The SavageMan Triathalon was held September 15th & 16th at Deep Creek Lake State Park. This event is gaining a well deserved reputation as one of the toughest and most scenic triathalons in the world and this year hosted over 1,200 competitors. The SavageMan is'nt as long as a full triathalon with Sunday's race being 70 miles, but the biking portion (55.7 miles) is considered killer by many avid road bikers. The bike portion includes climbs up Big Savage Mountain and the infamous Westernport Wall. Dave Scott, 6 time Ironman World Champ, described the bike course as "the most relentless bike course I have ever seen".
Saturday features a 30 mile race for less experienced triathletes or those looking for a lighter workload. Participants also have the option of being on relay teams. The weekend features vendors and music at Deep Creek Lake State Park, as well as fanatic spectators cheering on racers along the way. Check out video and photos at www.savagemantri.org Proceeds from this event go to the Joanna M. Nicholay Melonoma Foundation.