Up North: Northlanders Find Their Stride in 3rd Annual Stride, Ride, Glide Triathlon

Alicia Tipcke
Updated: March 05, 2020 12:14 AM

With temperatures hovering around 40 degrees, Sarah Hugus left her jacket behind on Sunday. She was racing in the third annual Stride, Ride, Glide Triathlon. Rather than joining a team, she ran, biked and skied the three 5Ks alone


"This race to me is kind of like really truly having my energy back and feeling back to my good old self," said Sarah Hugus.

The accomplishment marked sevens months since she received news that would take her away from the trails for a while.

"I had a baby in August and got diagnosed with a rare type of pregnancy cancer right after he was born. So all through the Fall I had to do the chemo treatments and it's gone now, my cancer is gone so that's good," said Hugus.

24 individuals and 14 teams raced alongside Hugus.

Natalie Harris raced with a team, biking the portion of the triathlon, "up here it can get cold and dark and dreary in the winter so getting more people out is always a good thing."

In her sixties, Andrea Carroll added a comedic splash to the event, racing under a unique team name. She said they call themselves "two old grandmas." She added, "we might be the oldest ones here."

They kept up well, capturing the women's team title. Ben Cogger repeated as the men's champion in 41 minutes and Kristina Nixon came in nine minutes later finishing first for the women.

"Pulling from each discipline it's a really it's a hard thing to train for because you have to be good at all of them to do well," said Cogger.

"This was my very first triathlon of any kind so i was a little nervous going into it, said Nixon. "I was most excited for the ski part but the whole thing felt really good."


Alicia Tipcke

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