Boukia wins this year’s PRYMCA Sprint Triathlon

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Revaz Boukia of Guilford was the winner of the 2013 Piscataquis Regional YMCA Sprint Triathlon with an overall time of 1 hour 11 minutes and 50 seconds. He was among the nearly 30 racers who competed this year. The race consisted of a half-mile swim at the public beach on Sebec Lake, followed by a 12-mile bike ride into Dover-Foxcroft and finished with a 5K run though town.

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    TRIATHLON WINNER – Winner of 2013 PRYMCA Spring Triathlon Revaz Boukia.

    Overall women’s winner was Jessica Inch with a time of 1 hour 28 minutes and 10 seconds.
    The adult team champion was Dave’s World “Awesome” team consisting of Robert Jankunas swimming, Matthew Scott on the bike and Sabrina Sharrow running with an overall time of 1 hour and 19 minutes.
    The Y also offered a kid’s mini-triathlon consisting of laps in the pool follow by a two-mile bike ride and a run. Winners in this year’s kid’s mini-triathlon were Devin Henderson in the 8 and under age group with a time of 22 minutes 13 seconds and James Jankunas in the 9 to 13 age bracket with a time of 26 minutes 3 seconds.


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    YOUTH WINNERS – Winners of the 2013 Kids Mini-Triathlon Devin Henderson, left, and James Jankunas.

    Frank Applebee of Milo competed in the triathlon this year. Applebee has lost over 100 pounds within the last year and had been working toward a goal of competing in the triathlon for some time. With the tragic drowning death of Dacano Arno at Sebec Village, Applebee wanted to use his effort in the triathlon to raise money for emergency responder training in the community. Applebee gained sponsors for his effort and prepared for the triathlon on Friday when his bicycle broke. He was not discouraged and after swimming the half-mile course he then walked to the Y and completed the 12-mile biking portion on one of the Y’s stationary bikes.
    “I was completely impressed with Frank’s determination and drive,” said YMCA Membership and Marketing Director Patrick Myers. “He had been working toward this goal for a long time and would not be discouraged. I have a huge amount of respect for him.”
    Anyone wishing to make a donation in Support of Applebee’s accomplishment and emergency responder scholarships should contact the Piscataquis Regional YMCA.
    Adult individual results: 1. Revaz Boukia, 26, 1:11:50 2. Dustin Drabek, 17, 1:14:44 3. Daniel Laverty, 31,1:14:57 4. Graham Pearsall, 11, 1:15:18 5. John Chase, 58, 1:16:50 6. Adam Lauer, 40, 1:22:43 7. Jason Turner, 42, 1:24:46 8. Joshua Pietras, 33, 1:27:36 9. Jessica Inch, 38, 1:28:10 10. Ron Miles, 44, 1:29:05 and 11. Pamela Schmidt, 37, 1:33:52
    12. David Slagger, 51, 1:33:55 13. Mariah Reading, 19, 1:36:20 14. John Russell, 47, 1:36:27 15. Ellen Lauer, 30, 1:42:59 16. Leslie Poake, 48, 1:43:57 17. Allyson Rottman, 32, 1:44:00 18. Peter Devine, 64, 1:46:37 19. Andy VanEss, 26, 1:49:32 20. Lori Sharrow, 47, 1:50:04 21. John Salvato, 54, 1:50:50 22. Carolyn Clark, 44, 1:57:54, 23. Gary Larson, 68, 1:57:56 and 24. Frank Applebee, 42, 4:16:20.
    Adult Team Results: 1. Dave’s World “Awesome,” Robert Jankunas, Matthew Scott, Sabrina Sharrow, 1:19:00.
    Youth Results: 1. Devin Henderson, 7, 0:22:13 and 1. James Jankunas, 9, 00:26:03.
    Full race results are available at and the Y’s Facebook page.

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