HHI Native Jack Felix Wins San Diego International Triathlon

HHI Native Jack Felix Wins San Diego International Triathlon

Hilton Head Island native Jack Felix claimed the overall title at the San Diego International Triathlon on Sunday, earning a $1,250 payday in the process.

Felix, 23, is a professional triathlete on the USA Triathlon development team and is based in the San Diego area, so the race was his final tune-up event leading up to the Des Moines CAMTRI race next month in Iowa.

The former Hilton Head Island High School swimming, cross country, and track & field standout completed the race in 1:30:32, defeating runner-up Alexander Romanenko by 45 seconds.

Felix was fifth coming out of the water after the 1,000-meter swim and clocked the third-fastest time on the 30K bike before easily outpacing the field on the 10K run with a time of 34:10 and making up the two-minute gap with plenty of time to spare.

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