07/13/14 11:59am
07/13/2014 11:59 AM
Tim Steiskal of Brookhaven was the winner of the Mighty North Fork Triathlon with a time of 46:36. The event was held at Cedar Beach in Southold Sunday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Tim Steiskal of Brookhaven was the winner of the Mighty North Fork Triathlon with a time of 46:36. The event was held at Cedar Beach in Southold Sunday. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Tim Steiskal calls one minute, 10 seconds an “eternity” in a triathlon.

Yet that’s how far behind the leader he was when he made the final transition from bicycle to running in Sunday’s Mighty North Fork Triathlon.

“I really had to hunt,” the Brookhaven hamlet resident said. ”I had to push myself to the limits of where you don’t want to have to push too often.”

It was worth it.  (more…)

07/13/14 11:10am
Jennifer Place of Southold leads the women's division during the Bicycle leg of the Mighty North Fork Triathlon Sunday. (Credit: Daniel DeMato)

Jennifer Place of Southold leads the women’s division during the Bicycle leg of the Mighty North Fork Triathlon Sunday. (Credit: Daniel DeMato)

Jennifer Place has always felt at home in Southold.

It’s where she ran her first triathlon, back in 2007.  It’s also long been where her parents have lived. And for the first time this year, the new Southold resident can also say it’s her hometown.

So even after winning the Mighty North Fork Triathlon at Cedar Beach four other times since 2007, the 40-year-old felt a little added pressure Sunday. That didn’t stop her from finishing in her usual first place spot among female athletes.  (more…)