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Vanhoenacker repeats at Mercuryman winner, Harfield takes Half Iron with new amateur record

Belgium Ironman Marino Vanhoenacker repeated as champion of the Mercuryman Triathlon Sunday 11th February. The 41-year-old crossed the finish line completing the full triathlon as the only professional in 4:05:07:8, just shy of his 2017 finish and course record of 4:01:48.6. Afterwards, Vanhoenacker said the race pushed him to his limits.

“It was really good. I pushed really hard in the swim start,” said Vanhoenacker. “I tried to keep that pace for 400-500 meters until the far end. Pretty much the same with the bike until the turning point. Then I was pretty much on my own.”

In the Men’s Half Iron, Patrick Harfield set a new amateur course record with a time of 4:34:04.7. Afterwards, Harfield said the conditions pushed him in the first half of the race.

“Tough on the bike for sure,: said Harfield. “The wind was ridiculous, cross wind and head wind, which made the bike a little slow. The way back was a little more pleasant but wind made the hard in the first half which made the second half a little tougher.”


Here’s a look at all the individual winners from the 2018 Mercuryman Triathlon:

1st Marino Vanhoenacker (4:05:07:8)
Half Iron:
1st Patrick Harfield (4:34:04.7)
1st Annalet Mayer   (6:36:35.3)
1st Kendall Ebanks (2:40:44.25)
1st Michelle Bailey  (2:49:12.88)
1st Mike Stevens     (5:44:27.0)
1st Jon Roney          (3:18:54.1)


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Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at 333.6521 or

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