THE podium at the end of another epic Long Course Weekend in Tenby had a familiar look to it as 2016 winner Marcus Hultgren retained his overall title.

The Swede completed the 2.4-mile swim in 50:43 on Friday night, and was the quickest of all the cyclists on Saturday as he finished the 112-mile route in 5:13:48.

On Sunday, he ran the 26.2-mile marathon in 3:11:25, the ninth quickest overall, but his collective time of 9:15:56 was enough to seal victory by almost 20 minutes from England’s Richard Gardiner, an honorary Tenby Aces member, who clocked 9:34:00.

Philip Wilson was third in 9:42:02.

“It’s a crazy course and I love this race,” he told Telegraph Sport afterwards.

“Winning it last year was great but it feels eve better this time around.”

Tenby athlete Oliver Simon only ever intended to complete the first two disciplines, with a foot injury ruling him out of Sunday’s marathon, but impressed with a swim of 47:22. and bike ride of 5:10:18.

The women’s race was won by the London based Parys Edwards, whose swim in 57:46, cycle in 5;47:26 and run in 3:17 gave her an overall time of 10:03:07, convincingly clear of second placed Jill Cliff in 10:49:25.

Rebecca Bennett was third in 10:50:28.