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Sobey records P.E.I.’s best-ever fin­ish at ju­nior na­tion­als

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Martin Sobey had the best-ever fin­ish for P.E.I. at the Cana­dian ju­nior triathlon cham­pi­onships on Satur­day.

Martin Sobey had the bestever fin­ish for P.E.I. at the Cana­dian ju­nior triathlon cham­pi­onships on Satur­day.

Sobey has been climb­ing the ju­nior ranks all sea­son and came out of the wa­ter just be­hind the lead group.

Work­ing ex­tremely hard with another ath­lete, they broke away from the chase group on the bike and caught the lead pack.

Martin led a tight group of 10 go­ing into the run, and pushed hard de­spite some mi­nor health chal­lenges to fin­ish a close fifth.

“The race in Ma­gog shows that Martin is be­com­ing an ex­pe­ri­enced, in­tel­li­gent and very de­ter­mined com­peti­tor, who is not to be over­looked now or in years to come,” said Kara Grant, his Is­land triathlon coach and pro­gram ad­vi­sor.

“His tal­ent, ded­i­ca­tion and hard work, com­bined with keen in­tel­li­gence and cool head un­der pres­sure, make him an ideal triath­lete.”

Sobey pre­pared for the na­tional cham­pi­onships with a month of vig­or­ous train­ing and com­pe­ti­tion in Spain with some of the top Cana­dian ju­niors.

Sobey was also sched­uled to race in the missed team re­lay on Sun­day.

His next Cana­dian Se­ries event will be in Kelowna, B.C., on Aug. 22.

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