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Port Elizabeth teen, Keegan Cooke, is overall About IT Triathlon Series winner again

Dec 28, 2016
Port Elizabeth teen, Keegan Cooke, is overall About IT Triathlon Series winner again

19-year-old Keegan Cooke of Port Elizabeth secured the overall About IT Triathlon Series title for the second year running after a fantastic performance on Monday which saw him winning the 4th and final leg of the 4-part Series. Amid strong competition from around the country, the junior triumph in the traditional Boxing Day triathlon at Port St Francis in a time of 1hr 6min ahead of coach Richard Lawrie and Cape Town triathlete Dylan Pivo who will be relocating to Port Elizabeth in January.

It was a clean sweep for the Port Eliabeth triathletes at Monday's busy triathlon with Liza Kingston, Jade Hooke and Sally Waterworth taking the podium positions.

"WOW, this was the greatest race of all for me, " said Kingston, the 9 times consecutive overall Series Ladies champion. "Todays conditions were perfect for racing and I'm really proud of what I've achieved over the past 10 years." 

Having missed the 3rd round, Kingston was more than happy to finish as Series runner-up to 2016 ladies champion Hooke with Welkom athlete Tanya Schutte finishing in 3rd place overall. Hooke, started the Series with two 3rd placings before winning round 3 and Monday's 2nd place ensured the Series win whilst Kingston placed 2nd in round 1 and enjoyed comfortable wins in rounds 2 and 4. 

The Boxing Day triathlon, traditionally the busiest of the 4 races in the Series, did not disappoint on Monday with over 130 individuals and some 30 teams taking part.

Team 2XU International comrpising of Horak Vilem, Louis De Villiers and Charl De Villiers won the team event from the local St Francis Zumalek team (Michael Bowren, Charles Butler and Pamela Bowren) whilst The Mighty Morphin Flower team (Craig, Slater and Paige Black) placed 3rd.

In the Men's overall Series standings, Cooke finished with 175 points was ahead of German athlete Johannes Moldan (145 points), Pivo (125 points), older brother Jarryd Cooke (115 points), Ross Helliwell (75 points) and Gean Viljoen (60 points). 

During the Series it was announced that Zsports Events NPC, organisers of the About IT Triathlon Summer Series, would be organising the 2017 Eastern Province Triathlon Championships at Pollok Beach on Saturday 21st January.

The Championships will be open to Youth (12-15 yrs), Juniors (16-19 years) and age group triathletes (20 years +) with the Youth race distance being a 300m swim, 10km cycle and 2.5km run, the Juniors race over the Sprint Distance (750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run) whilst the Age Group athlete's compete over the Olympic Distance (1500m swim, 40km cycle, 10km run). Pre-registration on www.zsports.co.za is essential and racing starts at 7am on that Saturday morning.

For full results from the About IT Triathlon Series please see www.TriSummerSeries.co.za with all the pictures of the Series taken by Oracle Media available on the About IT Triathlon Summer Series Facebook Page.

SUMMARY RESULTS

About IT Triathlon Summer Series
Overall Series Results


Men: 1 Keegan Cooke (175pts); 2 Johannes Moldan (145); 3 Dylan Pivo (125); 4 Jarryd Cooke (115); 5 Ross Helliwell (75); 6 Gean Viljoen (60); 7 Richard Gilbert (25); 
Ladies: 1 Jade Hooke (175); Liza Kingston (145); Tanya Schutte (105); Sorita Viljoen (70); Iliska Verwey (55); Resia Swart (25); Colleen Stevens (15)


About IT Triathlon Summer Series
Round 4 - St Francis Bay
Monday 26th December 2016

Men
: 1 Keegan Cooke (1:06:47); 2 Richarad Lawrie (1:06:52); 3 Dylan Pivo (1:10:26); 4 Jarryd Cooke (1:10:57); 5 Jabu Mpengesi (1:11:46); 6 Matteo Greyling (1:11:51); 7 Justin Ashworth (1:12:07); 8 Carl Mangan (1:12:10); 9 Richard Gilbert (1:13:00); 10 Michael Kingston (1:13:34); 11 Alex Blumberg (1:13:50); 12 Kenrick Brown (1:14:16); 13 Craig Dkkson (1:14:21); 14 Gean Viljoen (1:14:25); 15 Eric Hoffman (1:15:19); 16 Peter Myburg (1:15:44); 17 Muhammad Allie (1:15:56); 18 Mark Bosch (1:16:35); 19 Bryce Robertson (1:16:39); 20 Justin Fraenkel (1:16:58); 21 Henry Relling (1:17:00); 22 Warren Broadhurst (1:17:41); 23 Roger Hooke (1:17:52); 24 Peter Marriott (1:18:20); 25 Divan Du Plooy (1:19:01); 26 Jonathan Roux (1:19:22); 27 De Wet De Lange (1:19:33); 28 Wessel Weber (1:20:09); 29 Johannes Moldan (1:20:18); 30 George Martin Winship (1:21:12); 31 Nick Chapman (1:22:22); 32 James Crawford (1:22:46); 33 Pz Oberholzer (1:23:01); 34 Chris Osmond (1:23:05); 35 Roland Clack (1:23:07); 36 Dewald Klinkerburg (1:24:12); 37 Jacques Joubert (1:25:26); 38 Rob Kellock (1:26:01); 39 Jurie Van Dyk (1:26:26); 40 Coenraad Louw (1:26:51); 41 Juan Smit (1:26:57); 42 Gene Ritchie (1:28:26); 43 Gareth Taylor (1:28:39); 44 Elbe Strydom (1:28:42); 45 Lloyd Parker (1:29:11); 46 Patrick Kilkenny (1:29:17); 47 Tudor Maxwell (1:29:46); 48 Keegan Bartlett (1:30:13); 49 Philip De waal (1:30:16); 50 Corbyn Dolley (1:30:51); 51 Bruce Falcon (1:31:15); 52 Andrew Parker (1:31:28); 53 Cobus Verster (1:31:33); 54 Andre Labushagne (1:33:00); 55 Stephen Farrell (1:34:26); 56 Jacques Botha (1:34:30); 57 Leigh Shepherd (1:34:51); 58 Wian Duvenhage (1:36:24); 59 Clint Sacks (1:36:27); 60 James Birkett (1:36:33); 61 Helder de Almeida e Silva (1:37:06); 62 Etienne Steenkamp (1:37:11); 63 Andres Van Der Wosthuizon (1:37:52); 64 Derek Glass (1:38:16); 65 Gareth Andrews (1:38:22); 66 Tian Beukes (1:38:27); 67 Gareth Catherine (1:38:30); 68 Andrew Smuts (1:38:35); 69 Desmond Fouche (1:38:40); 70 Wayne Bartlett (1:39:23); 71 Carel Smit (1:39:53); 72 Jason Kumm (1:40:08); 73 Christo Cronje (1:40:10); 74 Graham Boyd (1:40:32); 75 Kevin OMoore (1:40:54); 76 Paul Birkett (1:41:05); 77 David Enslin (1:41:11); 78 Moegamat Johnson (1:41:27); 79 Brian Pivo (1:41:36); 80 Ep Van Niekerk (1:42:37); 81 Hennie Theron (1:43:42); 82 Neil Butcher (1:45:03); 83 Sasha Sonnbichler (1:45:10); 84 Christopher Allen (1:45:14); 85 Dylan Anderson (1:46:38); 86 Armin Brandle (1:46:48); 87 Graham Richards (1:47:06); 88 Nico Smith (1:47:44); 89 George Bannister (1:48:48); 90 Benlloyd Roth (1:48:50); 91 Christo Van Logerenberg (1:49:13); 92 Jaco Burger (1:50:01); 93 Francois Joubert (1:50:03); 94 Johan Van Rensburg (1:53:00); 95 Oliver Sonnbuhler (1:53:27); 96 Garth Perry (1:56:33); 

Ladies: 1 Liza Kingston (1:16:24); 2 Jade Hooke (1:18:04); 3 Sally Waterworth (1:20:05); 4 Linda Basson (1:25:03); 5 Tanja Schutte (1:25:14); 6 Petra Horakova (1:26:39); 7 Kris Mari Voges (1:27:36); 8 Iliska Verwey (1:29:21); 9 Danika Scheepers (1:29:24); 10 Wanda Moolman (1:31:00); 11 Jeanine Joubert (1:35:21); 12 Idelette Olivier (1:35:48); 13 Heidi Van Wyk (1:39:40); 14 Chelsea Roy (1:40:12); 15 Lucy Munro (1:43:01); 16 Anel Ferreira (1:43:22); 17 Michelle Mortimer (1:43:24); 18 Jenny Du Toit (1:43:51); 19 Lisa Matthews (1:44:53); 20 Jenny Liav (1:45:12); 21 Colleen Stevens (1:45:59); 22 Annamarie Fouche (1:46:02); 23 Resia Swart (1:46:40); 24 Savannah Roy (1:47:11); 25 Carol Kilkenny (1:48:48); 26 carly louw (1:49:17); 27 Sorita Viljoen (1:50:32); 28 Riana Green (1:50:34); 29 Kim Mocke (1:51:17); 30 Linda Morrison (1:52:58); 31 Annel Oosthuizen (1:54:07); 32 Natasha Rossouw (1:54:09); 33 Tara Griffin (1:56:12); 34 Faye Turner (2:01:59); 35 Patricia Driscoll (2:16:09); 


   

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