Richmonder captures Rev3 half triathlon in Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG – Eric Limkemann, a professional from Richmond, won the inaugural Rev3 half triathlon Sunday in a total time of 3 hours, 30 minutes and 11 seconds, about six minutes ahead of fellow pro Richie Cunningham of Colorado.

The amateur division was closer. James Chesson, of Bedminster, N.J., beat Jeremy Howard, ofBridgeport, Conn. by a little more than two minutes, with a time of 4:21:26.

The races were much closer in the women’s divisions. Among the pros, Kelly Williamson, of Texas had a time of 4:23:29, just 16 seconds ahead of Margaret Shapiro, of Herndon.

Among women amateurs, Carly Johann, of Los Angeles beat Alyssa Godesky of Baltimore by 42 seconds with a time 4:49:57.

To cover a total distance of more than 70 miles in only a few hours by swimming, biking and running, positive thinking doesn’t hurt. Neither does the encouragement of your friends and fellow sufferers. There was plenty of both at the Rev3 half triathlon.

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