FAIRBANKS — A trio of Fairbanksans competed in the Iron Man Cozumel in Mexico, with two of them completing the grueling event.
Tyson Flaharty and Joel Buth, completed the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2 mile run, while Adam Saunders had to drop out of the race during the bike portion of the event.
Flaharty had the fastest time of the two who finished — 11 hours, 19 minutes, 37 seconds. He finished 324th among the men who completed the event and 23rd in the 25-29 age group.
Buth finishers about 20 minutes after Flaharty in 11:39:39 for 425th overall and 78th in the men’s 40-
Saunders was the first of the Fairbanksans out of the water Sunday morning in 1:15:15, while Buth completed the swim in 1:18:15 and Flaharty was out of the water in 1:24:39.
With a time of 5:22:21 in the cycling portion of the race, Flaharty was able to overtake Buth (5:35:53). Saunders dropped out of the race somewhere during the cycling event.
Flaharty continued to pull away from Buth during the marathon, posting a time of 4:25:25 compared to Buth’s 4:36:59.
Buth is the owner of Goldstream Sports and Flaharty is one of Buth’s employees.