BENTON HARBOR, MI – Bryan Heppe narrowly missed a PR and Greg Dietz completed his first half-distance triathlon here Sunday in the Steelhead 70.3.
Heppe finished the 1500-meter swim, 56-mile bike, and 13.1 mile run in 5:04:10, about six minutes off his personal best. That was good for 20th of 107 participants in the 45-49 age group and 129th of 947 men. He completed the swim in 34:23, which was 11th in age group and his bike time of 2:29:29 was 15th in age group.
Dietz, who had been building toward his first half for two seasons, finished in 5:30:50, which was good for 55th of 152 in the 40-44 age group. He did the swim in 44:56 and the bike in 2:46:20. His run time of 1:52:06 was 46th in his age group.