Begin your race with a 1.2-mile, two-loop swim in the calm waters of Lake Villarrica, with its awe-inspiring volcano backdrop. Cyclists will then take on a hilly 56-mile, two-loop course with scenic lake and volcano views and challenging winds as they head back to town. The final leg is a 13.1-mile run featuring a spectator-packed course as runners go through town.
In the women’s race, Chile’s pre-race co-favorites Barbara Riveros (CHL) and Valentina Carvallo (CHL) dismounted the bike together, while Heather Jackson (USA) followed the lead pair into T2 two minutes later. Riveros’ swift transition allowed the Olympian hitting the run first to the thunderous cheers of the partisan crowd.
As the run unfolded Riveros pulled away from Carvallo and Jackson and went on the capture the prestigious win in her home country. Carvallo hung on to second, with Jackson finishing off the podium.