Juneau, Ketchikan duos complete Ford Ironman race in Idaho

Posted: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Juneau physician John Bursell and Juneau-Douglas physcial education teacher Tracy Rivera, along with nearby Ketchikan's Susan Doherty and real estate broker Bill Elberson, all completed Sunday's Ford Ironman competition in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

An ironman race consists of three parts: A 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile, marathon-distance run.

Bursell, 46, ranked ninth in his division and 126th overall, finishing in 10:25:41 total, including 1:04:36 in the swim, 5:23;04 on the bike and 3:51:28 in the run.

Rivera, 44, ranked 62nd in his division and 265th overall, finishing in 10:58:21 total, including 1:10:36 in the swim, 5:16:24 on the bike and 4:23:56 in the run.

Elberson, 63, ranked eighth in his division and 1,361st overall, finishing in 13:49:48 overall, including 1:35:27 in the swim, 7:17:59 on the bike and 4:32:20 in the run.

Doherty, 50, ranked fourth in her division and 760th overall, finishing in 12:22:32 overall, including 1:16:30 in the swim, 5:57:23 on the bike and 5:01:17 in the run.

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