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Speers takes spoils as 400 complete triathlon course

Triathlon: Bangor triathlete Harry Speers stole the show at this weekend's Firmus Energy City of Derry Triathlon.

The Invictus Triathlon Club star powered to victory in a time of 1:03:21, closely followed by Omagh's Lorcan Healy who finished in 1:03:21. Neville O'Neill from Olympian Triathlon Club took third place in 1:04:32.

In the women's event, Siobhan Gallagher from 24/7 Club Letterkenny secured first place with a time of in 01:11:22. Naomi Drakeford from Hull Barracuda Triathlon Club took silver coming in at 01:12:28 with Laura Wylie from Antrim's High Elbow club closely behind.

A record number of over 400 competitors completed the sprint triathlon course, comprising of a 750m open water swim in the River Foyle, a 20km closed road cycle and a 5km flat run around the city.

In the Para-Triathlon category, which ran alongside the main event on the same course, Jennie McBride delivered a superb performance to take the top spot in her home city. Jennie was competing for the charity Action on Hearing Loss Derry.

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