Anthony Van Lierop, 38, of Baltimore won the men's division of TriColumbia's Celebration Sprint Triathlon for the second straight year Sunday, setting a course record of 1 hour, 20 minutes, 12 seconds.
More than 1,400 endurance athletes participated in the race, which consisted of a .62-mile swim, 17.5-mile bike ride and 3.4-mile run that ended in Centennial Park.
Suzanne Serpico, 31, of Columbia was the top female finisher with a time of 1:27:31.
Rounding out the top five men were Benjamin Winterroth, 30, of Baltimore, 1:21:15; Ryan Hardy, 26, of Bethesda, 1:25:11; Daniel Proulx, 35, of Hanover, 1:27:25; and Steve Meininger, 42, of Clarksville, 1:29:42.
Serpico was trailed by Elizabeth Flynn, 40, of Columbia, 1:34:53; Samantha Bird, 33, of Burke, Va., 1:35:07; Robin Witlin, 38, of Oak Hill, Va., 1:35:20; and Jocelyn Saunders, 46 of Newark, Del., 1:35:23.
Joseph Decker, 43, of Columbia was the top masters finisher; the first women's masters finisher was Janelle McIntyre, 46, of Ellicott City.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun