WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Hundreds of athletes swam, biked and ran throughout Westborough Sunday as part of the Westborough Sprint Triathlon.
Steve Levandosky, 42, of Hopkinton took first as the overall male winner. North Grafton's Lori Muhr, 47, was the overall female winner.
The race, which started and ended on the ground of Westborough State Hospital, was a result of a partnership between Sun Multisport Events and the Westborough Rotary Club.
Westborough Rotary Club President Kathy Wilfert said the triathlon went smoothly, and she gave "a lot of credit" to the volunteers and community members who helped make it happen.
Wilfert said there were 379 registered participants this year. Among them was Republican Sen. Scott Brown. The incumbent senator and avid athlete said this was his seventh or eighth triathlon this year.
"It's a good way to support the rotary," he said. "It certainly beats doing the Honey-Do list."
Triathletes competed in a course that took them on a quarter-mile swim in Lake Chauncy, a 13.9 mile bike course loop through Westborough, Northborough, Marlborough and Southborough, and cumulated with a 3-mile run through the woods surrounding Lake Chauncy.
Carrie Geibel of Quincy and Rachel Bodine of Pittsfield competed in a relay, with Geibel running, Geibel's brother bicycling and Bodine swimming. The two women said this was their first time they've done the triathlon together.
"It feels good to finish," Geibel said. "It's a big adrenaline rush."
This was Shelly Hull's second triathlon. The Newton resident said her first was 10 years ago. Hull said her participation Sunday was a fitness goal.
"It was something to aim for," she said. "It feels great."