Trinidadian A Winner In First Pilgrim Man Triathlon

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Daniyelle Bennett of Glenco, Trinidad and Tobago
Daniyelle Bennett of Glenco, Trinidad and Tobago, a winner of the first Pilgrim Man triathlon held in Boston , Sept. 27, 2014.

News Americas, PLYMOUTH, Boston, Weds. Oct. 1, 2014: An 11-year-old Trinidadian has emerged a winner of the first Pilgrim Man triathlon held in Massachusetts last weekend.

Daniyelle Bennett of Glenco, Trinidad and Tobago emerged the winner of the 11-12 age group triathlon  that was held on Saturday September 27th in Plymouth, MA.

“I competed against children of about the same age, 11-12, but the truth of the matter was that I really was competing against the boys of that age group, and even pacing off a 13-year-old in the race,” Bennett told News Americas Now.

She said she participated in the race to raise awareness of wellness and prevention of obesity in children in Trinidad and to get her USAT ranking.

Bennett had to swim 150m in a lake of murky water before biking 3.78 miles and running a 1.2 mile course. But she managed to take the win in an unofficial overall time of 27 minutes.

The Pilgrimman Triathlon is a USAT Sanctioned event.