The winner crossed the finish line in under an hour, while the reigning age group national champion came in third
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia — The Patriots Sprint Triathlon saw some super-fast times last weekend, with the winner breaking one hour and several others coming in just over the hour mark.
The race in historic Williamsburg, Virginia featured more than 450 athletes and was won by Milan Tomin, who crossed the finish line in 59:26 after a 10:14 swim, 30:33 bike, and a 16:20 run.
Coming in second and third were Jack Felix (Hilton Head, South Carolina) and Justin Lippert (West Windsor, New Jersey). Full results are posted here. https://kineticmultisports.com/result/2018-results/patriots-sprint-complete-overall/
For comparison, the top triathletes in the world typically finish sprint-distance races somewhere under an hour, depending on the exact distance of each individual course.
Kinetic Multisports produced the event, which also included Olympic- and half-distance races over the weekend of September 8-9. The motorcycle at the front of the race clocked the top athletes cruising along the flats at 30 mph during the 20-kilometer bike leg.
“It’s great to have this level of competition at our races,” Kinetic Multisports owner Greg Hawkins said. “We are embracing collegiate triathlon and look to have more collegiate races on our schedule in the future.”
Tomin hails from Serbia and is currently a student at Queens University of Charlotte, where he competes on the men’s triathlon team. Felix and Lippert also attend the university and are Tomin’s teammates.
Felix competes in triathlon at the ITU level and is ranked 275th in the world. Tomin’s world ranking is 393rd. Lippert won the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/News/Articles-and-Releases/2018/August/11/Lippert-Bunten-Win-Overall-Titles-at-USA-Triathlon-Age-Group-National-Championships in August, finishing the Sprint race (which was changed to a run-bike-run) in 46:50 and the Olympic race in 1:59:29.
The Patriots Triathlon Festival had roughly 1,000 athletes racing over two days. Two thousand spectators cheered them on from the roadside and at Jamestown Beach Event Park in Williamsburg.
Click here https://www.facebook.com/kineticmultisports/videos/2557431100937335/ to watch highlights from the Patriots Sprint Triathlon.
Nine races remain on Kinetic Multisports’ 2018 schedule of 50 events, which includes one half and several sprints and Olympics.
About Kinetic Multisports
With 50 events on the 2018 calendar, Kinetic Multisports is the largest racing series on the East Coast and passionately believes in the power of multisport. The company begin in 2005 and has expanded over the years to include races in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit KineticMultisports.com.
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