5 things you should know this week

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Cana­dian John McIn­tosh de­vel­oped the McIn­tosh red ap­ple in 1811.

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Drumheller Di­nosaur Trail Triathlon founder wins his own race.

3

Cana­dian Mar­cel­lus Gil­more Ed­son patented an early form of peanut but­ter in 1884.

4

Golden State War­riors go 16-1 through play­offs to win NBA cham­pi­onship.

5

Chief Jus­tice Beverley McLach­lin, the first woman to hold this po­si­tion, to re­tire af­ter in De­cem­ber.

It took six tries but founder and or­ga­nizer of the Drumheller Di­nosaur Trail Triathlon Mor­gan Syvert­sen won his own event.

Syvert­sen com­peted in the Olympic dis­tance triathlon last Satur­day morn­ing, June 10 and com­pleted the course in 2:52.46, win­ning gold.

“It’s the best thing that hap­pened for me in a long time,” said a ju­bi­lant Syvert­sen.

It wasn’t a cake­walk for Syvert­sen. He was com­pet­i­tive in the swim and was do­ing well in the cy­cle on the cold and windy day, but was over­taken.

“One of the other com­peti­tors man­aged to get about 2 kilo­me­tres ahead of me on the bike,” said Syvert­sen. “I couldn’t even see him, he was gone. So catch­ing him was a sur­prise.”

Syvert­sen made up the dif­fer­ence on the run and won by un­der a minute.

The Hans Kushke team won the Olympic Re­lay and Ce­sar Martin won the sprint. The fastest sprint re­lay team as Team Keely.

In all, there were 46 en­tries on the course.

“It was as great turn out, a great race very com­pet­i­tive,” said Syvert­sen. “We had a lot of out of town­ers, and a big con­tin­gent comes down from Three Hills ev­ery year.It is all about build­ing aware­ness.”

Mor­gan would like to grow the event how­ever that will take the sup­port of vol­un­teers. While he had a great con­tin­gent on race day, he would like to have a triathlon com­mit­tee put to­gether to help with the or­ga­ni­za­tion and pro­mo­tion of the event.

“There is def­i­nitely in­ter­est and if we can get more peo­ple in­volved in the or­ga­ni­za­tion and plan­ning, we can pull it off and have more peo­ple out.”

All of the re­sults can be seen on the Drumheller Di­nosaur Trail Triathlon Face­book page.

mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

Mor­gan Syvert­sen, founder and or­ga­nizer of the Drumheller Di­nosaur Trail Triathlon struck gold at this year’s event win­ning the Olympic dis­tance.

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