Luke Pollard and Dave Ellis train for the 2020 Paralympic Games (Picture: Luke Pollard).
Athletics

RAF triathlon guide wins World Championship gold

It's a return to form for Luke Pollard who was teamed with visually impaired triathlete Dave Ellis to win in Abu Dhabi.

Luke Pollard and Dave Ellis train for the 2020 Paralympic Games (Picture: Luke Pollard).

RAF triathlon guide Luke Pollard has won a gold medal at the 2021 World Triathlon Para Championships in Abu Dhabi.

Pollard guided visually impaired triathlete Dave Ellis to success and a return to form after disappointment at the Paralympics.

The pair finished more than a second quicker than their closest rivals to take the gold.

The win came from a strong performance in all three aspects of the triathlon as they were quicker on the bike, on foot and on the swim.

It's a return to winning ways for the pair after a disastrous time in Tokyo where a broken bike chain meant they had to abandon the Paralympic race, despite being favourites.