Hotter 'n Hell 100 2013 Has Most "Triple Threaters" Ever

Hotter 'n Hell 100 2013 Has Most "Triple Threaters" Ever

This year's Hotter 'n Hell boasts 253 athletes seeking the "Triple Threat" title.
Cyclists are already putting the pedals to the metal as this year's Hotter 'n Hell Hundred events got underway this morning.

Athletes took to the Wee-Chi-Tah Trail starting at 10 a.m.

That was for the off-road mountain bike trail races that took cyclists 12 miles on the Wee-Chi-Tah Trail by The Falls and ended at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center.

Those bikers are just some of the thousands that make up some record-breaking Hotter 'n Hell numbers.

A total of 391 cyclists took to the mountain biking trails this morning.

That number was capped at 225 last year.

Sunday, 358 runners will compete in the half-marathon, while 97 will run in the 10K race.

Those numbers are expected to increase as registration is on-going.

That's a total of 846 athletes participating in this year's off-road events.

This is the second biggest year for advanced registrants at 8519.

Last year was the record breaker with more than nine-thousand registering early.

This year tops all past years for the number of Triple Threaters: those that competed in the mountain bike races, will ride in tomorrow's 100 mile ride, and will run in Sunday morning's half-marathon.

This year 253 brave athletes will be dubbed Triple Threaters.
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