7/20/13 CPD OFFICER COMPLETES IRONMAN TRIATHLON Clinton Police K9 Officer Steve Queener recently finished a triathlon during the "Affresh" IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie (Indiana) race week. The event started with a 1.2-mile swim in the waters of Prairie Creek Reservoir, then the 56-mile bike course took athletes onto closed state highways for a flat ride through rural Indiana. The race finished with a challenging run around the south side of the reservoir over rolling country roads. Queener completed the race in 7 hrs, 7 minutes and 5 seconds.
"It feels really good to just finish a race of this size. The training is very time consuming and it's nice to get that feel that it was all worth it!" said Queener.
Steve, who has participated in several races and marathons, said this one was the hardest.. "I have competed in several hard events in the past but nothing to this magnitude. The hardest part of the event for me was the fact that they wouldn't allow us to wear any headphones to listen to music. Seven hours is a long time doing physical activity with just your thoughts."
1,541 athletes participated in the 34th edition of the Ironman (Muncie) race. Nearly as many people volunteered to help present the event. The Ironman is a triathlon competition where men and women, from all over the world, compete to test their endurance and strength. Officer Queener plans to do some group races and local events with fellow policemen and says he is looking forward to keeping up his training. Steve added: "The most anticipated event is going to be the 2015 World Police and Fire Games in Fairfax, Virginia. I'm hoping to go represent the Clinton Police Department in the Triathlon event and also the two mile open water swim event."