Osabutey, Brobbey win Cowbell Triathlon Legon Sprint Series

Ebenezer Osabutey and Marshall Brobbey emerged winners of the Cowbell Triathlon Legon Sprint Series at the University of Ghana campus on Sunday.

The Sprint Series is the flagship of the Ghana Triathlon Federation (GTF) and brought together competitors from restricted age groups from across the country to compete for honors. In all, 45 kids and teens raced in the swim, bike and run race. The competition in age group 8-12 years old consisted of 200m swim, 2.5km bike and 1.5km of run– ning whiles the teen ages between 13-17 years comprised 300m swim, 5km bike and 2.5km run.

In the kids race, Marshal Brobbey won the race with a record time of 18:25.66secs which is the fastest time the GTF has recorded since the kids’ race started two years ago. He was closely followed by Ibrahim Spear (18.52:10secs) and David Aryeetey in third place (19:08:12 secs).

In the teens category, it was a complete sweep by the Legon Sharks Swimming Club which saw Ebenezer Osabutey defends his title, finishing the 300m swim part of the race in 4.41:46secs and overall record time of 23.54.81secs.

Nortey Christian of Legon Sharks followed in second with a swim time of 4:51:57secs and over all time of 25:12:01 secs whiles Fauster Doevi also from Legon Sharks came in third with a swim time of 6:06:98secs and an overall time of 25:39:80secs. Speaking at the end of the com- petition, President of the GTF, Bawah Fuseini, thanked the spon- sors and the parents who brought their children out to race.

“And to the swimming clubs, you guys have been amazing and I hope we can work together in the future to promote swimming and and triathlon in Ghana.” 

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