Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Getting the Wright start


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MATTHEW WRIGHT’s season has got off to an encouraging start.

The Bajan triathlete turned in a creditable performance at the CAMTRI Sprint Distance Championships, placing tenth in an extremely competitive 45-man field in Florida over the weekend.

Competing in a sprint format, Wright finished the 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre ride and 5K run in 52 minutes and 11 seconds – just a minute behind eventual winner Rodrigo Gonzalez of Mexico.

As a result, the former CARIFTA Games gold medallist jumped 67 spots up International Triathlon Union (ITU) world rankings, moving from 258 to 191 in the world. (JM)

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



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