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Halloran takes first place in Sandy Beach Triathlon
Litchfield.bz (07-31-15)


Sandy Beach Triathlon director Bill Houle addresses participants before the start of the event at Sandy Beach on Bantam Lake on Friday. ~ John McKenna photos

More than 200 athletes swam, cycled and ran in the annual Sandy Beach Triathlon on Friday.

The event was directed by its founder, Bill Houle of Morris, and was sponsored by Litchfield's Parks and Recreation Department.

Kyle Halloran of Morris was dominating in winning the triathlon, which consisted of a half-mile swim in Bantam Lake, a 10-mile bike ride around the lake, and a 3.1-mile run.

Local athletes Jim Moore, Sue Leigh and Tammy Grella turned in strong performances. Leigh and Grella won their respective age groups and Moore was second in his age group.

Click here to see Triathlon Results by Fast Track Timing

Kathi Peck of Goshen, who completed the Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon on Sunday in 13 hours and 22 minutes, was on hand as a volunteer and to present awards.

The triathlon gets underway.

Joe D'Andrea of Litchfield completes the swim for his relay team, which took first place.

Sue Leigh of Litchfield heads for her bike.

Roger Mahieu, Jr. of Litchfield readies his bike.

The ageless Jim Moore of Litchfield surges to the finish line.

Tammy Grella of Litchfield brings it home.

Kathi Peck of Goshen, left, fresh off her finish at the Lake Placid Ironman Triathlon, presented a first-place age-group award to Tammy Grella.

Kathi Peck presented Jim Moore with an age-group award.

Triathlon winner Kyle Halloran of Morris with his daughter, Keelyn.

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