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Gudmunsson wins triathlon individual Olympic event

Arin Kumar
Monday, April 07, 2014

ICELANDER Hordor Gudmunsson took out the individual Olympic event at the fourth event of the 2014 Marco Polo Triathlon Series.

The race required the competitors to swim 1.5 kilometres, cycle 40 kilometres and run 10 kilometres.

Gudmunsson finished the race in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 10 seconds on Saturday at the Olympic Swimming Pool in Suva.

Petero Manoa was second in a time of 2 hours, 23 minutes and 53 seconds while Tim Noble was third with a time of 2 hours, 24 minutes and 25 seconds.

Fiji Triathlon Association president Andrew Pene said a total of 54 participants competed in the event.

"The newcomers were the Peace Corps team comprising Salas Prasad, Dr Josephine Piukala and Carl Ngamoki, with Elizabeth Yang and Olivia Owens assisting technical officials Atelaite Satakala and Tuigalala Tuivuya," he said.

"Also present was Oceania Sports Education Program's (OSEP) Maciu Koroitamana who was there to assess the practical work of the technical officials who had done the OSEP sports administrator course in May last year.

"Also notable were Team USP2 and Team AusAID who stepped up into the Olympic distance to compete with Team Marist whose teams are currently leading in the Olympic distance, sprint distance and super sprint distance."

Marist won the men's super sprint team event in a time of 52 minutes and 32 seconds and the men's sprint team event in a time of 1 hour, 15 minutes and 43 seconds.

Works won the women's sprint event in a time of 1 hour, 55 minutes and 19 seconds.

Marist also took out the men's team Olympic event in a time 2 two hours, 22 minutes and 48 seconds while the women's competition was won by AusAID in a time of 2 hours, 40 minutes and nine seconds.

Carl Cameron won the men's individual super sprint event in a time of 39 minutes and 48 seconds while Brenda Lowry won the womens event in a time of 43 minutes and eight seconds.

Lui Pene took out the individual sprint in a time of 1 hour, 15 minutes and two seconds.

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