34th Annual Blue Lake Triathlon & Duathlon Results and Highlights

From press release: Approximately 1000 Triathletes & Duathletes endured the 90+ degrees intense heat this weekend at the 34th Annual Blue Lake Triathlon & Duathlon. It was absolutely incredible weekend at Blue Lake this past weekend. The weather was awesome, a little on the hot side, but all the athletes managed well.

Some of the results and highlights:

Sprint Triathlon:

1st Place Male – Liam Keeney – 18 years (1:00:12)

2nd Place Male – Brett Donis – 42 years (1:01:15)

3rd Place Male – John Seddon – 32 years (1:01:24)

 

1st Place Female – Anne Heiner – 30 years (1:04:34)

2nd Place Female – Remy Maguire – 35 years (1:05:58)

3rd Place Female -Angharad Porteous – 26 years (1:07:30)

Note: Anne Heiner raced on Sunday too and won the Olympic Tri – now that’s a true WHY RACING BEAST!

Masters Male Champion -Brett Donis – 42 years (1:01:15)

Masters Female Champion -Sara Cannon – 46 years (1:07:34)

 

Sprint Duathlon:

1st Place Male – Greg Kempthorn – 48 years (1:16:12)

2nd Place Male – Mark Koopman – 43 years (1:21:43)

3rd Place Male – Chris Koenig – 21 years (1:25:06)

 

1st Place Female – Stephanie Henstrom – 39 years (1:23:05)

2nd Place Female – Terri Kunkel – 44 years (1:31:30)

3rd Place Female – Joanne Vanderwall – 41 years (1:33:20)

 

Masters Male Champion – Patrick Cross – 66 years – 1:35:57
Masters Female Champion – Kim Kloft – 47 years – 1:36:19

My 1st Tri:
1st Place Male –Chris Swam – 30 years – (1:02:29)
2nd Place Male – Alex Pervov – 43 years – (1:08:15)
3rd Place Male – Nathan Soccorsy – 36 years – (1:10:29)

1st Place Female – Mackenzie Curtis – 23 years – (1:15:06)
2nd Place Female – Andrea Ortiz – 30 years – (1:16:41)
3rd Place Female – Sandra Leotti – 35 years (1:17:15)

Masters Male Champion –Michael Robertson (53)– 1:11:11 (Nice symmetry in your time! We dare you to try to do that again!)
Masters Female Champion – Katrin Book (47) – 1:19

Olympic Triathlon:
1st Place Male – Ray Fiori – 39 years (2:00:34)
2nd Place Male –Nate Young – 34 years (2:02:50)
3rd Place Male – Sean Hunter – 27 years (2:05:19)

1st Place Female – Ann Heiner – 30 years (2:14)
2nd Place Female – Kambria Schumacher – 27 years (2:17:45)
3rd Place Female – Angie Smith – 42 years (2:18:39)

Masters Male Champion – Wes Hayer – 49 years (2:11:39)
Masters Female Champion – Corrine Walton – 44 years (2:23:41)

Olympic Duathlon:
1st Place Male – John Banks – 32 years (2:04)
2nd Place Male – Jeff Hoppert – 41 years (2:06)
3rd Place Male – Chad Sage – 45 years (2:22:29)

1st Place Female – Kimberly Harr – 40 years (2:54:02)
2nd Place Female – Cheryl Raeburn – 59 years (3:21:23)
3rd Place Female – Tracy Landers – 46 years (3:28:57)

Masters Male Champion – Darrin Swan – 44 years (2:26:04)
Masters Female Champion – Tracy Landers – 46 years (3:28:57)

·       Congratulations to all the Age Group and Division winners and to anyone who crossed the finish line.
·       Full results can be found at http://whyracingevents.com/event/829/#past-events-results-photos
·       Congrats to our youngest athlete Elizabeth Carter – 9 years old – she is the future of our sport! And to our oldest competitors Tom Seddon and Paul Ash, both 70 years young.
·       Special Kudos to the Why Racing BEASTS who raced on both days. Super impressive especially with that heat.
·       We also love to see all the Relay Teams doing the event together…there were father/daughter, mother/daughter, father/son, husband/wives, friends’ teams and more.
·       Although we enjoy watching all the fast competitors, probably one of the most special moments of the day was when Sara Crane crossed the finish line and just burst into tears causing all of us to do the same. It’s a reminder of WHY we do what we do.  Crossing the finish line demonstrates all the hard work and determination, overcoming obstacles and will forever change you.
Volunteers: We are biased but we are convinced we have the best volunteers and Why Racing Event Crew on the planet! Love them all and thank them for their time, serving, and caring personality.
·       There is absolutely no way we could have pulled this event together without the support from our Sponsors. So please join us in thanking  Deschutes Brewery * KIND Snacks * Franz Bread  * Athletes Lounge (Bike Tech/Bike Support) * Golazo *Clark Furniture Moving * RaceCenter NW * Northwest Personal Training * Star Productions * Why Racing Events Inc. and the various vendors.
·       The event helped support many school clubs and athletic teams and we were able to donate all the leftover food to Sharehouse.

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