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Buffalo athlete wins Chain of Lakes Triathlon

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The 11th annual Chain of Lakes Triathlon had 170 participants and saw Marcus Stromberg finished with the best overall time in 55.12.

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The 35-year-old from Buffalo navigated the 600-yard swim, 13-mile bike ride and 2.8 mile walk more than five minutes faster than his nearest competitor. Josh Bertelson of Minnetonka was second (1:00.23), while Alexandria's Joe Schneiderhan finished third among the males in 1:00.24.

Former Card swimmer Angie Hop of Rosemount was the top overall female finisher. Hop crossed the finish line in 1:04.43. Christina Meier of Minneapolis was second in 1:07.16, while Jody Mullet was third in 1:07.26.

Sarah Florell, Heather Godfrey and Shawn Severson were the top three Alexandria finishers in the female division. Florell, 29, came across in 1:09.44. Godfrey, 27, finished in 1:12.14 and Severson, 39, in 1:16.47. Eric Swenson, 26, and Troy Hocum, 42, rounded out the top three Alexandria finishers in the male division behind Schneiderhan in times of 1:02.12 and 1:04.51, respectively.

Jackie Olson and Scott Woods teamed up to finish first in the relay among Alexandria contestants. The duo finished in 1:12.33.

CHAIN OF LAKES TRAITHLON

OVERALL FEMALE RESULTS - 1. Angie Hop - 41, Rosemount, 1:04.43; 2. Christina Meier - 34, Minneapolis, 1:07.16; 3. Jody Mullet - 24, Minnetonka, 1:07.26

OVERALL MALE RESULTS - 1. Marcus Stromberg - 35, Buffalo, 55.12; 2. Josh Bertelson - 32, Minnetonka, 1:00.23; 3. Joe Schneiderhan - 46, Alexandria, 1:00.24

TOP ALEXANDRIA AREA MALE RESULTS - 1. Schneiderhan; 2. Eric Swenson - 26, 1:02.12; 3. Troy Hocum - 42, 1:04.51

TOP ALEXANDRIA AREA FEMALE FINISHERS - 1. Sarah Florell - 29, 1:09.44; 2. Heather Godfrey - 27, 1:12.14; 3. Shawn Severson - 39, 1:16.47

TOP ALEXANDRIA AREA RELAY TEAMS (swim, bike, run) - 1. Team Mystery - Jackie Olson, Jackie Olson, Scott Woods - 1:12.33; 2. The Third Generation - Shane Johnston, Vicki Johnston, Blake Johnston - 1:16.55; 3. Cornerstone Chiropractic - Quentin Bymers, Brian Bymers, Brian Bymers - 1:19.28

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