Cooley Wins Second Straight Superior Man Tri

By KBJR News 1

August 25, 2013 Updated Aug 25, 2013 at 11:17 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Despite temperatures that hovered into the 90s on Sunday, Sean Cooley swam, bike, and ran his way to his second straight title at the Superior Man Tri with over 400 competitors taking part.

The Grand Forks native finished in a slower time than his win in the inaugural year of the Superior Man Tri but said the extreme temperatures played a role in Sunday's race.

"It feels great. I suffered out there a lot, everybody that was out there today suffered. It was really hot. You have to drink so much more water, electrolytes and Gatorade out on the course."

"The bike is such a crucial portion of it because you have all your water and nutrition on the bike with you, and you really have to prepare for the run. The bike is so crucial to set yourself up for the run."

Racers started the event by jumping off the Vista Fleet before swimming 1.2 miles, biking 56 miles, and running 13.1 miles.

Posted by Sarah Wheeler
swheeler@kbjr.com