Sporting Digest: Triathlon

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The Independent Online

Hamish Carter of New Zealand won the men's World Cup title yesterday when he finished second at Noosa in the Australian round of the 10-race international series. Gilberto Gonzalez of Venezuela won the event in 1hr 48min 26sec. Carter, who held a huge lead going into the final round, finished 12sec behind. The Australian Loretta Harrop won the women's event ahead of Laura Reback and Barb Linquist, both of the United States. Michellie Jones, the Australian who had already claimed the championship, failed to finish after crashing during the cycling leg.