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Canadian wins triathlon cup

Matthew Wright 1

by Wade Gibbons

Canadian Alexander Hinton swept all before him to emerge winner of the Pan American Sprint Triathlon Cup series at the Spring Garden Highway yesterday.
Barbadian entrant Matthew Wright had to settle for ninth position in the three-dimensional event that included a 20k ride, 750m swim and a 5k run.

Matthew Wright

Matthew Wright

Mexican Ariana Barraza took the glory among the female competitors in a time of one hour, three minutes and nine seconds.
Wright, returning from a lay-off following an injury, was among the front-runners entering his strongest event – the 5k – but faded badly. He later complained of not being 100 per cent fit as a result of his previous injuries.
Hinton’s main competition came from Puerto Rican Manuel Huerta, who eventually came third, and the second-placed Tommy Zaferes. The winner completed the event in a time of 56 minutes, 53.12 seconds.
Among the female competitors Australian Ellie Salthouse finished second  and Erin Jones of the United States was third.

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