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Global Triathalon Series

Another round of Triathlon competition winds down in Port Moresby with new records being set.

This is to prepare athletes for the forthcoming 3rd Pacific Islands Triathlon and Cycling Championships set for August in Port Moresby.


Atthe last round of triathlon competition overthe weekend in Port Moresby, Andrew Duggin of Point Engineering Company established dominance onthe course asthe person to look out for atthe Global Construction Triathlon Series.


The series started in April and ends in October. Recently over 35 athletes took part inthe event andthe number is expected to increase in competitions to come every month.


Duggin wonthe Olympic Distance Triathlon clocking 2 hours and 23 minutes, while Anni Galdames of PSI clocked a close timing with 20 seconds more.Inthe third place, Callum Skeet of Alotau finished with a time of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 30 seconds.


The tri Series also comprised of a Sprint Distance event and a Super Sprint Event. Kid’s triathlon was also included and will be part of allthe events this year.


Meantime a four member Team from NCD to participate inthe Sepik Iron Man are set for the challenge.


MisPNG Rachel Saperi James will swim for the team, Lee Rassmussen asthe cyclist andthe Roader Runners will be Swans Pinampio and UPNG Student runner Eliab Rihatta.


Triathlon Sport Development Officer Stephen Damien says, it’s a great opportunity for the visiting teams to experience a huge crowd and to celebratethe 10th Anniversary ofthe Sepik Iron Man withthe Sepik communities.

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