Peyton Mello of Litchfield is handed a towel by his dad, Rob, after finishing the swim portion of the Sandy Beach Triathlon on Friday. Below, Antonio Muratori of Litchfield takes off on his bike. BZ and Dave Driscoll photos
The annual Sandy Beach Triathlon was held at Sandy Beach on Bantam Lake on Friday after participants had to wait out a rain delay.
Dominic Gillen of New Preston won the race, which included a half-mile swim, a 10-mile bike and a 3.1-mile run.
Bill Houle of Morris once again directed the triathlon. Houle founded the event 12 years ago when he was the director of parks and recreation in Litchfield. The Parks and Recreation Department continues to sponsor the race.
There was also a youth component to the triathlon, although it had to be shortened to a duathlon of a run and a bike because of the threat of a thunderstorm.
Brothers Robin and Pink Wright of Goshen were drenched by the end of the youth duathlon.
Finish line volunteer Dave Driscoll tries to stay dry.
Siohban Lounsbury of Southbury crosses the finish line ahead of Parker Valby of Woodbury in the youth duathlon.