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Sylvania Triathlon and Duathlon

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John Streicher of Holland, a member of the Stone Oak Geezers relay team, after swimming the 1.5k event. To qualify as a "geezer," says team member Bob Buschur, you have to be "an aging athlete worried about getting Social Security."

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Kim Ellingson of Cincinnati, left, Kelly Scharboneau of Dundee, Mich., and Rachel Langenderfer, of Cincinnati at the Olander Lake.

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Matt Harrison of Toledo, right, gets his race number written onto his upper arm by Southview High School cross-country team member and event volunteer Alex Parquette.

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Swimmers and at-the-ready rescuers in the 80-degree water of Olander Lake.

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Rob Jankowski of Plymouth, Mich., left, picks up his race packet from Connie Ayres, of Petersburg, Mich.

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Cheryl McCormick of Toledo prepares her goggles before the triathlon begins.

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Tom Falvey, 78, of Sylvania, begins the bicycle segment of the triathlon. Falvey ahs been competing in triathlons for years. "My wife says I'm too old to be doing this, and I think she's right," Falvey said.

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Sprint triathlon women, aged 15-34 start their 0.25-mile swim in Olander Lake.

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Cody Crowther of Sylvania, left, holds the U.S. flag during the playing of the national anthem. Behind him are race announcer Bob Wombold, mostly obscured, and race director Jim Donaldson, right.

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On the platform Cody Crowther of Sylvania, left, holds the U.S. flag during the playing of the national anthem.

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Sprint triathlon women 35 years-old and over start their 0.25-mile swim in Olander Lake.

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Some of the gear needed to compete in a triathlon include running shoes, a bicycle, and a swimsuit.

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A runner welcomes a squirt from 5-year-old Izzaik Gullett of Fremont, right.

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An energy-boosting product waits on a participant's bicycle helmet.

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Todd, left, and Dawn Williams of Fremont, looks for their son's results.

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Richard Biggins of Sylvania found a place to await and cheer on a friend at the event.

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Dawn, left, and Todd Williams of Fremont look for their son's results as race director Jim Donaldson puts them up.

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Jeff Roberts of Grand Rapids, Mich., right, enters the bicyclists' numbers as they begin that segment of the race.

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Sprint triathlon men, aged 15-39, start their 0.25-mile swim in Olander Lake.

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