The tail-end of Tropical Storm Leslie made for great conditions at Sunday’s 13th annual Love City Triathlon and Aquathon, meaning that locals who live in ST CROIX RENTALS were able to watch the event unfold.
Theresa Harper was first across the finish line at Maho Bay for the women’s triathlete division, in a time of 1 hour, 59 minutes and 9 seconds.
Brent Lynn, 33, of St. John, finished first for the men in the triathlon division with a time of 1 hour, 55 minute and 57 seconds.
23 triathletes took part, as they swam a half-mile at Maho Bay, biked 14 miles to Cruz Bay and then ran four miles to finish at Maho Bay.
Eric Buck of St. Thomas, was the second male triathlete to cross the finish line with a time of 2 hours, 3 minutes and 23 seconds. Buck, who works for the Nature Conservancy, said he made a practice run on St. John the day before the race.
Mike Klein, 47, said he didn’t like the bicycling part, because he was afraid he would crash and mess up his training for the World Sprint Championships in New Zealand.
Sissel Holloway, 22, also made the trip from St. Croix. A personal trainer who works at Beeston Hill Rehabilitation, she was the second woman triathlete to cross the finish with a time of 2 hours, 12 minutes and 41 seconds. She is also heading off to New Zealand for the World Olympic Distance Championships.