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Austin, Bayley lead triathlon charge

MIKE KING, [email protected]

Austin, Bayley lead triathlon charge

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INFORMATION Technology manager Gregory Austin delivered his strongest performance to date in swimming, biking and running to triumph over the Olympic course and become the new national triathlon champion yesterday on the Spring Garden Highway circuit.

On a sunbaked morning, Austin captured second place overall behind Frenchman Yann Genais, but was the first Barbadian home on the gruelling Olympic course, which consisted of a 1 500-metres swim, 40-kilometre bike ride and a 10K run.

Austin, 50, who completed the course in two and a half hours, was surprised to get the win as all eyes were on defending national champion Oein Josiah, who had to be satisfied with capturing the 25-29 age group.

“I am very surprised, didn’t expect it. I just partake in this event for fun. Oein was really the favourite, but he had a bad day,” Austin said.(MK) 


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