22 Aug 2009

Hewitt takes second

9:34 pm on 22 August 2009

The New Zealand triathlete Andrea Hewitt confirmed her top three world ranking with a silver medal performance at the Yokohama round of the Triathlon World Championship Series.

In hot and humid conditions Hewitt was at the front of the field during the 10 kilometre run, shadowing eventual winner Lisa Norden throughout before the Swede made the vital break with 200 metres left.

The result strengthens Hewitt's position heading into the final World Championship event next month on the Gold Coast, with each athlete counting their top four results towards their final world ranking.