Triathalon kicks off Sunday in San Francisco

August 20, 2011 11:50:58 AM PDT
More than 800 athletes, including more than 250 Bay Area residents, will take on San Francisco terrain as the Second Annual San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz begins Sunday morning.

The three-stage event will include a swim from Alcatraz Island to Marina Green, a 25-mile bike ride through the hills of San Francisco and a 7-mile run that includes a 400-step sand ladder.

Ben Collins, of Seattle, Wash., won the men's course and Tenille Hoogland, of Ottawa, Ontario, won the women's course in 2010.

The event begins at 7 a.m.