One hundred versatile athletes reached the finish line of the first Westwood Lake Triathlon.
The event consisted of a swim in the lake, a cycle course in the Jingle Pot area and then a run around the lake. There were sprint, Olympic and half-iron triathlons running at the same time, with the half-iron competitors swimming two kilometres, biking 90km and then running four 5.2km laps of the lake trail.
“Westwood Lake is an ideal setting for a triathlon event,” said Joe Dixon, race director, in a press release.
Nanaimo’s Jon Hillier won the sprint triathlon in one hour, 15 minutes, 57 seconds, with Abbotsford’s Erica Thomson the first female finisher in 1:29:21.
In the Olympic-distance race, Suzanne Chandler of Australia won in 2:34:05, ahead of the first male finisher, Richard Hayden of Saltspring Island, who finished in 2:38:44.
Martin Caron of Squamish won the half-iron triathlon with a time of 4:43:04, with Lauren Powell of North Vancouver top female finisher in 5:20:41.
The event was organized by Victoria's Dynamic Race Events.
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