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Easton Triathlete Wins Amateur Division In R.I.

EASTON, Conn. – A week after winning the KIC It Triathlon in Stamford, Easton’s Chris Thomas added to his trophy collection by winning the amateur division of the Amica Ironman 70.3 Sunday in Providence, R.I. It was the fifth straight year Thomas has won the amateur division of the race.

Thomas completed the race in 4:13:51 and was sixth overall. The five men who finished ahead of Thomas were all professionals.

Thomas’ best leg was the run. He ran the 13.1-mile race in 1:20:38, the sixth-best time in the field. He had the eighth-best time in the 56-mile bike ride (2:21:06) and the 33rd-best time in the 1.2-mile swim (29:35). There were 170 athletes in the field.

Thomas also won the Pat Griskus Olympic Triathlon in June, and also captured a race in May in New York. In five triathlons this season, Thomas has three victories, was ninth overall at a race in Maryland and sixth in Sunday’s race. Thomas is the owner of Personal Training Professionals in Southport.

Thomas was not the only triathlete to win a big race during the weekend. Wilton’s Amy Bevilacqua was the first woman finisher in Sunday’s New York City Triathlon.

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