24 Aug 2009

Gemmel second in Yokohama triathlon

2:37 pm on 24 August 2009

New Zealander Kris Gemmell showed he is approaching top form with a brilliant silver medal finish at the latest round of the Triathlon World Championship Series in Yokohama.

The second placing follows a bronze in London last week to further boost Gemmell's ranking ahead of the season-ending Gold Coast race next month.

The Palmerston North product ran strongly to outpace a quality field for second, but was unable to catch Beijing Olympic champion Jan Frodeno after the big German grabbed a 42-second lead off the bike.

Fellow New Zealander Bevan Docherty also enjoyed a strong return to the series after his year was wrecked by illness with a solid fifth place finish.