Cedar Point Press Release
SANDUSKY, Ohio – Chicagoan Andrew Starykowicz captured first place in yesterday’s (Sept. 11) Rev3 Triathlon held at Cedar Point.
Nearly 1,400 people competed in the event that was held at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort for the second consecutive year. Last year’s triathlon was the first time the park had ever hosted a triathlon and was the first time a triathlon was ever held in Erie County, Ohio.
In 2010, more than 1,100 people participated in the event.
The Revolution3 Triathlon consisted of two events: a full distance (140.6-mile) triathlon and a half-distance (70.3-mile) triathlon.
Starykowicz, 29, turned in the top time of 8:28:15. Malika Homo, a 32-year-old from Ogden, Utah, won the women’s Full Rev with a time of 9:19:14. In the Half-Rev, 30-year-old Ben Meer, Columbus, took top honors by finishing in 4:19:37. Amy Javens, 39, of Hermitage, Pa., won the women’s Half-Rev with a time of 4:58:06.
The Full Rev began shortly before 7 a.m. on the Cedar Point Beach. After finishing the early-morning swim (2.4 miles), participants started a 112-mile bike ride from Cedar Point through the rural roadways of Erie County before returning to the park. The final component of the race was a 13.1-mile run from the park to downtown Sandusky and back to the park that was repeated to complete the 26.2-mile trek.
Participants in the Half-Rev started the day swimming 1.2 miles and then biked 56 miles before ending the event with a 13.1-mile run to Sandusky and back.
Both races started and ended at Cedar Point. The swimming course began and finished on the Cedar Point Beach. At the end of the running course, the finish line was in the park’s main parking lot.
“It was an exciting and excellent event from start to finish,” said John Hildebrandt, vice president and general manager at Cedar Point. “It had a huge field of highly trained and motivated competitors who were treated to a scenic yet challenging course. Cedar Point, the City of Sandusky and Erie County are an ideal location for such a first-class event.”
For more information, please visit the Revolution3 web site at www.rev3tri.com.