MV Winter Tri

Conditions were perfect for the Methow Valley Winter Triathlon, held this past weekend.

This triathlon favors a good skier. This year Leslie Hall was the women's category winner, and Sol Woras was the men's category winner. Both are local heroes.

Leslie is usually near the top of the overall results in every MVSTA skiing and running event. For her, training and racing are part of a Mazama lifestyle. It's all for fun and smiles, but she just can't help going very fast.

Sol Woras grew up here in the Methow Valley. This season he's dominated the XC series, winning the MV Pursuit and the Rendezvous races, and placing near the top at the Ski Rodeo and the Race of the Methow events. Sol was part of the MV Nordic Junior program as a teen, then took a break from skiing to focus on competitive cycling. He's returned to the valley, and he and his wife Brandi are starting a family.

Congratulations to Leslie and Sol! Well done.