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Lionel Sanders shows up at Tomatoman

The Leamington Triathlon weekend (also known as “Tomatoman”) is one of the longest standing, independent triathlons in Canada. In the past, it has attracted some of the biggest names on the Canadian triathlon scene. This past weekend one of the biggest names in triathlon showed up, Canadian Lionel Sanders.

Sanders didn’t just come to sign a few autographs, he came and put in a good effort. Despite an injured thumb and some nasty weather conditions, he won the sprint triathlon. While also setting a new course best time. Though none of his “usual” competition was there, Jesse Elf and Matt Gervais had some fun chasing Sanders during the race.

LPC Hurdle project athlete, Meghan Howell won the women’s field ahead of Crissy Pastorius and Brynelle Glover.

The sprint duathlon was won by Scott Finch and Julie Reiter, in their respective male and female categories.

Click here to get access to Brad Reiter’s Flickr account for more photos from Tomatoman 2018.


Men’s Sprint Triathlon podium. Credits: Brad Reiter


Women’s Sprint Triathlon podium. Credits: Brad Reiter