— By Roger Hospedales via Multisport Canada

Jennie Hansen defended her title, while Jordan Monnink secured the overall win after finishing second twice before at the 4th Annual Rev3 Niagara Falls Barrelman, presented by Keystone Communications.

Defending champion, Alex VanderLinden led men (25:46) out of the calm waters of the Welland International Flatwater Centre. During the bike, Monnink caught up to VanderLinden, and both rode together for the majority of the 86 km bike course (shortened due to road construction). Within the final kilometres of the bike course, Daniel Clarke charged to the front and entered T2 first with the top ride of 2:02:59. Clarke, Monnink, and VanderLinden headed out on the 21.1 km course together, as the temperatures rose, setting the stage for a great men’s battle. Monnink eventually took control of the race and finished with the top run of 1:22:30 to claim his first Barrelman title after finished second in 2016, and 2015.

Monnink swam 28:00, biked 2:05:06, and ran a race best 1:22:30 to finish in 3:58:33.

Rev3 Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon (2 km swim, 86 km bike, 21.1 km run)

Top 5 Men

  1. Jordan Monnink (Ottawa, ON) 3:58:33
  2. Daniel Clarke (Toronto, ON) 4:01:36
  3. Alex VanderLinden (Kitchener, ON) 4:09:45
  4. Lee Roy (Bathurst, NB) 4:10:44
  5. Luke Ehgoetz (New Hamburg, ON) 4:11:58

Just like in 2016, Sheila Treleaven led the swim (26:26). Miranda Tomenson, second out of the water (28:43), made her way to the front of the race and entered T2 first with a ride of 2:18:26 (Paolina Allan had the top women’s ride of 2:14:11). But no one was going to stop the defending champion. Hansen passed Treleaven for the lead at the halfway mark of the run and closed with the women’s best run of 1:26:22 to defend her title.

Hansen swam 31:14, rode 2:19:08, and ran a race best 1:26:22 to finish in 4:20:35.

Rev3 Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon (2 km swim, 86 km bike, 21.1 km run)

Top 5 Women

  1. Jennie Hansen (Rochester, NY) 4:20:35
  2. Christina Charles (Prince Albert, SA) 4:23:35
  3. Katy Cargiulo (Salem, NH) 4:25:57
  4. Miranda Tomenson (Toronto, ON) 4:30:07
  5. Sheila Treleaven (Grimsby, ON) 4:30:33

Fire and Ice (Jessey The Elf, Phillip McCatty, and Evan Maiko) won the Relay event and had the fastest overall time on the day (3:50:50) thanks to a 25:30 swim, 2:08:43 bike, and 1:14:38 run.

James McNaughton of Sudbury, ON (2:35:59) and Amy Javens of Hermitage, PA (2:53:09) won the Swim/Bike race. Toronto’s Peter Schindler (3:38:37) and Alexandra Bade (4:26:19) won the Bike/Run race.

2017 Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon Age Group Champions

Over 1000 athletes participated in the 4th annual Rev3 Niagara Falls Barrelman on Sunday September 17, the largest ever for the event.


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