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Rory Fleming takes top honours in the 7-10 racing bike age group at yesterday’s Clarien Ironkids Triathlon ( photo courtesy of Bermuda Timing)

Yesterday’s Clarien Ironkids Triathlon was another great success thanks to the efforts of the sponsors and Clarien staff and volunteers under race director Spencer Conway. Clarien have made this event a highlight of the triathlon year.

The 11-10 year olds raced over 100m swim, 2.5 mile bike and .5 mile run with the 11-15 year olds racing over 200m swim, 5 mile bike and 1 mile run.

In the 11-15 racing bike category there were few surprises as Bermuda’s leading 13-15 juniors took center stage. As expected, Nick Pilgrim and Caleb Ingham, fresh from their exploits racing as youth elites in the USA, took the top two spots in 22:57 and 23:35 with 13 year old Tommy Marshall producing another outstanding performance to finish just three seconds behind Caleb in 23:38.

Amongst the girls, Jessie Marshall was also a clear winner in 27:16 with Megan Hands in 2nd ( 28:17) and Amber Simons 3rd ( 30:09)

In the 7-10 racing bike category, Rory Fleming was a clear winner in 15:20 with Callum McFarlane 2nd in 15:41 and Gordon Smith 3rd in 15:59. Charlotte Millington ( 18:14) won the girls division ahead of Ayshalay Simons ( 18:26) and Somers Stevenson ( 19:43).

The Clarien Ironkids also has non racing bike categories  which attracts less experienced triathletes and in the 7-10 category Sanchez Smith was the boys winner in  22.14, the same time as the girls winner Kelise Wade. In a very close girls’ race, Legend Stevenson was 2nd in 22:15 with Evans Wade 3rd in 22:17. Michael Madeiros and Cole Hefferman were 2nd and 3rd in the boys race.

The 11-15 non racing bike winner was Jaiden Furbert Jacobs in 33:04 with Sebastian Madeiros (36:33) edging out Max Laurence (36:37). Olivia Heffernan (40:36) was the first 11-15 girl ahead of Katherine Bean Rosario (40:54).

As usual, one of the highlights of the day at Clearwater Beach was the Tiny Tots race.

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