Novocastrian para-athlete Lauren Parker has continued her blistering start to the 2019 season with a win at the Para-triathlon World Cup in Devonport last Saturday.
The 30-year-old competitor finished ahead of world champion Emily Tapp and Germany’s Christiane Reppe, who finished second and third respectively, to claim the PTWC crown on home soil.
After the race, Parker admitted she was just happy she was able to “enjoy the run” and “stay in control”.
“I felt amazing in all three legs, getting a lead out of the swim and increasing that lead on the bike,” Parker said. “I was able to enjoy the run and stay in control, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
The victory in Davenport comes just recently after her win at the Oceania Championships. Parker’s attention will now turn to the remaining six World Cup competitions spaced out across the year.