Emma Moffatt finished seventh in the women's triathlon at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Emma Moffatt finished seventh in the women's triathlon at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Sang Tan

Moffatt crosses the line in seventh at Glasgow

A DISAPPOINTING final leg saw Woolgoolga product Emma Moffatt fall out of medal contention during the Commonwealth Games triathlon at Glasgow.

The 29 year-old emerged from the swim leg 10 seconds behind the leader but Moffatt made a brilliant transition to the bike and was sixth onto the course.

Once in the lead group of riders, Moffatt looked set to make an assualt on the medal dais but she simply didn't have the legs to go with England's Jodie Stimpson and Vicky Holland and Canadian Kirsten Sweetland when they put the foot down in the final leg at Glasgow's Strathclyde Country Park.

"Swim and bike went really well but unfortunately all year I've struggled to put all three legs together and that's something for me to continue to work on," Moffatt said.

"I just don't think I've been feeling myself all year running so it's something I have to find. I'm just struggling to get it at the moment."

Moffatt had a less than ideal preparation leading up to her first Commonwealth Games appearance.

She had a heavy crash warming up for her previous race in Hamburg. She was forced to withdraw midway through the race with breathing difficulties because she had badly bruised her ribs.



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