Oxford Woman Wins Her Division at Cape Henlopen Triathlon in Lewes, Del.

Alison Verbanas

Oxford resident Alison Verbanas was one of the winners at the 19th annual Cape Henlopen Triathlon and Duathlon that recently took place at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Del., writes Dave Frederick for the Cape Gazette.

Verbanas won the women’s open with a time of 58:43. She was followed by Michelle Diffendarfer in the second place with a time of 59:16 and Sara Carter in the third place with a time of 59:47.

Verbanas was one of the 25 women who took part in the triathlon.

“It’s a small race, but all the competitors seem to love it,” said Race Director Tim Bamforth. “The Cape state park personnel do a great job protecting the athletes.”

The first leg of the competition was a soft-sand run, which was then followed by the cycling portion. Unfortunately, due to an easterly wind and small-craft warnings, the ocean-swimming leg of this year’s triathlon ended up being cancelled.

“People were pretty understanding about the swim being cancelled,” said Bamforth. “And the best news was everyone was safe and went home.”

Read more about the 19th annual Cape Henlopen Triathlon and Duathlon in the Cape Gazette here.

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