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Richfield Triathletes Compete in Maple Grove's 'Dare to Tri'

Five Richfield residents took the "dare" this weekend.

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.

Mary Blood August 28, 2012 at 05:13 PM
what happened to the male athlete who either had a heart attack or went into cardiac arrest after the race? We were quite close by and saw that the medics got him breathing again and he was taken away by ambulance. Please let me know if he's OK, The party I was with is very concerned, too. Thanks, Mary Blood(sprint tri)

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