Pilgrim and Mace in dominant form

  • Running hot: Nicholas Pilgrim swept to victory in the age-group sprint this morning (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Running hot: Nicholas Pilgrim swept to victory in the age-group sprint this morning (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • Philip Mace captured Olympic distance in the age-group races this morning (File photograph by Lawrence Trott)

    Philip Mace captured Olympic distance in the age-group races this morning (File photograph by Lawrence Trott)


Bermuda athletes Nicholas Pilgrim and Philip Mace blitzed the field to capture the menís titles in the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda sprint and Olympic-distance races respectively in Hamilton on Saturday.

Pilgrim completed the 750-metre swim, 20km bike and 5km run in the sprint event in 1hr 7min 48sec to claim both menís 17-29 age-group and overall honours, and also improve on a runner-up performance from last year.

ďI didnít really expect anything to happen, I was just trying to go all out from the start,Ē he said.

ďI felt really good and Iím really happy with the result.

ďI just paced myself well, making sure I donít go out too hard and die early on in the run or fatigue.

ďIt was pretty windy and the swim was really choppy. I felt the wind the most on the bike but it was really good fun.

ďIím really happy with how it went. It felt amazing.Ē

Bermudaís Tucker Murphy finished second overall and claimed menís 30-39 age-group honours in 1:09:49.

Overseas competitor Martin Civera Saez rounded off the menís podium in third and was first in the 40-49 age group in 1:09:52.

Bermudaís Neil de St Croix was first in the menís 50-59 age group and eighth overall in 1:13:08.

Maceís triumph in the Olympic-distance event was equally as convincing as Pilgrimís, as he too won by more than a two-minute margin.

The national triathlon champion completed the 1,500-metres swim, 40km bike and 10km run in 2:13:19.

Overseas competitor Mik Onions finished second overall in 2:15:18 and Bermudaís Alan Potts third in 2:17:52.

Bermudaís Kent Richardson was the only competitor in the 60-69 age group, finishing 26th overall in 2:32:36.

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Published Apr 29, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Apr 29, 2019 at 8:03 am)

Pilgrim and Mace in dominant form

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