Unger quenches triathlon thirst
A LOT?CAN CHANGE in five years. Apparently, for Daniel Unger, winning isn’t one of them.
Unger, Germany’s 2007 triathlon world champion and sixth-place finisher at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, returned to his winning ways, capturing the Elite Men’s division in the
Sprint Triathlon Pan American Cup on the Spring Garden Highway yesterday.
After strong swimming and cycling legs in the event, held under the aegis of the International Triathlon Union, Barbadian Olympic hopeful and lone Caribbean entrant Jason Wilson faded in the run and finished a disappointing 12th.
It was always going to be tough for Wilson, competing in the 19-man field that also included another former world champion in Dmitriy Gaag of Kazakhstan, along with American Manuel Huerta and Russian Igor Polyanskiy.
But when Wilson emerged from the clear waters of Brandons Beach in fourth position to a rousing applause from the appreciative crowd, a podium finish was in the thoughts of some hopeful spectators.
Read full story in today’s DAILY NATION.