July 29, 1998

NEW YORK – Former Notre Dame cross country runner Nick Radkewich was the highest finishing American in the triathlon at the Goodwill Games in New York City. He finished sixth the race which began in the Hudson River between Battery Park and the Staue of Liberty and proceeded to Central Park. His time of 1:49.37 was 3:04 behind Great Britain’s gold-medal winning Simon Lessing’s time of 1:46.33.

The Hudson, Ohio native and 1993 Notre Dame graduate was a three-year monogram winner in cross country at Notre Dame from 1990-92. He was a top 10 finisher at the Midwestern Collegiate Conference cross country meet in his senior year and was second as a sophomore. Radkewich won an MCC championship in track and field, winning the 5,000 meters as a sophomore.

Radkewich qualified for the 1998 Goodwill Games by winning the 1998 Goodwill Games and ITU Triathlon World Championship Qualifier in Clermont, Fla., in June. He also is eligible to compete in the ITU World Triathlon Championship August, 29, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

1998 Goodwill Games Triathlon Results

 1.  Simon Lessing, Great Britian   1:46:33  2.  Craig Walton, Australia        1:47:24  3.  Laurent Jeanselme, France      1:47:40  4.  Greg Bennett, Australia        1:49:27  5.  Jan Rehula, Czechoslovakia     1:49:32  6.  Nick Radkewich, USA            1:49:37  7.  Samuel Pierreclaud, France     1:49:55  8.  Andrew Johns, Great Britian    1:50:30  9.  Eneko Llanos, Spain            1:50:34 10.  Tim DeBoom, USA                1:50:38