Ultimate triple threat
WHS alum Freimuth takes ChelanMan long course title
Saturday, July 21, 2012View full version
By Brent Stecker
World sports writer
CHELAN — Ryan Freimuth has quite the résumé in distance racing events in Washington — he was an all-conference runner at Wenatchee High School, a top runner at Washington State University, and just last April he took the 10K title at the Wenatchee Marathon.
But on Saturday, he added perhaps the biggest win of his career.
Freimuth, 28, won the ChelanMan long course men’s triathlon with a time of four hours, 42 minutes, six seconds, over 3 1/2 minutes better than second-place finisher Willard Bratten.
The Wenatchee native and Seattle resident was in the middle of the pack after the swim and bike legs, but he blew past the competition by finishing the 13.1-mile run in 1:17:03.2, over 10 minutes faster than the next-best runner.
Freimuth finished the 1,900-meter swim leg in 38:40.1 (over 10 1/2 minutes behind the top swimmer, Casey Hall), and the 58.1-mile bike leg in a respectable 2:43:17.9.
Annemarie Hutson, 37, of Seattle, won the women’s race in 5:30:13.5, led by a 33:40.8 swim leg. She biked in 3:02:58.5 and ran in 1:43:51.4.
In the Olympic triathlon (1,500-meter swim, 24.8-mile bike, 10K run), Andrew Fast of Woodinville took the men’s title 2:04:00 and Jenn Louras won the women’s race in 2:24:26.
The half marathon was won by Bill Condon of Seattle (men, 1:18.07) and Jennifer Seibel of West Linn, Ore. (women, 1:26:55.8).
Matt Morrison took the men’s 10K championship in 39:58.3, and Erin McLin won the women’s 10K in 42:25.2.
The weekend wraps up today with the sprint, Try-A-Tri, Splash ‘n Dash and youth triathlon events.
For full results from the event, visit BuduRacing.com.