Triathlete wins by a minute


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Ben Mollins, 30, of Chicago, took first place with a total time of 1:46:54 at the Nautica South Beach Triathlon over the weekend.

Mollins was 7th coming out of the swim with a time of 19:10.74.

Once on his bike, his average speed of 28.7 mph helped him gain a sizable lead and finish first on the cycling portion with a time of 51:54.51.

With a time 33:25.76 on the 10K run, Mollins fell behind the other runners’ times on the split, but it wasn’t far enough back for any of the other competitors to beat him.

Mollins was just over a minute faster than second place finisher Richard Murray, 24, of Durbanville, NJ., who finished with a total time of 1:48:20.59.

In the female division, Hell Frederiksen, 32, of Furam, Denmark, finished first with a total time of 1:57:43.70.

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This past March, Bobby Walters Jr. of Sunrise bowled a near-perfect 900 series to set a new Florida record in the Mega Dollars Trio League at the Striker Family Sports Center in Sunrise.

Walters, a first-year staff member with bowling distributing company Columbia 300, had made a bid to roll a perfect series, but fell short with a score of 898. It was enough however to beat the previous record of 896, held by Scott Madison of Clearwater.

He looked to his fiancée to calm him during the match.

“I was texting my fiancée after each frame,” he said. “She played a key role in keeping my mind distracted. I could honestly say if we weren’t texting back and forth, I don’t think I would have been able to keep so calm. I definitely share my achievement with her.”

The week before, Walters closed a four-game set with a 300, giving him an extra boost of confidence. It was his 26th certified perfect game.

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