Annual MaraTri delights all
More than 100 racers turned out for the annual Memorial Day triathlon race in Marathon at Sombrero Beach. Organized largely by the D’Ascanio family, with a legion of helpers, this is a very family friendly race and a really good time. That said, it’s an incredibly well organized race — staggered starts for the sprint and mini-sprint distances, professional timing and photography, water, food, music and a very coordinated transition plan. Kudos to the racers, the volunteers and the organizers. Sign up for 2018 now. -Weekly Staff report
First-place female finisher Katharine Bahr, 30, congratulates Marathon’s Laurie Grube, 53, at the finish line. They finished within three minutes of each other in the mini-sprint distance: 42:42 and 45:46.
Lowe Matheson of Big Pine Key rocks a retro swim cap.
Barton Smith of Key West speeds out of transition in high-tech gear.
These signs were stashed on the beach to be pulled out at the finish line.
There’s cool and then there’s making-your-drone-hover-for-a-photo-cool. This is Sean Snowden of Coastal Source.
Dr. Brad Makimaa was the first overall finisher in the mini-sprint distance with a time of 39:39. (It’s a jog in the park, literally, for this IronMan.)