Pewaukee Triathlon Web Story

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Glassy waters greeted the nearly 600 participants for the quarter-mile swim. The 15.5-bike ride followed a beautiful course around the lake with the 5k run winding through a quiet residential area


By Amy Siewert

Pewaukee, WI – Sunny skies and calm conditions combined with a well-planned course created the perfect day for the Pewaukee triathlon on July 18.

Glassy waters greeted the nearly 600 participants for the quarter-mile swim. The 15.5-bike ride followed a beautiful course around the lake with the 5k run winding through a quiet residential area

The overall winner of the sprint distance race was Jim Pingel of Sun Prairie, WI. with a time of one hour, six minutes and 3 seconds. Craig Lanza of Wauwatosa, WI, came in second with a time of one hour, 7 minutes and 53 seconds. James Burke of Pewaukee, WI came in third with a time of one hour, 9 minutes and 41 seconds.

The first female to cross the finish line was Pam Hollenhorst with a time of one hour, 16 minutes and 3 seconds. Katie Felker of Waukesha, WI, came in second with a time of one hour, 16 minutes and 56 seconds. Correen Schuebel took third with a time of one hour, 17minutes and 23 seconds.

Triathlete rookie John Vitale, 41, of Pewaukee, said he really enjoyed the experience.

“It was good. I enjoyed it,” Vitale said. “The swimming and biking were the best.”

Vitale said it was a little difficult transitioning between the bike and run. “My body said ‘no’ for awhile.”

The principal of Willow Springs Learning Center in Sussex said he plans to try another race and really enjoyed the event that Midwest Sports Events put on. “All the people were really encouraging along the way,” Vitale said. “It was a really well-organized race.”

John Plese, 23, of Sussex, agreed with Vitale about the well-organized event.

“I liked that I finished the swimming portion,” Plese said. “I liked the way the swimming course was marked,” he said.

Both men said the course talks were a big help when it came to the actual event and knowing the routes. “It was well organized,” Plese said.


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date: August 30, 2004

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