Winners Show Intense Athleticism at Rebel Man Sprint Triathlon

Billy Tune, 37, and Michele Kisel, 35, claimed first place overall in their respective male and female categories at the 11th Annual Rebel Man Sprint Triathlon.

More than 200 participants registered for the April 3 event, hosted by the University of Mississippi Department of Campus Recreation. Ninety competitors were female, 121 male and seven participants were under age 18, all competing for the best time while showing amazing athleticism.

Each participant completed a 440-meter swim at the Turner Center natatorium, a 22-kilometer bike ride through the Ole Miss campus and Oxford, and a 5.5-K run through campus.

Kisel, resident of Cordova, Tennessee, led the female category and completed the race in 1 hour, 14 minutes, 32 seconds, followed by Damie Roberts, 38, at 1:18:48, and Liz Alford, 28, at 1:26:2.

Tune, from Memphis, completed the race in 1:7:2. Right behind him were Doug Earthman, 29, at 1:7:20, and Phillip Young, 30, at 1:7:36.

Ole Miss Campus Recreation hosts multiple events throughout the year to encourage campus and the surrounding community to stay active. For a full schedule of events and more information, click here.