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Peter Kropko Wins Miyako Triathlon for Third Time

Date Posted: 2001-04-20

The 17th All Japan Strongman Triathlon took place in Miyako Island, Sunday. Peter Kropko of Hungary won the race for the third time in as many consecutive years finishing the grueling course in 7 hours 33 minutes and 43 seconds. Megumi Shigaki from Miyazaki Prefecture won the women’s category.

The race started at seven thirty on a bit chilly morning in the rain. The race course is comprised of three-kilometer swimming, 155-kilometer bike race and a full marathon. Athletes finishing the course kept coming across the goal line until nine thirty at night with many volunteers and locals helping and cheering up along the road. Of 1,390 participants who started, 1,321 finished by the 9:30 deadline.

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