More than 1,000 athletes expected for 10th annual Issaquah Triathlon

June 1, 2010

By Staff

For many athletes, the triathlon season begins with the Issaquah Tri. This year’s Issaquah Triathlon is June 5 at Lake Sammamish State Park.

More than 1,000 athletes are expected to compete in the 10th annual event. The Issaquah Tri actually includes a variety of races.

The first race, the sprint triathlon, starts at 7 a.m. The sprint triathlon appeals to veteran triathletes, as well as novices who are just starting to get their feet wet in the sport.

The sprint triathlon course consists of a quarter-mile swim, a 15-mile bicycle ride and a 3-mile run.

The sprint duathlon, added to the Issaquah Tri schedule last year, consists of a 15-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run.

Among the other events are the 5K and 10K runs, which start at 8:30 a.m. The field of competitors often consists of seasoned distance runners, but also appeals to runners of a variety of ages.

The kids’ triathlon wraps up the morning. The event, which starts at 9:30 a.m., is for children 6-12 years of age.

Packet pickup and late registration for all events are from 1-6 p.m. June 4 at Lake Sammamish State Park. There will also be packet pickup and registration June 5, starting at 5:30 a.m.

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