In its third year, the Maple Grove Triathlon brought out more than a 1,000 athletes to Park in Maple Grove Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.
Among the competition options, triathletes could choose to either run in the Dare to Sprint which included a .3 mile swim, 14 mile bike ride and three mile run or the longer The Olympic Dare course of .9 miles, 26 mile bike ride and 6.2 mile run.
The top finisher in The Olympic Dare was Kris Spoth (2:03:07) of Ames, IA followed by Patrick Parish of Bloomington and Andrew Turner of Sioux Falls, SD.
From Richfield, four triathletes participated in The Olympic Dare. Joel Geary finished first among Richfield participants, placing 251st with a time of 2:59:29. Geary was followed by Kevin Greimel (254), David Whalen (298) and Greg Westgard (319).
The top finisher in the Dare to Sprint was Trevor Bunkers (1:01:43) of Sioux Falls, SD followed by David Phillips of Maple Grove and Robert Brown of Hopkins.
From Richfield, just one triathlete participated in the Dare to Sprint; Sean Bryant placed 35th with a time of 1:14:16.
For a full list of Saturday's results, click here.