A TOTAL of 68 participants featured in the third event of the 2014 Marco Polo Business House Triathlon Series at the Togalevu naval base last Saturday.
Fiji Triathlon Association president Andrew Pene said newcomers to the series were Mike Thon, Mark Ramsden, John Lowry, Brenda Lowry, Suleh Atchison, Team AusAid, Team USP M2, Team Wardens, Team Fire Authority and Team Digicel.
"The notable performances on the day were by Australian Tim Noble who won the Olympic distance and local triathletes Salabogi Lakoenalagilagi and Petero Manoa, who are now confirmed to represent Fiji at the Noumea International Triathlon event on April 27," he said.
Marist won the men's team super sprint event (375m swim/10k bike/ 2.5k run) in a time of 46m 35s and in the women's category, ISS won with a time of 51m 09s.
The team sprint event (750m swim/20k bike/ 5k run) men's competition was won by Works; they finished in 1h 28m 42s. Wardens came in second in 1h 29m 13s; USP M2 was third in 1h 29m 18s.
AusAID won the women's category in 1h 30m 22s with USP in second place in 1h 54m 18s and Works third in 2h 11m 55s.
Marist won the team Olympic event (1500m swim/40k bike/ 10k run) in 3h 19m.
Toma Pene won the individual super sprint (375m swim/10k bike/ 2.5k run) in the men's competition in 44m 14s ahead of John Lowry who finished in 59m 46s.
In the women's category, Brenda Lowry finished first with a time of 47m 51s with Suleh Atchison coming in second in 1h 13min 43s.
Lui Pene, in a time of 1h 27m 36s, won the individual sprint (750m swim/20k bike/5k run) ahead of Mike Thon who finished in 1h 44m 22s.
In the women's category, Lavinia Dickinson came in first in a time of 1h 29m 20s while Sarah Pene finished second in 1h 59m 19s.
Noble took out the individual Olympic (1500m swim/40k bike/10k run) in 2h 44m 24s ahead of Lakoenalagilagi who finished with a time of 2h 48m 48s.