Poor conditions doesn't stop 3,000 runners in Memorial Day race

Hot and windy conditions and high levels of bacteria in Lady Bird Lake due to heavy rains could not deter the 3,000 triathletes and paratriathletes that showed up in Austin to race on Memorial Day.

The annual event served as part of the the Life Time Tri Pro Series where several pro triathletes were racing for a chance to win a part of the $30,000 pro purse prize.

This year's Cap Tex triathlon also served as the USA Paratriathlon National Championships.

In addition, many amateur triathletes were there to prove themselves in either the Sprint distance or Olympic distance races.

The swim took place off Auditorium Shores in Lady Bird Lake.

The bike course wound around the state capitol to hit some hills before returning through downtown where cyclists rode up and down Cesar Chavez.

The run took place along Riverside Drive and over the bridge at Congress Avenue before returning to the finish line area at Auditorium Shores.


Shiloh Monney, 41st , 35-39 age group, 1:33:40 -17.32 swim (2:09/100m); 40:58 bike (18.2 mph); 27:38 run (8:54/mile); Kim Simmons, 8th, 55-59 age group, 1:33:45- 14:31 swim (1:48/100m); 41:20 bike (18.0 mph); 30:36 run (9:54/mile); Alec Sacco, 26th 15-19 age group, 1:43:48 - 18:34 swim (2:16/100m); 47:12 bike (15.8 mph); 30:19 run (9:46/mile); Janet Monney, 40th 35-39 age group, 2:07:53- 23:49 swim (2:58/100m); 52:16 bike (14.3 mph); 41:42 run (13:26/mile).


Paul Sacco, 21st 45-49 age group, 2:39:34- 29:20 swim (1:48/100m); 1:15:20 bike (19.8 mph); 49:41 run (8:00/mile); Jim Humphries, 13th 50-54 age group, 2:39:36- 34:08 swim (2:05/100m); 1:09:13 bike (21.5 mph); 50:16 run (8:06/mile); Missy Janzow, 15th 40-44 age group, 2:47:31- swim 32:32 (2:00/100m); bike 1:16:13 (19.6 mph); 52:55 run (8:32/mile); Leana Elliott, 12th 35-39 age group, 2:49:39- 30:04 swim (1:51/100m); bike 1:15:08 (19.8 mph); 59:03 run (9:31/mile); Eric Dohmen, 50th 45-49 age group, 2:58:25- 34:20 swim (2:06/100m); 1:20:19 bike (18.6 mph); 55:42 run (8:58/mile); Cheryl Sacco, 23rd 40-44 age group, 3:01:13- 35:21 swim (2:10/100m); bike 1:19:19 (18.8 mph); 56:59 run (9:11/mile); Jason Browning, 118th 40-44 age group, 3:41:07- 37:07 swim (2:18/100m); 1:29:54 bike (16.6 mph); 1:23:23 run (13:2/mile).

Missy Janzow received her B.S. in dietetics from Southeast Missouri State University You can reach her with your questions at janzowml@yahoo.com.