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Daniel Bretscher '06 Wins Iowa's Hy-Vee Triathlon

Daniel Bretscher '06 Wins Iowa's Hy-Vee Triathlon

June 19, 2007

bretscher_daniel.jpgJune 19, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "There's probably not an abundance of people outside of Iowa that consider Des Moines to be a vital launching point in their career. Daniel Bretscher of Greencastle, Ind., is at least one," reports the Des Moines Register of the 2006 DePauw University graduate. "The 23-year-old had the best time of all the men's age groups in the amateur race at the Hy-Vee Triathlon on Sunday, winning $750."

"It's great for me because I'm trying to develop my career and I hope to race professionally within the next few years," Bretscher, whose time was 1:54.45, tells the newspaper. "This race was run so well ... and there was such a great crowd on the bike course and on the run course. I've never done a race with anywhere close to this amount of support." track runner clipart.jpg

The first-ever running of the triathlon "had about 1,700 entrants, a record for a first-year event," writes Brandon Cleaver.

Access the article and a photo of Bretscher crossing the finish line at the Register's Web site.

Daniel Bretscher -- who was a cross country and track runner during his four years at DePauw, and was an all-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference selection in 2005 -- won the 2006 USA Triathlon Mideast Regional Championships. Learn more in this previous story.