The United States Army Garrison Humphreys annual triathlon gets underway with the swimming portion at Splish & Splash Water Park. The other parts of the event were a 20-kilometer bicycle ride and a five-kilometer run.

CAMP HUMPHREYS - The United States Army Garrison Humphreys Morale Welfare and Recreation sports division hosted its annual triathlon here June 23.

Daniel Bates won the men's event, followed by Timothy Simmons and Zak Kuiper.

"It's my first time winning, actually. It's pretty cool," Bates said. Even though his goggles broke during the swim, he still said swimming was probably his favorite part of the event. "The pool was amazing," he said.

The triathlon comprised three portions: a swim in the Splish & Splash Water Park pool, a 20-kilometer bicycle ride, and a five-kilometer run.

Rebecca Corbin won the women's triathlon, followed by Sara Rainville and Rebekah Bell. Brian Joseph won the men's 33 and over division. J.B. Gomez finished as runner-up, while Dave Elger claimed third place. Wendy Tokach won the women's 33 and over title, followed by Danielle Laatsch and Melissa Shafer.

Colonel Joseph P. Moore, United States Army Garrison Humphreys commander, presented trophies and medals to the winners.

Lonnie Herring, USAG Humphreys sports director, said the event means different challenges for different people. Some want to finish in the top 10, some are looking for a personal best, and others are just looking to finish.

Jimmy Sheehan, who competed in his first triathlon, said, "I liked it. I'm going to do more in the future" He added his highlight of the day was "finishing."

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