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VanderLinden and Tomenson beat the clock at Bracebridge

The Time Trial Triathlon Start at Bracebridge.
The Time Trial Triathlon Start at Bracebridge.

Kitchener’s Alex VanderLinden and Toronto’s Miranda Tomenson, outpaced all others to top the podium today at the Bracebridge Olympic Distance Triathlon.

Featuring a time trial start where athletes started the swim individually every 5 seconds, the race of truth was on, with no time to spare for anyone.

VanderLinden used the day to test himself and to to get himself back on track after a DNF at the 33rd Kingston Long Course Triathlon. Aside from the 1500m swim (21:08), VanderLinden posted top splits in the 42 km ride (1:03:11), and 10 km run (37:41) to stop the clock at 2:03:14 and defend his title. Milton’s Brandon Habermehl, winner of the Sprint Triathlon last year, took second (2:08:36), and Aurora’ Cameron Black finished third (2:15:49).

“It was a solid day on a tough course. I was glad to bounce back from Kingston, but I will be using the next few weeks before Georgina and Barrelman to figure out what the underlying problems that affected me in Kingston,” said VanderLinden. “I will need to be in top form to battle with guys such as Jordan Monnink, Jack Laundry, Andrew Bolton, and Mikael Staer-Nathan at Barrelman”

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Bracebridge Olympic Triathlon 2016 (1.5km Run, 42km Bike, 10km Run) – Top 5 Men

  1. Alex VanderLinden (Kitchener, ON) 2:03:14
  2. Brandon Habermehl (Milton) 2:08:36
  3. Cameron Black (Aurora) 2:15:49
  4. Justin Beck (Milton) 2:18:36
  5. Andrew Grove (Ottawa) 2:18:48

In the women’s race, Tomenson clinched the win with her opening 21:49 swim. She added a 1:10:17 ride, and 44:00 run to stay ahead of her pursuers who managed to put up marginal gains against her pace. Tomenson took the victory in 2:17:48, followed by Toronto’s Fiona Whitby (2:23:19), and Mississauga’s Nina Sieh (2:25:28).

“Bracebridge is one of my favourite races. It was nice to have a great day out there today and take the win,” said Tomenson. “I am looking forward to racing at Toronto Island and Barrelman in the upcoming weeks”

Bracebridge Olympic Triathlon 2016 (1.5km Run, 42km Bike, 10km Run) – Top 5 Women

  1. Miranda Tomenson (Toronto) 2:17:48
  2. Fiona Whitby (Toronto) 2:23:19
  3. Nina Sieh (Mississauga) 2:25:28
  4. Georgette Mink (Angus) 2:26:58
  5. Angela Lilly (Sterling) 2:29:56
VanderLinden & Tomenson on the podium at Bracebridge.
VanderLinden & Tomenson on the podium at Bracebridge.

In the International Duathlon, Andrew McLeod of Etobicoke, used the top ride of 1:04:19 to separate himself from the rest of the field to earn the overall win in 2:10:26. Toronto’s Alexandra Bade dominated the women’s race with top splits across all three segments (47:52 run, 1:21:45 bike, 25:10 run) to finish in 2:36:45.

Bracebridge International Duathlon 2016 (10km Run, 42km Bike, 5km Run) – Top 5 Men

  1. Andrew McLeod (Etobicoke) 2:10:26
  2. Daryl Flacks (Windsor) 2:11:25
  3. Cameron Mitchell (Markham) 2:12:49
  4. Mark Cullen (Markham) 2:17:38
  5. Kevin Cho (Toronto) 2:20:38

Bracebridge International Duathlon 2016 (10km Run, 42km Bike, 5km Run) – Top 5 Women

  1. Alexandra Bade (Toronto) 2:36:45
  2. Ivey Chiu Forrest (Toronto) 2:49:58
  3. Brittany Mels (Scotland) 2:55:26
  4. Karan Gardiner (St. Catherines) 2:56:38
  5. Simone Kaptein (Etobicoke) 2:59:23

The previous day’s races at Bracebridge saw Toronto’s Ruston Martin and Kitchener’s Tina Roger’s claim wins in the Sprint Triathlon, and Bracebridge’s own Brian Moore defended his Sprint Duathlon title, while Udora’s Jennifer Froebel won the women’s title.

Bracebridge Sprint Triathlon 2016 (750m swim, 20km bike, 5 km run) – Top 5 Men

  1. Ruston Martin (Toronto, ON) 1:04:46
  2. Ryan McCallum (Richmond Hill) 1:05:30
  3. Emrys Halbertsma (Blue Mountain) 1:06:38
  4. Stevie Blankenship (Aylmer) 1:07:14
  5. Allan Fowler (Sharon) 1:07:36

Bracebridge Sprint Triathlon 2016 (750m swim, 20km bike, 5 km run) – Top 5 Women

  1. Tina Rogers (Kitchener) 1:16:27
  2. Angela Giddens (North Bay) 1:17:26
  3. Anne Belanger (Toronto) 1:17:51
  4. Jordie Seaton (Thornhill) 1:17:52
  5. Marlene Line (Burlington) 1:17:56

Bracebridge Sprint Duathlon 2016 (5km run, 20km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Men

  1. Brian Moore (Bracebridge) 1:01:55
  2. David Moore (Bracebridge) 1:10:26
  3. Matthew Robb (Toronto) 1:13:10
  4. David Flood (Beeton) 1:17:51
  5. Pat Serafino (Maple) 1:19:55

Bracebridge Sprint Duathlon 2016 (5km run, 20km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Women

  1. Jennifer Froebel (Udora) 1:14:40
  2. Karri Beck (Richmond Hill) 1:17:25
  3. Natalie Wright (Kilworthy) 1:20:48
  4. Mary-Ann McKinley (Niagara Falls) 1:21:19
  5. Jennifer Archibald (London) 1:22:09