Medfield Athletes Participate in 2012 Sharon Triathlon

Eleven Medfield athletes participated in Sunday's event. Athlete ages ranged from 15 to 77 years old.


No rain, only a little sun and very limited humid was a welcomed site for triathletes in the Sharon Triathlon 2012 at Lake Massapoag Sunday.

"The Sharon Triathlon has been around for almost 25 years," said race director Tim Richmond, who is in his fifth year. "We have six races in total: Dartmouth, two in Hopkinton, Onset, Sharon and Winchendon. Our oldest athlete today is a 77-year-old man and our youngest is 15-year old girl."

Richmond used to compete and says he wanted to bring quality races to Massachusetts.

Sunday's course started with a half-mile swim; then a 12.3 mile bike ride which went through the towns of Easton, Mansfield, Foxboro and Sharon; and ended with a 4.4 mile run.

The men's top finishers were Worcester's Craig Mitchell in first lace, coming in at 1:12.31, Watertown's Jorge Martinez was second at 1:13.11 and East Weymouth's Les Gardner third Place at 1:13.17.

Kevin Barton was Medfield's top finisher at 1:19.55. 

Other Medfield participants included Carl Fetteroll, Henry Gagne, Colleen Gair, Shannon Gair, Connor Haley, Allison Kafka, Stephen Kafka, Michael Kraemer, Rich Sullivan, and John Tobin. 

Other top local finishers in the top 25 were Foxborough's Dale Stephanos, fourth, 1:13.25, Westwood's David Fredrickson, ninth, 1:19.05, Stoughton's James Magaldi, 11th, 1:19.30, and Dover's Greg Bodkins, 15th, 1:20.14, Sharon's Steve Cox, 19th, 1:20.14, and Sharon's Eoghan Daley, 25th, 1:22.48.

Meg MacSwan of Chestnut Hill was the first women's finisher in a time of 1:19.58, good enough for 14th overall. Canton's Beth Allen was the second women's finisher in 29th place at 1:23.18, while Salem's Brandi Dion was the third women's finisher in 1:24.01.

There were 503 finishers in the race. For more results, click here


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