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MissFits shine in Florida

A team of cyclists from Bermuda did the Island proud when they competed in the Key West Triathlon in Florida at the weekend.

The MissFits women's cycling group achieved four age division podium positions, and also had the third fastest woman swimmer in one of the triathlon races.

Nine of the group competed over Olympic distance, which comprised a 1,500m swim, 40K cycle ride and 10K run.

Sharon Hammond led the way as she won the female 45-49 division in a total time of 2hr 43min 16sec, finishing eleventh in the women's race and 77th overall. She completed the swim in 28:06, the cycle ride in 1:17:33 and the run in 53:58.

Sharon Craig, competing in the 50-54 division, was second her category in 2:51:30, and nineteenth in the women's race. A formidable runner, Craig was taking part in her first Olympic distance triathlon and posted the fastest 10K time among the MissFits, stopping the clock at 49:43.

Lizzie Peckett was third in the 45-49 division in 3:03:10, while Jennifer Wilson was third in the 35-39 division in 2:44:31, placing her thirteenth woman overall.

In the sprint triathlon, which comprised a 750m swim, 20K cycle ride and 5K run, Marina Oshea shone in the swim as she emerged from the water in third place among the women after taking 16:37 to complete that discipline.

Competing in her first triathlon, she went on to finish fifth in the 25-29 age division in 1:41:58.

Other MissFits results: (Olympic distance): Kandis Matthews 2:46:11; Frances Betts 2:49:51; Deanna Didyk 2:55:21; Elizabeth Stewart 3:06:52; Nancy Swart 3:10:16. (Sprint distance): Tammy Ingham 1:48:11; Helene Simmons 1:52:36; Kerre Venter 1:53:11.

Successful: A team from the MissFits women's cycling group competed in the Key West Triathlon and secured a number of age division podium spots

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Published December 10, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated December 10, 2014 at 12:24 am)

MissFits shine in Florida

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