The 33rd Annual Gulf Coast Triathlon made Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort its new home this year on May 9, and we at Resort Collection were excited to host these amazing athletes from all over the world as they ran, swam, and biked their way across Panama City Beach.
The course began and ended at Edgewater with a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 13.1-mile run for a total 70.3-mile race. There was also a sprint course. Over 430 entrants took on the challenge of the Gulf Coast Tri, with Mr. Tony White from Nashville clocking in first overall with a time of 4:08:33. The female overall winner was Lori Williamson from Birmingham, AL, crossing the finish line in 4:41:19. The local winner, David Shearon of Panama City Beach, has finished as the top dog in town for the 11th time in 12 years. Congratulations to all the competitors!
We look forward to the 34th Annual Gulf Coast Triathlon and hope to host this great athletic event again!
Visit GulfCoastTriathlon.com to learn more or register for 2016.
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Photos by Natasha Jasperson