Three of the top five finishers (l-r): Darcy Foley (2nd), Johanna Lawrence (1st), and Meaghan Ann Harris (5th).
WEBSTER - The 2012 Danskin Women’s Triathlon was held at Memorial Beach on Sunday July 22nd, under sunny, warm skies. A field of about 1100 entrants began their quest to conquer the Webster course at around 7 AM. The race starts off with a half mile swim around buoys place in a triangular pattern. As the athletes exit the beach area, they must run to the ‘transition area’ where their bikes are located. They must dry off, get into their biking apparel and helmets, and start out on their 12 mile road course which takes them through Webster and parts of Connecticut. As they arrive back at Memorial Beach, they must dismount their bikes, run them back to the transition area, and put on their running shoes to complete the grueling course. They must complete a 2-mile run which lands them on the infield of the walking track at the entrance to the beach.
The Webster race is part of the Danskin Women’s Triathlon Series, now in its 23rd season. It is the largest and longest-running Series in multi-sport history! The series consists of eight events, spanning May to September, and take place from coast to coast.
This year’s top five finishers were as follows:
Johanna Lawrence of Bedford, NH (1st Place) 01:07:46
Darcy Foley of Sturbridge, MA (2nd Place) 01:14:04
Robin Nichols of Westford, MA (3rd Place) 01:14:50
Team Tenacious Trio from Woodstock, CT (4th Place) 01:15:06
Meaghan Ann Harris of Greenlawn, NY (5th Place) 01:15:48
Webster's Gia Didonato-Stroczenski came in eighth place overall.
1st Place finisher Johanna Lawrence of Bedford NH begins
the run portion of the competition.
Second place finisher Darcy Foley shoots a look of determination
as she presses on to the bike leg of the course.
- Wednesday, 25 July 2012
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