Ryan DeCook, a 42-year-old resident of Washington, Michigan, won his second consecutive M22 Challenge on Saturday, June 10, with an overall time of 1 hour, 16 minutes, and 47 seconds. This was the third time he has won the popular triathlon, which local organizers consider one of the most beautiful races in the nation.

The annual M22 Challenge takes place on Saturday, June 8, beginning at 8 a.m., on M-109 near the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb. The run-bike-paddle triathlon capitalizes on the majestic landscape and waterscape of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Photo by Jake Holtrop From staff reports Ryan DeCook, 37, of Washington, Mich., won the 10th annual M22 Challenge on June 9 with a course-breaking record of 1:11:02. He beat 900 other athletes in the iconic Glen Arbor triathlon that includes a grueling 2-mile dune climb in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a 17-mile […]