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Daigneault, Dolbec toughest in 34th Maine Sport Triathlon

Late-summer event draws 48 individuals, 13 teams on gorgeous morning
By Ken Waltz | Sep 01, 2014
Photo by: Mark Haskell Swimmers head to the beach at Barrett's Cove during the 34th annual Maine Sport Triathlon Aug. 31 in Camden. The half-mile swim, 26-mile bike ride and 6.6-mile run was held in and around Megunticook Lake.

Camden — Adam Daigneault traveled a long, long way to return home to dominate late-summer Midcoast triathlon events.

Daigneault, a Camden-Rockport High School graduate, surged to first place during the 34th annual Maine Sport Triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 31 at Barrett's Cove on Megunticook Lake.

Daigneault, 34, a resident of Auckland, New Zealand, finished the half-mile swim in Megunticook Lake, 26-mile bike ride through Camden, Lincolnville and Hope and 6.6-mile run through Camden in one hour, 59 minutes and 11 seconds.

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Daigneault outdistanced runner-up Erik Lundgren, 33, by one minute and 31 seconds. Lundgren finished in 2:00:42.

The first individual female finisher was Katie Dolbec, 31, of Camden in 2:19:36. She finished eighth overall.

This year's Maine Sport Triathlon drew 48 individuals and 13 teams for a total of 81 participants.

Also of note is the fact Parker Johnson of Lincolnville continued his amazing streak of competing in every Maine Sport Triathlon. For 34 years, he has participated in the event, mostly as an individual, but this year as a member of a team. This year, Johnson did the swim and bike portions, but a teammate did the run.

Daigneault also finished first in the third annual Medomak Valley Triathlon Aug. 23 in Union.

The Maine Sport Triathlon is a full Ironman distance, while the Medomak event was a sprint triathlon, which includes a quarter-mile swim, 13-mile bike and 3.2-mile run.

Over the decades, the Maine Sport Triathlon has annually drawn hundreds of people to the event, but, in recent year, the number of participants has been fewer, possibly due to the large number of road and bike races and triathlons being offered in the state on any given weekend mornings.

The individual Maine Sport Triathlon results, with place, name, age, residence and overall time listed, were: 1, Adam Daigneault, 34, Auckland, New Zealand, 1:59:11; 2, Erik Lundgren, 33, 2:00:42; 3, Scott Layton, 38, Rockport, 2:01:25; 4, Alexander Lloyd, 26, New York, N.Y., 2:05:14; 5, Milan Babik, 35, Appleton, 2:08:13; 6, David Drew, 50, Litchfield, 2:09:02; 7, Tony Dalisio, 31, Waterville, 2:18:29; 8, Katie Dolbec, 31, Camden, 2:19:36; 9, Nicholas Sykes, 23, Boston, Mass., 2:22:53; 10, Kerry Kelley, 23, Rockland, 2:26:32; 11, Andy Cutko, 50, Bowdoinham, 2:26:41; 12, Jonathan Mellinger, 25, Flemington, N.J., 2:26:45; 13, Donald Mansius, 55, Appleton, 2:26:54; 14, Emily Hickey, 32, Falmouth, 2:27:37; 15, Geoff James, 48, Camden, 2:27:59; 16, Roberto Lopez-Anido, 53, Orono, 2:29:33; 17, Larry Dreher, 58, Topsham, 2:30:09; 18, Joshua Howe, 41, Auburn, 2:31:04; 19, Jon Begin, 31, Vassalboro, 2:33:43; 20, Reuben Begin, 25, Vassalboro, 2:34:39; 21, Geoff Scott, 59, Camden, 2:35:05; 22, Doug Blasius, 61, Belfast, 2:36:08; 23, Sarah Gardella, 37, Sidney, 2:36:12; 24, Jessica Damon, 39, Brewer, 2:41:56; 25, Madeleine Soule, 35, Portland, 2:42:12; 26, Shannon Thompson, 46, Lincolnville, 2:43:21; 27, Mark Benner, 46, South Thomaston, 2:44:14; 28, Deborah Draper, 43, Gray, 2:44:38; 29, Katherine Killoran, 46, Rockport, 2:45:11; 30, Jonathan Ives, 34, Pemaquid, 2:48:27; 31, Abraham Katz, 25, New Rochelle, N.Y., 2:48:38; 32, Danielle Strysick, 28, West Allis, Wis., 2:49:46; 33, Kelsey Byrd, 23, Saratoga, Calif., 2:51:37; 34, Kimberly Chandler, 39, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 2:53:26; 35, Barbara Davis, 50, South Orange, N.J., 2:53:38; 36, Brent Fitzgerald, 37, Greendale, Wis., 2:55:44; 37, Jim Tolan, 54, Bath, 2:58:48; 38, Catherine Lammert, 24, Bar Harbor, 2:59:13; 39, Alexandra Pastore, 23, Orrs Island, 3:01:11; 40, Kristen Baum, 23, Scarborough, 3:01:11; 41, Sarah Plummer, 47, Damariscotta, 3:02:50; 42, Amy Wilton, 46, Hope, 3:05:31; 43, David Manning, 59, Camden, 3:08:36; 44, Charley Mitchell, 56, Cumberland, 3:09:19; 45, Laura Yoviene, 24, Boston, Mass., 3:09:25; 46, Justin Uyttewaal, 34, Thomaston, 3:12:19; 47, Michael Giglia, 55, Damariscotta, 3:13:54; and 48, Drew Darling, 61, Camden, 3:20:53.

The team results, with the name of the swimmer, biker and runner listed in order, were: 1, Timothy Killoran, Ken Foster, Timothy Killoran, 2:04:59; 2, Kate Killoran, Stuart Ferris, Stephen Wagner, 2:07:35; 3, Sue Chace, Josh Robeson, Josh Robeson, 2:22:29; 4,  Parker Johnson, Parker Johnson, Tom Chester, 2:26:19; 5, Mara Crans, Jessica Ives, Lauren Jellison, 2:31:11; 6, Patrick Reagan, Patrick Reagan, Scott Pons, 2:32:17; 7, Kyla Clark, Andrew Dube, Gina Snow, 2:33:53; 8, Pete Roper, Peter Roper, Pete Roper, 2:36:48; 9, Sarah Richards, Todd Richards, Theresa Salewski, 2:38:33; 10, Susan Bridge, Lucien Martel, Mert Gould, 2:38:34; 11, Amanda Mirabile, Nick Mirabile, Sam Lloyd, 2:42:35; 12, Kevin Weisher, Ethan Robertson, Emilee Robertson, 2:43:00; and 13, Annie James, Calvin James, Jack Poutasse, 2:47:55.

Maine Sport Triathlon
Water start of the Maine Sport Triathlon Aug. 31 at Barrett's Cove in Megunticook Lake. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Holly Vanorse Spicer)
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