Locals love racevermont.com sprint triathlons

Shelburne resident Jeff Alexander finished racevermont.com’s Sprint Triathlon I in 1:16:20 Saturday, June 30.

Racevermont.com held its first of three sprint triathlons Saturday, June 30 beginning at Shelburne Beach. The race was a 500-yard swim, a 13-mile bike, and 3.1 mile run. The individual men’s winner was Gary Snow who finished in 1:04:41. Shelburne residents Don Kjelleren finished second in 1:05:32 and Jeff Alexander completed the race in 1:16:20, for 18th place. Donna Smyers was the individual women’s winner with a time of 1:14:55.  Both male and female winners earned a slot at the USA National Sprint Triathlon Championships in Burlington on Aug. 18. Other locals who competed include Christine Kogut of Charlotte, Bill Paganelli of Shelburne, Karen Newman, a Charlotte summer resident, Rowen Beck of Charlotte, Greg Mernick of Hinesburg, Jack Torney, Bobby Torney, Sally Torney, and Robert Torney all of Shelburne. The next sprint triathlons are scheduled for July 21, Aug. 25 and Aug. 9. For all race results and to register for the next triathlon please visit racevermont.com.


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