Ocean City triathlete Renee Tomlin continued her impressive comeback Saturday with a third-place finish in the Tongyeong ITU Triathlon World Cup in South Korea.

Tomlin, a 29-year-old Ocean City High School graduate, completed a 750-meter swim, 20K bike and 4K run in 1 hour, 1 second to place third behind Ai Ueda, of Japan, (59:39) and Sandra Dodet, of France, (59:49).

"It's always a good day when you get on the podium," Tomlin said in a story on the USATriathlon website.

On Oct. 15, Tomlin won the national championship by taking top honors in the ITU Triathlon World Cup in Sarasota, Florida. The following day, she also teamed with Jason West, Taylor Spivey and Morgan Pearson to give Team USA the victory in the CAMTRI Mixed Relay American Championships.

Tomlin suffered a navicular stress fracture in her foot while training in February. She attempted a comeback in a triathlon in June but reinjured it and was forced to take more time off.

"It's been a very frustrating year for me," Tomlin said in a phone interview this month. "So to come back like this meant a lot."

The ITU Triathlon World Cup circuit will hold its final event of the 2018 season on Nov. 10 in Miyazaki, Japan.

 

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