Triathlon time: Chattahoochee Challenge attracted 263 competitors

The Chattahoochee Challenge 2011 Sprint Triathlon attracted 263 competitors to Columbus Saturday morning for a course that featured a 400-meter swim in the Chattahoochee River, a bike course along parts of the RiverWalk and a run through downtown.

The event, presented by Tri Columbus GA, drew competitors from Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Oregon, New York, Canada and Taiwan.

“Tri Columbus GA” is a sports firm specializing in event production, management and corporate sports marketing development. It creates, develops and manages endurance sports including running, swimming and cycling.

The group will be hosting an Olympic triathlon on Aug. 20 in Columbus.

It will feature an 800-meter swim, 25-mile bike ride, and a 6.2 mile run.