By Ron Adkins
The lengthy string of sunny and warm days for the 2013 race season came to something of an end for the 2013 running of the CyMan Tri Sprint.
200-plus triathletes assembled at Kinney Park near Bondurant, Iowa under cloudy skies, cool wind, and spotty rain. By race time, though, the sun peeked out at times and the pavement for the bike and run legs was dry and safe. Water temperature in Lake Petocka was a wetsuit-legal 73 degrees. Racers agreed conditions ended up just about perfect, and many participants reported fast times.
Members of the Iowa State Triathon Club, coordinators of the CyMan, were pleased with this year’s race on all fronts. The weather cooperated long enough for a good, safe race, and the diversity of triathletes made for exciting competition. Top competitors in the HOA Tri series raced side-by-side with dozens of student athletes from Iowa State University, along with many racers who took on the Cy-Man as a personal challenge.
CyMan is a fund raiser for the ISU tri club, to help pay for their trip to Collegiate Nationals.
Top Female Cy-Man winner was Aryn Flood of Grimes, Iowa with a 1:14:46. Top Male was Patrick Davis of Ames, Iowa with a 59:48.
Click here for complete Cy-Man 2013 results.
For the first time, CyMan held the honor of being the championship race for the Heart of America Triathlon series. Sixteen of the thirty-three Heart of America champions raced for the prize of free entries to 2014 series races. Top finishers were:
- Kim Sprenger
- Callie Harris
- Belinda Gee
- Patricia Kenel
- Aryn Flood
- Guy Olson
- Duane Staskal
- Dan Tucker
- Joe McGrath
- Craig Goldsmith
Click here for complete Heart of America Triathlon results.
In all, this year’s Cy-Man proved to be the ideal capper for the Heart of America season.