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For the week of November 13 - 19, 2002


French wins class at Cancun triathlon

Hot day in Mexico

Ketchum’s Charley French, 76, won his men’s 75-79 age class in Saturday’s International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Triathlon Championships at Cancun, Mexico.

It was sweltering—temperatures in the low to mid-90s with 75% humidity. But French captured one of 17 American age-group gold medals in a time of 3.13:02.

French finished ahead of Walter Palmer of Indianapolis, Ind. and Robert McKeague of Villa Park, Ill.

Heidi Smith, 46, a mother of three from Ketchum, suffered from heat in the run but was thrilled to finish 14th in the world in her 45-49 age group.

A total 3,000 athletes from 75 countries competed in the biggest event in international-distance triathlon outside of the Olympics. Elite prize purse was $165,000.

The challenge was the 31.9-mile (51.5 kilometer) Olympic distance featuring a 0.9-mile swim (1.5k swim), 24.8-mile bike ride (40k bike ride) and 6.2-mile run (10k run).



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