Fire Department relay team takes gold at 2016 Dawson Creek Triathlon

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – It was an exciting day of swimming, cycling, and running in Dawson Creek on Sunday for the 2016 Dawson Creek Triathlon.

The race was a complete success; despite some changes to the cycling course due to 8th Street being designated an active construction zone after last month’s flooding.

There were several categories participants were able to enter. The most gruelling was arguably the Sprint Triathlon, which saw racers complete 30 laps of the pool, or 750m at the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre, before embarking on a 20km bike race around the Dawson Creek baseball diamonds, then hopping off the bikes and running 5km through the Exhibition Grounds. The Super Sprint Triathlon consisted of a 300m swim, 10km bike ride, and a 3km run. The Duathlon constituted a 3km run, followed by the 20km bike ride, before racers hopped off the bikes for another 5km run. The Kids Of Steel Triathlons saw kids as young as six also participating in a shortened course.

Christi Webber ended up with the fastest time in the Duathlon, completing it in 1:06:35.  Kevin Shaw was the fastest male contestant, finishing in 1:14:51. Lorraine Cappelle was the fastest Super Sprint traithlete, finishing with a 50:17. Quinton DuPreez finished the full-length Sprint course in a blistering 1:09:47, while Renata Borba was the fastest female contestant, running/swimming/biking in 1:26:26. On the relay side, the Are We Done Yet team took gold in the Super Sprint with a time of 51:42, while the team from the Dawson Creek Fire Department took first place in the full triathlon, finishing in 1:20:29.