Swim, bike, run event

'Magnificent Seven' lay down law in Polar Bear Triathlon

Camden Law employees push themselves in difficult event
By Staff | May 18, 2018
Courtesy of: Camden Law From left, Chris MacLean, Laura Shaw, Sarah Gilbert, Kay Flanagan, Andrew Flanagan, Katherine Gibson and Sarah Godfrey, members of Camden Law, who participated in the Polar Bear Triathlon on May 5 at Bowdoin College.

Brunswick — The "Magnificent Seven" laid down the law in the Polar Bear Triathlon on Saturday, May 5 at Bowdoin College and none of the other competitors in the popular annual event could argue that case.

That is because seven members of Camden Law participated in the "sprint" triathlon event, which includes swim, bicycle and run portions. The event, held in the college pool and on the campus, also included a duathlon.

A sprint triathlon usually includes a half-mile swim, 15- to 20-mile bike ride and 5K, or 3.1-mile, run, while a full Ironman triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a marathon run of 26.22 miles.

The law office members who competed in the Polar Bear event included Chris MacLean, Laura Shaw, Sarah Gilbert, Kay Flanagan, Andrew Flanagan, Katherine Gibson and Sarah Godfrey. MacLean, Shaw, Gilbert and Gibson are attorneys at the firm.

Impressively, Gibson, an estate planning and real estate attorney, actually earned a bronze medal in the women's ages 35-39 division at the Polar Bear event.

MacLean said it was the first triathlon for six of the "Magnificent Seven, as we called ourselves."

Gibson has done other triathlons. In fact, Gibson is scheduled to run a marathon over the weekend of May 19-20. Several of the "Magnificent Seven" also are registered to participate in a triathlon at Sebago Lake on Sunday, June 10.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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