World Series Triathlon: Aileen Reid finishes 12th in Germany

Aileen Reid

Derry triathlete Aileen Reid secured her third 12th place finish of the season so far at the World Series event in Munich, Germany, on Saturday.

Reid finished in a time of 58 minutes 24 seconds, just over a minute behind the winner and series leader Anne Haug.

The Irish competitor now lies 12th in the overall standings on 1481 points.

Reid was well back in 21st place coming out of the water, but moved up to 13th after the cycling and gained a further position after taking 10th in the run.

She was 22 seconds behind the leader after her swim, but produced a good cycle, running consistently in the top 10 leading pack.

Reid has a best finish of eighth in Yokohama this season, and has now taken 12th in Auckland, Madrid and Munich.

She had disappointing 17th place results in San Diego and Austria.

Haug delighted her home fans by taking her second win of the season in 57:21, having previously triumphed in Auckland.

The German leads the series on 3025 points, with two more rounds of the series to go, one in Stockholm in August, and then the finale in London in September.

Great Britain pair Non Stanford and Jodie Stimpson were second and third in Germany.