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TRIATHLON: Andres qualifies for World Ironman Championships

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MADISON, Wis. — Michelle Andres of East Gull Lake continued her outstanding triathlon season as she was the first female amateur competitor to cross the finish line in Sunday’s Ironman Wisconsin event.

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In addition to that feat, Andres, 35, was the sixth-fastest female overall (pros and amateurs), and was 52nd overall out of approximately 3,000 entrants (men, women and pros). She also beat three pro female triathletes.

The performance qualified Andres for the World Ironman Championships in Kona, Hawaii, in 2013.

Competing in the 35-39 age division, Andres won her age division with a time of 10:05:30, breaking the amateur women’s course record by eight minutes. In her age division, she placed 19th in the swim (1:13.54), was first in the bike (5:22.16) and first in the run (3:21.50).

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