Ben Kanute, 2016 Olympian, capped off a double-win weekend with a victory Sunday at the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon, coming off a Saturday victory with the Carolina Gliders Mixed Relay Team at the Atlantic City Major League Triathlon.
As the Boston swim was canceled due to inclement weather, Kanute finished the 2 kilometer opening run, 35 kilometer bike leg and 10 kilometer run in a time of 1:29:08 which gave him a 1:35 margin of victory over Matt Alford of Coventry Rhode Island and 1:42 over 3rd place finisher Spencer Ralston of Hebron, Connecticut.
Kanute combined a duathlon style 6:53 run, a race-best 48:19 split for the 35 kilometer bike leg and second-best 32:25 split for the 10 kilometer run centered at the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Carson Beach in South Boston.
Angela Naeth, a Canadian national based in Boulder, Colorado, finished in 1:43:03 to win the women’s overall title by 59 seconds over 3rd place finisher Kim Webster of Framingham , Massachusetts and 1:48 over Sonja Kent of Framingham, Massachusetts.
Naeth combined am 8:57 split for the opening 2k run, a by-far women’s-best 52:32 split for the 35 kilometer bike leg, and a women’s 3rd-fastest 39:24 10 kilometer run to edge Webster by 59 seconds. She also competed on a quick turn-around, having finished 3rd last week at Ironman UK.
About 2,000 age group athletes from 42 states and 15 countries competed Sunday in the event which began with a beach run forced when a summer storm forced cancellation of the swim leg.
Columbia Threadneedle Boston Triathlon
July 22, 2018
R 2k / B 35k / R 10k
1. Ben Kanute (Phoenix AZ) 1:29:08 R 6:53 B 48:19 R 32:25
2. Matt Alford (Coventry RI) 1:30:43 R 6:57 B 49:11 R 33:16
3. Spencer Ralston (Hebron CT) 1:30:50 R 6:56 B 48:52 R 33:48
4. Mark Dubnick (Dekalb IL) 1:30:59 R 6:53 B 51:52 R 30:59
5. Justin Lippert (Middletown NJ) 1:31:27 R 6:50 B 49:58 R 33:19
1. Angela Naeth (Boulder CO) 1:43:03 R 8:57 B 52:32 R 39:24
2. Kim Webster (Framingham MA) 1:44:02 R 8:42 B 55:19 R 38:12
3. Sonja Kent (Framingham MA) 1:44:51 R 8:12 B 56:25 R 38:56
4. Ginger Howell (Brighton MA) 1:47:55 R 8:27 B 57:34 R 40:01
5. Caroline Knowles (Westerly RI) 1:48:59 R 8:41 B 58:31 R 40:21