Bermudians dominate podium in Florida

There was a Bermudian clean sweep of the podium in a day of impressive displays for the islandís contingent at the Key West Florida Triathlons and Duathlons event at the weekend.

Battling against hot weather and extremely rough seas, Bermudian athletes dominated the Olympic-distance womenís 40-44 age group by taking the top three places. Taking the victory was Christine Stoutter, finishing in 2hr 39min 49sec ahead of compatriots Jenny Lightbourne in 2:51:13 and Hilary Bruce Payne, finishing in 2:53:27.

Meanwhile, Caroline Wright, competing in the womenís 35-39 category, was first out of the water after the swim but ultimately had to settle for a third-place finish, crossing the line in a time of 2:46:01.

There was also strong displays from Elizabeth Stewart and Steve OíReilly competing in the womenís 45-49 age group and menís 50-54 age group respectively. Stewart narrowly missed out on victory, finishing second in 2:43:58, while OíReilly took fourth in his race, crossing the line in 2:33:56.

In the sprint distance category, Martin Bolton clinched a third-place finish in the menís 65-69 age group in a time of 1:41:30, while Mel Sousa finished a promising eleventh out of 28 competitors in the womenís 40-44 age group in a time of 1:53:15 in what was only her third triathlon.



Womenís 35-39 age group

Caroline Wright 2:46:01

Womenís 40-44 age group

Christine Soutter 2:39:49

Jenny Lightbourne 2:51:13

Hilary Bruce Payne 2:53:27

Womenís 45-49 age group

Elizabeth Stewart 2:43:58

Menís 50-54 age group

Steve OíReilly 2:33:56


Womenís 40-44 age group

Mel Sousa 1:53:15

Menís 65-69 age group

Martin Bolton

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Published Dec 10, 2018 at 3:07 pm (Updated Dec 10, 2018 at 3:07 pm)

Bermudians dominate podium in Florida

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