'Boulder Triathlon'

 

 

Photos and story by David Savoie.

 

 

 

The womens pro race went off first, 15 minutes ahead of the mens race.

There was a $1000 bonus to the first pro- Male or female across the line.

 

 




  The race was started by skydivers jumping in carrying the American flag.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Pro womens field lined up and ready to start the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Joanne Zeiger leading the women out of the water.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Mary Beth Ellis coming in first off the bike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Julie Dibens coming off in 2nd (she would hold onto this place through the run).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Karen Melliar-Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 



Erin O'Hara


 

 

 

 

 


Amy Dannwolf

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mary Beth Ellis moments before winning the 2009 Boulder Peak Triathlon

 

 

Top 10 Pro woman

PLACE FIRST NAME LAST NAME BIB AGE SEX SEXPLC DIV DIVPLC SWIM RANK SWIM T1 BIKE RANK BIKE BIKE MPH T2 RUN RANK RUN RUN PACE FINISH PENALTY TIME CITY STATE EVENT
1 MARY BETH ELLIS     F   F-PRO     22:34     1:05:14       38:27     2:07:31 THORNTON CO PRO RACE
2 JULIE DIBENS     F   F-PRO     24:15     1:05:39       40:32     2:11:45 BOULDER CO PRO RACE
3 AMANDA STEVENS     F   F-PRO     22:30     1:09:27       40:42     2:13:47 COLORADO SPRINGS CO PRO RACE
4 BROOKE DAVISON     F   F-PRO     23:45     1:11:31       41:41     2:18:03 BOULDER CO PRO RACE
5 KAREN MELLIAR-SMITH     F   F-PRO     24:42     1:13:32       41:23     2:21:07 DENVER CO PRO RACE
6 ERIN O'HARA     F   F-PRO     27:20     1:11:23       41:16     2:21:34 TAUPO PRO RACE
7 JOCELYN PETRELLA     F   F-PRO     24:14     1:15:00       42:10     2:22:38 DENVER CO PRO RACE
8 KAT BAKER     F   F-PRO     25:51     1:11:59       43:44     2:22:55 CANBERRA AC PRO RACE
9 LEAH DAUGHERTY     F   F-PRO     26:11     1:14:41       40:44     2:23:33 PACE FL PRO RACE
10 ULI BROMME     F   F-PRO     28:53     1:11:40       41:09     2:23:50 BOULDER CO PRO RACE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A pro not looking all that relaxed pre-race.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Brian Fleischmann     

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mens Pro field seconds before the start.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Matt Reed diving in.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mark Vanakkern, one of the top swimmers in the sport, leading the men out of the water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Australian Paul Matthews exits the water

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cameron Dye heads back after recording the fastest bike split of the day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timothy O'Donnell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kirk Nelson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bryan Rhodes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kirk Nelson on his way to the 2nd fastest run of the day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bryan Rhodes heading out for his 2nd lap of the run

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ryan Ignatz of Colorado Multisport having a strong run

 

 

 

 

 

 


Timothy O'Donnell Winning the 2009 Mens Boulder Peak Triathlon.

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Pro men

PLACE FIRST NAME LAST NAME BIB AGE SEX SEXPLC DIV DIVPLC SWIM RANK SWIM T1 BIKE RANK BIKE BIKE MPH T2 RUN RANK RUN RUN PACE FINISH PENALTY TIME CITY STATE EVENT
1 TIMOTHY O'DONNELL         M-PRO     20:37     59:04       33:36     1:54:32 BOULDER CO PRO RACE
2 PAUL MATTHEWS         M-PRO     20:35     59:55       34:50     1:56:20 BOULDER CO PRO RACE
3 JOE GAMBLES         M-PRO     22:23     59:25       34:07     1:56:59 BOULDER CO PRO RACE
4 CAMERON DYE         M-PRO     20:25     59:03       37:33     1:58:09 BOULDER CO PRO RACE
5 BRIAN FLEISCHMANN         M-PRO     20:24     1:02:14       36:26     1:59:21 COLORADO SPRINGS CO PRO RACE
6 LEON GRIFFIN         M-PRO     22:26     1:02:13       35:36     2:01:30 BOULDER CO PRO RACE
7 TYLER BUTTERFIELD         M-PRO     23:31     1:02:57       34:48     2:02:52 BOULDER CO PRO RACE
8 JOE MCDANIEL         M-PRO     23:35     1:03:06       35:07     2:03:15 COLORADO SPRINGS CO PRO RACE
9 KIRK NELSON         M-PRO     25:33     1:03:29       34:00     2:04:27 LONGMONT CO PRO RACE
10 BRYAN RHODES         M-PRO     21:21     1:03:08       39:51     2:05:44 TAUPO PRO RACE

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