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Photo Gallery: Surf City Escape Triathlon

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Competitors sprint to the surf for the 1-mile ocean swim portion of the Surf City Escape Triathlon on Sunday.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Having finished his 1-mile ocean swim, a participant in Sunday’s Surf City Escape Triathlon peels off his wetsuit in preparation for the 12-mile cycling portion.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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His ocean swim completed, Jason West, left, sprints under an arch on his way to the cycling portion of the Surf City Escape Triathlon. West would go on to win the inaugural competition.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Sophie Chase, winner of the women’s competition in the inaugural Surf City Escape Triathlon in Huntington Beach with a time of two hours and nine minutes, heads for the finish line Sunday.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Surf City Escape Triathlon winner Jason West crosses the finish line with a time of 1 hour, 46.10 minutes.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Cyclists mount up for Sunday’s 12-mile ride as part of the inaugural Surf City Escape Triathlon in Huntington Beach.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Professional triathlete Robby Webster from Tacoma, Wash., hunches low to ease wind resistance while heading down Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach during Sunday’s Surf City Escape Triathlon.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Swimmers hit the the ocean during Sunday’s Surf City Escape Triathlon in Huntington Beach.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Janice Stanley doffs her wetsuit and dons a bicycle jersey for the cycling portion of Sunday’s Surf City Escape Triathlon in Huntington Beach.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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Exhausted third-place finisher Eric Langerstrom takes a moment to catch his breath after the race.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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