March 8, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Steamboat Today "Pentathlon returns to Steamboat Springs"

— Don’t worry. They’ve checked. There’s nothing else like the Steamboat Pentathlon, and Susan Petersen with Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department said that’s what keeps the people coming back year after year.

“There’s just something truly unique about it,” Petersen said. “This is the only winter multi-sport event of its kind. There are a few winter triathlons, things like that, but really, this has the uniqueness.”

The event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday.

More than 220 athletes again will swarm Steamboat Springs on a series of courses so elaborate simply writing them down gets tiring. As always, the five-event wonder will begin with a dash up Howelsen Hill from the staging area at its base in downtown Steamboat Springs. Athletes then will ski or snowboard down 400 vertical feet to the transition area. They will snowshoe 2.5 miles, cross-country ski for 4 miles, bike 12 miles and finish it all off with a nice 5-mile run..."  (Read more?  Click title)

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