You find Leitrim people all over the world but there was a unique piece of history last Sunday in Ghana when a Carrick-on-Shannon man won the first ever triathlon held in the African country.
Lough Key Tri Club’s Andy Brennan was the winner of the first ever triathlon to be held in the African country of Ghana last Sunday as the Ghana Triathlon Federation successfully held the country’s first event at the University of Ghana, Legon in Accra on Sunday.
The sprint distance triathlon consisted of a 600m swim, 18.9km bike and finish with a 5.6km run.
It was won by Andy Brennan who crossed the finish line in 1:15.26, followed in second place by Peter Kervennal in 1:18.26 while triathlon debutant Abdul-Rauf Zakaria placed third in a time of 1:18.26.
Andy, who is working in Ghana with Guinness, is a noted member of the Lough Key Tri Club which is going from strength to strength.
Also, last weekend, Lough Key’s Michelle Lannon was the comfortable winner of the ladies event at the Longford 10km in a time of 40mins 56 while Mark Kelly placed eight overall at the inaugural Cara Bundoran Bike TT Challenge covering the 22km route in 35 mins 20secs.