17th Triathlon at Pacific Grove
Written by: Timothy Carlson
Added: Tue Sep 13 2011
On Saturday, Tim Lavelle won his 60-64 age group in the amateur Olympic distance event, leading a strong Lavelle assault on the podium -- son Brian took 4th behind winner Tommy Zaferes in the elite men's contest and daughter in law Becky took 2nd to Radka Vodickova in the elite women's race.
On Sunday, kids ranging from 9 years old to kids at heart in their 70s, tiny 65-pound grade schoolers and a man whose weight went off the scales all completed the sprint cheered on by families, friends and appreciative strangers.
All photographs © Timothy Carlson
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Tom Zaferes makes it two Tri-Cal wins in a row with a 13-second margin over John Dahlz and Radka Vodickova outruns Becky Lavelle to win Pacific Grove 9.10.11