Los Alamos Triathlon: Archer, Peterson defend their elite division titles

-A A +A
By Mike Cote

Los Alamos is turning into Jeff Archer’s home away from home, in just about every sense of the phrase.

Archer, who currently resides in Boulder, Colo., took his second straight men’s title at the Los Alamos Triathlon Saturday. Archer won the men’s overall competition with his time of 1 hour, 32.55 seconds, defending his 2008 title at the event.

Saturday’s running of the Los Alamos Triathlon was the 35th consecutive year the event was held, making it the oldest continuously-run triathlon in the United States. Some 337 athletes took part in Saturday’s event, which included a 20-kilometer bike leg, a 400-meter swim and a 5-kilometer run.

Although Archer traveled down from Boulder to take part in the event, he was listed on the results sheet as being from Los Alamos.

“I think my mom registered me,” he said, noting the discrepancy.

Archer, who grew up in Los Alamos, won the men’s overall title last year in 59:42, the only competitor to complete the event in under one hour.

Even so, Archer said afterward he felt better about his 2009 performance than his 2008 showing.

“It was probably a little better effort than last year,” Archer said. “But the competition’s a little deeper, too.”

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:

Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday