ELISA WHITEHOUSE of Barbados and Francky Favre from France captured the main individual titles at the 25th Barbados National Triathlon which were held in almost ideal weather conditions at the Spring Garden Highway yesterday.
Favre, who provided some entertainment every time that he passed the officials’ area proved to be the Olympic distance men’s triathlon champion while holding off a strong challenge from Philip McCatty of Jamaica and Gregory Austin from Barbados who placed third.
The Bajans finished one-three in the women’s Olympic triathlon with Whitehouse being separated from third-placed Jennifer Wosminity, formerly Goddard, by Inga Karasek of Grenada.
Both Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada were well represented among the 103 competitors, who came from 15 countries to take part in the swimming, cycling and running events.
The men’s sprint triathlon saw top local performer Oein Josiah having to settle for third behind winner Matthew Chung and Joshua Ho, both of Trinidad and Tobago.
A similar scene was played out in the women’s sprint triathlon with Barbadian Donna Gibbs placing third as Kelly-Ann Charles and Jody Gomez of Trinidad and Tobago grabbed first and second respectively.
Swimmer Akeem Nurse, cyclist Russell Elcock and runner Pierre Stanford piloted TMR to the top spot in the corporate triathlon relay which saw 15 teams taking part. Second was the trio of Nicholas Hall, Reginald Jones and Carlie Pipe while Stanley Brooker, Luke Staffner and Charel Lehners combined for third. (KB)