Set for Sept 16 in Wyalusing
The Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Wyalusing’s North Branch Triathlon will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Wyalusing Valley High School, the same day as the popular wine festival hosted by the Wyalusing Valley Museum.
Registration for the event can be completed online at active.com. There is a $45 fee for Ironman and Ironwoman individual entries.
Team entries can be from two to five people with a fee of $35 per team member.
Race-day registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the school, with the race starting at 9.
The race will take place over the same course used the previous five years as well as 2009.
As has been the case at previous Wyalusing Triathlons, kayak rentals and transportation will be available at Endless Mountain Outfitters in Sugar Run.
The course record is 1:34:50, set in 2009 by the Rt. 220 Adventure team of runner Mike Murphy, paddler Brad Beckwith and cyclist Kevin Deibert.
Chaz Ross, the three-time defending overall champion and nine-time male winner, holds the Ironman record with a time of 1:41:47, also set in 2009.
LouAnn Cramer is the Ironwoman record holder over the present course with a time of 2:08:01 set in 2009.
Ross’s overall winning time in 2016 was 1:50:00.
Rachel McDonald was the 2016 Ironwoman, finishing in 2:17:10.
Team Believe, made up of Mike Hudyncia, Scott Jordan, John Maier and Steve Hudyncia, claimed the overall team title last year with a time of 1:50:11, losing to Ross in the closest finish for overall honors in the history of the race.
Sully took home the top mixed team honors in 2016. Mondi Serafini and Donna Iannone finished the race in 2:40:20.
Ready to Wine, the women’s team of Jackie Baker, Ashlee Butkiewicz and Katie Johnston, recorded a class-winning time of 2:46:46.
Besides active.com, more information can be found at wyalusingnorthbranch-triathlon.com.
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