Established in 1982 by the late Robert J. Allen, the race includes a one-mile swim, 22-mile bike ride, and 6.2-mile run. The swim portion occurs in the salt water of Lake Montauk, the bike portion traverses through Montauk’s historical routes and past the Montauk lighthouse, and the run goes through the area’s hills. Since the race takes place early in the competitive season, race officials encourage participants to wear a wetsuit for the swimming portion. The USA Triathlon sanctions the race, and the money raised from the event goes toward the fight against pancreatic cancer.
The 2016 race, which occurred on June 21, saw 300 participants crossing the finish line in the allotted time of 3 hours 55 minutes. For the male competitors, Adrian Mackay finished with a time of 1:58:45.8. The first female competitor to complete the race was Katie Bottini, who earned a time of 2:11:29.0.
About the Author:
A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Kevin Colvin serves as the director of global market sales and training for Cantor Fitzgerald located in New York City. An active individual, Kevin Colvin has participated in several running events, including the RJA Memorial Mighty Montauk Triathlon.