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Sunday 28 December 2014

Lost sheep find their way

Cillian Walsh

Published 11/09/2013 | 05:36

Bryan McCrystal, winner of the Lost Sheep Triathlon.
Bryan McCrystal, winner of the Lost Sheep Triathlon.

ONE OF the most popular triathlons in country was held in Kenmare on Saturday as nearly 300 competitors took to the water in the 11th annual Lost Sheep triathlon in Kenmare.

ONE OF the most popular triathlons in country was held in Kenmare on Saturday as nearly 300 competitors took to the water in the 11th annual Lost Sheep triathlon in Kenmare.

Run by the Cork Triathlon Club, the half triathlon, which consists of a 1.9kn swim, 80km bike loop and 21km run, sold out all 350 places within an hour of going on sale earlier in the year.

30 athletes failed to finish the course, due to bike crashes, hypothermia and other injuries sustained, but of those who did, Bryan McCrystal took Gold in the men's category, while Joyce Wolfe finished victorious in the women's race.

Race Director Louis Kelliher was delighted with how the event went, "This year's Lost Sheep went down a treat with spectators and competitors alike down in Kenmare."

"The town is always very supportive of us and we have a great relationship with the town council and all those that help to make this such a great weekend," he added.

The quality of the field was once again superb this year, with top class men and women attracted to this tough, yet fair race, that includes two category one climbs and a category two climb on the bike.

With the rate of success of this year's event, the hope is to continue this gruelling triathlon for many years to come.

Kerryman

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