BERMUDA AGE GROUPERS DO THE ISLAND PROUD

PART OF THE TEAM AFTER THE RACES TODAY
PART OF THE TEAM AFTER THE RACES TODAY

Maria Duffy led the way as 16 of Bermuda’s age group triathletes raced today at the World Championships in Chicago watched by Flora Duffy.

Maria finished 11th in the women’s 60-64 age group just missing out on a top ten finish.  Maria completed the 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run in 2hrs 51 mins 47 secs.

The weather played havoc with Thursday’s and Friday’s schedule but today it was the later age group starters who were informed late on that their swim was cut to 750 meters, evidently due to strong currents in the lake.

Bermuda’s other finishers were :

FULL DISTANCE :

Jonny Betts   2 : 25 : 20  104th in 40-44 age group

Frances Betts  2: 48 : 52  73rd in 40 -44 age group

Sharon Craig  2 : 57 : 01 44th in 55-59 age group

Sarah Farrar 2 : 54 : 02 76th in 40-44 age group

Aaron Garcia 2 : 22 : 17  88th in 25-29 age group

Chris Hands 2 : 17 : 31  82nd in 25-29 age group

Tom Hands 2 : 52 :38 110th in 50-54 age group

Rebecca Shepherd 2 : 36 : 13 53rd in 40-44 age group

Jennifer Wilson 2 : 39 : 32  89th in 35-39 age group

Karl Wilson  2 : 15 : 15 68th in 35-39 age group

SHORTENED SWIM :

Deanna Didyk  2 : 29 : 04  62nd in 45-49 age group

Ben Lau  2 : 11 :49  109th in 45-49 age group

Alec Shepherd  2 : 05 : 41  85th in 45-49 age group

Travis Cooper did not start

The bike course appears to have been at least 2km short of the 40km but the run might have been slightly long. Combined with a very fast flat course this led to fast times across the age groups.

Former Bermuda residents Kim McMullen and Riann Naude ( who are married) both represented Canada with Riann sadly a DNF after a flat early on the bike and Kim having a great race finishing 10th in the women’s 45-49 age group.

Bermuda resident Kim McIvor raced for Canada in the sprint event on Friday finishing in 1 : 26 : 16 in the 35-39 age group which put her 71st in her age group.

HOW TO FOLLOW OUR AGE GROUP ATHLETES WHO ARE NOW UNDERWAY

GO TO WWW.TRIATHLON.ORG

TOP RIGHT GO TO CHICAGO EVENT WEBSITE

GO TO LIVE TIMING

SELECT RESULTS

DO A SEARCH BY LAST NAME

SELECT NAME BY CLICKING ON THE GREEN CROSS ON THE RIGHT OF PAGE WHICH ADDS THAT ATHLETE TO YOUR “FAVORITES” LIST

GO TO FAVORITES AND YOU WILL SEE THE ATHLETES ON YOUR LIST. CLICK ON A NAME AND IT WILL SHOW YOU ALL OF THEIR SPLITS AS THEY PROGRESS.

OUR MEN : JONATHAN BETTS, ALEC SHEPHERD,TRAVIS COOPER,CHRIS HANDS,KARL WILSON, TOM HANDS,BEN LAU,AARON GARCIA

OUR WOMEN : DEANNA DIDYK, SHARON HAMMOND,SHARON CRAIG, JENNIFER WILSON,REBECCA SHEPHERD,MARIA DUFFY, FRANCES BETTS, SARAH FARRAR

ALSO TO WATCH : KIM MCIVOR AND EX BERMUDA RESIDENTS KIM MCMULLEN AND RIANN NAUDE RACING FOR CANADA

ERICA HAWLEY HAS A SOLID PERFORMANCE AT THE JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

ERICA HAWLEY  - CLICK TO ENLARGE
ERICA HAWLEY – CLICK TO ENLARGE

Erica Hawley produced a solid performance today in her first ever 16-19 Junior Elite Triathlon World Championships.

After a disappointing swim of 10 min 45 secs for the 750 meters Erica was 1 min 47 sec down on the leaders and in 64th place out of 67 starters but worked her way up on the bike to exit on to the run in 50th position. Erica then showed just how much her run has improved by finishing 44th in 1hr 05 41 secs.

The race was won by Germany’s Laura Lindemann in 57 min 28 secs,  almost a minute ahead of silver medalist Taylor Knibb of the USA.

With two more years to go in this age group Erica can take a lot of encouragement out of this performance especially as she can certainly produce a stronger swim that would have put her even further up the field had she been able to work with one of the faster bike groups.

FULL RESULTS NOT POSTED YET.