John O’Neill wins tough triathlon in Mexico

24th May, 2015 by

By John LaConte

VAIL — Eagle County native John O’Neill notched his first major win as a professional triathlete on Saturday at the ITU Camtri Cup in Ixtapa, Mexico. Competing in 100-degree weather with high humidity, O’Neill — who is recovering from a ruptured eardrum after getting kicked in the head during the swim portion of a race earlier this year — battled it out in what he called “a war of attrition” against his competitors, a pack of 40 elite athletes from Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, USA, Canada and Chile.“The run was a suffer fest from the first step,” O’Neill wrote in …

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