Aileen Reid finishes an impressive second in London event

Aileen Reid (left) with London race winner Non Stanford and third-placer Emma Moffatt

Northern Ireland woman Aileen Reid finished a superb second in Saturday's season-ending Grand Final race in the World Triathlon Series in London.

Reid finished 24 seconds behind Britain's winner Non Stanford whose victory clinched this year's world title for the Welsh triathlete.

The Derry woman's runner-up finish in London moved her up to eighth overall in the world series.

Reid went into the London leg in 11th place in the standings.

Aileen Reid is delighted by her second-place finish in London

Saturday's race took place on a wet and windy day in London.

The Irish team member held off Australia's Emma Moffatt in a sprint finish to equal her previous best world series finish while Britain's Jodie Simpson took fourth.

Reid was in 10th place after the 1500m swim not far behind leader Moffatt.

The Londonderry woman remained in a lead group of 21 after the bike ride and she headed the chasers at the end of first lap of the 10K run after Stanford and Sarah Groff had moved clear.

However, Groff faded in the closing changes which left Reid in a battle for the minor medals with Moffatt and Simpson.

"I was running with Jodie and Moffy and I just through how am I staying here?" said a delighted Reid.

"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."

Reid's previous finishes in this year's series have included eight, ninth and two 12th places.

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