James Emery is the Manager of TORQ's Triathlon team. He's a keen triathlete having raced all distances from sprint to Ironman.
Sam Dell took to the start line of the Cranbrook sprint in the hope of winning for the second year in a row. Well, he certainly went for it and put 4 minutes between himself and 2nd position, to take the win convincingly. This is what he had to say…
This was a race that I had to do as I was the winner last year! The race was exactly the same format, a 400 metre pool swim, 20 kilometre bike and 5 kilometre run through a forest.
I was one of the last starters. The 400m swim was fairly uneventful, I completed it in 5 minutes 33 seconds, over 30 seconds quicker than last year.
I was straight onto the bike and immediately noticed the cross winds. The ride was fairly flat so I was able to stay for the most part down on the aero-bars. I quickly made my way past several people on the bike and no-one overtook me.
I entered into T2 feeling fairly good and had a good idea I was on for 1st if I could get through the run with no problems. I did this and crossed the line in 1hr and 1 second to seal my second victory at this event over a minute faster than last year!
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