This year’s Masters’ Triathlon Champion, Jim Scott, has also been doing well in international competition, placing fifth out of a field of 70 triathletes in his age group of 50-54 yin the 70.3 half-triathlon in Cozumel on Sunday, September 23.
Some 2,000 athletes competed in the triathlon. Jim completed his swim in 37.01 seconds; rode the 53.5 miles on his bike in two hours 31 minutes, the second fastest time in his group, and completed the 13.5 mile run in two hours 16 minutes 35 seconds for a total cumulative time of 5 hours 32 minutes and 14 seconds, placing him 333rd overall.
The winner of his group, Gustavo Poblette had done the swim in 29 minutes 27 seconds, completed the ride in two hours 28 minutes and 59 seconds and ran for one hour 42 minutes 17 seconds for a total cumulative time of four hours 45 minutes and 11 seconds, placing 43rd overall.
Guillermo Valdez, second in the group, had a total time of five hours 13 minutes and 43 seconds to finish 165 overall, while the third in the group, Jose Rosa clocked five hours 15 minutes and one second to finish 171st overall. Bernardo Huesca, the fourth in the 50-54 age group, clocked five hours 22 minutes and 25 seconds to place 229th overall.
The event was a warm-up for the main event, the full triathlon, where all distances will be doubled, to be held on November 25.