Matthew Guenter (Boulder, Colo.) And Caroline Moyer (Malvern, Pa.) Claim Victories in Debut of IRONMAN 70.3 Pennsylvania Happy Valley Triathlon
July 2, 2023
- Over 2,000 athletes converged in State College, Pa. for inaugural edition of IRONMAN 70.3 Pennsylvania Happy Valley Triathlon
HAPPY VALLEY, Pa. (July 2, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Central Pennsylvania’s beautiful landmarks and stunning scenery played host to the inaugural edition of IRONMAN® 70.3® Pennsylvania triathlon on Sunday, July 2. Participating athletes were treated to an IRONMAN 70.3 journey through Happy Valley and the iconic Penn State University campus that included rolling hills of central Pennsylvania. In the age group men’s race, Matthew Guenter (Boulder, Colo.), in the 25-29 age group, was the first to cross the line with a time of 4:19:30. Caroline Moyer (Malvern, Pa.), also in the 25-29 age group, crossed the finish line first in the women’s race with a time of 5:00:55.
More than 2,000 athletes from the ages of 18-77 hailing from 43 U.S. States and 15 countries, regions and territories embarked on a race through the region beginning with a 1.2-mile swim in Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir at Bald Eagle State Park. Athletes transition to the bike for a scenic 56-mile ride through the beautiful rolling hills of Centre and Clinton Counties, culminating with a 13.1-mile run on the campus of Penn State University including a unique finish line experience for athletes inside Beaver Stadium, home to the Penn State University Nittany Lions.
Next Events Coming Up
The racing continues along the IRONMAN 70.3 circuit in North America on July 9 with stops in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York with the IRONMAN 70.3 Musselman and to Canada’s cottage country at IRONMAN 70.3 Muskoka.
Full results for the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Pennsylvania triathlon can be found at www.ironman.com/im703-pennsylvania-results.
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