he first competitor out of the water and onto his bike was Jason Morgan, age 44. Morgan came into the Lake Tye Triathlon ranked #1 in the 40-44 age group. Morgan went on to finish 27th overall, with a time of 2:42:26.4. The Olympic class was won by Roger Marckel, 51, with a time of 2:19:04. Marckel was ranked 4th in the 50-53 age group. Olympic distance triathlons include a 1,500 meter swim, a 28-mile bike ride and a 6.2 mile run.
The first group of the Men’s Olympic Class division sprints for the first buoy in the opening part of the Lake Tye Triathlon on Saturday. The event was the fourth annual triathlon to be hosted by FinishStrong, and included sprint and Olympic – length events. Photos by Jim Scolman