Two Australians have grabbed overall finishes in the top 10 after the opening round of the Super League triathlon series in Jersey.
Australians Emma Jeffcoat and Ashleigh Gentle have scored top 10 finishes in the opening Super League triathlon series event in the United Kingdom.
American Katie Zaferes took out the brutal Enduro format, finishing 14 seconds clear of countrywoman Kirsten Kasper and 50 seconds ahead of France's Cassandre Beaugrand.
Runner-up Kasper said working in tandem with Zaferes allowed the US pair to break away during the bike leg and score an All-American one-two finish.
"It's definitely challenging," she said on the five-event series' nine-leg endurance format.
"It was great to be able to work with my fellow American to get away from the field."
The Enduro concept pits competitors across rotating swim, bike and run legs, with the two slowest athletes at the end of each round eliminated on the spot.
Zaferes' second-round victory in Jersey moved her to 46 points to leapfrog women's triple mix-winner Beaugrand (43 points) for the overall event win.
Jeffcoat was the best placed Aussie in eighth, just ahead of Gentle in 10th.
But Gentle (sixth overall) still out-pointed Jeffcoat (10th) across the weekend after picking up 18 points for finishing on the podium during the women's triple mix on opening day.
In the men's competition, Frenchman Vincent Luis completed a flawless double with his second win of the weekend catapulting him to the Jersey title.
Luis put the jets on around the final few corners to burn off South African Henri Schoeman after the pair dropped third-placed finisher Richard Murray before the bell of the final run leg.
Teenage Australian twins Jayden and Luke Schofield were eliminated after also failing to finish in the triple mix.
Super League Triathlon sees the top 50 (25 male and 25 female) triathletes from around the world compete to find the best all-round triathlete.
The remaining four legs will be in Malta (October 27-28), Mallorca (November 3-4), Singapore (February 23-24, 2019) and Australia (March 16-17, 2019).