Triathlon

Isabel Olivas wins fifth title in Publix Escape to Miami Triathlon

 

Special to the Miami Herald

Running in the Publix Escape to Miami Triathlon has been a hobby for Isabel Olivas, but it is one in which she has proved to be successful.

Olivas, 28, of Kendall, is in her last year at the pharmacy school at Nova Southeastern, and she runs in triathlons for fun.

For the past four years Olivas has owned the female division of the Olympic distance, and in her fifth year did it again. She crashed her way through the finish line with a total time of 2:21:07, and she landed on the ground full of excitement, pain and utterly exhausted.

“I always finish on the floor,” Olivas said. “There is a lot of good competition here in Miami. I stay local, I enjoy it — I love it.

“It is just a hobby for me, so I am very happy to be here.”

Olivas found the biggest challenge to be on the McArthur Causeway run.

In the men’s division three Brazilians dominated the event. Alexander Gomes, Frederico Monteiro and Rodrigo Dos Santos out swam, biked and ran to take first, second and third place, respectively.

All three of the athletes came to here from Brazil to compete in the triathlon. Gomes took up a sizable lead in the run to finish with a total time of 1:58:13. Monteiro finished in 2:05:09, and Dos Santos followed in 2:06:40.

RESULTS

Top 10 – Men’s Olympic Division: 1. Alexander Gomes, Curitiba, Brazil, 1:58:13; 2. Frederico Monteiro, Curitiba, Brazil, 2:05:09; 3. Rodrigo Dos Santos, Curitiba, Brazil, 2:06:40; 4. Cobi Morales, Miami 2:06:50. 5. Andrew Hibbitt, Clermont 2:09:42; 6. Christopher Miller, Deerfield Beach 2:11:01; 7. Cristian Puentes, Doral 2:11:08; 8. Christian Monsanto, Gainesville 2:11:20; 9. Gian Gil, Coral Gables 2:12:17. 10.Albert Comas, Miami 2:12:58. Women’s Olympic Division: 1. Isabel Olivas, Kendall 2:21:07; 2. Sandra Forero, Sunny Isles 2:25:39; 3. Daniella Draughon; Plantation 2:26:38. 4. Evelyn Salama, Pembroke Pines 2:27:08. 5. Ola Besser, Miami Beach 2:27:13; 6. Meagan Bradley Plantation, 2:28:26; 7. Maricarmen Saleta, Miami 2:29:12; 8. Laurie Boge, Miami 2:29:50; 9. Sara Weaver, Naples 2:31:09; 10. Nicole Rendos, Miami 2:31:36.

Men’s Sprint Division: 1. Carlos Dolabella, Miami 1:07:10; 2. Marcel Jane, Miami 1:09:23; 3. Damian Jane, Miami 1:10:05; 4. Rudy Robaina, Jupiter 1:11:08; 5. Santiago Pazos, Miami Beach 1:11:51; 6. Juan Serrano, Plantation 1:12:07; 7. Richard Jordan, Dania 1:13:22; 8. Jeffery Lisea, West Palm Beach 1:13:50; 9. Agusti Comabella, Miami Beach 1:14:45. 10. Abraham Cohen, Doral 1:15:14. Women’s Sprint Division: 1. Holly Cross, Wellington 1:16:27; 2. Rachelle Ginsberg, Miami Beach 1:19:18; 3. Becky Garcia, Hollywood 1:22:09; 4. Karla Acosta, Miami Beach 1:23:24; 5. H.Bracken-Grissom, Pembroke Pines 1:23:56; 6. Edith Freni, Miami 1:25:00; 7. Nikki Nasher, Coral Gables 1:25:50; 8. Maggie Rezende, Miami 1:26:20; 9. Shelby Gabino, Miami 1:26.29; 10. Venus Smith, Sunny Isles 1:26.35.

Read more Outdoors stories from the Miami Herald

  •  
 <span class="cutline_leadin">Good to go:</span> Ryan Bancroft of Weston measures one of the lobsters he caught in the waters of Biscayne Bay near Fishermen’s Channel in July 2013.

    Lobster fishing | Annual two-day miniseason (Wed.-Thu.)

    Claw and order expected for Florida’s annual two-day lobster miniseason

    Florida’s largest undeclared state holiday — the annual two-day lobster miniseason — arrives Wednesday and Thursday. Thousands of hopeful scuba divers, snorkelers and bully netters will crowd the state’s waterways, vying for neighborhood barbecue supremacy.

  •  
 <span class="cutline_leadin">Saving the day:</span> John Long releases a tarpon caught on fly rod by Sue Cocking off the Marquesas Keys.

    In My Opinion

    Tarpon make for nice backup plan

    Captain John Long and I zipped west in his skiff from Key West to the Marquesas Keys on Wednesday, filled with anticipation of permit. A few days earlier, anglers competing in the three-day Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament had released 15 on fly and the winner, Nathaniel Linville, had five releases. That might not sound like much to a non-fly angler, but it’s huge. And on the previous day, Long and a friend had no less than 40 shots at permit on the flats west of Key West. They hooked two and lost them.

  •  
Shane Hutto of Orlando holds up a large red snapper he caught off Port Canaveral with Cop Out Charters.

    Final red snapper of the season ready to be snapped up

    Only one weekend remains open in this summer’s eight-day red snapper recreational mini-season in federal South Atlantic waters. Anglers have from one minute after midnight Friday until midnight Saturday to bring home one fish per person of any size. After that, the season will be closed indefinitely.

Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category