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Daron Perkins.

Daron Perkins.

Island trio impress for GB

Matt White

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Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:00

THREE IW triathletes represented Great Britain on the world stage recently.
Wight Tri’s Liz Dunlop, Stuart Dyer and Daron Perkins competed for GB at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Age Group World Standard Distance Triathlon Championship in Rotterdam, Holland.
Perkins, competing alongside Dyer in the 50-54 category, produced a brilliant performance to finish 12th overall from 125 competitors.
He was seventh after the swim and bike events and ran a solid 39.23 to cross the line in 2.11.31, making him the first GB runner home.
Dunlop was the second GB triathlete to finish in the women’s 60-64 category, securing automatic qualification for next year’s event on the Gold Coast, Australia.
Despite being hampered by a hamstring injury, and a fall during the bike event, Dunlop started the run in fifth position.
She completed it in 52.17 to finish in 2.46.27, making her ninth overall.
Dunlop said: “I aimed to make the top ten, so I have to be pleased with that.
“I actually really enjoyed it, despite falling off the bike.
“Thanks to the IW talented athlete sponsors, IW Council and Wightlink for their support.”
Dyer also impressed in a field of top competitors, finishing 28th overall and fifth GB triathlete in the 50-54 group, in a time of 2.15.26.
Liz Dunlop in Rotterdam.

Liz Dunlop in Rotterdam.

Stuart Dyer.

Stuart Dyer.

 


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