GIRDWOOD, Alaska (KTUU) There was a buzz in Girdwood Saturday as the inaugural Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon.
Andrew Fast of Salt Lake City was the first competitor across the finish line with a time of 11:18:29.
"Put in the work, and have fun man, that what it's all about, fun and community," said Fast. "That's what makes this race amazing I think, there's a lot of races out there that don't have this type of set up and it's been a long time coming."
Finishing in third place was Daniel Folmar, who was the first Alaskan to finish.
"That was the hardest thing I have ever done," said Folmer. "I had an awesome crew, just talking me through it, keeping me fueled, and it comes down to picking it off in bite sized chunks."
Morgan Chaffin was the top women's finisher taking sixth place.
Starting at 4:00 AM competitors began in Resurrection Bay, and went all the way to the top of Alyeska.
The 142-mile Alaskaman includes a 2.6-mile swim, 113.5-mile bike ride, and 27.5-mile run.
Here is a list of the top six finishers, and their times from Saturday's race.
1st Place - Andrew Fast 11:18:29 (Salt Lake City)
2nd Place- Danny Dvinov - 11:37:41 (Oakland)
3rd Place - Daniel Folmar 12:24:38 (Anchorage)
4th Place - Chris Knight 12:28:38 (Dubai)
5th Place - Adam Feigh 12:40:39 (Lexington)
6th Place - Morgan Chaffin 12:47:50 (Elkhorn)