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Originally published: 2013-01-11 15:22:47
Last modified: 2013-01-11 15:22:47

Indoor triathlon held at Williams YMCA

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Williams YMCA of Avery County hosted its inaugural Williams YMCA Indoor Triathlon on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at its Linville facility. The contest gave competitors the chance to run, bike and swim to the finish line without stepping foot outside the YMCA. 

Due to space restrictions and to make the contest more accessible, the indoor triathlon was less demanding than a typical triathlon, featuring a quarter-mile swim, 30-minute bike ride and 5K run.

A total of seven competitors took part in the event, as Shannon McGee captured first place with a total time of one hour, six minutes and 10 seconds. Finishing in second place was Dav Watson, with a total finishing time of one hour, nine minutes and 24 seconds.

Bringing home a third-place finish was Anna King, with a total time of one hour, nine minutes and 26 seconds. Additional competitors at the event included Meredith Fox, Tres Magner, Jesse Smith and Ruth Shirley.

Winners earned prizes, including gift certificates to local sponsoring companies, YMCA memberships and more.