The Victorian Duathlon Championships officially closed the 2020-21 triathlon season with Race 2 of the series run and won.
Close to 200 competitors turned out to farewell the extended season at Yarra Boulevard in Richmond, with Melbourne’s mild weather a bonus for participants and spectators.
For the first time, a draft legal race formed part of Race 2 to support our junior and senior elite athletes and was complemented by a kids, sprint and dash distance events. A multiclass category was also offered for persons with an intellectual disability.
In the draft legal male category, Tristan Price (00:23:47), Jacob Mckie (00:23:57) and Harvey Lanigan (00:24:28) went one, two, three, while in Skye Wallace (00:26:57), Daisy Graham (00:28:42) and Natasha Rourke (00:29:05) were top-3 for the women.
The sprint distance saw Calvin Amos (00:53:31) over the line first, followed by Harry Young (00:55:40) and Caleb Mcinnes (00:55:54), both backing up their one and two from race one for a second time. Joanne Ritson (00:58:09), Kelly Phuah (01:01:17) and Lindsey Berne (01:05:04) enjoyed top-3 for the women.
Merlin Tzaros (00:29:55), Ferdinand Faeth (00:30:58) and Hayden Vimpani (00:31:40) finished top-3 in the dash distance for the men while Emily Davies (00:31:562), Zoe Robinson (00:35:333) and Emma Papenfus (00:36:05) for the women.
As the final State Series calendar event, points will be updated shortly to reflect the results from the last race.
With the 2020-21 season now wrapped up, we now turn our attention to Triathlon Victoria’s Annual Awards. Nominations for Triathlon Victoria’s Annual Awards close at 11:59 pm on Monday, May 3. Winners and finalists will be celebrated at our Awards Breakfast on Sunday, May 23, at The Views in Port Melbourne. Tickets are on sale with a club table option avalaible.