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 ITU Oceania and New Zealand Triathlon Championships, Queenstown

Hamish Carter und Heather Evans gewannen in der Nähe von Queenstown/NZL die Ozeanischen Triathlon Meisterschaften, die auch auch Qualifikation für die Commenwealth Games in Manchester zählten. Im nächsten wird dieses Rennen als ITU Triathlon WM ausgetragen.
Christin Aeberhard, Mitglied im U23 Kader gewann ausserhalb des Elite-Feldes das Age Group Rennen.

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Former World No 1 Hamish Carter demolished a class field to win the Oceania Triathlon Championships at Millbrook Resort near Queenstown today.

The 30-year-old Aucklander dominated on the run to win by 40 seconds from Christchurch’s Kris Gemmell, with the pair qualifying for selection in the New Zealand team for the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

Gemmell outsprinted Australian based Kiwi Shane Reed and Craig Watson, who has already qualified for his place in Manchester.

Former Wellingtonian Heather Evans outclassed the pack to win the women’s title by 1min 10seconds from Whangarei’s Samantha Warriner and qualify for the one position available for Commonwealth Games selection for women.

Wellington’s Evelyn Williamson, who missed the race recovering from injury, qualified for selection at last year’s world championships.

Results Oceania Triathlon Championships, Millbrook Resort (1.5k swim 40k bike 10k run):

Men: Hamish Carter (Auckland) 1:54.24, 1; Kris Gemmell (Christchurch) 1:55.04, 2; Craig Watson (Christchurch) and Shane Reed (NZL – based in Gold Coast) 1:55.06, equal 3; Olivier Marceau (France) 1:55.12, 5; Bevan Docherty (Taupo) 1:56.39, 6; Ritchie Cunningham (Australia) 1:56.46, 7; Patrick Vernay (New Caledonia) 1:56.48, 8; Nathan Richmond (Auckland) 1:58.39, 9; Matt Reed (NZL based in USA) 1:59.08, 10.

Women: Heather Evans (NZL based in Sydney) 2:11.37, 1; Samantha Warriner (Northland) 2:12.47, 2; Rebekah Keat (Australia) 2:13.35, 3; Fiona Docherty (Taupo) 2:15.03, 4; Shanelle Barrett (Taupo) 2:15.30, 5; Debbie Tanner (Auckland) 2:16.28, 6; Helene Salomon (France) 2:16.40, 7; Jennifer Cooper (North Harbour) 2:19.01, 8; Vanessa Palmer (Auckland) 2:19.37, 9; Ainslie Savage (Christchurch) 2:26.40, 10.

Women: Age Group Race: 1. Christin Aeberhard (SUI) 2:28:09.

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