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Swimmers take off from the starting buoy at South Beach.
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More than 600 triathletes convened at Echo Reservoir’s South Beach on Saturday for the Echo Triathlon. Racers in the Olympic division were required to swim 1.5 kilometers, bike 40 kilometers along State Routes 32 and 189 and run 10 kilometers on the Rail Trail. Those who chose to compete in the shorter sprint categories swam .75 kilometers, cycled 20 kilometers and ran 5 kilometers on the same course.

The Echo Triathlon is part a five-race series presented by TriUtah and sanctioned by USA Triathlon.

Overall winners who went the Olympic distance were: Jason Crompton of Evanston, Wyo. (2:01:42) and Emma Garrard of Park City (2:21:17)

The Sprint category overall winners were Karl Wild of Alpine (1:10:23) and Keena Schaerrer of Pleasant Grove (1:17:37).

Parkites were well represented among the winners in both categories and in their individual age divisions. The top overall results from Park City men in the Olympic category came from Jon O’Connell (10th overall), Adam Strachan (19th ) and Micheal Spencer (23rd).

The top overall results from Park City women in the Olympic category were posted by Emily Gerrard (1st) and Marlene Hatch (22nd).

The top overall results from Park City men in the Sprint category were posted by Aaron Dewald (7th ), Kenneth Chahine (8th) and Bruno Araujo 14th).

The top overall results from Park City women in the Sprint category were posted by Jeanne Rettos Logan (3rd), San San Wu (5th) and Abbyjane Ferrin (8th).


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