Paula Findlay of Canada wins Madrid triathlon



MADRID (AP) — Paula Findlay of Canada has won the Madrid elite women’s triathlon to strengthen her lead in the world series championship.

Findlay has won the first two events of the season after claiming the Sydney triathlon in April.

Findlay emerged from the 1.5-kilometer swim in first place Sunday, held on to her lead through the 40K cycling leg and pulled away from Helen Jenkins of Great Britain in the final stretch of the 10K run.

Jenkins finished 3 seconds behind, while Emmie Charayron came in third, 12 seconds off the pace.

Findlay leads the championship series with 1,600 points. Barbara Riveros Diaz of Chile is second with 1,326 and Andrea Hewitt of New Zealand is third with 1,318.