Athletics: Bede's Alumnus Wins Triathlon Gold for Team GB


Congratulations to Bede's alumnus Edward Castro who won Great Britain's only gold medal in the TransCanada Corp. World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton on Friday.

This latest competition was only the second time that Edward has competed for Great Britain, with his last race being in the 2013 ITU Aquathlon World Championships in Hyde Park where he finished eighth.

He obviously got the bug in London and came back in style this year!



The Great Britain Age-Group Team was 195-strong and, aside from Edward, Team GB medallists also included Hannah Johnston, who improved on her sixth place finish from 2013, debutant Claire Vallance, Stephanie Mottram and World Champion Paul Ryman.

Malcolm Westwood, British Triathlon Director for Age-Group Teams, celebrated the performance of the team, commenting, "I'm delighted with the performances of the team today. The competition has clearly been very tough, especially with large teams from both Canada and America, and our GB athletes have done extremely well to come away with 13 medals.

"Of course, it's not only about the medals and I'm always thrilled to see our Great Britain Age-Group athletes deliver their own personal World Championship performances that signify the end of a long spell of training and preparation."