Dr. Steven Heithoff of Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron recently participated in and won his age division in the men’s sprint in the Latin American Triathlon Championships in Havana, Cuba.
Over 400 athletes from 32 different countries competed in this event. The sprint distance event consisted of a 750-meter swim, a 20-kilometer bike ride and a 5-kilometer run. The course for the race took the participants on a tour of the island; it started in the Hemingway Marina for the swim, took bike riders through the streets of Havana and ended with a run along the coast.
“It was a great opportunity to see the country and meet the people of Cuba,” says Dr. Heithoff.