Spiteri, Vella Wood crowned 2013 Triathlete of the Year

Friday, November 22, 2013, 9:53

Fabio Spiteri and Michelle Vella Wood claimed the 2013 Triathlete of the Year title in the Male and Female Category.


Triathletes of the Year - Fabio Spiteri, Michelle Vella Wood

Triathletes of the Year - Fabio Spiteri, Michelle Vella Wood

The Triathlete of the Year Award is given to triathletes who show commitment and consistency in their performance throughout the season. Each Triathlete is awarded points for each race they compete in based on the timings achieved in Malta Triathlon Federation sanctioned races.


Fabio Spiteri’s consistent performance throughout the year, coupled with his National Duathlon Championship title saw him clinch the title from National Champion Keith Galea.


Michelle Vella Wood, current Duathlon and Triathlon Champion, won this award for the second time in her triathlon career, having won it back in 2006. This year’s Award cemented Vella Wood’s successful season and breaking former Champion Danica Bonello Spiteri’s six year title run.


In its efforts to reward and recognise as many athletes possible for their efforts, the Malta Triathlon Federation awarded a number of other athletes for their performances. The first Top 5 Athletes in each category as well as Age Group Category (Under 23, Over 35, Over 40, Over 45, Over 50 and Over 55) athletes were presented with a token for their efforts.


“We are very proud to have an increasingly larger pool of athletes, the majority of which show commitment to race and dedication to improve their performance” said Cyp Dalli, President of the Malta Triathlon Federation. “As the numbers on the starting line grow, we felt the need to award more athletes for the commitment they show and sacrifices they put in.”





Fabio Spiteri Michelle Vella Wood


David Galea Danica Bonello Spiteri


Sylvester Cilia Hannah Pace


Jude Zammit Johanna Calleja


Keith Galea Amber Knights

Under 23

Neil Markham Denise Buttigieg

Over 35

Kelvin Goodwin Kler Azzopardi Lane

Over 40

Kevin Borg Caroline Zammit

Over 45

Raymond Borg Angele Cremona

Over 50

Twanny Fenech Marian Belsten

Over 55

Victor Sammut


More information on the Malta Triathlon Federation can be obtained by visiting www.triathlonmalta.org, sending an email to info@triathlonmalta.org or by visiting the Malta Triathlon Federation page on Facebook.

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