Seven Whistler athletes took part in the race, braving temperatures that climbed into the mid-30s as they completed a 1.5 km swim, a 40 km bike and a 10 km run.
At the top of the list for the second week in a row was David Higgins. Higgins was 15 th overall in the Squamish Triathlon and second in his age category with a time of two hours, eight minutes and 21 seconds. On the Penticton course, which was a lot more challenging with a hilly bike ride and run, Higgins was 21 st overall, 20 th out of 326 men and fifth in the mens 30 to 34 age category. He completed the race in a time of 2:12:43.
Paul Nicholas finished the race in 2:21.31, finishing 13 th in the mens 35 to 39 group and 59 th overall.
Marie-Anne Prevost had another strong race, this time finishing second in the womens 30 to 34 category in 2:29:27. The week before she was third in her age group.
With two strong results under her belt, Prevost qualified for the provincial triathlon team.
Orsa Horvath finished in 2:40:41, 11 th in the womens 25 to 29 category and 198 th overall.
David McColm was 29 th in the 45 to 49 group with a time of 3:01:18.
Both Horvath and McColm were competing in their first Olympic distance triathlons after enrolling in Val Burkes triathlon clinic.
Greg Sandkuhl was seventh in the mens 60 to 64 race with a time of 2:52:25.
Murray Coates, racing in the 60-64 group, was 14 th in 3:44:41.
Christine Suter, who divides her time between Whistler and Penticton, was fifth in the womens 35 to 39 race and 122 nd overall in 2:31:30. She was also the 19 th female overall.
Scott Young of Naramata, B.C. also recently of Whistler was 15 th in the mens 30 to 34 race and 77 th overall in 2:25:42.
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