Wood River Valley triathletes are planning to join the field of the fourth annual Twin Falls Triathlon Saturday, July 16 starting at 8 a.m. from Dierkes Lake west of Twin. The event benefits Boys and Girls Clubs of Magic Valley.
Among the 30 athletes registered for Saturday's Sprint Triathlon (0.5-mile swim, 17.1-mile bike ride, 5.25-mile run) are Hailey residents Ryan Passey, 38; Jeff Shiver, 41; and Bradley Thompson, 28.
The 20 athletes signed up for the Olympic Triathlon (1500-meter swim, 24.9-mile bike, 6.2-mile run) included Christl Holzl, 47, of Ketchum and Hector Ocampo, 33, of Hailey. In addition, 13-year-old Ashley Dreyfus of Hailey is registered for the 800m open water half-mile swim at Dierkes Lake.
Late registrants can call 208-736-7011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gundy wins class at Spudman Triathlon
The 2011 Boise Spudman Triathlon sponsored by the Treasure Valley YMCA Saturday, July 9 had its 1500m swim canceled due to high winds and white-capped water in Barclay Bay. Wind was the order of the day, but it made for fast times on the bike down the canyon.
Events were the 20-mile bike ride and 5-mile run.
Hailey's Susan Gundy won the Women's 55-59 age class and placed 144th overall of 172 individual finishers in 1.49:32 (56:58 bike, 48:44 run). Boise's David Gundy was 62nd overall and 13th in the Men's 30-34 age class in 1.31:43 (48:58 bike, 40:48 run).
Spudman winners were Kenny McDaniel of Boise 1.12:31 (41:05 bike, 29:47 run) and Annemarie Hofstetter of Boise 1.23:09 for 24th overall (45:55, 35:34). There were 129 men and 43 women finishing.