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8th Annual Fermilab GSA Triathlon

Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at 8:00 am

Triathlon Results

We would like to thank all of the competitors, volunteers, and supporters who participated in the Fermilab Triathlon this year! Twenty individuals and three teams raced through Fermilab on Saturday morning while volunteers tracked their times and provided moral support (and gatorade!). A special thank you to the volunteers for their Saturday morning help. We hope everyone had a great time, we know we did.

The results of the Triathlon are posted below. Congratulations to the winners! Each competitor is only eligible to win one category, and GSA reps are ineligible. For more complete timing information, you can download the results. If you notice a discrepancy, please let us know at gsa_officers@FNAL.GOV. If you have any pictures from the Triathlon, please send those as well so we can include them on this page.


  • First Place Male: John Olney
  • First Place Female: Natalie Harrison
  • First Place Team: Ricardo Magana, Jorge Martinez, Enrique Camacho
  • Fastest Swim: Dave Pushka
  • Fastest Bike: Mike Kirby
  • Fastest Run: Evan Harrison


Place Bib # Participant Swim Bike Run TOTAL w/o Trans T1 T2
1 2 Mika Vesterinen 11:05 32:35 19:09 1:03:55 1:02:49 00:42 00:24
2 18 John Olney 14:38 31:39 20:31 1:10:00 1:06:48 00:42 01:00
3 16 Dave Pushka 10:00 39:03 25:59 1:18:03 1:15:02 02:08 00:53
4 1 Mike Kirby 14:48 37:08 22:32 1:18:43 1:14:28 02:48 01:27
5 5 Tim Head 16:00 37:15 28:40 1:23:48 1:21:55 01:16 00:37
6 9 Evan Harrison 14:30 46:54 20:00 1:25:28 1:21:24 02:32 01:32
7 7 Mark Mattson 10:18 44:10 30:46 1:29:41 1:25:14 03:23 01:04
8 89 Natalie Harrison 13:56 45:52 27:03 1:30:29 1:26:52 02:51 00:46
9 10 Maly May 13:36 49:58 23:02 1:31:16 1:26:36 03:40 01:00
10 20 John BackusMayes 11:12 47:42 29:16 1:35:04 1:28:10 04:57 01:57
11 19 Jorge Morales 15:55 47:28 26:54 1:36:10 1:30:17 05:05 00:48
12 6 Joseph Walding 15:37 43:53 34:07 1:36:52 1:33:37 02:27 00:48
13 13 Joe Haley 18:47 44:04 29:30 1:38:30 1:32:21 05:23 00:46
14 3 Chip Edstrom 16:29 42:21 35:23 1:38:31 1:34:13 02:41 01:37
15 12 Jonathon Assadi 29:57 42:34 29:27 1:45:22 1:41:58 02:35 00:49
16 11 Weigang Geng 26:50 45:25 32:09 1:48:20 1:44:24 03:22 00:34
17 17 Carrie McGivern 22:22 44:49 36:29 1:48:20 1:43:40 03:22 01:08
18 4 Zeynep Isvan 19:04 48:46 37:06 1:48:54 1:44:56 02:45 01:13
19 15 Carley Kopecky 21:35 1:00:35 35:01 2:02:15 1:57:11 03:36 01:28
20 14 Brian Bennett 23:22 1:12:59 27:25 2:11:15 2:03:46 06:24 01:05
Place Bib # Participant Swim Bike Run TOTAL
1 101 Ricardo Magana 24:04
Jorge Martinez 47:03
Enrique Camacho 24:43 1:35:50
2 102 Fabiola Vazquez 22:09
Salvador Carrillo 53:19
Sofia Carrillo 24:58 1:40:26
3 103 Dee Hahn 18:33
Phil Schebech 53:39
Massimo Casarsa 29:359 1:41:47

Course Description and Details

The race will start at the Kuhn barn at 8:00 am. All race participants should plan to arrive by 7:30am to check-in, get a number and a starting position. YOU MUST ATTEND THE RACE MEETING IN ORDER TO RACE! The course consists of the following:
  • 800m Swim in the FNAL pool.
  • 20km Bike on an out and back loop on FNAL roads (see below for race route).
  • 5km Run on a great loop course consisting of both paved roads and prairie paths (see below for race route).
Routes are described in more detail below. Check the websites below to see results and pictures from previous years!



The race is FREE and is open to all Fermilab Users and Fermilab ID holders!

Registration is open to both individual participants and teams. So if you are only interested in one or two of the legs grab your friends to help out with the other legs. There can be teams of 2 or 3 people. It's going to be a blast and we hope to see you all out there to Swim! Bike! Run!

If you plan on participating please email the listed GSA officer to pre-register.


Even if you aren't feeling like swimming, biking, and running your little heart out on Saturday, you can still participate in the triathlon! We need approximately 12 volunteers to help with timing and traffic control along the race routes. If you're interested in volunteering, email the GSA officer. It's also a good opportunity to cheer on the racers! The racers love the support so come on out and help them get through the event.

Race Details

What you should bring.
  • Swim-wear
  • A Bicycle: Road and Mountain bikes are both acceptable. Aerobars are also okay.
  • A Bicycle Helmet: Approved headgear is REQUIRED anytime you are on your bike during the event.
  • Footwear.
SWIM: The swim will be in the FNAL pool. We will have a lifeguard on duty during the swim. There are 5 lanes in the pool, so participants will be split into starting groups of 5 at check-in time. The swim will consist of 32 lengths of the pool (16 laps or 800 yards).

BIKE: The transition area will be right outside the pool in front of the Kuhn barn. The bike course will be on roads inside Fermilab. Roads will still be open to traffic so participants will need to obey the rules of the road and yield to automobile and pedestrian traffic. Fermilab security and other volunteers will be helping with traffic control at key intersections on the race course. The course will also be marked and maps will be available at the race.

The bike course will be as follows:

  1. Exit transition area on Sauk Rd, turn right at four-way stop onto Batavia Rd.
  2. Right at four-way stop onto Eola Rd.
  3. Straight at three-way stop onto Wilson St.
  4. Left on Road B.
  5. Right at four-way stop onto Road A.
  6. Straight at three-way stop towards Wilson Hall
  7. Right going West around Wilson Hall
  8. Left onto Booster Rd.
  9. Right onto the Main Ring Rd.
  10. Complete one and two thirds loops of Main Ring Rd, exit Main Ring at C0.
  11. Left onto Eola Rd.
  12. Right at four-way stop onto Batavia Rd.
  13. Left at four-way stop onto Sauk Rd. and into the transition area.

RUN: The bicycle portion of the race ends back at Kuhn barn where the bicycle will be given up for a pair of sneakers. The run is on both paved roads and a small path that circles the A.E. Sea. The path is un-even so runners should be prepared for this "off-road" run.

The run course will be as follows:

  1. Right onto Sauk Rd. going North
  2. Right on Neuqua Rd.
  3. Right on Shabona Rd.
  4. Left on Blackhawk Rd.
  5. Right on Blackhawk Rd.
  6. Left onto Batavia Rd. bike path
  7. Cross Batavia Rd to turn right into parking area at top of rise.
  8. South end of parking area, follow trail South.
  9. Follow trail around A.E. Sea turning Right at all intersections
  10. Follow trail towards Anderson Barn and onto Sauk Circle.
  11. Cross Batavia Rd. and turn right onto Batavia Rd. bike path.
  12. Left on Blackhawk Rd.
  13. Left on Che Che Pinqua, return to transition area.

Festivities at the Barn

Even if you aren't feeling like racing Saturday morning, come join in the fun and cheer on those who are racing! The audience will get to see the racers several times during the event so it will be a great chance to cheer and offer encouragement.

We'll also have snacks for racers and spectators alike at the barn. There will also be plenty of water and Gatorade to go around.

In case of rain/thunderstorm

The lifeguard will determine if the weather is too severe to open the pool. If that is the case, the race will be postponed until the weather clears. If the lifeguard will not be available at that time, or the delay lasts longer than a few hours, the race may have to be cancelled.

If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to mail the GSA officers.

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