of the day.

Corbidge held off 20-year Australian Grace Musgrove to finish with a time of 1:01.52.