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Run, bike, swim; athletes test endurance

Tech. Sgt. Travis Yates, 381st Training Support Squadron, approaches the finish line during the bike portion of the triathlon near the base track.  Biking was the second leg of the event.  Sergeant Yates’ team finished in fifth place overall with a final time of 1 hour, 9 minutes, and 50 seconds.

Tech. Sgt. Travis Yates, 381st Training Support Squadron, approaches the finish line during the bike portion of the triathlon near the base track. Biking was the second leg of the event. Sergeant Yates’ team finished in fifth place overall with a final time of 1 hour, 9 minutes, and 50 seconds.

Ed Harris competes in the swimming portion of the Vandenberg Triathlon at the base pool.  Swimming was the first leg of the competition.  The triathlon consisted of swimming, bicycling and running events.

Ed Harris competes in the swimming portion of the Vandenberg Triathlon at the base pool. Swimming was the first leg of the competition. The triathlon consisted of swimming, bicycling and running events.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- -- More than 45 Airmen, friends and family showed up to participate in a triathlon Saturday here. 

In a contest of endurance, it was the team consisting of Lindsay Buckalew, 30th Medical Operations Squadron, Nate Ogan, 30th Services Squadron, and Kent Yankee that was able to out-do the rest of the pack. The team was able to beat out the second-place team by nearly seven minutes. 

The overall winners were Tyler Storie for the men at 1 hour, 3 minutes, 20 seconds and Pam Storie for the women with 1:10:14. 

The race included three grueling legs that included swimming, biking and running with racers competing in one of five age brackets. 

Winners from each age bracket include: Cecilia Ramos, women over 50, Jeff Storie, men over 50, Rose Hinchcliff, women 40-49, Kent Blankenship, men 40-49, Louise Carter, 30-39, Doyle Stricker, men 30-39, Caitlin Reese, women 20-29, Robert Davalos, men 20-29, Rebekah Mazany, women 15-19, and Kevin Weeks, men 15-19.