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By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Triathlon weekend draws ‘record’ numbers, despite hot temperatures


September 15, 2015

SWIMMERS stroke through Foster Lake Sunday in the Olympic triathlon event. Photo by Scott Swanson

Despite temperatures in the 90s and a slight shortage in volunteers, the fifth annual Best in the West triathlon series was a resounding success, organizers said.

“The water conditions were beautiful,” Director Blair Bronson said. “The bike and run went well. It was a record year. We’re growing every year.”

The sprint race (500-meter swim in Foster Lake, 12-mile bike ride, 5K (3.1-mile) run) on Saturday morning drew 190 participants, 110 of them women. The Half-Ironman (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run) drew 112, 77 of them men, all but three of whom finished the race...

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