The inaugural Spirit Sprint Triathlon kicked off at the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center Sunday with 53 participants showing up to start Altus’ first ever American Spirit Festival off with a morning of competition

Inaugural Spirit Sprint well attended

By Ryan Lewis -

From left, Ryan Irwin, Kyle Glass, and Talbot Cox from Oklahoma City nabbed the top three spots in the overall men’s category at the Spirit Sprint Triathlon on Sunday.

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From left, Talbot Cox receives the gold medal for the Spirit Sprint Triathlon from Michael Shive.

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Overall male winners:

First place — Talbot Cox, time of 1:10.45

Second place — Kyle Glass, time of 1:11.17

Third place — Ryan Irwin, time of 1:12.43

Overall female winners:

First place — Cayden Beckner, time of 1:32.58

Second place — Erin Cook, time of 1:37.54

Third place — Joni Schatte, time of 1:45.21

Sunday morning marked the beginning of the American Spirit Festival with the Spirit Sprint Triathlon, where 53 runners of all experience levels came together at the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center to take part in a 500-meter swim to kick off the event. A few competitors began to pull away early in the event and further
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