Sam Brown wins 5th an­nual Di­nosaur Trail Triathlon

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The run­ning of the 5th An­nual Drumheller Di­nosaur Trail Triathlon saw 49 com­peti­tors take to the course to swim, ride and run their way to vic­tory.

The grass­roots Drumheller sport­ing event marked its fifth an­nual run­ning on Satur­day, June 3, and or­ga­nizer Mor­gan Syvert­sen said it was a great suc­cess.

“It was a re­ally good crowd of racers, it was a great race,” he said.

There were a num­ber of new racers on the course, and a strong con­tin­gent from Three Hills, and some as far away as Cochrane. There was a strong group for the val­ley too, in­clud­ing Sam Brown who won top spot.

“This was his first win, he was sec­ond last year, and third the year be­fore, so he is mov­ing up the lad­der,” said Syvert­sen.

Typ­i­cally, Syvert­sen is able to par­tic­i­pate, but this time he vol­un­teered on race day, and was able to ap­pre­ci­ate it from a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive.

“It’s small enough that you know ev­ery­body, and it is still com­pet­i­tive enough that you know you have done a triathlon,” said Syvert­sen. “And I love this course, it’s pretty hard to beat this course.”

As for the fu­ture, he sees some growth po­ten­tial.

“I can see us get­ting big­ger, we never re­ally ad­ver­tised it yet, this is all word of mouth,” he said.

The 5th an­nual Di­nosaur Trail Triathlon went on June 4 and saw 49 com­peti­tors swim, ride and run to vic­tory.

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