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190 take part in local triathlon 22.05.12

NEARLY 190 competitors took part in the Spalding Liam Ball Sprint Triathlon course, the largest entry yet in the history of the race organised by the NorthWest Triathlon Club. 30 lengths, 750m, of the pool were followed by a long transition down to the racked bikes before cycling towards Letterkenny.
After completing the 20km cycle, bikes were deposited and athletes entered the final 5km run leg. The huge turnout provided top quality racing and exciting viewing for the numbers of spectators. The menís race saw defending champion Brian Campbell claim pole position in 1hr 1min 1sec. His phenomenal run time, 16mins 23seconds for 5km, boosted him to leading position and regain his title, winner of the Spalding Liam Ball, for a second year. Stephen Teeling Lynch had the fastest bike leg, 31 mins 31secs, and was second across the line in a total time of 1hr 2mins and 17secs. Claiming third position in the menís race was Steven Beggs in a time of 1hr 4mins 5secs. The womenís race started early in the day being let off in the second wave at 9.35am. Vanessa Fenton was first woman home in a time of 1hr 10mins 31secs, her consistently strong three phases proved to be a winner over the Spalding Liam Ball course. For more photos, click here
Battling it out at the Spalding Liam Ball Triathlon 2012.
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