There were five Australian men and three Australian women racing at the St Anthony’s Triathlon over the weekend. Highest placed was Emma Moffatt with a 3rd. Greg Bennett was 5th overall and at 42 years old is proving that age is not a hindrance. James Seear was 9th overall with Sam Betten 13th in his first big 5150 race in the USA. Josh Amberger was glad to be back racing after injury had sidelined him for a period. Amberger finished 21st overall with a slower run than normal. Sam Douglas dipped his toes in the water with the big guys and finished 26th overall with a very solid swim / bike combo.
Mirinda Carfrae had a great hitout and finished 6th overall in the women’s field with a very quick 35min+ run. Maxine Seear did not finish the race after a good start in the swim.
Sam Betten was excited about this opportunity to race with some of the biggest names in the sport and was out to leave his mark on the race. With his swim/bike combo he did just that and gave it everything out on the run. He went hard in the first half of the run and was passed by a few of the quicker runners on the last few kms.
James Seear had a great result and is pumped with a top 10 in a classy field this early in the season.