impressive in Spudman Triathlon
17th annual event
triathletes Grant Folske, Matt Brinker and Lisa Chang turned in impressive
performances during Saturday’s 17th Spudman Triathlon, a 24-mile
endurance race in Boise.
the Spudman was the Boise Family YMCA and PowerBar. The course featured a
1.5-kilometer swim at Lucky Peak Reservoir, an 18.5-mile bike ride and a
Folske, 25, and Brinker, 29, finished 1-2 in the men’s 25-29 age class.
And Chang, 34, ended up as the third woman overall. In all, there were 127
triathletes finishing the event, 96 men and 21 women.
biggest second-effort of the day came from Grant Folske. Emerging from the
water in 44th place overall, Folske clocked the best bike time (46:15) and
second-fastest run (30:10) to finish fifth overall.
Folske’s final time was 1.45:57. The winner was Keith Folske, 29, of
Boise in 1.42:43. Keith’s splits were 26:22 swim, 46:37 bike and 29:42
run. In second place was Gar Hackney, 53, of Boise in 1.44:08.
ended up 40th overall in 2.03:25. His splits were 29:35 swim, 53:58 bike
and 39:51 run.
had a slightly shorter swim. The winner was Margaret Hepworth, 39, of
Boise in 1.44:07. Chang was third in 1.49:10. Lisa’s splits were 14:06,
53:14 and 41:50.
Spudman was a qualifying event for the 2002 U.S. National Triathlon Age
Group Championships set for Aug. 31 in Coeur d’Alene. That 32-mile race
later this summer includes a 0.9-mile swim, 24.8-mile bike ride and
Ketchum triathletes qualified for the Coeur d’Alene race.