Eddi Walker double dips at Griz Triathlon, Ice Breaker

Eddi Walker double dips at Griz Triathlon, Ice Breaker
Eddie Walker, right is shown in this photo with Michelle Huntsman and her children Holt and Haleigh Sunday at the Ice Breaker Road Race in Great Falls. (Courtesy photo)

Avid Butte runner Eddi Walker had quite the weekend.

Walker completed the Grizzly Triathlon Saturday in Missoula. On Sunday, she ran the 5-mile Ice Breaker in Great Falls.

Walker didn’t just finish the races either. She placed second in the 60-plus age group at the triathlon. Her total time was 1 hour, 47 minutes, 3 seconds. She completed the 500-meter swim in 14 minutes, 12 seconds, finished the 20-kilometer bike race in 1:01.58, and ran the 5K race in 30:53.

In Great Falls, Walker won the 60-64 women’s age group with a time of 45:24.

Butte’s Michelle Huntsman also ran the Ice Breaker. Her time of 37:46 was good for third in the 35-40 women’s group. Her children, Haleigh and Holt, ran the 1-mile race. Haileigh finished in 7:36, while Holt crossed in 7:45.

Walker is shown with Doug Joppa at the Grizzly Triathlon in Missoula. (Courtesy photo)

In Missoula, Butte’s Doug Joppa placed eighth in the 50-59 age group with a time of 1:21:02 (swim: 14:31; bike: 39:57, run: 26:35.)

Molly O’Neill, 26, of Butte finish the triathlon. She swam in 10:39, biked in 1:11:31 and ran in 37:07. Her mother, Sheila O’Neill, teamed with Kaye Pallante of Butte. The duo placed fourth place in the team division with a time of 2:18:35.


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