HITS Triathlon Series stormed Ocala, Florida March 24-25 and welcomed triathletes of all kinds to a weekend full of stellar racing. Over 500 athletes spanning five distances swam in the waters of Lake Weir at Carney Island Park and took to the roads in the rolling hills of central Florida. First-time triathletes conquered their first races on the same courses where elite athletes raced for wins and experienced racers tested their early-season training.
Full – Nick Nothoff (Winston Salem, NC) – 10:02:04
Half – Andrew Heideman (Jacksonville, FL) – 4:15:25
Olympic – Lee Boyer (Jacksonville, FL) – 2:15:36
Sprint – Rod De Kanel (Sainte Genevieve Des Bois, France) – 1:05:08
Open – Jaelin Funk (Celebration, FL) – 19:32
Full – Deborah Battaglia (Salt Lake City, UT) – 11:07:41
Half – Karen Tamson (Naples, FL) – 5:04:13
Olympic – Georgina Frost (Sarasota, FL) – 2:36:38
Sprint – Catherine LaCrosse – (Indianapolis, IN) 1:15:20
Open – Gwen Carlton – (Ocala, FL) 24:06
Here’s a look at the weekend as told by ©ESI Photography photos:
HITS Triathlon Series – Ocala was a blast and we hope to see you all next year!