Cycling Sports Center team to compete in triathlon nationals


By Andrew Carter - [email protected]



Members of the Cycling Sports Center of Galion triathlon team are scheduled to compete this weekend at the USA Triathlon 2015 Age Group National Championships in Milwaukee, Wis. The race is set for Saturday.

Representing the Cycling Sports Center team are Bob Chipka, Lisa Chipka, Jamie Chipka and Trent Williams. Bob Chipka will compete in the male 50-54 age group while Lisa Chipka will compete in the female 50-54 age group. Jamie Chipka will race in the female 20-24 group and Williams will compete in the male 20-24 group.

In 2014, Jamie Chipka finished 72nd in the female 20-24 age group, posting a time of 2 hours, 48, minutes, 57.39 seconds. Bob Chipka placed 117th in the male 50-54 age group. His total time was 2 hours, 25 minutes, 20.44 seconds.

The event features a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike race and 10-kilometer run, utilizing a venue set up along the Milwaukee Bay waterfront of Lake Michigan. The area that features landmarks such as the Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World Science, Technology and Environment Museum as well as Lakeshore State Park.

The bike race course will utilize portions of Interstate 794 through Milwaukee and the neighboring cities of St. Francis and Cudahy, Wis. The running course is set up on city streets along the Milwaukee waterfront. The swim course includes the Lakeshore State Park Inlet.

By Andrew Carter

[email protected]

Andrew Carter can be reached at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048. Connect with him on Twitter @ACGalionSports.

Andrew Carter can be reached at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048. Connect with him on Twitter @ACGalionSports.

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