The Lobsterman Triathlon was held on September 19, 2009 at Winslow Park in Freeport, Maine. It had 800 athletes from around the country. It was an Olympic Triathlon, a 1 mile ocean swim, 25 miles on bike, and 6.1 miles running.
The Lobsterman triathlon takes place in the historic town of Freeport, Maine, located on a peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. While this charming town is better known as the home of retailer L.L. Bean, the course offers participants a chance to swim, bike, and run through sheer natural splendor.
The deep-water start begins in crystal-clear blue water, facing the Casco Bay Islands with numerous colorful lobster marker buoys visible in the distance. The islands protect the swim start from most waves, and water visibility is usually 15 to 20 feet. The transition area is located on a grassy knoll surrounded by gigantic pine trees.
Rolling back-country roads carry cyclists and runners through a historic village, a community of New England colonial homes and sprawling saltwater farms. Other local scenery along the route includes a yacht club, forests, craggy rock formations and white wooden churches surrounded by picket fences. The inspiring beauty of this course is guaranteed to push every athlete through the finish.
The Lobsterman was voted the most scenic triathlon race in America by “Triathlete Magazine” March 2009.
“I came in at 3 hours, 1 minute, 20 minutes slower than last year. However, I was still pleased as my training this summer was way off from last year due to many family and work issues. Overall, I was still in the top 3rd at 255th place. Ahead of many much younger athletes!”
“My reasons for the training and the racing are the natural highs the exercising gives me, and it also is the way I deal with stress. How many more years can I do this? Well, there were a number of athletes in their 60’s and one even in her 70’s. So as long as my knees hold up, I plan on doing these races. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning. And, boy do I sleep good that night!”
Keith Trembley, Owner
Keith Trembley Builder / Paul Davis Restoration