Squamish Triathlon sees Sea to Sky residents turn out in droves 

Adam Ward top corridor athlete

Some 184 individuals and 43 relay teams of two or three took part in the 14 th annual Squamish Triathlon on Sunday, with perfect conditions from start to finish.

Vancouver's Ryan Smiley was the athlete to beat with a total time of one hour, 59 minutes and 41 seconds on the Olympic distance course - 1,500-metre swim, 37km bike and 10km run. He was the only athlete to break two hours. Mike Adams of Vancouver was second in 2:00:40, and Mark Linseman of Ontario placed third in 2:01:05.

The top Sea to Sky athlete in the race was Whistler's Adam Ward, who placed seventh overall and second in the Male 20 to 24 age group in 2:10:03. Ward's best event was the bike, where he posted the fourth fastest time of the day.

Two spots back in the overall was Squamish's Volker Schneider, who also placed first in Male 40 to 44 with his time of 2:11:43.

From Squamish, Tim Moore was seventh in Male 45 to 49 in 2:19:03.

Whistler's Greg Sandkuhl was first in Male 65 to 69 in 2:24:00, close to 30 minutes ahead of the next racer in his group.

Jon Decaigny, racing in the Clydesdale category in his first ever Olympic-distance race, was first overall in 2:26:25.

Claire Daniels placed second in Female 25 to 29 in 2:26:38.

Pemberton's Gary Martin was fourth in Male 35 to 39 in 2:26:41.

Squamish's Roger Shirt was ninth in Male 45 to 49 in 2:26:41.

Whistler's Sarah Strother was second in Female 40 to 44 in 2:29:21.

Squamish's Julie Mountifield was fourth in Female 30 to 34 in 2:32:43.

Mike Hedberg was third in Male 40 to 44 in 2:32:59.

Paul Zuckernick was 11th in Male 45 to 49 in 2:34:01.

Jenni Chancey was third in Female 25 to 29 in 2:34:09.

Whistler's Marla Zucht was first in Female 35 to 39 in 2:34:47.

Derek Gagne of Squamish was eighth in Male 35 to 39 in 2:35:56.

Karen Blaylock of Whistler was first in Female 50 to 54 in 2:39:10 - over seven minutes faster than Pemberton's Lee Edwards, who finished second in the category in 2:46:53.

Michel Berthoud of Whistler was 10th in Male 35 to 39 in 2:39:29.

Paul Demers of Squamish was 12th in Male 45 to 49 in 2:39:37.

Darin Labrenz was 13th in Male 45 to 49 in 2:40:14.

Karen Ogilvie was second in Female 35 to 39 in 2:43:38.


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