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Islander Eddie Switaj Wins Seafair Triathlon

Eddie Switaj of Mercer Island was the men's winner and Kimberly Pancoast of Kirkland won her third straight women's championship at the 12th annual Seafair Triathlon.

Nearly 1,800 articipants took part in the 12th Annual Benaroya Research Institute Seafair Triathlon through scenic Seward Park earlier today.

of Mercer Island was the men's winner and Kimberly Pancoast of Kirkland won her third straight women's championship at the 12th annual Seafair Triathlon.

Athletes raced in various categories including an Olympic Challenge, sprint distance, relay team option and a custom-designed course for kids.

OLYMPIC CHALLENGE DISTANCE
1-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 10K run

Top Male Finishers
1. Eddie Switaj, 28, of Mercer Island, 1:47:03

2. Aaron Scheidies, 30, of Seattle, 1:48:19

3. Oleksandr Golovatyi, 37, of Kirkland, 1:52:31

Top Female Finishers
1. Kimberly Pancoast, 28, of Kirkland, 1:58:22 (Pancoast was the top Olympic distance female finisher in the 2011 Triathlon as well)

2. Stacia McInnes, 44, of Bellevue, 2:06:14

3. Patty Bredice, 42, of Kirkland, 2:07:51

 

SPRINT DISTANCE
.5-mile swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run

Top Male Finishers
1. Mark Doane, 36, of Ruston, 1:04:00

2. Keith Szot, 46, of Redmond, 1:04:14

3. Jay Nygaard, 32, of Bellevue, 1:04:36


Top Female Finishers
1. Annie Warner, 32, of Nine Mile Falls, 1:03:28

2. Polita Paulus, 36, of Seattle, 1:09:40

3. Jacquelyn Foley, 30, of Issaquah, 1:12:33

(Ed. Note: The information above was provided by a press release from Seattle Seafair.)

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