Athletics

Army Triathlete Impresses In Gran Canaria

Kat Matthews started off her season with a fourth-place finish in the Canary Islands.

The British Army's Kat Matthews has finished fourth in the Challenge Mogán Gran Canaria triathlon.

Matthews was representing the BMC Pro Triathlon team and was nine minutes off the race winner, Nicola Spirig Hug.

Speaking on social media after the race, Matthews said: "A really tough first day out for me today.

"A really good first race back ready for the 2021 season. I had a fine swim for me considering the difficulties over the last few months.

"My bike was probably a little bit lower than I would have hoped but nothing bad happened, everything was fine, and on the run, I just got really hot.

"I'm absolutely happy with that so I got beaten by three really great girls.

"Their performances were really impressive so coming away with fourth is absolutely fine," she added.

Matthews previously came second in the race in the Canary Islands in 2019.