Thriller: O Triathlete Barbara Riveros Diaz Claims First-Ever Elite ITU World Title in Lausanne, Passes Four Triathletes in Last 400 Meters
With one kilometer left, the race was all but done. And Barbara Riveros Diaz sat in fourth. But Oakley’s Chilean speedster stunned the Triathlon world with an inspiring charge with 500 meters remaining, powering past previous leader Emma Jackson, Andrea Hewitt and Helen Jenkins all the way to a thrilling finish for her first-ever Elite ITU World Title at the Dextro Energy Triathlon Series round in Lausanne Crossing the line in 58 minutes, 35 seconds, Barbara refused to let up in the final stretch, fighting off attacks by Jackson. When the run dropped into action, Jenkins set the pace for the leading group, with Hewitt, Jackson, Barbara and Ashleigh Gentle rounding out the leaders pack.