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Halloran wins a third Sandy Beach Triathlon (07-30-17)

Kyle Halloran, above, won the Sandy Beach Triathon for a third time on Friday. Jessica Davis of Bethlehem, below, was the first female finisher. John McKenna photos

Former Litchfield resident Kyle Halloran captured his third Sandy Beach Triathlon victory on Friday.

Halloran, of Lakeville, celebrated his homecoming with a convincing win, covering the half-mile swim, 10-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run in 59 minutes and four seconds. Dave Smith of New Milford was second. Jessica Davis of Bethlehem was the first female finisher with a time of 1 hour, 12 minutes.

In the team competition, Morris First Selectman Tom Weik teamed with his daughter, Lexi, and Dan O'Leary of Litchfield to finish third in 1:04.55. Tom Weik cycled, Lexi Weik ran and O'Leary swam.

Results by Fast Track Timing

The race was sponsored by the Sandy Beach Commission and served as a fundraiser for the beach. Commission members Corinne Houle of Morris and Andy Parker of Bantam directed the triathlon. Commission Chairman Ed Ryle of Litchfield and members of the commission were on hand to assist, as were several volunteers.

More BZ photos

Triathlon co-director Corinne Houle watches a cyclist head out on the course around the lake.

Connie Gillman, left, of the Sandy Beach Commission and volunteer Janet Baker of Milton sliced up watermelon for the participants.

Morris First Selectman Tom Weik completes the cycling leg.

Lexi Weik greets her dad, Tom, as she prepares to set out on the run for the relay team she and her dad were part of.

Kyle Halloran races up the beach after finishing the swim.

Sandy Beach Commission Chairman Ed Ryle stands by at the finish line.

Will Neary of Warren gets suited up for the cycling leg.

Lexi Weik completes the run.

Kyle Halloran, left, and runner up Dave Smith of New Milford were in a dead heat at the start of the run.

Volunteer Gary Gillman of Litchfield was prepared for anything while directing traffic at the entrance to the beach.

The volunteer crew at the halfway point of the run on East Shore Road.

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