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By Dallas Smith
For The Sentinel 

Triathlon moves to June, organizers hope to draw more participants

 


The GoldenMan Triathlon/Duathlon has been moved from September to June 21 for 2014. The youth event will be held on May 31.

The triathlon, like previous years, will include a 500 meter swim, a 3.25 mile run, and a 14 mile bike ride, while the duathlon will only include the bike ride and run. But instead of being held near the end of the season, it is scheduled to occur closer to the start of the season.

What’s the reason for the change? Those who train for triathlons in the Northwest have usually trained for longer more difficult triathlons by September or are already finished for the season. So, by moving the triathlon to June, the hope is that it should be more appealing to those who...



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