Turbo Tri Racers Brave The Rain, Raise Money For I-Tri
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Relay team members Kim Notel, Dan Newman, Ana Jacobs. Seventy-five competitors braved rainy conditions for the Turbo Tri in Springs on Saturday.
Photos by: KYRIL BROMLEY
For many people, a triathlon is something to be seen rather than experienced. But for those who have always wondered what it would be like to attempt one, the Turbo Tri in East Hampton provides the perfect opportunity.
Seventy-five people braved soggy conditions on Saturday to compete in the third edition of the event—comprising a 300-yard bay swim, seven-mile bike, and 1.5-mile run—at Maidstone Park in Springs. The Turbo Tri is billed as a “race for everyone,” because of the short and manageable distances. Participants can compete individually or as part of a relay team.
David Horton, 46, finished first on Saturday, in 36:46.15, followed by Anthony Daunt, 24 (37:31.60); Noell Kelly, 44 (37:57.65); Elliot Bock, 29 (37:59.95); Ben Horton, 16 (38:10.81); and Kittredge Zuk, 32, the top female finisher, in 39:33.54.
Complete results are at just-in-time-racing.com.
The Turbo Tri is a fundraiser for i-Tri, a program that fosters self-respect, empowerment, self-confidence, positive body image and healthy lifestyle choices for adolescent girls, through a curriculum of physical fitness, family outreach, nutrition classes and self-esteem workshops. This year’s Turbo Tri brought in more than $21,000 for i-Tri, according to i-Tri founder Theresa Roden.
The Turbo Tri follows the same distances as the Hamptons Youth Triathlon (formerly the Maidstone Park Youth Triathlon), which will take place at a new location this year, at Long Beach in Sag Harbor, on Wednesday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m. Training for and competing in the youth triathlon is one of the focuses of the i-Tri program, and each year, several girls from the program compete in the triathlon.
For more information on the Hamptons Youth Triathlon—which is open to all boys and girls age 10 to 17—and on i-Tri, visit itrigirls.org.