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Aileen Reid takes silver in London in final leg of the World Triathlon Series

Updated: Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 19:13 | Comments

Aileen Reid: 'I've been consistent all year but that result was just the icing on the cake' The Derry competitor finishes eighth overall in the competition
Aileen Reid: 'I've been consistent all year but that result was just the icing on the cake' The Derry competitor finishes eighth overall in the competition

Aileen Reid has won silver in Saturday's final leg of the World Triathlon Series in London.

Reid held off Australia's Emma Moffatt to take runner-up with Wales' Non Stafford taking fourth and the overall title

The Derry competitor finishes eighth overall in the competition.

"I’m totally delighted with second place. It’s amazing"

It was a dramatic race, with the two leading athletes in the standings, American Gwen Jorgensen and Germany's Anne Haug, both dropping out of contention.

Haug never recovered from a terrible swim while Jorgensen crashed on the bike.

Reid said: “There was so much Irish support for the Olympics and again here today, there were Irish flags everywhere along the course.

“I was running with Jodie Stimpson and Moffy and I just thought 'how am I staying here?'

"I felt good and saw I got a wee bit of a gap on Jodie so I just pushed more and more to see if I could get a medal.

“I’m totally delighted with second place. It’s amazing.”

“I’ve been consistent all year but that result was just the icing on the cake.”

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