Dibens impresses at St Croix

11 May 2007

Julie Dibens proved she remains one of the top women triathletes in the world with victory in the St Croix 70.3 women’s race in the US Virgin Islands.The race featured a 2km sea swim, followed by a 90km bike ride and a 21km run.

Julie crossed the line first in four hours 29 minutes and 11 seconds – beating the 2006 world short & long distance duathlon champion Catriona Morrison into second and 2006 world 70.3 champion Sam Maglon into third.The result came just a week after Julie placed third in the St Anthonys Triathlon in Florida.

James Hadley finished eighth in the men’s race which was a solid performance for him on his way back to form following a nasty bike crash last year.

Former Team Bath athlete Abi Bayley finished fourth in St.Croix.

Meanwhile, in the British Universities Triathlon Championships, Natural Science student Tom Room was third to cross the line and second in the overall BUSA Championships. Mark Threlfall, a Bath based athlete racing as a guest, was first over the line.

Overall the University of Bath team of Tom Room, Aaron Harris, Emma Davis and Becky Toone finished third in the team event.

The University Bath had four men finishing in the top 10 of the BUSA Championships, with Room second, Toby Jameson fifth, Aaron Harris sixth and Doug Hall ninth, while Emma Davis was fourth in the women’s race.

The University of Bath has one of the leading university sports departments in the UK. Under its Team Bath brand, its success is based on the expertise and dedication of staff, and its excellent facilities, used by the community and Olympic medal winners alike.

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