Cold at the Desert’s Edge

Low temps don't hamper first-year triathlon

Some of the 340 swimmers hit the water Sunday at Highline Lake State Park for the Desert’s Edge Triathlon. The first-year event featured two distances — Olympic and sprint. The Olympic distance was a 1,500-meter swim, a 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10K run. The sprint distance was half the Olympic distance. Davide Giardini won the Olympic distance men’s title.



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Some of the 340 swimmers hit the water Sunday at Highline Lake State Park for the Desert’s Edge Triathlon. The first-year event featured two distances — Olympic and sprint. The Olympic distance was a 1,500-meter swim, a 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10K run. The sprint distance was half the Olympic distance. Davide Giardini won the Olympic distance men’s title.

Usually he gets out of the water, strips off his wet suit, throws on his bike shoes and rides away into elements much warmer from whence he came. Sunday, he needed to put on a jacket. Even…




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