PPR Triathlon draws crowd

A glorious spring morning greeted competitors for the 10th annual Paddle, Pedal & Run Triathlon held on and around Spectacle Lake Saturday, June 4.

Over 130 contestants raced as individuals or on four-person teams in the event hosted by the Cambridge Cycling Club. The triathlon began with a 1.5-mile canoe or kayak paddle, followed by an 11.3-mile bicycle pedal and a 2.25-mile run.

Proceeds from the entrance fees will go toward benches for the new Cambridge-Isanti bike trail which will be completed this month.

Top 3 finishers in each category & times:

Males: 1st) Morgan Santiago, Minneapolis, 1:03.50; 2nd) Ryan Bohn, Cambridge, 1:05.11; 3rd) Matthew Nikodym, Waite Park, 1:08.44.

Females: 1st) Callie Smith, Mora, 1:15.18; 2nd) Marcella Mossberg, Isanti, 1:18.57; 3rd) Paula DeSanto, St. Paul, 1:20.0.

Teams: 1st) Team Chad, Cambridge, 54.25 minutes; 2nd) Team C-5, Cambridge, 1:08.33; 3rd) Team Bohn, Cambridge, 1:11.18.