Congratulations to 13-year-old Colby Santoro of Bayville, who was the overall winner of the Runner’s Edge-Town of Oyster Bay Junior Triathlon, held at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Beach in Oyster Bay on Saturday, Aug. 25.
The event consists of a 200 yard swim in Oyster Bay Harbor, a five-kilometer bike ride and a one-mile run for youngsters ages 8 to 13. The bike and run are entirely within the confines of the park. Santoro finished in 20 minutes, 1 second, thirty seconds in front of runner-up Olivia Herbert of Bethel, CT.
The Junior Triathlon was on Saturday, as a prelude to full Runner’s Edge-Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon for ages 14 and over on Sunday.
“This is probably the most significant event that we stage all year,” observed triathlon co-coordinator Mindy Davidson, who is the vice president of the host Greater Long Island Running Club. “These youngsters are the future of our sport and we can do nothing more important than to encourage them to be part of what can be a lifelong sport.”