The Heart of the Rockies Triathlon returns to Lake Windermere for its 30th anniversary on Sunday

The Heart of the Rockies Triathlon returns to Lake Windermere for its 30th anniversary on Sunday

Heart of the Rockies triathlon returns

The Heart of the Rockies triathlon makes its return to Lake Windermere on Sunday, July 15, marking its 30th anniversary.

The Heart of the Rockies triathlon makes its return to Lake Windermere on Sunday, July 15, marking its 30th anniversary.

The Olympic distance triathlon first began in 1983 when race director Bruce Stroud began what was then known as the Windermere Loop Triathlon. Over the years, the event has morphed into an event that caters to seasoned athletes and newcomers alike. The triathlon also features a youth event the day before on Saturday, July 14 designed for kids up to the age of 15. There is also a “sprint event” for 16- and 17-year-old athletes who are unable to participate in the Olympic distance event. The current best times for the Olympic distance are 2:07:58 for men and 2:21:24 for women, and the triathlon is offering a $300 reward to anyone who can finish the race in under two hours for men or two hours, 12 minutes for women.

To register, visit www.heartoftherockiestri.ca.