Kent Richardson finished on top of the podium yesterday (Saturday 24th February) as he won the men’s 50 + age group by just under 2 minutes at the 2018 Salud XTerra in Salinas, Ecuador. On a hot day but under clear skies, Kent produced the 3rd fastest bike time of the day and was an impressive 7th male finisher out of 159 and 8th overall out of 191. Kent’s training partner, professional triathlete Liz Bravo, was the top woman and 4th overall.
Kent was also the first finisher out of the fifty 40+ competitors, completing the 800m swim in 16 min 19 secs, the 16km mountain bike in 39 min 37 secs and the 5km cross country run in 33 min 56 secs. for an overall time of 1hr 31 min 40 secs.