Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Burley Spudman triathlon reaches 25 years

Valley athletes in 32.7-mile test

Wood River Valley triathletes were in the big field of 1,623 finishers Saturday for the 25th annual Burley Lions Club Spudman Triathlon, a 32.7-mile endurance test at Burley.

Burley-area native B.J. Christenson, 33, of North Salt Lake City, Utah, won his third consecutive Burley Spudman title in 1.49:07 with splits of 12:38 for the one-mile swim, 58:44 for the 25.5-mile bike ride and 34:49 for the 6.2-mile run.

Former Ketchum-area triathlete Greg Taylor, 45, of Midway, Utah was third overall of 1,060 male finishers in 1.54:00. Hailey's Pedro Morales, 21, placed 69th and fifth in the Men's 19-24 age class at 2.10:27 with splits of 18:33/1.07:07/42:02.

Top class placing from local competitors came from Susan Gundy, 56, of Hailey, who was fourth in Women's 55-59 at 2.44:19 with splits of 19:33/1.20:45/1.10:26. She was the 223rd woman out of 563 finishers.

Others from this area:

116—Dave Gundy, 33, of Boise 2.13:42, 19th Men's 30-34, with splits 16:18/1.02:32/51:15. 138—Jeff Shiver, 41, of Hailey 2.15:43, 13th Men's 40-44, with splits 17:09/1.11:21/45:47.

418—Aaron McCarver, 34, of Hailey 2.28:22, 67th Men's 30-34, with splits 18:43/1.08:23/56:08. 429—Ryan Passey, 38, of Hailey 2.28:38, 84th Men's 35-39, with splits 18:33/1.12:43/55:12.

555—Bradley Thompson, 28, of Hailey 2.32:50, 36th Men's 25-29, with splits 19:43/1.16:37/54:47. 1230—Analia Passey, 36, of Hailey 3.01:45, 72nd Women's 35-39, with splits 26:17/1.21:37/1.11:04, 351st woman.

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