Saturday, June 27, 2009


(Perham, MN - June 27) Almost 200 athletes braved the yucky conditions at the 3rd edition of the Average Jo Triathlon at Paul Miller Park in Perham. Despite the soggy conditions, overall course records went down hard. Especially on the women's side. Park Rapids' Kevin George covered the 1/3 - 12 - 4 mile route in 1:06:23, a 1:12 improvement on Aaron Wise's 2008 mark. Kierann Smith of Wahpeton, ND finished an impressive 6th overall in 1:10:45 and lowered Tara Makinen's '08 CR by 5:10. Her closest challenger was 10:27 back.