Langley played host to the first Mountain Equipment Co-op Sprint Tri on Aug. 10.
The modified triathlon brought out 211 people to swim in the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre pool, then cycle 20 kilometres and run five kilometres around the nearby streets.
â€œThis is the first triathlon MEC has hosted across Canada,â€ explained local organizer Kathie Schellenberg. â€œLangley was the inaugural event. They plan to organize Sprint Triâ€™s in some of the other MEC stores in 2015.â€
As people caught their breath after the competition, they provided some feedback to the organizers.
â€œPeople from all over the Lower Mainland attended and were impressed with the value and quality and the support from the community,â€ Schellenberg said. â€œThere were many comments on how they enjoyed the cycling and running routes.â€