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Woody’s Triathlon returns to Red Deer

The 2023 Woody’s Triathlon is all wrapped up.

The 2023 Woody’s Triathlon is all wrapped up.

On Saturday competitors aged five to over 20 years old took part in the one-day event that featured swimming, cycling, and running.

Featured as a multi-day event this year organizers moved it to a one-day competition with races in the morning and afternoon.

The day began with the adult race’s first including the Try-a-tri, sprints, and relays at the Michener Aquatic Centre. The swimming portion of the race took part inside the centre and the on-land portion was on various tracks outside.

In the Try-a-tri, which includes swimming, biking, and running, had competitors aged 16 and over. In the men’s race, Deklen Cameron finished first with a combined time of 33:50. His fastest time came in the pool where he clocked in 5:47.7.

On the women’s side, Cynthia Clark claimed the top spot in 38:39.4. Her fastest time also came in the pool in 5:41.1.

In the junior sprints aged 16-19, Jeff Fenton won the men’s competition in 1:08:13.0 and Jordan Cultrera took home the women’s race in 1:15:18.1.

The rest of the sprints went as follows: adult sprint 20-29 (male) David Newton 1:17:0.6 and (female) Madalyn Church 1:16:42.9; adult sprint 30-39 (male) Michael Schnare 1:07:57.2 and (female) Kasia Kuperus 1:13:19.4; adult sprint 40-49 (male) Matthew Bennett 1:08:05.4 and (female) Jen Panteluk 1:14:40.3; adult sprint 50-59: (male) Gregory Shimizu 1:18:10.1 and (female) Lynne Wade 1:31:43.1; adult sprint 60-69 (male) Tony Moores 1:18:01.9 and (female) Helene McDonald 1:42:50.1.

The best relay team was “Almost All in the Family” with a time of 1:06:33.2. On the team was Tyler Johnson, Luke Tweedale, and Parks Tweedale.

In the kids of steel race, Oksana Petryshen-Kozak won the best time in the kids 5-7 in 10:14.9 followed by kids 8-9 Lauren Peters in 22:01.2, kids 10-11 Noam Ornely Koffi in 29:29.6, kids 12-13 Felicia Robert in 42:26.9, and kids 14-15 Tomas Chalupa in 46:25.8.

Ian Gustafson

About the Author: Ian Gustafson

Ian began his journalism career as a reporter in Prince Albert, Sask. for the last three years, and was born and raised in Saskatchewan.
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