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Murray-Klamer-Kolkman-Kingma team experiences tough race at mixed relay in Leeds

The Dutch team – with Richard Murray, Rachel Klamer, Mitch Kolkman and Maya Kingma, in this same order – experienced a tough race today during the World Triathlon Mixed Relay in Leeds. The athletes eventually took tenth place in the race won by Germany. The Netherlands did well in the first two rounds, but in the third and especially fourth rounds the team lost a lot of time. This was also due to a previously incurred penalty of ten seconds that the Netherlands had to sit out just before the finish.
Murray races strong first lap but runs into penalty

Murray was the first to act today. The South African athlete, who currently plays for the Netherlands, had some things to do right after the swim part, because the Netherlands came out of the water in seventeenth position, nineteen seconds away from the Cup: Australia. It was team New Zealand and Switzerland who reached their bike in second and third place. Later it turned out that the Netherlands had to sit out a penalty of ten seconds because of material that would have ended up next to the box in the first half.

A large leading group emerged on the bicycle, including almost all countries. A few countries made a short attack, but no one managed to create a lasting lead before the start of the walk. After a somewhat slow exchange, Murray ran out as a second-to-last T2, immediately afterwards he walked well forward. After a few hundred meters of walking, the Netherlands, France, Germany, New Zealand and Hungary were on top. After a successful first round – on the penalty, which later had to be served – Murray tapped his wife, Klamer, in fourth place. The five previously mentioned countries enjoyed a lead of around ten seconds on the rest of the field at this point.

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