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Published: 8/10/2014


Sylvania Triathlon and Duathlon

Hundreds of athletes gathered at Olander Park and Tam-O-Shanter to participate in the 35th annual Sylvania Triathlon and Duathlon. Some competitors chose to partake in the Olympic Triathlon with a 1.5 kilometer open swim in Lake Olander, followed by a 40 kilometer bike race. The race finished with a 10-kilometer run. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

John Streicher of Holland, a member of the Stone Oak Geezers relay team, after swimming the 1.5k event. To qualify as a Enlarge | Buy This Photo John Streicher of Holland, a member of the Stone Oak Geezers relay team, after swimming the 1.5k event. To ...
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Kim Ellingson of Cincinnati, left, Kelly Scharboneau of Dundee, Mich., and Rachel Langenderfer, of Cincinnati at the Olander Lake. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Matt Harrison of Toledo, right, gets his race number written onto his upper arm by Southview High School cross-country ...
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Swimmers and at-the-ready rescuers in the 80-degree water of Olander Lake. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tom Falvey, 78, of Sylvania, begins the bicycle segment of the triathlon. Falvey ahs been competing in triathlons for years....
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Sprint triathlon women, aged 15-34 start their 0.25-mile swim in Olander Lake. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cody Crowther of Sylvania, left, holds the U.S. flag during the playing of the national anthem. Behind him are ...
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On the platform Cody Crowther of Sylvania, left, holds the U.S. flag during the playing of the national anthem. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 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. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sprint triathlon men, aged 15-39, start their 0.25-mile swim in Olander Lake.
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