Halloran wins a third Sandy Beach Triathlon
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.
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.