September 1, 2016

Triathletes cover Luke territory

Thunderbolt staff writer
A participant completes a 400-meter swim in Sliver Wings Pool during the first portion of the triathlon. The triathlon consisted of three events, each timed by personal cycling event promotion timers strapped to the ankle of each competitor.

The 56th Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation Center held the 2016 Luke Air Force Base Fall Triathlon a little early this year, but it had the desired effect. More than 60 athletes participated individually or on one of six teams.

They came from across base, and included some family members, to put themselves through the rigors of competing in three sports — some to win, others just to compete.

The event, which took place Aug. 20, included a 400-meter swim at Silver Wings Pool, an 11.4-mile bike ride and a 5k race on mapped out paths that took competitors all over base.

For more information on similar events, call outdoor recreation at 623-856-6267.

2016 Triathlon Winners

Team category

1st place: Kimpans +1

2nd place: 3-Legged Race

3rd place: 30 and Fabulous

Female category

1st place: Jill Majewski

2nd place: Rochelle Smith

3rd place: Maria Fernandez

Male category

1st place: W. J. Clark

2nd place: Jeff Braselton

3rd place: James Pemberton

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