The unique and beloved Lobsterman Triathlon

Angela Naeth, the 2015 North American Ironman Champion, won the overall female category and Penn State student Matthew Guenter of Sinking Spring, PA captured overall male title at the 15th annual Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport, Maine on September 8.

Naeth overcame a flat tire and finished with a time of 2:20:18, 1:35 ahead of Lindsay Roskelley and 4:46 ahead of 3rd place finisher Anna Shveshkeyev.

In the men’s race, Guenter finished in 2:00:00, 7:08 ahead of Breno Malo and 8:58 ahead of 3rd place finisher Gregory Dierksen, just one week after competing in the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship.

Approximately 800 athletes representing 35 states and 6 countries competed in the Lobsterman Triathlon. The USA Triathlon-sanctioned event, well known for its stunning course and its one-of-a-kind authentic Maine lobster bake, is an Olympic Distance event held in Winslow Park in Freehold Maine.

“Over the past 15 years, the Lobsterman Triathlon has become a destination event for triathletes across the country,” said Michael O’Neil, president of the Lobsterman Triathlon. “The level of competition, the stunning course and a commitment to delivering a positive athlete experience has resulted in a top-tier event. We look forward to many more years of racing in Maine.”

Ethos, the Lobsterman event organizer, is a mass participation event organization created to bring athletes together through challenging and unique sporting events. In addition to the Lobsterman Triathlon, ethos produces the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon.

Photographs courtesy of Lobsterman Triathlon

Finishers are rewarded with delicious, fresh-baked Maine lobster.

Overall winners Angela Naeth and Matthew Guenter.

The view from Winslow Park in Freehold.

Safety kayaks and paddlers.

Lobsterman Triathlon President Michael O’Neil (left) and race official.

Happy swimmers.

Swim pack strokes seem to be synchronized.


Standup safety paddler keeps close watch on the swimmers.

Charging out of the water.

Angela Naeth did not let a flat tire keep her from victory.

Riding past a beautiful Maine church.

Riding at speed.


Riding in, running out on a scenic road.

Angela Naeth exults in repeat victory.

Fist pump punctuates a satisfying finish.

Member of the Coast Guard Academy college team focused on the road ahead.

Lobsterman draws cheerful, ebullient triathletes from near and far.

In joyful anticipation of the lobster bake.