Woody's Triathlon hosted hundreds of competitors this past weekend in Red Deer. (Woody's Triathlon/ Facebook)

Hundreds competed in Woody’s Triathlon last weekend

The 22 installment of the event in Red Deer

The iconic Woody’s Triathlon made its return this year in Red Deer with hundreds of people competing over the weekend on June 25 and 26.

The Kids of Steel events, which consists of children aged five to 11 racing, took place on Saturday followed by the Try-A-Tri, Relay, and the Junior and Adult Sprint on Sunday.

In the Kids of Steel events, the competitors must finish with the fastest combined times in multiple events including swimming, biking, and running.

Lane Goodwin finished with a total time of 14:32 to take home the ages five to seven event. Rio Rosene-Luft won the eight to nine race with a time of 23:07, four minutes ahead of the competitor behind. In the 10-11 Arielle Bourque won with a time of 28:22. Sophie Tamayo got the best time in the 12-13 event in 41:58 and Jett Fenton won 14-15 clocking in at 44:40.

In the Junior Sprint (ages 16 to 19) Ben House won the male event with a time of 1:15:05 and Jordan Cultrera won the women’s side finishing in 1:17:35.

Matthew Bennett captured the best time in the Adult Sprint for 20-year-old males in 1:12:41 and for 20-year-old females Kasia Kuperus won in 1:14:38.

In Try-A-Tri there were male and female races with a minimum age of 16 years old. Brodie Greschner won the men’s side in 42:02 and Annie Shillington won the women’s side in 46:47.

In the Relay, team The FlaminGOS got the victory with a time of 1:11:59, a three-minute margin ahead of the next best team.

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