Racers warm-up near the transition area, shortly before the start of the combined 2011 USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Winter Triathlon Championship and Powder Hound Winter Triathlon.
Bozeman’s Alex Lussier continued his winning ways at the third annual Powder Hound Winter Triathlon on Sunday. Alex has won the race each year, and is the 2011 USAT Pacific Northwest Region’s Overall Male Champion. Kayleen Uibel of Kalispell joined Alex atop the podium as the 2011 Overall Female Champion. Rounding out the podium for the females were #2 Julie Zickovich, Bozeman and #3 Jane O’Driscoll, Helena, and for the men, #2 Warren Smith, Butte and #3 David Hoffman, Bozeman.
On behalf of the USA Triathlon PNW Region, race co-sponsors Homestake Lodge and the Bozeman Triathlon Club awarded first place 2011 USAT Region age group championships to the following racers — F20-24 Jacquie Spoon, F30-34 Julie Zickovich, F 35-39 Karen Powell, F40-44 Kayleen Uibel, F45-49 Debbie Lewis, F50-54 Jennifer Griggs, M25-29 David Hoffman, M30-34 Aubrey Curtis, M35-39 Alex Lussier, M40-44 Warren Smith, M45-49 Jay Marschall, M50-54 John Weyhrich, and M55-59 Robert Ray. Cheers to all.
Further signaling the growth of this rugged, fun-filled, unique, and emerging event, another record number of competitors turned out for the race this year – 46 total racers, including 31 individuals and 15 team members. The Powder Hound will again host the USA Triathlon Region Winter Triathlon Championship in 2012. Mark your calendar, always the last Sunday in January, for January 29, 2012. Discover the northern Rockies first winter triathlon. Be a Powder Hound.
Photo Album — 2011 USAT PNW Region Winter Triathlon Championship / Powder Hound Winter Triathlon — http://bit.ly/eWfPdF