surinenglish

First prize for Scot at Almuñécar triathlon

Christopher Roy (centre of podium) with other winners.
Christopher Roy (centre of podium) with other winners. / SUR
  • Competition consisted of 750-metre swim in the sea, 20-kilometre bike race and five-kilometre run

Scottish triathlete, Christopher Roy, took first prize in Almuñécar's Pikaeras triathlon last Saturday. He completed the competition, which consisted of a 750-metre swim in the sea, 20-kilometre bike race and a five-kilometre run, in one hour and seven minutes.

Despite the clear start to the day, the wind picked up later on, making the sea choppy and conditions for the swimmers difficult. After finishing the challenge, Roy said, “Until I got to the first buoy everything was fine, but by the second it was difficult because the waves made me lose my reference and I couldn't see anyone. I didn't realise I had come first until I got to the end.”

This was the third time that Roy had competed in the triathlon. However, he was unable to take part in 2016 and 2017 after an accident.