Winners emerge in Escape
from Alcatraz triathlon
Escape from Alcatraz tri-athletes brave the frigid waters
of the San Francisco Bay
Photo(s) by Stephen Dorian
Bay City News Service
June 5, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - A Boulder man emerged as the winner
of the 26th annual Accenture Escape from Alcatraz triathlon Sunday,
which required competitors to swim one and a half miles to shore
from the famous prison island.
Contestants also rode an 18-mile bike race and ran eight miles
through San Francisco in the 8 a.m. competition, which drew participants
from 33 countries, according to organizers.
Matt Reed, of Boulder, finished the race with a time of 2:03:26,
while second place went to another Coloradan, Andy Potts of Colorado
Springs, with a time of 2:04:08. Canadian Simon Whitfield came
in third with a time of 2:04:32.
The first woman to finish, Becky Lavelle, also of Colorado Springs,
finished with a time of 2:23:30.
According to organizers, the triathlon is one of the most difficult
in the world.
A complete list of results is available at the Web site
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