Boasting an impressive former champions list of Simon Whitfield, Lisa Bentley, Mark Bates, Tereza Macel, Sharon Donnelly, and Pierre Harvey, Ottawa’s Jordan Monnink and Robyn Hardage added their names to the long standing history of today’s 33rd KTown Long Course Triathlon.
Kingston age grouper Michael Casista had the fastest 2 km swim of the day (26:59), with Monnink close behind (27:36). But Monnink was the man to beat, with his eyes firmly set on the prize after being disqualified last year along with Richmond Hill’s Andrew Bolton, when both missed a turn and rode off course. Monnink posted the fastest 56.2 km ride (1:21:58), and 15 km run (54:21), to claim the overall victory in 2:45:52. Bolton, the reigning Ontario Olympic Distance Triathlon Champion, held on for second (2:50:19), over Toronto’s Mikael Staer Nathan who finished third (2:50:58) after a late charge on the run.
Kingston Long Course Triathlon 2016 (2km Swim, 56.2km Bike, 15km Run) – Top 5 Men
- Jordan Monnink (Ottawa, ON) 2:45:52
- Andrew Bolton (Richmond Hill, ON) 2:50:19
- Mikael Staer Nathan (Toronto, ON) 2:50:58
- Adam Doxtator (Frankford, ON) 2:53:18
- Luke Ehgoetz (New Hamburg, ON) 2:59:13
Kitchener’s Angela Quick, last year’s champion, led all women out of the water with a 27:33 swim. She added a 1:33:01 ride to make gains on the rest of the women’s field, with the exception of Hardage who rode the top split of 1:32:10. Hardage (who started in an age group wave 4 minutes behind Quick) continued to make up ground and needed every bit her fastest 15 km run of 1:03:44 to overtake Quick for the win (3:11:17), leaving Quick to settle for second 23 seconds later in 3:11:40. Second last year, Montreal’s Natalie Groves took third (3:15:05).
Kingston Long Course Triathlon 2016 (2km Swim, 56.2km Bike, 15km Run) – Top 5 Women
- Robyn Hardage (Ottawa, ON) 3:11:17
- Angela Quick (Kitchener, ON) 3:11:40
- Natalie Groves (Montreal, QC) 3:15:05
- Nina Sieh (Mississauga, ON) 3:31:13
- Kristen King (Stouffville, ON) 3:32:30
Kingston’s Rob Campbell used a strong swim and top bike ride to finish first overall in the Triathlon. Toronto’s Jessica Campbell was solid in all three segments to win the women’s race.
Kingston Triathlon 2016 (750m Swim, 30km Bike, 7.2km Run) – Top 5 Men
- Rob Campbell (Kingston, ON) 1:26:22
- James Corcoran (Toronto) 1:30:13
- Peter L MacIntyre (Waterloo) 1:31:05
- Tim Dewailly (Kingston) 1:31:10
- Bryan Cole (Elmira) 1:33:01
Kingston Triathlon 2016 (750m Swim, 30km Bike, 7.2km Run) – Top 5 Women
- Jessica Campbell (Toronto, ON) 1:42:39
- Jane Howe (Kingston) 1:44:29
- Lisa Meyer (Ottawa) 1:45:47
- Mitsy Layton (Toronto) 1:47:26
- Adrienne Morgan (Hamilton) 1:47:37
Toronto’s Peter Schindler posted the fastest ride (47:20), and ran just fast enough to hold on for the overall win. Ottawa’s Angella Goran dominated the women’s race with a 12 minute margin of victory.
Kingston Duathlon 2016 (4km Run, 30km Bike, 7.2km Run) – Top 5 Men
- Peter Schindler (Toronto, ON) 1:34:34
- Tim Doris (Cobourg) 1:34:46
- Adric Heney (Kingston) 1:35:52
- Kevin P. Gallagher (Toronto) 1:36:30
- Dany Gignac (St. Lazare, QC) 1:40:16
Kingston Duathlon 2016 (4km Run, 30km Bike, 7.2km Run) – Top 5 Women
- Angella Goran (Ottawa, ON) 1:41:58
- Allison Lainey (Peterborough) 1:54:00
- Stephanie Zufelt (Niagara Falls) 1:58:57
- Elaine Renault (Ancaster) 2:10:57
- Sandra Wong (Toronto) 2:16:09