Best in the West triathlon event returns this weekend
September 8, 2021
By Benny Westcott
Of The New Era
The 11th annual Best in the West Triathlon Festival is a go this year, from Friday through Sunday, Sept. 17-19, even with slightly fewer participants than usual.
"Right now, registration to date, we are at about 715 people, when usually we'd be closing in on 800," said Race Director Blair Bronson, who founded the triathlon as a project when he was a student at Oregon State University. He now directs it with his wife Stacy, an OSU anatomy and physiology professor.
Slight modifications for social-distancing purposes are being made this year to minimize road im...