2022 Block Island Triathlon great in any weather

They came as friends, families, athletes, and amateurs, all to take a run at the 2022 Block Island Triathlon. Some have done triathlons for years, some just started their training recently, and some did iton a whim, just because they thought they could.This year’s triathlon, organized by the New Shoreham Recreation Department under the direction of Dave Sniffen and assistant Kim Cantone, took place under sunny skies on Saturday, August 6. It was, like many recent days, hazy, hot and humid, but that didn’t stop approximately 325 people from challenging themselves. Not all made it – there were 302 finishers. Some crossed the finish line with seemingly plenty of energy to spare, some looked somewhat dazed, even disoriented. Some looked pooched even by the end of the bike portion but endured anyway with the grueling run on the hot sand still ahead of them. And for some it was an occasion, not to win, but just to do it with friends or family, like Block Island School Class of 2022 graduates Chloe Weber and Rory Crawford, who started and ended the race together with times of 2:17:36 and 2:17:37.It all starts with a quarter-mile swim off Fred Benson

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