Despite some threatening weather all weekend, the Jon Logan Memorial Triathlon and Open Water Swim came off without a hitch on what turned out to be near perfect conditions for fast racing. Ryan DeCook led Roman Kryzanowski out of the water and got away on the bike with about a half minute lead. That lead narrowed to a few feet by the time both headed out on the run around the lake. Roman had an excellent run at well under a six minute pace, coming home to win the event by a little over a minute.
In the women’s race, Emily Potvin trailed Paige Drazga out of the water, but took the lead on the bike and never looked back, coming home with a solid lead over a charging Rachel Jones who was cutting into her lead with every mile.
In the Open Water Swim, all the men got chick’d by Lou Ann Dixon from LaPorte, Indiana. Lou Ann finished the 2.5Km swim in 39:48 as the only swimmer underneath 40 minutes, followed by a tight pack of three swimmers for 2nd through 4th place.
We had an excellent turnout among our own FAST club members, walking away with quite a few of the remarkable trophies that were hand made by none other than Jon Logan’s two brothers, Dan and Joe Logan. Sandy Logan capped the event by winning her age group and parking one of the trophies on her shelf at home.
It was a long weekend for a lot of the club members responsible for putting on this event, some of whom also raced and then stuck around afterwards to help with the teardown. And we definitely have to thank Shane Brezee and all of the race leaders for their work in pulling all of this together. There is a lot of detail that goes into pulling off an event such as this.More photos and results here.