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Gravenhurst 2016 International Duathlon Top 5 Women and Men – Ontario Championship

This weekend in Gravenhurst features the 2016 Ontario Provincial International and Sprint Duathlon Championship.

In today’s opener, Waterloo’s Sean Delanghe and Orillia’s Jasmin Aggarwal both came from behind to take the overall victories in the Standard Distance Duathlon (10km Run, 40km Bike, 5km Run), earning the crown of Ontario Champions.

Toronto’s Charles Bedley led all runners after the relentlessly hilly opening 10 km with a 34:11 split, trailing him were Delange (35:06), then Lucan’s Matt Straatman (35:59). As Bedley fell off the pace during the 40 km bike, Straatman took full advantage and rode 1:03:34 to return first into T2. At the start of the final 5 km run, he led Delange by 41 seconds. But that would not be enough of a cushion to hold off the Chiropractor and former Wilfred Laurier University cross-country runner. Delange ran a race best 17:38 to pass Straatman to take the win in 1:59:05 and title of Ontario Champion. Straatman held firm for second (2:00:02), and Etobicoke’s Andrew McLeod finished third (2:02:15).

Gravenhurst International Duathlon 2016 (10km Run, 40km Bike, 5km Run) – Top 5 Men

Triathlon Ontario International Distance Duathlon Provincial Championship

  1. Sean Delanghe M30-34 1:59:05
  2. Matt Straatman M20-24 2:00:02
  3. Andrew McLeod M40-44 2:02:15
  4. Garvin Moses M30-34 2:02:30
  5. Spencer Summerfield M30-34 2:03:14

After finishing second in the Standard Distance Duathlon at the Provincial Championships last year in Bracebridge, Aggarwal was on a mission to rise to the top spot.

Millbank’s Jessica Kuepfer led the first run in 40:55, while Aggarwal ran a controlled 41:03, followed by Oakville’s Anna Parker (42:24). Once on the bike, Aggarwal took over the lead with the top ride of 1:13:10, which allowed her to leave T2 with a 1:06 lead over Kuepfer. Aggarwal added to her lead with the top run of 20:01 to earn the Provincial Championship title in 2:15:47 – adding to her Ontario Olympic Distance Triathlon Age Group Title last weekend at the Toronto Triathlon Festival. Kuepfer took second (2:17:01), and Midhurst’s Leslie McArthur third (2:19:35).

Gravenhurst International Duathlon 2016 (10km Run, 40km Bike, 5km Run) – Top 5 Women

Triathlon Ontario International Distance Duathlon Provincial Championship

  1. Jasmin Aggarwal W20-24 2:15:47
  2. Jessica Kuepfer W25-29 2:17:01
  3. Leslie McArthur W40-44 2:19:35
  4. Naomi Lynne Wolfson W30-34 2:21:01
  5. Courtney Milligan W20-24 2:21:09

The Triathlon Ontario Duathlon Championships continue tomorrow with the Sprint Duathon. Also on the line is the Du the Double Challenge. With victories tomorrow, both Delanghe and Aggarwal can take home $500 each. Aggarwal won the prize last year, and both are leaving it as a surprise as to whether they will vie for the prize tomorrow, and the Provincial Sprint Duathlon titles.

Laundry gets the Hat Trick, Summers takes her first

Guelph’s Jackson Laundry continued his MultiSport Canada winning streak, and Whitby’s Stephanie Summers finally took the overall win at the Gravenhurst Olympic Triathlon.

The men’s race featured battle between Laundry and Richmond Hill’s Andrew Bolton (Overall Winner at the Ontario Olympic Distance Triathlon Championship last weekend). Bolton shadowed Laundry during the 1.5 km swim – which starts with a jump off of the Muskoka Steamships, and the 40 km bike, until Laundry had an unfortunate incident with a car that took him off the road. After re-grouping and making some minor repairs to his bike, Laundry charged hard after Bolton to preserve his undefeated status. Bolton left T2, with a 2:02 lead, but a determined Laundry crushed the final 10 km run in 32:50 to earn his third win (1:58:15) in the MultiSport Canada Series – adding to his wins at Welland and Belwood. Bolton finished second, and Guelph’s Billy Bostad rode 1:03:56 to help him secure third (2:08:59).

Gravenhurst Olympic Triathlon 2016 (1.5km Run, 40km Bike, 10km Run) – Top 5 Men

  1. Jackson Laundry PRO/EAG 1:58:15
  2. Andrew Bolton PRO/EAG 1:59:57
  3. Billy Bostad PRO/EAG 2:08:59
  4. Scott Hill M20-24 2:09:35
  5. Matt Wood M35-39 2:13:59

After runner up finishes in 2015, and 2014, Summers finally got the win with a balanced performance over all three segments. Summers swam 27:40, biked 1:12:47, and ran 43:28 to stop the clock at 2:26:24. Waterloo’s Mamiko Noguchi was second (2:28:55), and Scarborough’s Rebecca Dolson third (2:30:10). Defending champion Emma Plater, had her title defense thwarted by a flat tire.

Gravenhurst Olympic Triathlon 2016 (1.5km Run, 40km Bike, 10km Run) – Top 5 Women

  1. Stephanie Summers W40-44 2:26:24
  2. Mamiko Noguchi W25-29 2:28:55
  3. Rebecca Dolson W30-34 2:30:10
  4. Kim Osborne Rodriguez PRO/EAG 2:32:21
  5. Helen Rattee W40-44 2:32:37
Gravenhurst 2016 Olympic Triathlon Top 5 Women and Men
Gravenhurst 2016 Olympic Triathlon Top 5 Women and Men

Sunday July 17 – Ontario Sprint Duathlon Champions Crowned

On day two at Gravenhurst, the spotlight turned to the Ontario Sprint Duathlon Championship. In the women’s race, Aggarwal managed to win again, while the the men’s race, Straatman and Delanghe swapped places from yesterday.

As witnessed the day before, Bedley led the opening 5 km run (16:55) once again, followed by Thunder Bay’s Petri Bailey (17:00), Delanghe (17:09), and Straatman (17:32). On the 20 km bike, Straatman grabbed control of the race with the fastest ride of the day (31:19) and left T2 with a 29 second lead over Delanghe. Straatman ran the final 2.5 km in 8:59 to stay ahead of a fast charging Delanghe (8:43) to earn some revenge for yesterday and take the Ontario Sprint Duathlon Championship in 59:28. Delanghe was second (59:40), and Bracebridge’s Brian Moore (last year’s International and Sprint Duathlon Ontario Champion) finished third (1:00:59). Straatman and Delanghe will share the $500 prize from Triathlon Ontario’s Du the Double Challenge after trading first and second place finishes.

Gravenhurst Sprint Duathlon 2016 (5km run, 20km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Men
Triathlon Ontario Sprint Duathlon Provincial Championship

  1. Matt Straatman M20-24 59:28
  2. Sean Delanghe M30-34 59:40
  3. Brian Moore M19- 1:00:59
  4. Garvin Moses M30-34 1:01:54
  5. Spencer Summerfield M30-34 1:02:40

Aggarwal dominated the women’s race with top splits in all three segments. She ran 20:10, biked 36:40, and ran 10:08 to finish in 1:09:01 and claim the title of Ontario Sprint Duathlon Champion, along with Du the Double Challenge for the second year in a row, earning her a $500 prize. Barrie’s Karen Bravo finished second (1:13:15), and Toronto’s Kathryn Sherwood took third (1:13:22).

Gravenhurst Sprint Duathlon 2016 (5km run, 20km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Women
Triathlon Ontario Sprint Duathlon Provincial Championship

  1. Jasmin Aggarwal W20-24 1:09:01
  2. Karen Bravo W20-24 1:13:15
  3. Kathryn Sherwood W40-44 1:13:22
  4. Lindsay Miller W30-34 1:13:36
  5. Karri Beck W45-49 1:14:16

Hamilton’s Nathan Nicholls and North Bay’s Amanda Yates took overall victories in the Sprint Triathlon.

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

  1. Amanda Yates W40-44 1:16:46
  2. Jordie Seaton W40-44 1:17:03
  3. Anna Lawson W35-39 1:18:56
  4. Kathryn Sullivan W50-54 1:19:03
  5. Eric Carpenter W35-39 1:21:06

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

  1. Nathan Nicholls M25-29 1:07:54
  2. Brad Reiter M35-39 1:08:03
  3. Bard Allen M35-39 1:08:15
  4. Logan Hunt M19- 1:09:35
  5. Jared Merkley M19- 1:10:08

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