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Sunday, April 23, 2017
Smith Finishes 17th in Barbados

Tyler Smith has finished 17th competing in the 2017 Bridgetown CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup and Central American and Caribbean Championship in Barbados.

Smith clocked an overall time of 1:02:24.

Smith finished the 750m Swim in the top five with a time of 9.33, before covering the 5 lap 20K Bike Course in a time of 33:21. Smith who has recovered from a foot injury completed the 2 lap 5K Run Course in a time of 18:46.

Smith said, It was good racing today, and an exciting opportunity to race against some top competition as these were also the CAC championships, with 12 countries and 30 competitors taking the line.

I was encouraged by my swim coming out of the water in the top 5 around 10 seconds back from the leader. With a slow transition (as I lost my chip) and without good bike legs today, I never made the lead group, and was in a small chase of 5 guys, continued Smith.

Smith went on to say, My run was off normal standards, but understandable in the hot conditions, and I'm happy to have seemingly overcome the foot injury that left me out of the run in Bermuda 2 weeks ago.

Smith concluded, I now head back to Leeds to try and work out a few things, but I think these elite races have put me in a good position for future junior races this year.
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