While it’s the Kenyans who usually sweep the Bali Marathon, it’s apparently the Australians who took most of the titles for the Bali Triathlon, yesterday.
Jimbaran was swarming this weekend with professional and amateur athletes for the seventh annual Bali International Triathlon that started from Intercontinental Resort.
More than 1,300 athletes from 31 countries reportedly participated in the event that consisted of Olympic and sprint distance triathlons and a 5k fun run—though we suspect from observation that the bulk of that number was part of the fun run.
The Olympic distance kicked off with a 1.5 kilometer swim in Jimbaran Bay, a 40 kilometer bike-ride to Nusa Dua, and a harsh 10 kilometer uphill there-and-back run to Ayana Resort, whereas the sprint distance was the toned down version with a 500 meter swim, a 20 kilometer bike-ride, and a 5k fun run.
Aussie Mitchell Robins took the men’s Olympic distance category with an impressive time of 2:05:58, followed by Indonesians Bachtiar Yan and Muhammad Kadri, according to the Jakarta Post.
The winner of the women’s Olympic distance was reportedly Kylie Scholz at 2:43:37, followed by Australian Roassans Bille and Indonesian Shafiya Varra Dinda Adha.
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