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Felling takes top honors in Wingman Tri
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Jim Felling, of River Falls, came away as the winner of the fifth annual Wingman Triathlon Sunday in Red Wing. 

Felling, 34, finished the triathlon with a time of 1 hour, 4 minutes, 35 seconds. After a time of 8:59 in the swim and 18:38 in the running portion, Felling excelled on the bike with the top split of 34:10. Jacob Huot (1:04:35), Garrett Welsch (1:06:12), Tim O’Reilly (1:09:50) and Sam Tift (1:10:21) rounded out the top five.

The course consisted of a 500-meter swim, a 12.7-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run. 

Megan Westhoff, 35, was the winner of the women’s race with a time of 1:13:47. The bike portion of the race proved to be Westhoff’s strength as she put in a time of 40:17. Janneke Sobeck (1:15:05) and Cicci Laffey (1:20:25) rounded out the top three.

The triathlon also featured relay teams, with Tanner Alms, Marcus Warrington and Aiden Winn taking the top men’s relay time (56:58), and Stacey Sadowski, Amanda Heinntz and Liz Knapp finishing with the top women’s relay time (1:16:06).

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