Aileen Reid finishes ninth in World Triathlon Series finale in Chicago

Aileen Reid
Aileen Reid produced a fine performance to finish ninth in Chicago

Northern Ireland triathlete Aileen Reid finished in a fine ninth position in the World Series Triathlon Grand Final in Chicago.

Reid came home in a time of 1 hour 57 minutes, 37 seconds, just over two minutes behind the winner, American Gwen Jorgensen.

Jorgensen made it back-to-back World Championships by claiming her 12th straight race success.

Reid, 33, moved up from 11th to ninth place in the overall standings.

The result marked a much improved performance from the 39th position which Reid achieved in her previous race in the series in Edmonton two weeks ago.

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