Hansen Defends, Monnink takes his first at the 4th Rev3 Niagara Falls Barrelman

By Roger Hospedales

Jennie Hansen defended her title, while Jordan Monnink secured the overall win after finishing second twice before at the 4th Annual Rev3 Niagara Falls Barrelman, presented by Keystone Communications.

Defending champion, Alex VanderLinden led men (25:46) out of the calm waters of the Welland International Flatwater Centre. During the bike, Monnink caught up to VanderLinden, and both rode together for the majority of the 86 km bike course (shortened due to road construction). Within the final kilometres of the bike course, Daniel Clarke charged to the front and entered T2 first with the top ride of 2:02:59. Clarke, Monnink, and VanderLinden headed out on the 21.1 km course together, as the temperatures rose, setting the stage for a great men’s battle. Monnink eventually took control of the race and finished with the top run of 1:22:30 to claim his first Barrelman title after placing second in 2016, and 2015.

Monnink swam 28:00, biked 2:05:06, and ran a race best 1:22:30 to finish in 3:58:33.

Rev3 Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon (2 km swim, 86 km bike, 21.1 km run)

Top 5 Men

  1. Jordan Monnink (Ottawa, ON) 3:58:33
  2. Daniel Clarke (Toronto, ON) 4:01:36
  3. Alex VanderLinden (Kitchener, ON) 4:09:45
  4. Lee Roy (Bathurst, NB) 4:10:44
  5. Luke Ehgoetz (New Hamburg, ON) 4:11:58

Just like in 2016, Sheila Treleaven led the swim (26:26). Miranda Tomenson, second out of the water (28:43), made her way to the front of the race and entered T2 first with a ride of 2:18:26 (Paolina Allan had the top women’s ride of 2:14:11). But no one was going to stop the defending champion. Hansen passed Treleaven for the lead at the halfway mark of the run and closed with the women’s best run of 1:26:22 to defend her title.

Hansen swam 31:14, rode 2:19:08, and ran a race best 1:26:22 to finish in 4:20:35.

Rev3 Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon (2 km swim, 86 km bike, 21.1 km run)

Top 5 Women

  1. Jennie Hansen (Rochester, NY) 4:20:35
  2. Christina Charles (Prince Albert, SA) 4:23:35
  3. Katy Cargiulo (Salem, NH) 4:25:57
  4. Miranda Tomenson (Toronto, ON) 4:30:07
  5. Sheila Treleaven (Grimsby, ON) 4:30:33

Fire and Ice (Jessey The Elf, Phillip McCatty, and Evan Maiko) won the Relay event and had the fastest overall time on the day (3:50:50) thanks to a 25:30 swim, 2:08:43 bike, and 1:14:38 run.

James McNaughton of Sudbury, ON (2:35:59) and Amy Javens of Hermitage, PA (2:53:09) won the Swim/Bike race. Toronto’s Peter Schindler (3:38:37) and Alexandra Bade (4:26:19) won the Bike/Run race.

2017 Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon Age Group Champions

Over 1000 athletes participated in the 4th annual Rev3 Niagara Falls Barrelman on Sunday September 17, the largest ever for the event.

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Race Results can be found at Sportstats.

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MultiSport Canada to host three Triathlon Ontario Championships and the Du-the-Double Duathlon Challenge


In 2017, MultiSport Canada is proud to host the popular Du-the-Double Duathlon Challenge @ Bracebridge, and the following Triathlon Ontario Championships – Club @ Wasaga Beach, Youth Club @ Lakeside, and Long Course Triathlon @ Rev3 Niagara Falls Barrelman.

Introducing Rev3 Niagara Falls Barrelman


Revolution3 Triathlon (REV3) proudly announces their 2nd race in Canada for the 2017 series, with the addition of REV3 Niagara Falls Barrelman.

The race will take place on September 17, 2017 with the signature race being the HalfREV. There will also be a Half Aquabike, Half Relay, and Half BikeRun.  For the last three years, this race has been produced by Multisport Canada under the Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon name and has experienced steady growth each year. As a celebration of this exciting new partnership we have extended the Early Bird pricing to November 19th. U.S. athletes can also take advantage of the very favorable currency exchange.

“Showcasing Niagara Falls as a triathlon destination and joining forces with MultiSport Canada is a dream come true”, said Eric Opdyke, president of Revolution3 Triathlon.  Adding this race and working with this team is the perfect book end for a tremendous 2017 season.”

The MultiSport Canada team will continue to produce the event. The partnership with REV3 provides great synergies to bring customers an even better experience.

“For 15 years MultiSport Canada has taken pride in producing superior quality races with the athlete’s safety and race experience top of mind, said John Salt, President MultiSport Canada. The entire team at MultiSport Canada is excited to join REV3, an organization that shares the same values when it comes to putting athletes first.  Over 2,200 athletes have enjoyed the Barrelman experience and, as we enter our fourth year in Niagara Falls, we are excited to welcome athletes from the REV3 Family.  We will continue to deliver a safe, fun, memorable, and first class race experience.  Please say hello on race day.”

The swim will take place at the Welland International Flatwater Centre in clean, canal water (68-72 degrees F).  The fast and flat bike course will finish by the Niagara River. Athletes will then enjoy a special treat by running through Kingsbridge Park, passing Niagara Falls multiple times. The highlight of the race is a two loop Run Course that athletes through the City of Niagara Falls and past the Canadian and American Falls twice.

As one of the Wonders of the World, Niagara Falls is a destination rich in diversity for everyone.  Niagara Falls is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind place for travelers to seek refuge or inspire discovery.  Experience world-famous waters, sample wine or savour meals, there is something for every family member sure to create a lifetime of memories.

EARLY BIRD PRICING NOW until Noon on Saturday November 19
Half Individual- $195 Canadian ($146 US)
Half Relay- $276 Canadian ($207 US)
Half Aquabike (Swim/Bike)- $130 Canadian ($97 US)
Half Duathlon (Bike/Run) – $160 Canadian ($120 US)



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About Revolution3 Triathlon

Revolution3 Triathlon believes that life is about creating experiences and not about accumulating things.  Our number one goal is to provide events that are safe and memorable not only for our athletes, but for their friends and families as well.  We have assembled the best team, whose enthusiasm and commitment to the multi-sport industry allows us to create an authentic and unique customer-centered experience.