VIS triathlete Brendan Sexton, and defending series champion Madeleine Oldfield, both finished up with back to back wins at Race 2 of the Gatorade Triathlon Series 2010/11 held at Elwood Beach today, Sunday 12 December 2010.
Sexton had an impressive win following a strong run leg, steaming down the finish straight ahead of former ALF player Tim Clarke and fellow VIS triathlete Jamie Huggett.
SuperSprint Race Director, David Hansen said it was great to see Clarke matching the talent of Victoria’s top triathletes in today’s stellar field.
“It was an impressive result for Tim after only just coming into the sport of triathlon after his AFL career with Hawthorn.” Mr Hansen said.
Today also marked a special occasion where Michael Forbes completed the bike leg in the Teams event, after his tragic bike accident two years ago that left him a quadriplegic.
“We were so pleased to welcome Michael back to triathlon and he is a great inspiration to us all!” said Mr Hansen.
2000 triathletes braved the tough and windy conditions at race 2, over the 500m swim, 20km ride and 5km run course.
Race 3 of Victoria’s premier triathlon series heads to Sandringham on Sunday January 9, 2011, and incorporates “The Melbourne Triathlon” (Victorian Olympic Distance Championships).
Overall Elite Results
- Brendan Sexton: 54min 46sec
- Tim Clarke: 54min 54sec
- Jamie Huggett: 54min 58sec
- Madeleine Oldfield: 1hr 4min 23sec
- Anna Coldham (ITU Junior): 1hr 5min 21sec
- Kate Murphy: 1hr 5min 40sec