Dallas Cain versus everyone else at Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon

The Rossland resident won the annual event for the eighth time Sunday.

A cyclist takes off from Lakeside Park on Sunday during the second stage of the Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon.

A cyclist takes off from Lakeside Park on Sunday during the second stage of the Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon.

The Cyswog’n’Fun continues to be a stroll in the park for Dallas Cain.

The Rossland resident won the Olympic side of the 34th annual Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon at Lakeside Park on Sunday. It’s the eighth time in 11 years Cain has finished first in the event.

“Trying to create a bit of a legacy I guess,” he said shortly after crossing the finish line.

The Olympic race began with a 1.5-kilometre swim, a 39-km bike ride and a 10-km run, which Cain completed in two hours four minutes.

“It was good,” said Cain. “New run course this year. I looked at the map [and] it looked flat — it was not flat. It was actually quite harder than the last course. Made it fun, super fun.”

Kelowna’s Gary Wade followed Cain in 2:07.23, while Joel Deleenher of Lake Country (2:13.16) was third.

Cain isn’t a professional triathlete, he works at Teck as a superintendent of health and safety while helping his wife take care of three small children, but he competes in several events a year. The Cyswog’n’Fun is a highlight for him, and not just because he has a habit of dominating the course.

“Always great people. Great cheering, great course,” said Cain. “It’s a little more low-key than some of the big ones, which makes it really fun. Just great organizers, great feel to it, and 45 minutes from home so tough to beat.”

A sprint triathlon, which had a 500-metre swim, a 22-km bike ride and five kilometres on foot, was also held. Lethbridge’s Solen Wood finished first in 1:07.20, followed by Salmon Arm’s Michael Ogloff and Hong Kong’s Charlie Stewart. In total, roughly 150 competitors took part in the event.

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