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Angela Neath bounces back from injury to win Boston Triathlon

Angela Neath won the Boston Triathlon. (Instagram)
Angela Neath won the Boston Triathlon in the Elite Women’s field. (Instagram)

The Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon, recently concluded its eight annual race in the heart of Boston, USA with 1500 triathletes which included an Olympic distance race for the first time in their history.

Angela Naeth won the Elite Women’s field in the Olympic distance event which comprises a 1.5-kilometer swim in Dorchester Bay, a 35-kilometer looping bike ride along Day Boulevard and a 10-kilometer run.

There was also a sprint race which covers a 750-meter swim, a 17.5-kolimeter bike ride and a 5.5-kilometer run, and a shorter race for kids.

Angela Neath en route to winning the Boston Triathlon. (Kevin Morris)
Angela Neath en route to winning the Boston Triathlon. (Kevin Morris)

Naeth has been nursing injuries in the last year and the 2015 Ironman North American champion and multi-time podium finisher, pushed past the hurt and pain to blister through the elite women’s field with a 22:08 minute swim (1.5 km), 50:33 minute bike (35 km) and 39:04 run (10 km). Her 1:53:28 finishing time put her 10th overall in the men’s field too.

“It’s awesome to be back racing. The feeling you get from swimming, biking and running is something that can’t be beat! I’m so grateful to every that helped me get back to health this year. I’m excited and can’t wait for my next race,” said Naeth.

Angela Neath on her bike in training. (Instagram)
Angela Neath on her bike in training. (Instagram)

One of only pro Canadian women racing Kona last year, Naeth was forced to pull out after the bike (where she clocked the second fastest split of the day) due to a foot injury but she’s inspired to get back to racing and will be participating in the next Challenge Samorin in Slovakia and already has her eye on Kona again.

Source: Triathlon Magazine and Boston Herald.