cocoa beach triathlon

Five years ago, Eric Graveling was leading Ed Donner in the Cocoa Beach Triathlon when someone gave Graveling the wrong instructions, causing him to turn when he should have bicycled straight.

Sunday morning, the wheel turned, as it were: As he rode ahead of Graveling, Donner suffered a flat tire and Graveling had the victory.

The Deland resident finished at 53 minutes, 41 seconds, just ahead of his friendly rival Donner (53:41) and Michael Holohan of Bradenton (55:53).