While Doug Landau won his age group at this weekend’s Watermans Sprint Triathlon, the final event of the now combined Virginia and Maryland combined Triathlon Super Series, and was on the podium at every single MTS and VTS event he entered, he finished runner up in the age group, behind his friend Eric Mackem of Reston. Mackem beat Landau at the Jamestown Olympic race early in the season, and does half iron and Olympic distance events well, while landau’s forte is the sprint distance. More points are given for the longer endurance events, as well as for larger fields and better overall times relative to the winners. Click here for full results from the last MTS race of 2014
Racing almost as frequently this season, and entering nearly as many Set Up Events as her competitive husband, Melissa Landau was in 3rd place in her division coming into the Watermans race. Despite her first ever triathlon time penalty, she turned in a fast race. Melissa received the penalty for “Illegal Equipment” (she wore airplane headphones around her neck, not in her ears, so that she could have some music but still hear the volunteers’ instructions). However, the fleet-footed Melissa still managed to move up in the overall standings to finish as runner up in her category. Both Landaus will be getting special Age Group awards for finishing in 2nd place in their Virginia and Maryland Triathlon Super Series ! It also means that family bragging rights will have to be shared !