Double Win in Philly
New Zealanders Bevan Docherty, 33, and Nicky Samuels, 27, have taken home the men’s and women’s titles at the sixth annual Philadelphia Triathlon. Due to the disappearance of a 4-year-old male competitor in the Schuylkill River on Saturday morning while participating in the triathlon, race organizers decided to eliminate the swimming portion and replace it with another foot race. “It was unfortunate,” Docherty said of the tragedy. “I really don’t think it affected the result too much. To be out there from the start in the heat, it was pretty tough. It may have affected the result because it was pretty close in the end. A duathlon is a lot harder than a triathlon. I didn’t change the strategy, but it was still a hard race.” Docherty now has his sights set on gold at the 212 Olympics in London.