Beals and Allan win the On­tario Long Course Cham­pi­onships

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - Front Page -

Cody Beals of Fer­gus, Ont. made a stun­ning Half Iron dis­tance triathlon de­but and Aurora, Ont.’s Paolina Allan re­claimed a ti­tle she last won in 2011 at the fourth Wel­land Half Iron Triathlon – a race dou­bling as the On­tario Long Course Triathlon Cham­pi­onship. Wolf­gang Guem­bel of St. Catharines, Ont. the inau­gu­ral Wel­land Half Iron Triathlon cham­pion, led all ath­letes out of the Wel­land Recre­ational Canal with a 24:55, 2 km swim, af­ter which the two-time de­fend­ing cham­pion, Toronto’s Nigel Gray dom­i­nated the f lat but ex­tremely windy bike with a 2:05: 25 clock­ing. How­ever, no one was go­ing to stop Beals from get­ting his vic­tory. The 23-year- old Beals ran an im­pres­sive 1:17: 46 in the 30- de­gree plus heat and hu­mid­ity to set the new course record of 3:58:32. St. Ge­orge, Ont.’s Angela Quick, mak­ing her half iron dis­tance de­but, led all women af­ter the swim (26: 41), but the 2011 cham­pion Paolina Allan soon roared to the front with the top ride of 2: 22:15. Allan, who took a break from triathlon to fo­cus on bike rac­ing over the past few months, re­lied on her ex­pe­ri­ence and men­tal tough­ness for the hot run and closed with a 1: 40: 43 split to take the vic­tory in 4:37:50. Anne So­phy Lai­nesse (Mon­treal) 5: 17: 28 Ju­liane Lacroix (Ot­tawa) 4: 48:05 Genevieve Croteau (St- Jerome, Que.) 5:01: 32 Les­lie San­der­son (Ot­tawa) 4: 48: 12 Sue Warren (Colling­wood, Ont.) 5:06: 31 Francine Comeau (Beaver Bank, N. S.) 6:00: 49 Pierre- Marc Doyon (St- Ro­muald, Que.) 4: 18: 13 Scott Cooper (Everett, Que.) 4: 25: 33 Louis The­rien (Gatineau, Que.) 4: 23:01 An­drew Arm­strong (Stittsville, Ont.) 4: 27:05 Marc Fla­geole (Boucherville, Que.) 4: 28: 13 Tony O’Ke­effe (Kanata, Ont.) 4: 37: 37 Paul Turner (Ot­tawa) 4:58: 15 Len Ire­land (Ot­tawa) 4:59:07

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