After a one-year absence, triathlon and duathlon made its return to Belwood Lake today under the organization of MultiSport Canada.
With the ITU World Duathlon Age Group Championships coming soon on Saturday August 10th in Otttawa, many of Ontario’s top duathletes were out this morning to push each other and put in one more race prior to the big event.
Hamilton’s Jesse Bauer set the pace for the first 5 km run (17:37) with Mississauga’s Larry Bradley, Kintore’s Scott Finch and Milton’s Erik Box all within one minute’s reach. Once on the windy 30 km bike, laden with steady climbs on the tail end of the ride, Box dominated with a 45:34 split to take the lead heading into the final 5km run. Bradley, who rode a second best 48:13, made up a little over one minute on Box during the final run but it was not enough. Box held on for the win in 1:25:35, followed by Bradley (1:26:29), and Bauer (1:26:43).
Duathlon – Top 5 Men
The women’s race saw Toronto’s Carolyn Silvey, a two-time World Duathlon Age Group Champion, take over the race with her run. The accomplished Masters runner used run splits of 20:42 and 21:23 to earn top spot in 1:40:22. Katya Masun of Toronto finished second (1:42:06), and Toronto’s Medeleine Tribinevicius got third (1:46:12).
Duathlon – Top 5 Women
The triathlon (750m Swim, 30km Bike, 7.5km Run), featured dominant performances from its first place finishers.
Kingston’s Alexander Hinton made an impressive return to triathlon after crashing at the ITU Edmonton event on June 23. The member Triathlon Canada’s Development Team posted top splits across all segments. He swam 10:10, biked 45:44, and ran 24:28 on the flat and mostly crushed gravel trail at Belwood Conservation Area to finish in 1:21:34. Devon Wittig of Timmins placed second (1:29:17), and New Hamburg’s Luke Ehgoetz took third (1:31:31).
Triathlon – Top 5 Men
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Scarborough’s Leanna Lee duplicated Hinton’s three-sport expertise in the women’s race. Also a rising star in the sport, Lee swam 11:34, biked 50:26, and ran 31:48 to stop the clock at 1:35:11. Hamilton’s Robin Parker came in next for second (1:45:12), and Toronto’s Phaedra Kennedy finished just behind for third (1:45:39).
Triathlon – Top 5 Women
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