Fog causes change in Dewey Triathlon

Capen takes top honors
October 1, 2017

An early morning fog caused a change from the normal swim, bike, run at the 21st annual Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon Sept. 16 to a beach run, bike and run. Organizer Ava Cannon, EMS captain Glenn Marshall and Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol Capt. Kris Knutsen determined the ocean visibility was not clear enough to ensure the safety of the participants. The event was changed to a half-mile beach run, 16-mile bike sprint and 3.45-mile run.

When all the runners were in, Joseph Capen of Millsboro took top overall honors with a time of 1:05:53. Heather Leiggi of Milton took first place for the female division with a time of 1:08:08.

A total of 620 entrants participated in the annual event, with proceeds going to United Through Sport and the Sussex Family YMCA.

United Through Sport is focused on working with kids from disadvantaged backgrounds using the power of sport to improve education, raise health awareness and build life skills. For more information on United Through Sport, go to

For more information on the Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon, go to