Allen and Slack win Eastbourne Tri

True to predictions, it was the Australian professional Ben Allen who took the first ever 32Gi Eastbourne Triathlon title in a time of 1:09:17. Allen was joined on the top step of the podium by fiancé and fellow elite triathlete Jacqui Slack, who won the women’s race in 1:20:00.


The 600m sea swim kicked off the event and the strong tides meant local talent Harrison Rolls-King would use all of his course knowledge to come out the water first with the seven-time aquathlon world-champ Richard Stannard.

Stannard would DNF at this point with an ankle injury, leaving the crowds to be thrilled by the emergence of local lad Rolls-King leading the race.