Brockville – The 24th edition of the 1000 Islands Triathlon & Duathlon was held in Downtown Brockville this past Sunday.
It was held in Armagh Sifton-Price Park and Blockhouse Island and featured a differnet route for the running portion of the events this year. The participating runners had a chance to run from one end of the newly opened railway tunnel and back during the various races on Sunday.
The annual event featured the Olympic Triathlon & Relay, an Olympic swim/cycle, Sprint Triathlon & Relay, sprint swim/cycle, try-a-triathlon, super sprint triathlon, sprint duathlon, along with the Brockville Downtown Run and Wylie Ryan 1 Km Kids’ Run.
Brockville’s Meera Ruparelia had the best local finish on Sunday coming in third place in the Olympic triathlon with a time of 2:26:40.7. She was the top female triathlete. Nick Cosman, of Kingston, finished first with a time of 2:08:42.3 followed by Kingston’s Robin Riha at 2:26:12.8 in second place.
Brockville’s Zach Cosgrove was the next closest local finsher with a time of 2:38:54.2 cominh in 9th place.
The Olympic triathlon had 47 competitors, while there were a total of about 350 participants in the overall event.
In the sprint triathlon Joe Rogers placed first with a time of 01:09:46.3. Coming in first in the super sprint triathlon with a time of 01:06:40.7 was Ottawa’s Anthony Esposti.
In the Olympic swim/cycle Elizabeth Chretien, of Ottawa came in first with a time of 02:02:08.8. Ottawa’s Kevin Meldrum won the sprint swim/cycle with a time of 01:04:19.0.
In the sprint duathlon, Gatineau’s Marco Cote had a time of 01:02:32.8 coming in first place, while Kingston’s Robert Kiley won the try-a-tri with a time of 01:09:27.4.
Finally in the Olympic triathlon relay, the Morris Island Snapping Turtles team came in first with a time of 02:47:08.2 while in the sprint triathlon relay, the The Giver Squad had a time of 01:12:57.5, the only team in that race.