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Nelson's Jaclyn Dexter earns Gold at Peach Classic Triathlon

With sons Ben and Blake present for the award presentation, Jaclyn Dexter of Nelson receives the first place medal after winning the women’s 40-44 category at the Peach Classic Triathon Sunday in Penticton. — Submitted photo

Jaclyn Dexter is finding there’s Gold in the South Okanagan.

The Nelson triathlete took home the Gold Medal in the women’s 40-44 year category at the Peach Classic Triathlon Sunday in Penticton.

Dexter finished third overall in the women’s division, ten minutes behind winner Vanessa Tilson of Kelowna.

Tilson won the three-stage event that includes a 1.5 kilometer swim in Okanagan Lake, 40 km bike and a 10 km run, in a time of two hours, 21:45 minutes.

Yvone Timewell of Kamloops was next at 2:26.20 while Dexter was third at 2:31.33.

It was the third consecutive year Dexter has won a medal at the Peach Classic.

Dexter destroyed the women’s 40-44 division, winning by more than 18 minutes.

The Peach Classic Triathlon has three categories — Standard Distance, Aqua-Bike, 1.5 km swim/40 km bike and Sprint Distance, 750m swim, 20 km bike and five km run.