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Absolute EnduraceWe would like to thank our Local Presenting Sponsor Absolute Endurance for their support. Please visit them on race day in the Recharge Zone. Please also visit their website for details on their products, services and the work they do with athletes. 

A big thank you goes out to the Toronto Triathlon Club for recruiting volunteers for the weekend.

We are very excited about our partnership with Recharge With Milk  and the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series!  Look for the Recharge with Milk Team  at the finish line for your sample of chocolate milk to help you refuel and recover!

Give-It-A-Du Saturday

Chilly 11-degree water temperatures did not allow for the triathlon to take place, so for the safety of all, the event turned into a 2.1 km run, 10 km bike, and 2.5 km duathlon.

Cloudy skies blocked out the CN Tower today.

Gotta take those pre-race “selfies”.

Getting a bit of Hammer Gel energy for the race.

Caledon’s Matt Bedernjak, winner of the Duathlon at Huronia, used the top ride of the day (15:38) to edge out Richmond Hill’s Ryan McCallum for the overall victory.

Matt Bedernjak setting out to ride the top split on the day.

Waterdown’s Elise Bolger, who also won at Bracebridge, posted top splits across all three segments to dominate the women’s race, while also finishing third overall in 37:20.

Elise Bolger heads out for the 10 km bike ride on Toronto Island.

Toronto Island Give-It-A-Du (2.1 km run, 10 km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Men

1. Matt Bedernjak (Caledon, ON) 36:16

2. Ryan McCallum (Richmond Hill) 36:21

3. Scott Knowles (Toronto) 37:24

4. Ryan Rudderham (Oakville) 37:47

5. Parichit Bagga (Toronto) 37:58

Toronto Island Give-It-A-Du (2.1 km run, 10 km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Women

1. Elise Bolger (Waterdown, ON) 37:20

2. Emily Chant (Waterdown) 43:10

3. Nicole Ritchie (Guelph) 43:11

4. Sara Naudts (Caledon) 43:49

5. Alexa Farber (Toronto) 45:05

Some of very enthusiastic First Timers. Thanks for joining us. We are sorry you could not get a swim in today, but you all earned your finishes today.

An interview with Recharge With Milk Ambassador Team Member Scott Knowles. He finished 4th overall.

Tamas Sandor, the lucky winner of the Recharge With Milk Cooler filled with goodies.

Sprint Sunday at Toronto Island

The water temperature rose to 13-degrees overnight and a shortened swim (from 750m to 375m) triathlon went ahead on Sunday.

The early morning clouds soon gave way to sunny skies and great conditions for hanging out at the Post-race Awards and Draw prize giveaways.

Coming off a heavy training block as he prepares for Lakeside and the Niagara Falls Barrelman, Fergus’ Cody Beals opened with a 5:43 in the frigid waters off of Hanlan’s Point then rocked the field with a race leading 27:41 bike, and closed with a 16:42 run to take the overall win in 51:32, over Chatham’s Alexander VanderLinden (52:50), and Toronto’s Mikael Staer Nathan (53:00). Making it a top three sweep for the members Recharge With Milk Ambassador Team.

Toronto Island Triathlon (375m swim, 20 km bike, 4.8 km run) – Top 5 Men

1. Cody Beals (Fergus, ON) 51:32

2. Alexander VanderLinden (Chatham) 52:50

3. Mikael Staer Nathan (Toronto) 53:00

4. Andrew Taylor (Milton) 53:12

5, Aaron DeJong (Waterdown) 55:19

Read Cody Beals’ Race Report.

Heinken, also a member of the Recharge With Milk Ambassador Team Member, similarly used a dominant ride to claim her victory. She swam 6:41, biked 33:49, and ran 20:08 to finish in 1:02:40. Toronto’s Samantha Edwards came in next for second (1:05:24), and Phaedra Kennedy was third across the finish line (1:05:45).

Lauren Heinken makes her way into T2. Read Lauren’s Race Report.

Toronto Island Triathlon (375m swim, 20 km bike, 4.8 km run) – Top 5 Women

1. Lauren Heinken (Mississauga, ON) 1:02:40

2. Samantha Edwards (Toronto) 1:05:24

3. Phaedra Kennedy (Toronto) 1:05:45

4. Bridget Bethell (Unionville) 1:07:37

5. Johanna Kyte (Toronto) 1:08:42

Sprint Triathlon Top 5 Men & Women Overall

The Sprint Duathlon featured some athletes expected to be major players at the Ontario International Distance Duathlon Championship at Lakeside on September 13.

Hamilton’s Jesse Bauer took the overall victory with an opening 17:54 run, 32:52 bike, and 10:17 run, while Brampton’s Jade Carrington captured the women’s title without much difficulty. She ran 20:31, biked 35:03, and ran 12:44 to win by a 3 minute margin.

Read Jesse Bauer’s Race Report.

Toronto Island Duathlon (4.8km run, 20 km bike, 2.8 km run) – Top 5 Men

1. Jesse Bauer (Hamilton, ON) 1:02:28

2. Garvin Moses (Mississauga) 1:03:20

3. Phillip McCatty (Jamaica) 1:03:51

4. Darren Cooney (Toronto, ON) 1:04:37

5. Christopher Marentette (Komoka) 1:04:38

Toronto Island Duathlon (4.8km run, 20 km bike, 2.8 km run) – Top 5 Women

1. Jade Carrington (Brampton, ON) 1:10:33

2. Christine Loch (Toronto) 1:13:34

3. Kim Davidge (Burlington) 1:13:50

4. Garima Takyar (Toronto) 1:14:45

5. Laura Lipcsei (Toronto) 1:15:49

Sprint Duathlon Top 5 Women & Men Overall

The Relay Category is becoming extremely popular and on Sunday we had big turnout of 44 teams participating in the Triathlon and Duathlon Relay Races. It is a great way to get your friends and family involved in the sport we all love. Oakville’s “Parker Fury” won the Triathlon Relay and Markham’s “Ng Hospedales Ng” took the Duathlon Relay win.

Triathlon Relay Podium

Duathlon Relay Podium

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The Nineteen Racer of the Day won a Pipeline FS wetsuit (MSRP $300).


Congratulations to our 2XU Racer of the Day who won a prize pack worth in excess of $300!

Series regular Don Pardoe wins the 2XU prize.

At our races, make sure to stop by the Recharge With Milk Recovery Zone go get your post-race Chocolate Milk, some swag, to hang out in the shade in comfort, or to have some fun at their photo booth. If you stopped by and took some pictures, you’ll find them at the Recharge With Milk Facebook Page.

Consider joining us for the inaugural Barrelman Triathlon. Its coming up on September 21st.

Thanks for joining us at Toronto Island & thanks to All of our Incredible Volunteers made available by the Toronto Triathlon Club. Make sure you make it a practice to thank every volunteer you come across whenever you are out racing.

The lifeguards didn’t have to go into the cold water on Saturday but they helped out with chip distribution and collection. On Sunday we did manage to put them to work with a shortened but still chilly swim. Thanks!

Ron Lemon, a dedicated triathlon supporter. He worked as a volunteer in transition, and annually organizes the volunteer crew at the Welland Triathlon. You will see him out at the Barrelman in September too. Thanks to Ron and all of our volunteers.

Special thanks go to our Local Presenting Sponsor Absolute Endurance for their support.

Absolute Endurace

We would like to thank our Local Presenting Sponsor Absolute Endurance for their support. Please visit them on race day in the Recharge Zone. Please also visit their website for details on their products, services and the work they do with athletes.

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We hope to see you at Wasaga Beach (September 6 & 7), our next stop in the 2014 Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series.

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