Age group excellence
American Ellen Hart won her fourth world championship in the last few months. The 57-year-old took the title in Zell am See, won both the sprint and standard distance world titles in Chicago, then defended her title in Kona. Racing in her last full-distance race, American Cherie Gruenfeld successfully defended her world title, taking the lead with a mile to go.
Canadians dominated the women’s 65 to 69 age group, with Cullen Goodyear taking first, Valerie Anne Gonzales following in second and Catherine Daley finishing fourth. Dianne Woodward was second in the women’s 60 to 64 category.– Lionel Sanders aced his Kona debut, overcoming the heat issues that seemed to have plagued him in Texas and Mont-tremblant to overcome an 11-minute deficit after the swim and bike and run his way to 14th place.