Lazyman Triathlon Challenge finishers smile following a recent awards ceremony at the Noble Center. —Photo by Danae Moore

May 20, 2019

Panhandle State Communications

Another Successful Lazyman Triathlon Challenge

Goodwell, Okla. — Always a challenge and great preparation for the summer, the third annual Lazyman Triathlon saw another successful year with 38 total participants including Oklahoma Panhandle State University staff, faculty, and community members. Of these 15 completed the total challenge.

Those completing the challenge include: Ariana Hooks, Bryer Smith, Cheng-Hsien Wu, Dana Collins, Danny Smith, Elvia Hernandez, Ian Lin, Jeramie Herrera, Kasiah Wilkins, Leisel Wilkins, Maggie Alvarado, Mariah Smith, Philip Collins, Traci Dodgion, and Amber Fesmire.

Community member Leisel Wilkins shared, “I love the Lazyman Triathlon! I look forward to it every year! It’s just the right amount of challenge for me without being overwhelming. I’ve even shared the idea with some friends and family in other states who now participate from a distance! Thanks OPSU for providing a fun, family friendly fitness challenge.”

The Lazyman is an Iron-distance triathlon consisting of a 2.4-mile swim or 20,000-meter row, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run or walk. The challenge started March 25 and continued through April 29. It was open to participants from all fitness levels and the three events could be completed at any pace.

Noble Center Director Amber Fesmire was enthusiastic about the event participation and said “we are already preparing for next year.” She continued encouraging everyone to get involved in upcoming fitness challenges and wellness events, “All the Fitness Challenges/Wellness Events can be found on the Noble Center page at and all events are open to everyone who would like to participate including members of the surrounding community.”

The challenge was hosted by the Panhandle State Wellness committee and the Noble Center.

The next planned challenge is “Walk on Wednesdays” and details are to follow.

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