The clouds parted and the sun shone down on Marlinton Saturday as racers converged on Main Street at the start of the annual Great Greenbrier River Race. The air was filled with a static energy as the participants and crowd enthusiastically counted down the seconds until the starter pistol was fired and the triathlon was underway.
Individuals and teams put their skills to the test as they ran three miles down Main Street and the Greenbrier River Trail, paddled four miles down the Greenbrier River to Buckeye and hit the Greenbrier River Trail again for the 10-mile biking portion of the event.
More than 300 racers gave their all in the one-of-a-kind triathlon and ended the day with a sense of pride, accomplishment and community. For more than 30 years, the race has brought like-minded individuals together to challenge their abilities and give back to the Greenbrier River Trail that they love so much.
Full results from the race may be found at https://runsignup.com/Race/WV/Marlinton/GreatGreenbrierRiverRace
Those placing in the top three were:
Top Male Finisher – William Blake, of Scott Depot.
Top Female Finisher – Allison Blanton, of Charleston.
Male, 0-16 – first place, Clayton Bradley, of Mountain Sterling, Kentucky; second place, L. Hoover, of Charleston; and third place, Lucian Hayes, of Belmont, North Carolina.
Male, 17-29 – first place, Cameron Price, of Fairmont; second place, Lucas Gardner, of Fairmont; and third place, Stephen Simmons, of Green Bank.
Female, 17-29 – first place, Macy Menefee, of Charleston.
Male, 30-39 – first place, Hansel Lucas, of Brookville, Pennsylvania; second place, Jacob Key, of Summersville; and third place, Tyson Price, of Glenville.
Female, 30-39 – first place, Tiffany Harless, of Charleston; second place, Jessica Longenette, of Scott Depot; and third place, Sarah Geraghty, of Stephens City, Virginia.
Male, 40-49 – first place, Jeremy Bartley, of Covington, Virginia; second place, Mike Renner, of Lewisburg; and third place, Joey Wilde, of Asheville, North Carolina.
Female, 40-49 – first place, Kate Kawecki, of Harrisonburg, Virginia; second place, Teresa Segelson, of Oakmont, Pennsylvania; and third place, Kellie Blake, of Scott Depot.
Male, 50-59 – first place, David Burkwall, of Mechanicsville, Virginia; second place, Kevin Slack, of Hurricane; and third place, David McLeod, of Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Female, 50-59 – first place, Judy Jordan, of Hurricane; second place, Kim Lucas, of Brockport, Pennsylvania; and third place, Melissa Gamponia, of Charleston.
Male, 60-69 – first place Tim Daly, of Scott Depot; second place, Ray Legge, of Winchester, Virginia; and third place, Jim Williams, of Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Female, 60-69 – first place, Peggy Novak, of Derry, Pennsylvania; second place, Lynne Ryan, of Maidsville; and third place, Susan Chappell, of Hillsboro.
Male, 70-99 – first place, Lynn Brookhouser, of Tilghman, Maryland; second place, Ralph Coleman, of Charleston; and third place, Dennis Pinkley, of Hardy, Virginia.
Co-Ed – first place, Light Speed; second place, I See You; and third place, The Problem Children.
Family – first place, Mom is 73; second place, The Yellow Submarine; and third place, Waylon Warriors of Tampa.
Female – first place, Wonder Twins; second place, Holler Back Girls; and third place, The Marvelous Mudpuppies.
Male – first place, Sunny Hotdogs; second place, PCCVB – Supa Dupa Duo; and third place, Team River Rats.
Masters – first place, Faster Than We Look; and second place, Team Tornado.
Youth – first place, Blue by You.
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