Bennett Grabs Gold
Oakley girl and local favorite Laura Bennett won the 2007 Des Moines BG Triathlon World Cup, taking home a record $200,000 in prize money and another $65,000 in prizes, including a new car.
Bennett finished with a time of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 32 seconds. Former World Cup champion Annabel Luxford (Oakley) of Australia managed to hold on to second place, 14 seconds back. Bennett is no stranger to World Championship podiums, but this remains her biggest win ever.
In the men’s race, World Cup leader and Oakley sponsored Javier Gomez struggled in the stifling heat and humidity but finished with a strong third place.