Spirits were high for National Senior Games triathletes at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne on a muggy but gorgeous Sunday morning that promised to challenge the pack.
It was a local, 55-year-old Fabio Delgado of Miami, who streaked across the finish line in just over an hour. His best-overall time of 01:02:55.05 also placed Fabio #6 in all-time National Senior Games performances for Male 55-59.
Fabio built enough lead to keep ahead of two younger contestants in the 50-54 group who also live in the Sunshine State. David Tisdale of Clermont and James Cardozo of Jacksonville. The battle of wills ended with Tisdale leading by 14 seconds with a time of 1:09:33.41. The oldest triathlete was Wisconsin’s Leonard Reimer, who at age 84 clocked a time of 02:20:55.39. Top finishing female was 59-year-old JoEllen Reino of South Deerfield, Massachusetts who came in 8th overall in 01:14:11.23.