Triathlon joy for Morrison in Spain

CATRIONA Morrison continued her winning performances by claiming victory in the Basque Country triathlon Grand Prix in Zarautz on Saturday.

The Scot - who took the Ironman Text title last month - held off New Zealander Anna Cleaver on the final 21-kilometre run stage to cross the line in 3:55:18, six minutes clear of her rival. "Since Texas I've done very very little and have enjoyed a mid season break," Morrison said. "It was time to get back at it and I thought that challenging myself over a tough, fair course was as good a way to do it as any.

"It's always great to win but doing so when you are feeling under-prepared makes it a good confidence boost."

Spain's Clemente Olonso took the men's title.