Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cunningham, Ficker Win Austin Tri

Austin, TX - Local professional triathletes Richie Cunningham and Desiree Ficker win the 3rd Annual AVIA Austin Triathlon presented by Jack & Adam's Bicycles.

Richie Cunningham dominated the event by leading right from the gun. Andrew Yoder mounted an early charge on the bike but was forced to drop due to illness. Cunningham cruised through the 10 kilometer run to win by a margin of 3 minutes. James Cotter and James Bales grabbed second and third place, respectively.

On the women's side, Desiree Ficker and Kelly Handel treated everyone to a show with a competitive race throughout. Ficker used a strong bike and run to overcome the deficit to Handel after the swim. Terra Castro rounded out the podium to make it a trio of Austin women.

2000 participants and thousands of spectators enjoyed the beautiful weather and Austin's hospitality. All were welcome at the renowned post race carnival.

The Austin Triathlon is held annually on Labor Day in the heart of downtown Austin. High Five Events is proud to partner with AVIA and Jack & Adam's Bicycles to produce this event. Visit for more information.


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