pinit fg en rect gray 20   Barraza and McDowell are YOG Qualifiers

barraza mcdowell yog qualifiers   Barraza and McDowell are YOG Qualifiers

In Monterrey, Mexico, the ITU Triathlon American Youth Olympic Games Qualifier is well under way. Adriana Barraza and Kevin McDowell outshone the other triathletes on a sunny afternoon after a week of rain for the 2,000 person age-group race kicking off on Saturday.

The 2010 Youth Olympic Games opens in August this year in Singapore and the event is giving the participating youth the opportunity to obtain one of eight qualifying places for their country. The top finishers for their respective countries in the men and women’s category races are awarded a spot for their National Federation in the said games.

In the women’s sprint – distance contest, Mexico’s Adriana Barraza won with a missile run to the finish. Canadian Christine Ridenhour led the group into the second transition but overran by Barraza out of transition creating an immediate considerable gap. For the first four kms of the 5k run, the Canadian…

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