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Tiger Triathlon is this Saturday

July 17, 2014

Jesse Carnes after 23rd place finish in the Coeur d’ Alene Ironman.

One of the top one-day
events in Northeast Washington
every summer will
unfold on Saturday morning
at the Gillette Lake
Campground when the
24th Tiger Triathlon gets
underway.
Swimmers will hit the
waters of Gillette Lake (altitude
3,200 feet) promptly at
8 a.m. It won’t take long
for the first swimmers to
emerge from the water and
get on their bicycles for
the fast, mostly downhill
ride along scenic Highway
20 to Colville High School,
where triathletes will head
out over the rolling terrain
of the Rotary Trail.
Triathletes will get the
traditional Tiger Tri race
weekend started with the
Super 1 sponsored pasta
dinner from 6-8 p.m. Friday,
July 18 at the Colville High
School cafeteria. Packet
pick-up will also be from 6 to
8 p.m. that evening, according
to race coordinator, Jake
Wilson of the sponsoring
city of Colville Recreation
Department.
Other sponsors include
Super 1 Foods, Tripp Distributing,
Benny’s Colville
Inn, Runners Soul, Atriat
Design, the U.S. Forest
Service, Magna-Vis and Ray
and Shari Bigalk.
Carnes in top
form for Tiger
The award’s ceremony
will start at about 11:45
a.m. at the finish line at
Colville High School, after
all participants have completed
the course.
Back to defend his male
Tiger Triathlon championship
will be CHS graduate
and Montana resident,
Jesse Carnes. Carnes is
coming off an impressive
nine-hour, 41 minute time
in the recent Coeur d’ Alene
Ironman. The Ironman
(2.4 mile swim, 112 mile
bike ride and 26.2 mile
marathon) finish in Coeur
d’ Alene was good for third
place in his 25-29 age group
and qualified Carnes for the
prestigious Kona Ironman
Hawaii in November.
Carnes finished the Coeur
d’ Alene Ironman in 23rd
place overall.

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