ALTON – Kevin Tuuk finished 10th overall and Grim Reaper swept both relays Sunday at the Border Wars Tri.
Tuuk, competing in just his second 70.3 distance race, finished in 5:16:48 to come in 10th overall, while taking 2nd in the 40-44 Age Group.
Wind was a factor, causing chop in the water, slowing the cyclists, and blowing in the face of runners on the last half of the run course. Tuuk 1:44:29 on the run jumped him into 10th.
In the women’s relay, Jill Dorbeck, Wendy Smith, and Stephanie Heppe teamed up to win in 6:18:55. Dorbeck completed the swim in 42:55, Smith finished the bike in 3:05:23, and Heppe anchored with a 2:29:54 run leg.
Tim Auth and David Cate finished the men’s relay in 5:26:54. Auth started with a 35:34 in the swim, Cate rode a 2:50 on the bike, and Auth finished with a 2:00:02 in the run.
Buck Manley finished the race despite fighting cramps and knee issues the last 10 miles of the run.
In the Aquabike, Kris Hohulin was the second women’s finisher coming in at 3:51:44.