The Boulder Peak Triathlon is one of the oldest and best known olympic distance triathlons in the country. This past Saturday in its 28th edition, about 700 people competed in the Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, Tri Relay, Duathlon Relay and Aquabike Relay. There was a race for just about anyone! Mike Meehan won the mens race and Caitlin Standifer won the women’s race. Here is a link to all the results (RESULTS)
The course’s signature is the iconic climb up Old Stage Road on the north end of Boulder. It’s a little over a mile of climbing with some parts of the road exceeding 10% grade. There is no shortage of wildlife with a deer passing through this year and reports of a bear seen as well! But with a good uphill comes a fast downhill! The fastest male bike split of the day belonged to Mike Meehan of 1:01 and the fastest female was Caitlin with a 1:08.
The 10K run takes runners across the dam at the Boulder Reservoir. Sixth place finisher Julian Wheating had yesterdays fastest 10k with a 35:27 just edging out second place finisher Colin Laughery by four seconds! Caitlin also was the fastest female runner with a 37:59.
But race to the slip and slide for everyone is really the most fun with such a large turnout, there was much to celebrate at the end.