Daniela Ryf of Switzerland has won the women’s South Korean triathlon, the second race of the world championship. Another Swiss, Nicola Spirig, came fourth.
Ryf won the race in 2:00:59, beating the world number one Barbara Riveros Diaz of Chile and reigning world champion Emma Moffatt of Australia.
“I was really suffering toward the end,” Ryf said. “I'm so surprised I was able to pull it out. I just tried to focus on my technique to keep it together at the end.”
Riveros Diaz, who won the opening race in Sydney last month, was 1:03 behind.
“My goal is to be consistent this year, so I'm very happy with my result today," Riveros Diaz said. "I just have to keep working hard and remember that it's a year-long process.”
Moffatt, the Beijing bronze medalist, was two seconds behind the Chilean.
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