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Racers brave heat for Great Island Triathlon Series

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLINTON COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU Some of the top finishers in Saturday’s Great Island Adventure Triathlon and Great Island Swim Triathlon pose with their awards.

LOCK HAVEN — The heat and humidity didn’t stop men and women of all ages from coming out for this year’s Great Island Race Series of Triathlons held recently in Clinton County.

The series, hosted by Lock Haven Rotary Club, benefits local nonprofits each year and is directed by Drew Talbot. Races feature running, biking, swimming and kayaking to test the metal of each participant.

In the Great Island Adventure Triathlon — which features 5K paddle along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, 14-mile bike course and 5K run — saw Michael Kane and Peggy Novak take home the Ironman and Ironwoman award.

Kane finished the course in one hour and 34 minutes.

Novak completed it just about 10 minutes behind in one hour and 55 minutes.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLINTON COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU Winners of the Great Island Swim Triathlon (750-yard swim, 14-mile pedal and 5K run): Ironman Jeff Stiner, right, who finished the course in one hour, 21 minutes, and Ironwoman Kim Beagley, center, who finished in one hour, 48 minutes, receive their awards from RD Drew Talbot.

Jeff Stiner and Kim Beagley earned the Ironman and Ironwoman awards for the Great Island Swim Triathlon. The race features a 750-yard swim, 14-mile pedal and 5K run.

Stiner completed the course in one hour and 21 minutes.

Beagley completed the course in one hour and 48 minutes.

Asher and Ella Talbot, whose father Drew directs the race, snagged the Ironman and Ironwoman awards for the Friday night Great Island Mini Triathlon. The course features 1K paddle, 5-mile pedal and 2K run.

Asher finished the course in 34 minutes and 11 seconds.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLINTON COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU Gabriella and Abrianna Hosley hold hands as they cross the finish line during the Great Island Mini Triathlon on Friday night at the Lockport Boat Launch.

Ella finished the course in 43 minutes and 6 seconds.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLINTON COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU Race Director Drew Talbot, left, presents the Ironman and Ironwoman awards to the winners of the 2022 Great Island Adventure Triathlon, held Saturday from the Lockport Launch area in Woodward Township. Michael Kane finished the 5K paddle, 14-mile pedal and 5k run in one hour, 34 minutes, and Peggy Novak was the first female to finish, in one hour, 55 minutes.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLINTON COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU Brother and sister, Asher and Ella Talbot, received the Ironman and Ironwoman awards for the Friday night Great Island Mini Triathlon, a 1k paddle, 5-mile pedal and 2K run). Asher finished the course in 34 minutes, 11 seconds, while Ella was the first female finisher, turning in a time of 43:06. The two received their awards from Race Director (and Dad!), Drew Talbot!

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