Darke wins Gold at Paratriathlon World Cup

British Para Triathletes were in action at the ITU Paratriathlon World Cup in Iseo-Franciacorta, Italy over the weekend and there was a notable performance by Highland’s Karen Darke as she won a Gold medal at the World event.

Darke is the current Paralympic Champion in hand cycling, however, she has always shown her versatility in the sport of para triathlon.  The sport, and the PTWC classification, is making its debut at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018 and as a result she has switched her attentions in order secure a place on the Scottish team for the event next year.

She won the Gold medal in a time of 01:27:37, thirteen seconds ahead of Mona Francis (FRA) who came second in 01:40:12

Scotland’s other representative was Paraympic Silver medallist, Alison Patrick (PTVI) – who recently turned her hand to track cycling – was unable to finish their races due to the Italian heat.  She was guided by Nicole Walters.

For more information please visit the British Triathlon website.