With the race being close to her home, Guelph’s Christine Jeffrey brought on element of world class racing to the inaugural Mine over Matter Off Road Triathlon in Milton this past Sunday.
As she often does, the standout XTERRA Pro led all athletes out of the water, completing the 1 km swim in 11:53. She backed it up with a 53:56 18 km bike ride, and a 39:39 8.5 km run to finish fourth overall in 1:42:13. Orillia’s Adele Lemaire was the second place female in 2:01:36.
Prior to the men’s race, Kitchener’s Karsten Madsen promised a win and on race day he delivered on that promise. Madsen led all men in the swim (13:20 – second behind Jeffrey), momentarily lost the lead to Waterdown’s Nathan Stewart on the bike, but ran a race best 37:11 to take a commanding hold of first place (1:42:13). Unable to match Madsen’s run pace, Stewart settled for second (1:44:46).
Mine Over Matter Full Off Road Triathlon
Swim 1000m, Bike 18 Km, Run 8.5 Km
Top 3 Men
1. Karsten Madsen (Kitchener, ON) 1:42:13
2. Nathan Stewart (Waterdown, ON) 1:44:46
3. Michael Lawrie (Burlington, ON) 1:45:13
Top 3 Women
1. Christine Jeffrey (Guelph, ON) 1:46:33
2. Adele Lemaire (Orillia, ON) 2:01:36
3. Linda Shin (Oakville, ON) 2:07:09
Mine over Matter website.