Welcome back Non! Britain’s 2013 World Triathlon Series winner makes her long-awaited return to competitive racing at WTS Yokohama this weekend, facing up against current series leader Gwen Jorgensen, while in the men’s race a resurgent Alistair Brownlee will go head-to-head with Spanish duo Javier Gomez and Mario Mola.
Non Stanford was forced to sit out the 2014 season due to injury, but left the ITU circuit on a high as she beat Jorgensen for the 2013 World Championship title in front of a home crowd in London’s Hyde Park. Stanford is one of the few women that can rival Jorgensen down the finish chute, making their meeting highly anticipated.
Jorgensen has been simply unstoppable this season so far, and is undefeated since her victory in Yokohama last year. The only other British athlete on the start line will be Heather Sellars, with Vicky Holland having a rest after her impressive victory in Cape Town.