Local triathletes compete in Florida

Ann Conlin of the Carson Tigersharks masters swim team won her age group at the Florida Ironman Triathlon Saturday in Panama City Beach, Fla.

Conlin, 40, won 40-44 age bracket and qualified for the 2001 national ironman championships in Hawaii next October. Conlin finished her first ironman triathlon in a time of 10 hours, 46 minutes and 8 seconds under conditions that were made challenging because of high humidity.

Her time for the 2.4-mile swim was 63 minutes. She was 5 hours, 45 minutes for the 112-mile cycling leg and 3:51 for the 26.2-mile marathon run.

Scott Robertson of Carson City and the Tigersharks finished 14th in the men's 44-44 age group in a time of 10 hours, 18 minutes. He missed the cut for Hawaii by three minutes.

A third Carson City triathlete, 52-year-old Patrick Cameron, finished the race in a time of 14 hours, 12 minutes.

More than 1,800 triathletes from around the world competed for $25,000 in prize money at the Florida Ironman.

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