2018 Barrelman Triathlon victories for Laundry and Jewett

By Roger Hospedales

Guelph’s Jackson Laundry redeemed himself after a DNF in 2016, and Toronto’s Tamara Jewett set a new course record at the 5th Annual Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon, presented by Keystone Communications.

A foggy morning gave way to a men’s race which featured a battle between Laundry and Taylor Reid, right from the start. With relay swimmer Jessey The Elf pushing the pace up front (26:04) at the Welland International Flatwater Centre, Laundry (26:07) and Reid (26:10) followed close behind. On the 90 km bike, Laundry managed to create a bit of a gap with his 2:02:45 ride, while Reid rode 2:04:32. On the steamy half marathon (temperatures soared into the 30 degrees plus Celsius range), Reid chased hard (1:27:38), but Laundry ran 1:28:12 to stay ahead to claim the Barrelman title. Kitchener’s Alex VanderLinden had the fastest men’s run of the day (1:25:32) to take third, the same position as last year.

Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon (2 km swim, 90 km bike, 21.1 km run)

Top 5 Men

  1. Jackson Laundry (Guelph, ON) 3:59:32
  2. Taylor Reid (Guelph, ON) 4:00:49
  3. Alex VanderLinden (Kitchener, ON) 4:10:04
  4. Nick Cosman (Kingston, ON) 4:16:51
  5. Robert Duncan (Joliet, IL, USA) 4:26:21

#BarrelmanTri 2018 – Men’s Podium

Toronto’s Miranda Tomenson led all women out of the water (29:13), but Jewett was close behind (30:01). Once on her bike, Jewett lay down a dominant performance on the way to a new course record. Getting faster with every race victory this summer, Jewett rode 2:23:29, and ran 1:21:37 (faster than anyone else on the day), to take the win in 4:19:00. Fourth last year, Tomenson finished second (4:38:01), and after battling cancer last year, American Nickie Luse triumphantly took third (4:44:02).

The triathlon also served as the final event of Triathlon Ontario’s Long Course Series. Visit their site for details and final standings.

Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon (2 km swim, 90 km bike, 21.1 km run)

Top 5 Women

  1. Tamara Jewett (Toronto, ON) 4:19:00
  2. Miranda Tomenson (Toronto, ON) 4:38:01
  3. Nickie Luse (Dayton, OH, USA) 4:44:02
  4. Lori Sherlock (Star City, WV, USA) 4:46:12
  5. Angela Lilly (Stirling, ON) 4:50:42

#BarrelmanTri 2018 – Women’s Podium

FilCanTri (John Paul Cruz, Charlie Garcia,  Ricardo Mansueto) won the Relay event in 4:30:18.

#BarrelmanTri 2018 – Relay Podium

The Swim/Bike race also doubled as the Triathlon Ontario Aquabike Provincial Championships, and a National Qualifier for the 2019 ITU Age Group World Championships, offering two qualification spots per age group per gender. James McNaughton of Toronto, ON (2:46:57) and Paolina Allan of Aurora, ON (2:58:31) took the overall wins to become Ontario Champions!

#BarrelmanTri 2018 – Swim/Bike Women’s Podium

Toronto’s Peter Schindler (4:05:34) and Julie Reiter (5:01:38) won the Bike/Run race.

#BarrelmanTri 2018 – Bike/Run Podium

For McNaughton and Schindler, they successfully defended their titles from the year before.

#BarrelmanTri 2018 – Age Group Winners

Thanks to All of Our Awesome Volunteers

They were the real heroes of the day, as they battled the heat to provide aid to all of the athletes. We are getting rave reviews daily about how incredible everyone’s experience was.

Next year’s event:

Will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2019 – one week later to get cooler conditions. Registration will open at the end of September.

Barrelman Triathlon Videos from our YouTube Channel

Some important links:

Visit the Barrelman Facebook Page to view the race day coverage.

Race Results can be found at Sportstats.

Your Free Race Photos will be available at Zoomphoto.ca – as soon as they are uploaded and indexed.