4/2/2019 5:48:34 PM (GMT+3)

McCullagh, Caballero win Qatari Diar Triathlon

McCullagh, Caballero win Qatari Diar Triathlon

DOHA: Ireland’s Bernard McCullagh won the Open Men event at the Qatari Diar Triathlon last Friday, with some 250 adults and kids took part in the competition at Lusail City.

The one-day event was organised by Qatar Cycling and Triathlon Federation (QCTF) with support from Qatar Olympic Committee.

McCullagh, who now top the Series standings, clocked 54 minutes 11 seconds while Spain’s Aday Alvarez and Morocco’s Mouhcine Rhaili finished second and third respectively.

Isora Sosa Caballero (ESP) continued with her clean streak of 4 victories in as many races took the women’s honour in 1h3m2s. Daniela Sposi (GBR) and Gerda Maria Dumitru (ROM) took the silver and bronze respectively.

“Lusail City proved to be one of the best venues for triathlon in Qatar, with prospects of future cooperation between Qatari Diar and Qatar Cycling and Triathlon Federation. We are extremely happy to have found a common interest with the fellow Qatari Diar organisation and are looking forward to new events, whether triathlon or cycling related,” said Qatar Cycling and Triathlon Federation board member Thani Al Zarra.

In veteran category, Enzo Fascinato (ARG) won the men’s title followed by Manuel Miceli (ITA) and Jody Sanderson (CAN).

Hilda Allin (RSA) was the fastest among veteran women ahead of Andrea Stadler (ECU) and Annemarie Kilshaw (AUS).

Nasser Al Mohannadi came on top in Qatari veteran category, Fahad Al Groon was second and Saoud Almarri was third. The same order stands also in the Series, where Al Mohannadi claimed four victories in four races and can be declared as a winner of this season’s Series.

Team relay competition saw a staggering 20 teams taking on the challenge. The fastest time of 57m59s was done by Ismail Dergaa/James Moffat/Adil Adnan Faqruddin.

The fifth and final event in Qatar National Triathlon Series, “The Pearl Qatar Triathlon”, will take place on April 19. For more information about the Series, results and points standing visit www.qtriseries.com.