ITU Stars Filip Ospaly from the Czech Republic and Sarah Haskins from the United States win the 2011 St. Anthony's Triathlon in St. Petersburg, Florida. The 28th annual Olympic Distance triathlon also celebrates a new era as it's now part of the new global 5150 Triathlon Series. The event hosted a field of world-class professionals competing for a prize purse of more than $65,000.
Today's swim course had to be shorted to a 1km Swim because of high winds. Ospaly beats defending champion Cameron Dye and narrowly hold off Matty Reed for the win. Haskins defends her title coming out of the water with the lead pack of women and then having the fastest bike and run splits of the day. She holds off Liz Blatchford from Australia for the victory.
2011 5150 St. Anthony's Triathlon Results:
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Click here to view the full 2011 Race Results from St. Anthony's Triathlon.
A few weeks ago we did a story on the Pease bothers, Brent, Evan and Kyle. The three brothers prepared to tackle the St. Anthony's Triathlon and Cerebral Palsy in a "All for One, One for All" quest. The good news is that the quest was a success as the Pease brother conquered and finished the St. Anthony's triathlon together today in St. Peterburg.
Another human interest story from St. Anthony's Triathlon is that of physically challenged triathlete Rajesh Durbal. Rajesh is a triple-quadriplegic competitor who uses aerospace technology in his prosthetic arm and two legs; he is also an Ironman World Championship race finisher. He was another finisher in today's race.
The 5150 Series is owned by the World Triathlon Corporation and is an international race series featuring Olympic Distance, non-drafting racing.