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Keith Galea dominates Dingli Sprint Duathlon

Posted By Sportinmalta On March 31, 2016 @ 5:58 pm In Athletics,Featured,Other | No Comments

Note:This article has been published in both English and Maltese
Nota:Dan l-artiklu ġie miktub bl-Ingliż u bil-Malti

Gavin Muscat

Malta Champion Keith Galea confirmed his fine form with another excellent performance. On Easter Saturday Mellieha AC organized their annual Spint Duathlon held on the Panoramic road of Dingli. The race consisted of 5km run, 20km bike and 2.5km run. Galea went immediately in front from the beginning. He entered in T1 first in 16.46 closely followed by team Steve Chetcuti.

On the bike Galea pulled away from teammate chetcuti for the first Kilometres. He dominated the bike segment by increasing his lead and registering the best bike of the day covering the 20km hilly route in 33.21. Entering in T2 the champion had an advantage close to 1 minute 30seconds.

In the last run, Galea continued to increase his lead registering the best time on the 2.5km of 8.50 to win the race in 58 minutes 57 seconds. James Cuschieri came in second in 1.00.27 and Shaun Galea in third in 1.00.51 to complete an all Birkirkara St Joseph Podium.

Contacted after the race Galea said that he is very pleased with his performance. It was a very hard race to win as it was very wind on the bike and competition was very tough. It was a solid performance which boosts his moral for the National Duathlon Championships in 3 weeks’ time

Keith Galea who currently is in the Flexi Training Scheme would like to thank his wife and all his family, his coach Dermot Galea, swimming mentor Catalin Stan, his sponsors Garmin Malta, BBB Cycling Malta, DGtri.com, Lucida Laundry, Mochika outdoor life, Team Barry – Malta International Challenge Marathon, Starbene 24/7, Jaycee Malta, his club Birkirkara St Joseph, the Malta Triathlon Federation, the Maltese Olympic Committee and Sportmalta for their constant support

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Keith Galea jiddomina id- Dingli Sprint Duathlon

Nhar Sibt il ghid saret Sprint Duathlon fuq it- triq panoramika ta had- Dingli li ġiet organizzata mill- Mellieha AC. Din id duathlon kienet tikkonsisti 5km ġirja, 20km rota u 2.5km ġirja. L – atleta ta’ Birkirkara St Joseph Keith Galea mar mill- ewwel fuq quddiem. Steve Chetcuti u Shaun Galea kienu l unika atleti l ippruvaw iżommu ma Galea. Galea daħal l ewwel fl- ewwel transizzjoni f’hin ta 16.46. Chetcuti daħal ftit wara Galea u Shaun Galea daħal it tielet 30 sekonda wara.

Fuq ir- rota Galea prova jibni vantaġġ. Peres li kien ir – riħ qassam sew is- saħha tiegħu biex ikun jista’ jagħti kollox sa l ahhar. Fil fatt fit- tieni nofs tat tellieqa il- vantaġġ tiegħu kiber ħafna biex dahar l ewwel fit- tieni transizzjoni b’ vantaġġ ta kważi minuta u nofs. Huwa għamel l aqwa hin tal ġurnata fuq ir rota dak ta 33.21.

Fit- tieni ġirja Galea amministra il vantaġġ tiegħu fejn ukoll kollu bl’ aqwa hin ta’ 8.50  biex rebaħ din it -tellieqa f’ hin ta 58.57. Fit – tieni post daħal James Cuschieri f’ hin ta’ 1.00.27 u  Shaun Galea daħal fit – tielet post f’ hin ta’ 1.00.51 biex hekk il- podju kien kollu komplut b’ atleti kollha ta’ Birkirkara St Joseph

Ikkuntattjat minn dan il- ġurnal Galea qal li jinsab sodisfatt ħafna bil- prestazzjoni tiegħu. Huwa qal li kienet vera tellieqa iebsa peress li kien ħafna riħ u il – korsa kellha tlajja iebsin. Huwa żid jgħid li kellu kompetizzjoni iebsa u kellu jagħfas sa l-ahhar biex ikun ċert bir rebħa.

Keith Galea li qed fl – iskema tal – Flexi Training Scheme xtaq jirringrazzja lil mara tiegħu Elizabeth, lil Kowċ Tiegħu Dermot Galea, lil Kowċ tal- għawm tiegħu Catalin Stan, lil ġenituri tieghu u lil familja tal mara, l-isponsors tiegħu Garmin malta, BBB Cycling Malta, Jaycee Malta, Team Barry Mata International Challenge Marathon, DGtri.com, Lucida Laundry, Starbene 24/7 u Mochika Outdoor Life, lil club tiegħu Birkirkara St Joseph, lil Malta Triathlon Federation, lil Kumitat Olimpiku Malta u lil Sport Malta tas- sapport kontinwu li jtuħ.

Keith Galea


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