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4. PattonCampbell Patton produced the best sailing of his young career on the way to a podium display at the Laser Radial Youth European Championships in Balaton, Hungary at the weekend.

The promising sailor earned the bronze medal after finishing third among the 154-strong fleet with five top ten showings — including a best finish of second — in the eight races contested in variable conditions on Lake Balaton.

“I surprised myself and it’s probably the best sailing event that I have had to date,” Patton told The Royal Gazette. “The conditions were pretty tough and we got a variation of wind strengths. It was also really tough competing against all the best guys in Europe.

“The start was probably the major component in having success in all of the races. Having good starts put you in a controlling position in the fleet and from there you can do well.”

3. ButterfieldTyler Butterfield battled through the pain barrier to set a new national record in the marathon after coming twelfth in the hot and humid conditions yesterday.
In only the third marathon of his career, Butterfield finished in a time of 2hr 26min 29sec to edge past Raymond Swan’s 36-year-old Bermudian record of 2:26:37.
Butterfield was the only runner in the 24-man field to post a personal best at a sun-drenched Southport Broadwater Parklands.
“That hurt every step,” Butterfield said. “We had the wind on the way home. You could feel it … when you’re starting to get tired and your legs are feeling heavy and you’re getting cramp. That’s racing for you. I’ve never had to hurt so much.”

2. HawleyErica Hawley says that any self-doubts she harboured before the Commonwealth Games have been replaced with a new-found confidence.
Hawley feared that she might not be ready for the Gold Coast, believing she could get swallowed up by a field including the world’s top women’s triathletes.
She need not have worried.
The 19-year-old produced a performance full of promise in the individual race, coming sixteenth, just eight seconds behind Olympian Gillian Sanders and ahead of Simone Ackermann, Sanders’ South African team-mate.

6. ButterfieldAs far as Tyler Butterfield is concerned, the pressure was off after Flora Duffy’s gold medal in the women’s triathlon.

“It was so exciting and seeing her win made the Games for me,” said Butterfield, who placed a respectable eighteenth in the men’s race that followed this morning.

“I’m sure everyone in Bermuda is on a high right now. It really didn’t matter whether I had a good or a bad race.

“I thought, ‘It’s just fun from now on’, even though I knew it was still going to hurt.”

Butterfield admits he had some initial nerves dropping down from the Ironman to sprint distance, but those fears proved unwarranted and he was satisfied with his performance.

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