About 470 people turned out at McCook Point Park to compete in the Niantic Bay Triathlon on August 5. It was a sweltering day for the two-hour race but everyone seemed ready for the challenge.
The race started with a half-mile swim around Niantic Bay. From there it was onto bicycles for a 12-mile ride before ending with a three-and-a-half-mile run and sprint to the finish.
The event drew competitors from as far away as New Hampshire but in the end, the winner was a local man. William Lunn of Old Lyme beat out a number of more highly ranked competitors to win, finishing the swimming heat in 12 minutes, 15 seconds; the bike race in 30 minutes, 1 second; and the run in 18 minutes, 56 seconds, to finish the race in 1 hour, 2 minutes and 50 seconds.
Scott Livingston of Bolton came second with a final time of 1 hour, 3 minutes, and 4 seconds. Ed Jensen of Middletown, who finished third, was right on his heels with a final time of 1 hour, 3 minutes, and 8 seconds.
Congratulations to everyone! Just finishing an event like this is a challenge! If you missed the action, check out the video posted on our Pics and Clips section!
The Top Ten (Find all the results at Cool Running)
1 William Lunn OLD LYME Time: 1:02:50
2 Scott Livingston BOLTON Time: 1:03:04
3 Ed Jensen MIDDLETOWN Time: 1:03:08
4 James Kelly WOODBURY Time: 1:03:10
5 Jeff Kotecki MYSTIC Time: 1:03:30
6 Alexander Kowalsky NEW HAVEN Time: 1:04:35
7 Vincent Antonelli GROTON Time: 1:04:39
8 Todd Webber BOXBOROUGH MA Time: 1:04:41
9 Andrew Chalmers ASHLAND NH Time: 1:04:
10 Casey Neistat NEW LONDON Time: 1:04:47