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By Gini Davis
The Chronicle 

At 65, Anna Houpt a world-class triathlete


January 30, 2020

Gini Davis/The Chronicle

CSD business manager Anna Houpt shows off her Xterra U.S. Regional Champion shirt and a ring full of competition numbers from triathlons and other races she's competed in over the past 12 years.

CRESWELL - She didn't quite finish the race, but Anna Houpt is winning at life.

The 65-year-old Creswell resident competed in the world's premier off-road triathlon – the 24th annual Xterra World Championship Triathlon, held Oct. 27, 2019, in Kapalua, Maui, Hawai'i.

The triathlon combined three grueling, timed challenges: a 1.5-kilometer (one-mile) ocean swim, a 32-kilometer (20-mile) mountain bike race that climbed 3,500 feet up and down the lower slopes of the West Maui Mountains, and a 10.5-kilometer (6.5-mile) trail run over forest trails and beach sand.

"I did not end up finishing be...

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