Triathletes Descend On Montauk For Trio Of Races


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Triathlon enthusiasts had their pick this weekend in Montauk, with three different distances to choose from.

On Sunday, competitors took part in the Mightyman Half-Ironman distance, with a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile (half-marathon) run. On Saturday, Montauk hosted both the Mightyman Sprint Triathlon (750-meter swim, 17-kilometer bike and 5K run), and Mightyman Olympic distance triathlon (1.5-kilometer swim, 40K bike, and 10K run).

In the half-Ironman triathlon, James Cunningham, 34, of New York was the winner, in 4:23:23, followed by Chris Schulten, 42, of Middlefield, Connecticut, in 4:26:15; Steven Quinn, 31, of Scarsdale (4:33:46); Bryan Magnus, 39, of Maplewood, New Jersey (4:37:40); and Anthony Snoble, 39, of East Islip (4:38:44), who rounded out the top five.

Carly Johnson, 36, of Yorktown Heights was the top female finisher (12th overall), in 4:47:49, while Ellen Wexler, 30, of Washington, D.C., was the second female to finish (31st overall), in 5:08:59. Kellie Brown, 45, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was the third female, in 5:16:18, followed by Friederike Edelmann, 43, of New York (5:27:08), and Renee Shiller, 39, of Glastonbury, Connecticut, who rounded out the top five women, in 5:28:10.

In the Olympic distance triathlon, Adrian Mackay, 49, of New York was the winner, in 2:07:52, followed by Charles Macintosh, 37, of New York (2:12:19); David Smith, 43, of New Milford, Connecticut (2:13:11); Billy Holl, 28, of Bayport (2:14:33); and Tim Walton, 41, of Noyac (2:14:56). Stephanie Coburn, 33, of Astoria, was the top female (11th overall), in 2:18:54, followed by Brooke Smith, 38, of New Milford, Connecticut (2:27:45); Olivia Malloy, 31, of New York (2:28:31); Kerri Ouellette, 33, of New York (2:30:35); and Hallie Nicoll, 31, of New York (2:31:45).

In the sprint triathlon, Andrew Kalley, 31, of New York took top honors, in 56:49, followed by Benjamin Green, 32, of New York (59:13); David Powers, 47, of East Hampton (59:44); Adam Kollender, 31, of New York (1:02:04); and Sean Hardick, 22, of East Northport (1:02:06). Sarah Welton, 32, of New York was the top female finisher (sixth overall), in 1:02:22, followed by Michele Walker, 31, of Long Beach (10th overall), in 1:04:35. Caitlin Dowd, 24, of Smithtown was third among women, in 1:06:09, followed by Amy Maxwell, 32, of Nyack (1:07:06), and Mahriah Alf, 31, of New York (1:10:55).

In the para-tri regional championship (sprint distances), Tommy Koehler, 46, of Hampton Bays was first in 1:02:36, and Abigial Lanier, 23, of Brooklyn was the top female in 1:41:05. And perhaps most impressive in the para-tri race was Lamar Brown, 32, of the Bronx, a blind triathlete who not only completed the sprint on Saturday (time of 1:30:21) but also did his first half-Ironman on Sunday (7:09:52).

Complete results are at eventpowerli.com.

More than 290 people completed the sprint triathlon, more than 260 did the Olympic distance, and more than 200 tackled the half-Ironman.