In The Nick of Time
Two-time Olympian triathlete Kris Gemmell from Palmerston North has won his first Memphis in May Olympic Triathlon in one of the closest finishes in the event’s 28-year history. Gemmell finished 61 seconds ahead of 29 champion Cameron Dye of Boulder, Colorado, taking the men’s pro title and a US$26 winner’s share of the total purse of US$25,. “It’s flat out on this circuit. You just have to go, all the way,” Gemmell said. Gemmell finished 12th in the 28 Olympic triathlon in Beijing, and is aiming for the 212 London Games. He covered the Tunica distance in 1 hour, 46 minutes, 35 seconds.