Perth’s Justin Ghosh blitzed the field in the bike and run leg to win the third Southern Ports Albany Sprint Triathlon at Middleton Beach last Sunday morning. The 25-year-old trailed Matthew May by more than a minute after the swim leg, but quickly passed his opponents in the bike leg and put a gap on the field to run out a comfortable overall winner of the Albany Triathlon Club-run event. Ghosh finished in a time of 1hr.3min.52sec to defeat May (1:05.15) and Jarrad Heldt (1:06.59) in the open men’s category, while Jackson Pitman and Danial Buis finished fourth and fifth overall respectively. Amy Cameron won the open female category ahead of Erin Miller and Melanie Wade. Ann Blatchford (super veteran female), David Whiteley (super veteran male) and John Toomey (veteran male) took out their respective races. Ghosh said he was pleased to win such a good event. “I'm very happy to take out the win today,” he said. “The course and conditions made for a tough event; anyone who competed today should be commended for their efforts. “I was a little bit behind the leaders out of the swim and had to work very hard to catch up but managed to reach the leaders on the bike and pull away on the run leg. “I last raced in Albany in 2012 when the Albany Classic Triathlon was held over the Olympic distance. “I compete in triathlons professionally, usually over longer distances around Australia and Asia.” Buis (junior male), Skye Bowron (junior female), Passmore Cycles (mixed team of two) and JMJE Wonder Women (female team of two), Last Legs (mixed team of three), Smokey Brown (female team of three), Hillside Hoods (male team of three) and Six Degrees International All Stars were other division winners. In the duathlon, Georgianne Nichols took out the open female division while Hayden Griffiths won the open males race. Annjie Wisby (veteran female), Geoff Davidson (super veteran male) and Cameron Bergsma (veteran male) also won their duathlon divisions.