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Kamloops triathletes compete at trio of races

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Kaileen McCulloch at the top of the podium after her win in Oliver on June 2. (via Contributed)

Members of the Kamloops Triathalon Club were busy last weekend, with locals taking part in three different races around the globe.

Kaileen McCulloch was the first female to finish the Oliver Half Iron on June 2 in Oliver, B.C. She completed the two-kilometre swim, 89 km bike and 21 km run in four hours, 42 minutes and 50 seconds.

Melissa Lowenberg was just behind her, completing the grueling trek in five hours, 11 minutes and 15 seconds, good enough fourth in the women's category. 

Locals Vince Cavaliere and Martine Cyr both finished first in their age category as well, men aged 55-59 and women aged 50-54 respectively. 

Across the ocean in the Ironman 70.3 Hawaii, Yvonne Timewell finished first in her category (women aged 50-54) with a time of five hours, seven minutes and 24 seconds. That effort was good enough to qualify for the Ironman World Championships later this year.

There was also a seven Kamloops racers taking part in the Ironman 70.3 in Victoria on June 2. Kate Stebbings and Brad Batter led the way for locals on the island, finishing second and ninth in their categories respectively. 

To learn more about the Kamloops Triathalon Club, visit HERE.




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