The Mayor of Quesnel crossed the finish line first at a triathlon in Prince George on Sunday.
60-year old Bob Simpson won the men’s sprint by more than 5 minutes.
The sprint is half of the full triathlon featuring a 750-metre swim, 20-kilometres bike and 5-k run.
Simpson’s winning time was one hour 14 minutes and 22 seconds.
He may have been even faster but Simpson says he had problems seeing the buoys in the water because he wore blue goggles.
This was a warm up for the Mayor as he will eventually compete in the world triathlon championships in Cozumel, Mexico on September 18th.
He won bronze for his age group in Cancun back in 2002.
Before that though, Simpson also has plans to compete in the Provincial sprint championship in Victoria over the August long weekend, at the Provincial Olympic distance race in Kelowna on the 21st and then in the Americas Masters Games in Vancouver on August 26th.
There he is entered in 3 cycling events as well as a triathlon.