Nanaimoites win nearby triathlon

Nanaimo athletes showed their versatility last month at the Qualicum Beach Triathlon.

Nanaimo athletes showed their versatility last month at the Qualicum Beach Triathlon.

Byron Trajan won the June 26 event in 54 minutes, five seconds, about a minute and a half ahead of second-place finisher Normon Thibault. Deb Epps was the first woman to cross the finish line, in 1:04:43. Some other division winners included Seamus O’Toole, Barb Propp, Patti Rogers and Baris Basgorenay.

The 15th running of the race attracted 272 competitors. The adult division consisted of a 400-metre swim, an 18-kilometre bike course and a 5km run.

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