New champions were crowned on Sunday at the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco.
Spanish triathlete Javier Gomez Noya, a two-time ITU Triathlon world champion and Silver medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, crossed the finish line first at 02:04:27. The 30-year-old completed the swim phase in 27:22 minutes.
Heather Jackson took first in the women's division and 18th overall with a time of 02:18:08. The 29-year-old Carlsbad resident completed the grueling sand ladder at Baker Beach in just 1:59. She won the Wild Flower Long Course triathlon last year.
This is the first Escape from Alcatraz win for Gomez and Jackson.
The course route consisted of a 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the St. Francis Yacht Club, a 18-mile bike ride through the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and an eight-mile run.
Defending champion Leanda Cave finished 10th in the women's pro division and 46th overall.
Five-time champion Andy Potts did not compete in the race this year, but was on hand for the weekend's festivities.
For complete race results visit www.escapefromcalcatraztriathlon.com