Whistler athletes make strong showing in Squamish Triathlon 

Four local athletes, one relay team on podiums

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Marla Zucht was fifth out of 40 racers in the women’s 30 to 34 age category with her time of 2:39:06.

Mike Charuk was 14 th in the men’s 40 to 44 race in 2:29:22.

Chris Hodkinson was 24 th in the men’s 30 to 34 race in 2:32:59.

Junior athlete Claire Daniels continues to amaze, winning the women’s 15 to 19 race with a time of 2:34:21.

Brandi Higgins finished in 2:40:49, ninth in the women’s 30 to 34 race.

Leah Blok was 10 th in the women’s 20 to 24 race in 2:41:10. This was her first triathlon.

Marie MacEwan was 15 th in the 30 to 34 age group in 2:48:49.

Liane Dunsmuir, also new to triathlons, was 17 th in he same category in 2:49:55.

Grace Blok was seventh in the women’s 45 to 49 race in 2:59:56.

Tracy Silvester, Jane Hague, Erica Rigik, Chandra Eyton, and Tracy Torrell completed their first triathlons in times ranging from 3:13:15 to 3:32:49.

In the relay category, Team 2 Physios and a Slave from Whistler Physiotherapy in Creekside was first out of 15 women’s teams with a time of 2:19:03.

Team ATNT from Whistler – all new to triathlons – were ninth out of 18 teams in the mixed relay category and 19 th out of 41 mixed teams with a time of 2:38:22.

Team 2 JAFAs and a Pom was ninth in the women’s relay with a time of 2:42:27.

The Squamish Triathlon is organized by the friends of Bob McIntosh, a Squamish-based triathlete murdered on New Year’s Eve of 1997.

The first event was held in 1998 with more than 200 individual participants and 51 relay teams. The event, which is capped at 400 (including teams) participants, has sold out for the last two years.

The proceeds from the event go towards the Robert W. McIntosh Scholarship Fund, with two scholarships of $1,000 handed out each year. As well, some of the money goes towards Squamish trails, including the Cheekye Fan Trail which is used for the running leg of the triathlon.

For more information on the race, visit www.squamishtriathlon.org. The complete results are at www.raceheadquarters.com.

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