Goa Triathlon 113 sees winners in a Swiss and an Indian

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Pablo Erat of Switzerland and Blossom Fernandez of Bangalore won the men’s and women’s elite category at the inaugural Goa Triathlon 113 event held at the Vainguinim Beach and Goa University road circuit on Sunday.

Pablo, who is five times champion of the Goa Olympic Distance Triathlon (51.5 kilometres) won the 113 kilometres event and did it in a very quick time of 4:23:33 hours. The Swiss triathlete who has several Ironman triathlete titles to his credit was followed by Pankaj Ravalu of Kolhapur who finished with a timing of 5:07:13 hours, while Bangalore’s Harish Subramanian finished third in a time of 5:47:06.

In the women’s elite category, Blossom Fernandez of Bangalore clocked an impressive 6:43:49 hours to win first place, followed by Shilpa Phadke of Pune with 7:16:21 and Hetal Tamakuwala of Surat in 8:33:02.

In the amateur category, Goa’s Akash Agarwadekar, a lifeguard with Drishti Marine won with timing of 5:32:06, followed by Flemingson Lazarus of Bangalore in 6:31:41 and Sanjay Suryawanshi Ichalkaranji in 6:37:45.

Likewise, Sweden’s Petra Spencer won the women’s amateur category clocking 7:11:07, followed by Neeta Narang of Nashik in 8:54:41 and Amruda Nair of Mumbai in 9:12:56.

Pankaj Ravalu and Blossom Fernandez were also adjudged the fastest Indian man and woman in the elite category and won special cash prizes for the same sponsored by Pablo Erat. A total amount of `1,90,000 was distributed in prize money to all podium winners.

 

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