Noble & Walkin win Vodafone Dublin City Triathlon 2012
Olympian Gavin Noble leaves competitors in the dust at Vodafone Dublin City Triathlon!
Over 900 competitors arrived at the start line this morning at 9am for the 2012 Vodafone Dublin City Triathlon which took place in the River Liffey and the Phoenix Park.
Toeing the line at the Garda Boat Club were a number of top ranked athletes in the Vodafone National Series including – Stephen Early, Shane Scully, Brian Harris, Marie Boland, Vanessa Fenton and Andree Walkin.
Setting the pace early on was the Olympian Gavin Noble emerging from the water first with a swim of 19 minute 15 seconds. This strong swim gave him almost a minute lead from the next competitor Stephen Early. Early had a terrific 20 minute and five seconds swim giving him a large lead over the rest of the amateur athletes and giving Gavin a harder day at the office!
Noble then pulled away from his nearest competitor even further after a quick bike and headed out on the run in the blistering heat. He crossed the finish line just 50 seconds ahead of Stephen Early. Early has had a great season this year having already won the Beast of the East Triathlon. Shane Scully finished third 3 minutes down on Early having put in one of the fastest run splits of the day of 37 minutes 13 seconds.
Noble commented after the race “It was great to race on home soil and against some terrific age-groupers. The Vodafone Dublin City Triathlon is easily one of the best races in Ireland and has a great atmosphere. It was great to hear all the supporters around Phoenix Park cheering us on throughout the race.”
In the ladies race, Andree Walkin put in a smashing run of 43 minutes 15 seconds to storm home followed by Marie Boland and Vanessa Fenton in third place.
The Super Sprint attracted hundreds of first time triathletes, whose goal was to complete the triathlon. Each competitor received a treat of an ice-cream cone and a finishers running gilet as they crossed the finish line to celebrate their victory.
Please click the following link to download the results in excel: https://www.championchipireland.com/cca/results/files/DCT%20Results12.xls
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