Hundreds of triathletes of all ages took part in the second Oceanic Triathlon Series of the season this weekend in the picturesque town of Khorfakkan. Triathletes embarked on a swim in the Oceanic Hotel Resort and Spa’s beautiful natural bay, biked through the hills and finished with a run along the stunning Khorfakkan Corniche.
Individuals and teams of three competed across two distances; The Short Course: 800 open water swim, a 30km cycle followed by a 7km run and the brand new Supersprint: 375m open water swim, 12km cycle followed by 2.5km run, where each participant crossed the finish line to the cheer of supporters.
Speaking about the event, Race Director Trace Rogers said: “It’s great to see this event continue to attract athletes and the crowds to such a beautiful location. Launching the Supersprint meant we could open up the event to a younger audience with some as young as ten taking part. We would like to congratulate everyone that took part and thank our hosts at the Oceanic Hotel Resort and Spa. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone at our next event.”
Speaking after the event Oceanic Hotel Resort and Spa, Khorfakkan General Manager Mr. Ian Phillips said: “We are delighted to see so many people take part in the second Oceanic Triathlon Series. It’s great to see such a fantastic sporting event take place in Khorfakkan giving these athletes the opportunity to enjoy such a beautiful part of the region. On behalf of the Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort & Spa team, I would like to thank the Police, Municipality and the Sports Council for their ongoing support as well congratulate all athletes that took part in today’s magnificent event.”
Crossing the line first in the Short Course race was Matthew Sudich with a total time of 1:23:12, Sudich was closely followed by James Cresswel with a time of 1:24:56 and Omar Martinez came in with a time of 1:24:56 to take the final place on the podium.
Taking the top spot in the first ever Supersprint was Johannes Prins with a total time of 52:27. Elliott Sylvester crossed the line second with a time of 52:33 and was followed by Paul Tomlinson with a time of 52:41.
In the women’s Short Course Zoe Cresswell was the first to cross the finish line with a total time of 1:26:34. Coming in second was Lucy Woollacot with a time of 1:29:05 closely followed by Annie Crookes with a time of 1:31:58.
Finishing in first place in the women’s race and claiming the first ever Supersprint top spot was Lynsey Usher with a total time of 59:16. Alison Phillips crossed the line second with a time of 59:32. Dagmar Reich took the third and final spot on the podium with a time of 59:56.
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