The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Best in the West triathlon event back, bigger than ever


September 8, 2015

TRIATHLETES exit the water at Foster Lake in last year’s Best in the West Sprint Triathlon as coaches and others yell encouragement. This year’s races will be Saturday and Sunday mornings. Admission for spectators is free.

Sweet Home’s Kambria Schumacher has been steadily rising through the ranks of Northwest triathletes over the past several years and she’s winding up her 2015 season once again at the Best of the West Triathlon at Foster Lake.

Schumacher, 27, will aim to win both the sprint and the Olympic events over the weekend, a feat she accomplished last year. She’s dominated the sprint event at Best of the West.

“Kambria is one of the top athletes in the Northwest in terms of the sprint distance,” said Best in the West founder and director Blair Bronson.

This year’s event, on Saturday a...

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