Thursday, April 18, 2024

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THERE WAS NO JOY for defending champion Jason Wilson as American Eric Lagerstrom won the Pan American International Sprint Triathlon on the Spring Garden Highway yesterday.

Wilson, the 2013 winner, finished eighth in the 31-man field in 57.17 minutes and the other Bajan Matthew Wright was fourth in 56.52 minutes.

They were the only two triathletes from the Caribbean who qualified for the event for the top 200. In fact, yesterday’s triumph was a big turnaround for Lagerstrom, who placed down the field in 2013.

“If you look at pictures from the last one you can see me pretty much lying on my back with water being dripped on me so I’d like to remember this year a little bit more,” he said with a chuckle in an interview with NATIONSPORT.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

Jason Wilson and Matthew Wright (left) tagging Eli Hemming (front) of the United States.

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