Kara LaPoint takes 3rd in the 23rd Annual Full Vineman Triathlon

Kara LaPointThe Full Vineman Triathlon is the oldest independent triathlon held in the continental United States. Athletes swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles through Sonoma’s wine country. There were  ~ 1000 participants in this year’s full Vineman. 2012 Full Vineman results.

Far West Nordic senior and former Farm Team racer Kara LaPoint was 3rd woman, crushing the competition in her W25-29  age group. After a disappointing finish in the Ironman 70.3 Vineman Triathlon on July 15th due to a dropped chain, things came together for Kara in the full Vineman. 

Far West coach Jeff Schloss also had a strong triathlon, finishing 8th in his M50-54 age group and 116 overall.

Congratulations Kara and Jeff!

Follow Kara’s experiences in her blog Kara LaPoint: Pursuing A Passion