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Records tumble at Tri The Lough

Swimmers leave the water after the first leg

Swimmers leave the water after the first leg

THE top three finishers at this year’s Tri The Lough on Saturday all crossed the line in a faster time than the previous course record.

That previous time of just under an hour was held by Aughnacloy’s Kris Muldoon.

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Teenager, James Walton from the Triangle Club in Limavady eclipsed that by over a minute on a day perfect for racing around the picturesque Loughmacrory.

He was joined on the podium in second place by Omagh’s Barney McCullagh, who was racing for the Go-Tri Club in Limerick where he is currently based.

Completing the top three was Carrickmore’s own Ryan McFlynn, who was returning to take part in this Irish National Series event from his home in Wales.

The records kept coming with top female athlete Carolyn Hayes, also from the Limerick based tri club finishing in an impressive seventh place overall.

Also in the female category was an impressive performance by former Omagh Tri Club member Jenny Algar who was fifth best female representing Sligo TC.

The host Omagh Triathlon Club can be proud of not only putting on a highly professional event, but also with the performances of its local members.

With 250 of the best triathletes in Ireland taking to the start line for the swim 750 metres, 20 kilometre cycle and five kilometre run, the local club had seven finishers in the top 50.

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