Magill and Fezzy win Whidbey triathlon

Drew Magill of Sammamish won the 12th annual Race the Rock triathlon Saturday with a time of 1 hour, 30 minutes and 11.3 seconds.

Keri Fezzy from Coupeville was the first woman across the finish line in 1:32.42.6.

"I had no problems today on this very scenic course," Magill said. "The fact that the Whidbey triathlon isn't point-to-point makes it more of an adventure and unique to triathlons. And the bike route is the best of the 50 triathlons I've been involved with."

The race started on the dot at 9 a.m. with a half-mile swim in Goss Lake, then a 19.2-mile bike ride that ended in Community Park on Maxwelton Road. A 3.2 -mile run through the park's trails completed the event for the 270 competitors.

Hundreds of family, friends and supporters cheered racers at the finish line.

Fezzy has been second or third for the last five years.

"It was my goal to win this year," she said. "I was behind Challis [Stringer] but passed her with about a mile left to go on the run. The cool weather helped me so I'm feeling pretty good today."

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