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Wilson finishes 12th in triathlon

Barbados’ Jason Wilson was 12th of 65 starters at the penultimate triathlon of the World Triathlon Series yesterday. South Africa’s Richard Murray finished top of the field.

The race was held in Edmonton, Canada under tough conditions with the water temperature a chilly 16 degrees celsius and light rain during the cycle leg.

Although only six seconds behind the leader out of Transition 1, he was in 33rd position as a large group of riders finished the 20km cycle section together.

Wilson started the 5km run just 11 seconds behind the winner, in 24th position, but ran an excellent final lap to finish 12th among the world’s best triathletes.

This performance will boost his confidence for the final race in the series –– The World Championships in Chicago on September 19.

Barbados will be well represented as Matthew Wright will join Wilson among the elite field while in the age-group divisions there will be Darrin Treasure, Gregory Austin, Elisa Whitehouse, and Derek Wilson.

Meanwhile, plans for the 26th Barbados National Triathlon on Sunday, October 4 on Spring Garden are progressing smoothly. Over 80 triathletes are already registered with 51, so far, coming from overseas. The main contingent will be from neighbouring Trinidad & Tobago, together with triathletes from nine other countries.

Triathletes planning to enter should note that the deadline to enter is  before October 1. (PR)

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