Moreno Claims Third Straight Win In Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series

Bluffton triathlete Yorlliry “George” Moreno claimed another overall victory in the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series on Sunday in James Island.

Moreno finished in 56:20 to hold off runner-up Nathan Buttrick by three seconds and has won each of the first three races in the five-race series.

The 26-year-old Moreno set the tone early with a time of 7:13 in the 600-meter swim, giving him a 42-second cushion over the next competitor.

A time of 28:46 in the 12-mile bike kept Moreno comfortably ahead of the pack, but Buttrick ran a 17:54 5K to put the pressure on and force Moreno to outsprint him to the finish.

The next race in the series is scheduled for July 30.

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