Triathlon

Harford triathletes fare well at Diamond in the Rough

Harford triathletes fare well at Diamond in the Rough

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...

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