Joyce wins silver medal in Edmonton

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Eyemouth triathlete Joyce Mark has won a silver medal at this year’s World Age Group Triathlon Championships in Edmonton, Canada.

In addition to the elite races which saw Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee win the men’s race, Joyce was in top form competing in the female 55-59 years age group sprint distance triathlon which involves a 750m open water swim, a 20k cycle and a 5k run.

Joyce was involved in a very exciting sprint finish in which she managed to pass Australian triathlete Jennifer Strack near the finish line to take the silver medal by four seconds, in a time of 1:16:55.

American Donna Smyers won the gold medal with Joyce’s GB team mate, Beverley Childs, coming home in fourth place.

Joyce adds her silver medal to the gold medal she won at the European Triathlon Championships in Kitzbuhel, Austria earlier this summer.

Joyce is grateful to the Clubsport Berwickshire (formerly Berwickshire Sports Council) for their support.

Fellow Tweed Triathlete Dave Lauckner also flew the flag for Great Britain in Edmonton. David competed in the men’s 60-65 years group and completed the 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run in a time of 2 hours 40 minutes 28 seconds giving him a position of 14th.

An excellent performance by both athletes on a world stage.