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Nearly 1,400 compete in the second Revolution3 Triathlon at Cedar Point

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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.

Hotel Breakers with Flags

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.

Finish LineParticipants 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.

CP Triathlon to hit the water, pavement today

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From the Sandusky Register

SANDUSKY

In the midst of swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles and capping that off with a grueling marathon, athletes from Sandusky and across the world will find out what they’re really made of Sunday.

It’s at least eight hours of all-out physical exertion — and that’s if you’re a professional. Others may take as long as 17 hours to finish.

More than 1,000 athletes are set to participate in the race that begins bright and early Sunday morning at Cedar Point.

TRIATHLON AT A GLANCE

  • Full Triathlon: 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run.
  • Half Triathlon: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run.
  • $150,000 grand prize, as well as prizes for top age group finishers.
  • About 400 athletes registered for the full race; 600 plan to do the half.
  • Course starts at the beach behind Breakers hotel at Cedar Point, winds over rolling hills stretching as far as Vermilion on bike.
  • Race course open from 7 a.m. to midnight, with top athletes expected to complete the full race in eight or nine hours.
  • Information at REV3tri.com.

Check out the course maps by clicking on the PDF documents below. That way you can cheer on the athletes… or at least won’t get stuck behind a pack of bikers or runners.

Cedar Point Hosts REVOLUTION3 Triathlon

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Cedar Point Press Release

On Sunday, Sept, 12, Cedar Point will host the first-ever REVOLUTION3 Triathlon.

The REVOLUTION3 Triathlon will consist of two events: a full distance (140.6-mile) triathlon and a half-distance (70.3-mile) triathlon. It will be the first time Cedar Point has hosted a triathlon and the first time a triathlon has ever been held in Sandusky and Erie County, Ohio.

More than 1,100 participants are expected to compete. There will be more than 350 people competing in the full triathlon while almost 800 participants have entered the half-triathlon.

The REVLUTION3 Triathlon will be the final leg of a three-race competition. Other triathlons in the series include the Knoxville Olympic (May) and Quassy Half-Marathon at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, Conn (June). Both races were held earlier this summer.

The full triathlon course (140.6 miles) consists of:
-Swimming 2.4 miles off the Cedar Point Beach;
-Biking 112 miles to and from Cedar Point along the rural roadways of Erie County; and
-Running 26.2 miles from Cedar Point to downtown Sandusky and back to Cedar Point (twice).

The half triathlon course (70.3 miles) consists of:
-Swimming 1.2 miles off the Cedar Point Beach;
-Biking 56 miles to and from Cedar Point along the rural roadways of Erie County; and
-Running 13.1 miles from Cedar Point to downtown Sandusky and back to Cedar Point.

Both races will start and end at Cedar Point. The swimming course begins and finishes on the Cedar Point Beach. At the end of the running course, the finish line is near the Extreme Sports Stadium on the Cedar Point midway.

Although contestants in the REVOLUTION3 Triathlon are coming from across the country, many of the competitors are from Ohio and the Great Lakes region. Members of several running clubs in western Ohio are expected to participate. Each has a story to tell.

Pastor John C. Adams is new to triathlons. At 56, he did not even enter his first 5K until May of last year. He also had a fear of water. But Pastor John fully embraced the challenge.

Since May, he has already competed in his first two triathlons. The first, the Rev3 in Knoxville, Tenn., was the first time he swam in open water.

Besides working as a full-time pastor for the New Life Church in Sandusky, Adams is also the Chaplain for the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and the National Director for the Multisport Ministries chaplaincy program.

Adams is only one of the many participants who has an interesting story to tell. There are many others.

More than 1,100 participants have already entered the race. The competitors will vary in age, background and experience. The field will also consist of several professional athletes.

On Sunday, Sept. 12, the schedule for the race will be:
-Full Rev Pro Swim: 6:50 a.m.
-Full Rev Swim: 7:05 a.m.
-Half Rev Swim: 8:30 a.m.

The Full Rev Swim will begin on the Cedar Point Beach near the Sandcastle Suites Hotel. The Half-Rev Swim will begin near the Soak City waterpark. Both swimming events will end on the Cedar Point Beach near the Hotel Breakers.

The finish line for both events will be near the Extreme Sports Stadium on the Cedar Point midway. The first finishers are expected to complete the course shortly after noon. The finish line will remain open until midnight.

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