Sunny Isles triathletes finish in first place

 

Coming up

Saturday (DOWN2EARTH Stand Up Paddle Board Race Series #3 at the Blue Marlin Fish House, 2500 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach): You don’t need your own paddleboard join in on this race. There are two different courses to choose from: 4.2-mile and 8.4-mile. Registration, including a paddleboard, is $60; $40 without. For more information visit: www.worksmartplayharder.com.

July 13 (Trojan Race Key West Beach Dash, Key West): This is a 5K obstacle course that will have you running through paradise. For more information about the race, visit www.trojanraceseries.com.

Nov. 9 (WeR1 Race 10K Relay on South Beach): This charity fundraising event will include a Lifestyle and Health Sustainability Expo on race day. This race is held in conjunction with the Miami Dolphins Foundation and a special ceremony will be held during halftime of the home game against the Chargers on Nov. 17.


Special to The Miami Herald

This past weekend concluded the first leg of the Mack Cycle Triathlon Trilogy and Duathlon Trilogy on Key Biscayne’s historic Virginia Key.

The event brought out hundreds of participants to compete in either the international distance or the sprint distance.

In the international distance, two Sunny Isles residents claimed first-place finishes.

Mike Butler, 39 finished ninth overall in the half-mile swim, but gained ground during the biking portion. His efforts on the 20-mile bike course helped for him to overcome the rest of the field with a first-place finish in a total time of 1:43:54.

In the female division Sandra Forero, 35, finished first in a total time of 1:48:27.

Diego Ruiz, 29, of Miramar, was just under two minutes behind Butler to finish second overall with a time of 1:45:50.

Meanwhile in the sprint distance, Marcel Jane, 16, of Miami, came out on top with a time of 52:47 during the quarter-mile swim, 10-mile bike and 3.1-mile run.

Finishing second overall and first in the female division was Seeley Gutierrez, 37, of Tallahassee. She finished with a combined time of 53:45.

Race series

The Down2Earth race series has several upcoming events that will help you to kickoff the summer with a challenge.

The first event is the third stage of the Stand Up Paddle Board races, the La Roootaaa Regatta to be held at the Blue Marlin Fish House this Saturday.

Over the next couple of weeks, several trail runs will be held.

Both trail runs will consist of a 5K, 10K and a half-marathon. The first will be at Oleta River State Park on June 23 and the second will be June 29 at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah.

To finish the month off, Down2Earth will host the La Roootaaa Mountain Bike Race #3 at Oleta.

So if you are looking to test your athleticism, then make sure to visit worksmartplayharder.com

If you would like you have your event showcased in The Miami Herald, please email details or information to Corey W. Campbell, at campbell.corey@gmail.com.

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