Four lo­cal triath­letes to com­pete in ma­jor com­pe­ti­tion

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

Four Syd­ney-area ath­letes will be tak­ing part in one of North Amer­ica’s most pres­ti­gious triathlons. Chris Mil­burn, Syd­ney; Allan MacKen­zie, Syd­ney River; John MacKin­non, West­mount; and Corey De­veaux, Syd­ney River, are set to put their ath­letic abil­i­ties and en­durance to the test at the 2015 Lake Placid Iron­man in up­state New York. Mil­burn is in the 45-49 age bracket, while De­veaux and MacKen­zie are in the 30-34 di­vi­sion and MacKin­non is com­pet­ing in the 50-54 bracket. The quar­tet has a fair amount of ex­pe­ri­ence in sim­i­lar events with Mil­burn hav­ing taken part in eight pre­vi­ous iron­man com­pe­ti­tions and Desveaux hav­ing com­pleted five such events. The Lake Placid test will be MacKen­zie’s third and MacKin­non’s sec­ond such ven­ture. Last year, the Lake Placid Iron­man was com­pleted by al­most 2,300 ath­letes. This year’s race takes place on Sun­day. An iron­man com­pe­ti­tion is com­prised of a 3.86 km swim, a 180.25 km bi­cy­cle ride and a full run­ning marathon of 42.2 km.

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