A longer than normal bike course, followed by a humid run was not enough to keep Patrick Harfield from winning his third Cayman Islands Triathlon Sunday (4 November).
Competing in the Olympic Triathlon distance consisting of a 1500m swim, 24.8 mile bike, 6.2 mile run, Harfield clocked in at 2:14:28. Last year, Harfield set a new amateur course record with a time 2:04:37. His first win was in 2014, clocking in at 2:15:19.
“Swim was good, calm conditions, clear and sunny, no chop-chop, no one in my way” said Harfield. “Came out in first, managed to hold that position on the bike. Conditions on the bike were very windy today. The courser was a little longer, the dog leg at Batabano was a little longer this time. Harder going into the wind. Started the run but it was warm, not a lot of shade. Struggled a bit in the run.”
Nadine Gray was also a back-to-back winner finishing first in the Female Olympic distance clocking in at 2:32:56, beating her winning time in 2017 of 2:34:04.
View all the results here.