Scenes From 45th Annual Los Alamos Triathlon

‘And They’re Off’ … the start of the 45th annual Los Alamos Triathlon, the oldest continuously running Triathlon in the nation. The race is a sprint triathlon with a unique format of bike, swim and run at an elevation of 7,400 feet. This year 129 contestants entered to compete in several classes, from Elite to Junior and Clydesdale with teams comprised of male or female or both. The event went off without a hitch thanks to the efforts of County staff, the police force and many volunteers. Photo by John McHale/

Shane Treadaway exits the pool after completing the swim portion of the race on his way to the 1st place over all finish in a time of 1:02:24. Treadaway had the fastest bike time of the day. Photo by John McHale/

Kristin Johansen crosses the finish line in a time of 1:10:40 finishing in 1st place overall for female competitors. Photo by John McHale/

The top time of the day was turned in by the team of L/R Garrit VanderWiel, Jonathan VanderWiel and Steven Strevell with a time of 1:00:32, which was 1 minute and 16 seconds ahead of the first place  male finisher. Also pictured is Steve Montoya, the high school track coach who finished 4th over all. Photo and text by Mike Strevell

Robert Browning at the start of the race finished 2nd overall. Photo by John McHale/

Liz Miller dismounts her bike at the transition to the swim portion of the race. She had a 2nd place finish. Photo by John McHale/

Owen McLaughlin shows his moves for the camera during the run portion of the race competing in the junior class. Photo by John McHale/

Ezequial Martinez in the transition area before the race. He was on a Co-Ed team that finished 3rd. Photo by John McHale/

Robert Browning and Steve Montoya congratulate each other at the finish line. Photo by John McHale/

Contestants gather at the leader board to check results. Photo by John McHale/