Michael Ellis wins 7th annual BVI X Tri

Michael Ellis, winner of the 2011 BVI X Tri

In the 7th annual BVI XTri, a triathlon held in the off-road wilds of Smuggler’s Cove and Belmont held on Sunday, Michael Ellis won the event with a time of 48 minutes and 50 seconds. A newcomer to the BVI triathlon scene but an experienced mountain biker and triathlete, Ellis beat second placer Andrew “Tubes Thompson by one minute and twenty-two seconds. Chris Ghiorse was third. Although off-pace today, Thompson’s 2009 course record of 47 minutes and 27 seconds still stands. Kay Reddy won the individual ladies and Team Broadsword, once again surprising many, won the team category.

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