Tucsonan Teri Albertazzi broke a top-five Canadian hold Sunday in the annual Tucson Triathlon.
Albertazzi, a three-time champion and four-time runner-up in the Tucson Triathlon Series, placed fifth in the women's division in one hour, 2 minutes, 59 seconds.
Canadian pros training in Tucson took the other top five places in the men's and women's divisions of the open event. It consists of an 825-yard pool swim, 12-mile bike ride and 3-mile run at the University of Arizona.
The men's winner was Quebec's Andrew Russell in 54:12. Kathy Tremblay of British Columbia won the women's race in 58:30 and was 13th overall.
Parks 'Gold' winner
Tucsonan Chrissy Parks claimed the women's title Sunday in the annual Arizona Distance Classic Valley of Golf Half-Marathon in Oro Valley.
Parks ran the 13.2 miles in 1:27:44 to edge runner-up Jeanine Cordova of Mesa. Alexander Battaglino of Las Cruces, N.M., won the men's and overall title in 1:08:25 over former University of Arizona athlete Kyle Goklish of Whiteriver (1:09:23).
***** teri's the girl i've been training with here and there. kinda' neat we're both in the same article for two different races!!