OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The weather on Sunday made for a perfect beach day, but for hundreds of people at Old Orchard Beach, it was no time for relaxation.
About 1,200 people competed in the Revolution 3 Old Orchard Beach triathlon, swimming, biking, and running up to 70 miles in and around the beach.
"The temperatures are not too hot, not too cold," said Race Director Eric Opdyk. "The water temperature was perfect, so the athletes are really happy."
His company, Revolution 3, produces triathlons all over the country, but this is the first year for a race in Maine.
Opdyk said they chose Old Orchard Beach because it promised sunny skies, low humidity, and ideal water temperatures -- plus an atmosphere of fun.
"We are a very family-oriented company, and there are lots of things for the kids to do here," said Opdyk.
Triathletes came from 40 U.S. states and six countries, and the top competitor came from the state of Oregon.
Jesse Thomas of Springfield, Ore. came in first place, finishing the 32-mile Olympic Rev Race at 1:48:33. Thomas won $4,500.