Triathlon on course for eighth year

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

There are still a few spots avail­able for those wish­ing to take on the Di­nosaur Trail Triathlon.

The An­nual Triathlon is cel­e­brat­ing its eighth year and is mark­ing Canada’s 150th birth­day with its event this year. Or­ga­nizer Mor­gan Syvert­sen says the ros­ter is fill­ing up quickly for the race, come Satur­day, June 10.

“The sur­prise is there is not as many of the guys who have done it the last few years, so there is a lot of new peo­ple, which is re­ally cool,” said Syvert­sen. “This means it is an open field, so no one re­ally knows what the com­pe­ti­tion is go­ing to be like.”

While there are some on the course to win, there are many more tak­ing on the triathlon just to fin­ish. The event fea­tures a sprint race, and a full Olympic triathlon. This makes it a great event for the first timer or a sea­soned com­peti­tor.

“We have peo­ple who have never done it be­fore and take as long as they need to do the swim, and that’s great,” said Syvert­sen.

The reg­is­tra­tion for the triathlon be­gins at 8 a.m., with aim of get­ting the Olympic com­peti­tors out of the start­ing gate by 9 a.m., and the sprint at 10 a.m.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the event or to learn how to reg­is­ter, go to the Drumheller Di­nosaur Trail Triathlon Face­book page or email drumheller­triathlon@gmail. com

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