NORTH MUSKEGON – Muskegon’s Amelia Bueche won the Bear Lake Triathlon’s women’s Olympic distance title Sunday in North Muskegon by a convincing 8:10 margin after finishing third overall Saturday in the Mercy Health Seaway Run 15K.
Roger Bonga built a slim lead on the bike, then extended it on the run to win the men’s Olympic distance race.
A field of just under 180 triathletes and duathletes swam in Bear Lake, biked out Scenic Drive and over Blockhouse Hill, then ran through the quiet backstreets of North Muskegon on Sunday morning.
Katie Vandenakker of Grand Rapids won the women’s sprint distance title by a slim 28 seconds while her husband Dan finished less than 8 seconds behind men’s Sprint winner Steve Leatherman of Norton Shores.
Mary Eyke won the women’s sprint duathlon and Fred Bunn won the men’s sprint title.
Dan Lynn won the Clydesdale sprint triathlon and Ryan Leestma was the Olympic Clydesdale champ.
Rebecca Vanderstelt won the Athena sprint triathlon.
Check back later today for full coverage of the Bear Lake Triathlon.