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Sylvania Triathlon puts athletes to the test

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Local athletes took part in a challenging triathlon on Sunday in Sylvania.

The event featured a 1.5k swim, 40k bike ride and 10k run.  There was also a sprint triathlon featuring a quarter mile swim and a 13 mile bike ride plus a 3 mile run.

Participants like Gabriel Kahn admit it's a lot of work, but they say it's worth it.

"It hurts the entire time, not fun. But once it's over after awhile, it's great. Just a few hours of pain, then hopefully a good finish."

More than 500 people participated in Sunday's event.

Winners for the events were Gary Gurgold who finished in 2:09:09 and Deborah Battalia with a time of 2:20:33.

 

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