VanderLinden & Quick win the 32nd K-Town Triathlon
Celebrating it’s 32nd year, the K-Town Triathlon took place today amidst the backdrop of historical Confederation Park, in Kingston, Ontario.
With victories in the Long Course Triathlon (2km Swim, 56.2km Bike, 15km Run), Kitchener’s Alex VanderLinden and Angela Quick added their names to the prestigious list of past race winners (Simon Whitfield, Lisa Bentley, Mark Bates, Tereza Macel, Sharon Donnelly, and Pierre Harvey to name a few).
Trailing Richmond Hill’s Andrew Bolton and Ottawa’s Jordan Monnink by close to five minutes heading to the run – they would eventually be disqualified during the closing stages of the run after it was discovered that they missed a turn on the bike course, VanderLinden posted a race best 54:36 to claim the win (2:51:57). Inverary’s Billy Bostad finished second in his debut at this distance, and Kingston’s Marc Prud’Homme rounded out the podium in third.
K-Town Long Course Triathlon (2km Swim – 56.2km Bike – 15km Run) – Top 5 Men
1. Alexander VanderLinden (Kitchener, ON) 2:51:57
2. Billy Bostad (Inverary, ON) 2:59:01
3. Marc Prud’Homme (Kingston, ON) 3:01:02
4. Nick Cosman (Kingston, ON) 3:01:19
5. Larry Hasson (Ottawa, ON) 3:02:33
Angela Quick led the women’s race from start to finish. Quick had her typical lead out of the water swim (27:33), padded the lead with the fastest bike (1:34:30), then closed with a 1:08:51 run to take the women’s title in 3:12:35. Montreal’s Natalie Groves and Jessica Murphy finished second and third respectively.
K-Town Long Course Triathlon (2km Swim – 56.2km Bike – 15km Run) – Top 5 Women
1. Angela Quick (Kitchener, ON) 3:12:35
2. Natalie Groves (Montreal, ON) 3:17:30
3. Jessica Murphy (Montreal, ON) 3:20:06
4. Julie Martens (Oakville, ON) 3:23:12
5. Lianne Morissetie (Kingston, ON) 3:23:36
Brantford’s Ben Sayles dominated the men’s race with top splits in the swim (9:47), bike (45:01), and run (28:07) to win by 3 minutes and 44 seconds.
K-Town Triathlon (750m Swim – 30km Bike – 7.2km Run) – Top 5 Men
1. Ben Sayles (Brantford, ON) 1:24:01
2. Stephen Cann (Ottawa, ON) 1:27:45
3. Matt Straatman (Lucan, ON) 1:33:00
4. Roger Carroll (Ottawa, ON) 1:34:38
5. Adrian Barber (Ottawa, ON) 1:35:49
K-Town Triathlon (750m Swim – 30km Bike – 7.2km Run) – Top 5 Women
Toronto’s Tamara Jewett, a track athlete at the University of Toronto, led the swim (12:10), lost the lead during the bike, then absolutely ripped through the run course in a race best time of 26:34 to win the women’s race.
1. Tamara Jewett (Toronto, ON) 1:42:53
2. Jasmin Aggarwal (Orillia, ON) 1:43:35
3. Sarah Quintin (Sackville, ON) 1:46:14
4. Laura Burberry (London, ON) 1:47:15
5. Beth Bruce (Kingston, ON) 1:50:46
Kingston’s Jeff McCue, utilized the top ride of 48:39, to chase down Cornwall’s Mathieu Despatie who had a race leading opening 4km run of 14:56. After a side by side battle in the closing 7.2 km run, McCue put the hammer down with 2 km to go and surged away from Despatie to take the win.
K-Town Duathlon (4km Run – 30km Bike – 7.2km Run) – Top 5 Men
1. Jeff McCue (Kingston, ON) 1:34:54
2. Mathieu Despatie (Cornwall, ON) 1:35:15
3. Peter Martens (Oakville, ON) 1:39:16
4. Adric Heney (Peterborough, ON) 1:40:47
5. Dan Rees (Toronto, ON) 1:40:59
Toronto’s Kim MacLaughlin took top spot in the women’s duathlon thanks to posting the fastest splits in the opening run (17:53), bike (54:13), and final run (32:46).
K-Town Duathlon (4km Run – 30km Bike – 7.2km Run) – Top 5 Women
1. Kim MacLaughlin (Toronto, ON) 1:45:45
2. Michele Sheehy (Cobourg, ON) 1:52:42
3. Krystal Meadus (Athens, ON) 1:56:13
4. Haley Cruse (Minesing, ON) 2:01:19
5. Oksana Dejneha (Kingston, ON) 2:08:20
Keeping with the tradition, the three races evenly split $1800 in prize money. The top 3 men and women overall in each race (regardless of elite or age group status) took home $150 for first, $100 for second, and $50 for third.