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Sep. 23, 2010
Local athlete Elizabeth Green is pictured as she reaches the ultimate goal in the SavageMan Triathlon — crossing the finish line. Hundreds of runners, swimmers, bikers, and those who do all three came across the line, completing what Triathlete magazine has crowned the hardest triathlon in the world. The SavageMan Festival took place over the weekend, with the 30.0 race held on Saturday and the grueling 70.0 on Sunday. The competition began and concluded in Deep Creek Lake State Park. The results and multiple photographs can be viewed online at savagemantri.org. Greg Safko, director of the race and president of the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation, the recipient of the race proceeds, said this year’s event was “an incredible race in a multitude of perspectives — from registration of 1,100+ athletes, many drawn to western Maryland for the first time to experience the beauty and savage challenge — to the hundreds of highly valued and praised volunteers from within the communities hosting athlete guests from throughout the country and the globe.” He said the fundraising for the melanoma foundation “far exceeded prior years.” See additional pictures in today’s issue, and at the festival site located at www.savagemantri.org Photo by C. Kellyann Green.