To those who braved the gas shortage and low water on the Little Tennessee (3rd lowest level over the 41 year period), the results from the 41st Outdoorsman Triathlon are now available at https://outdoorsmantriathlon.org Race Results / 2016. A couple notable events at this year’s race included two of the Race Founders competing. Russ Callen (72) completed his 41st running of the Triathlon (escorted on the run and paddle by Dodge Havens). Russ remains the only competitor to have competed in all 41 individual triathlon races! Payson Kennedy (83) again paddled on the winning Guru (over 65 age group) relay team with a paddle time that was faster than all the college teams! The Albion College Canoe Club (Albion College, MI) won the First Citizen Bank Collegiate Challenge and Southwestern Community College Outdoor Leadership School (Bryson City, NC) placed 2nd and 3rd.
Don’t forget to visit the Outdoorsman Triathlon Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OutdoorsmanTriathlon for more photos and commentary and it’s not too late to start training for next year! Next year’s race (the 42nd Outdoorsman Triathlon) will be on the last full weekend in September, September 23-24, 2017.
Thanks again for all your support!
Kirk & Ed, Trustees
Outdoorsman Triathlon Charitable Trust
The Outdoorsman Triathlon Charitable Trust was established to ensure the “perpetual continuance of the Outdoorsman Triathlon race”. Contributions, bequeaths, and gifts are tax deductible.
Nantahala Outdoor Center Founder and American Canoe Association Legend of Paddling Payson Kennedy provides some paddling advice to college participants after completing the paddling leg of the Outdoorsman Triathlon (2016). Photo credit Dodge Havens.