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Local athletes impressive in Spudman Triathlon

17th annual event in Boise

Local 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.

Sponsoring 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 5-mile run.

Grant 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.

Perhaps the 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.

Grant 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.

Brinker ended up 40th overall in 2.03:25. His splits were 29:35 swim, 53:58 bike and 39:51 run.

The women 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.

Saturday’s 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 6.2-mile run.

All three Ketchum triathletes qualified for the Coeur d’Alene race.


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