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Truckee women sweep podium at XTERRA Lake Tahoe triathlon

Kara LaPoint celebrates a first-place finish at last Saturday’s XTERRA Lake Tahoe Triathlon. For more race photos visit, LefrakPhotography.com.
Courtesy of Harry Lefrak

The area’s second XTERRA off-road triathlon race of the season was held last Saturday in Incline Village, bringing more than 150 athletes to Village Green for a variety of competitions.

The XTERRA Lake Tahoe Triathlon, hosted by Big Blue Adventure, highlighted the day’s competition and featured a 1,5000-meter swim in Tahoe, a 22-mile mountain bike ride on the Flume Trail, followed by a 6-mile run.

Truckee’s Kara LaPoint, 33, captured a first-place finish in the women’s division, reaching the finish line with a time of 3 hours, 25 minutes, 11 seconds for sixth overall.

Sian Crispo, 38, of Truckee, was second with a time of 3:31:25. Kimberly Larson, 45, made it a sweep of the podium for Truckee women, finishing in third place with a time of 3:47:59.

On the men’s side, Stefan Laursen, 49, of Fairfax, California, outpaced a field of nearly 100 athletes to claim first place, finishing the triathlon with a time of 3:12:40 seconds. Laursen posted the second fastest swim, third fastest bike ride, and sixth fastest run to win the race.

Jason Lamoreaux, 41, of Anchorage, Alaska was second, finishing with a time of 3:13:41. Todd Hinders, of Hillsborough, California, claimed third place with a time of 3:18:19. Incline Village’s Ross McMahon was the top athlete from the Tahoe area, finishing in fourth place with a time of 3:20:10.

Big Blue Adventure will head across the lake this Saturday for the Lake Tahoe Triathlon and Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim at the Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park.

For full results or to register for upcoming competitions, visit BigBlueAdventure.com.

Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at jscacco@sierrasun.com.