Wysocki and Menendez complete Ironman Canada

Posted: Monday, August 26, 2002

Juneau's Robert Wysocki and Jessica Menendez both achieved their Ironman goals Sunday, crossing the finish line together at the Ironman Canada triathlon in Penticton, British Columbia.

Menendez finished the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run in 15 hours, 45 minutes, 8 seconds - good for 1,807th place overall out of 1,945 finishers. Wysocki followed just 10 seconds later - in 15:45:18 - to take 1,808th place.

Menendez was 86th out of 106 entrants in the women's age 35-39 division. Wysocki was 301st out of 324 in the men's 35-39 division.

More than 2,000 racers entered the water at the start of Sunday's race.

Another Southeast competitor, Spencer Plante of Craig, finished 1,764th with a time of 15:23:03.

Among other Alaskans competing in the event, Fairbanks' Jon Stahl was the top finisher with a time of 9:59:56 - good for 82nd place overall.

Eagle River's Mark Ramp was 122nd, in 10:10:49; Robert Steinke of Eagle River was 421st in 11:04:33; Bob Baker of Fairbanks was 622nd, in 11:36:33; and Sharon Purkis of Eagle River was 1,691st in 14:51:13.

For complete results from Ironman Canada, visit http://www.ironmanlive.com.

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