Racing in the Diamond in the Rough Triathlon in Perryville Saturday must have seemed a leisurely endeavor for Renee Gray of Bel Air.
Gray led the women’s 45-49 age group through all three phases of the sprint division race and won by a margin of 7 1/2 minutes.
Four weeks earlier, Gray competed in a 140.6-mile triathlon for the first time. That was the Ironman Boulder in Colorado, which ended in 95-degree heat and took her 13 hours and 21 minutes to finish. Saturday’s sprint race — a 750-meter swim, 8-mile bike, and 5K run — took Gray just 1 hour and 16 minutes. She placed 14th overall among 92 women.
Gray’s was not the only comfortable win by a Harford triathlete at...