New Zealand’s Tony Dodds and Nicky Samuels earned victories at the Kinloch ITU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Cup in Taupo, New Zealand on Sunday.
Dodds won the Sprint Triathlon (750 m swim, 20 km bike, and 5 km run) by getting out ahead of Australia’s Brendan Sexton at T2, making up 6 seconds, then running 4 seconds faster to win in 1:00:16. Sexton finished second on 1:00:28.
In the women’s race, Samuels laid the hammer down on the bike (36:33) going 1:37 faster than any other woman. Her gigantic lead allowed her to coast to the finish line in 1:06:59. Neiske Becks of The Netherlands followed one minute later (1:07:59) in second.
1 Tony Dodds (NZL) 1:00:16
2 Brendan Sexton (AUS) 1:00:28
3 Jamie Huggett (AUS) 1:00:32
4 Andreas Giglmayr (AUT) 1:00:37
5 Aaron Royle (AUS) 1:00:48
1 Nicky Samuels (NZL) 1:06:59
2 Neiske Becks (NED) 1:07:59
3 Maaike Caelers (NED) 1:08:02
4 Lisa Mensink (NED) 1:08:18
5 Rebecca Kingsford (NZL) 1:08:38