Challenge Bahrain triathlon: Joyce & Swallow in top three

Rachel Joyce and Jodie Swallow were on the podium
Swallow, right, led after the swim but was overhauled by Joyce, left, and Fredericksen

Britain's Rachel Joyce and Jodie Swallow were second and third in the Challenge Bahrain, the world's richest half-Iron distance triathlon.

Swallow led out of the water, but was caught by Joyce on the bike stage, with both outlasted by Helle Frederiksen.

The Dane's victory earned her the $100,000 (£64,176) prize.

In the men's race, Britain's Tim Don finished fourth behind German winner Michael Raelert, with Andreas Dreitz second and Tim Reed third.

"So happy with the season. Worked my heart out and third place will do me today," Swallow tweeted, external-link while Joyce wrote:external-link "That was quite a race to cap off the year. Very happy with second."

Commonwealth champion Jodie Stimpson finished eighth and tweeted:external-link "I'm so happy with the result, bring on 2015 challenge."

A half-Iron distance triathlon involves a 1.9km swim, 90km on a bike and a 21km run.