James Cotter and Michelle Leblanc took top honors and $1200 each with wins at the 2008 Austin Triathlon. Leblac smashed the 40K bike leg in 1:00:57 to build a lead that no one would close the rest of the day. Kelly Handel put in a very solid 37:30 10K run to take second. Andrea Fisher, Melissa Ruthven, and Bree Wilson-Soilea rounded out the top five.
The men's race wasn't settled until mid way through the run. James Cotter, Brandon Marsh, and David Kahn each came off the bike within seconds of each other. Cotter put the hammer down mid way through the run and pulled away to finish in 1:52:47. Kahn edged out Marsh for second, while Chirs Tremonte and Grant Glouser took 4th and 5th.
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