Triathlon swims, bikes and runs into seventh year | DrumhellerMail
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Triathlon swims, bikes and runs into seventh year

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    A great way to challenge your fitness and have fun is the Drumheller Dinosaur Trail Triathlon.
    This is the seventh annual triathlon coming up on Saturday, June 2. Race organizer Morgan Syvertsen says there are still spots available for the race. Last year they had to cut the registration at 49 due to insurance. This  year they are able to handle a few more
    “We actually have a sponsor this year,” said Syvertsen.
    He explains Drumheller Associated Physicians has signed on as a sponsor this year, and the organizers are excited to have them. They will provide some funding to help with costs, as well as host an aid station and have an onsite medical presence if needed.
       “We are very excited to have them along,” he said.
 Competitors this year can take on the sprint distance featuring a 750m swim (30 lengths) a 20k cycle and a 5k run, or an Olympic distance which is a 1,500m swim, a 40k cycle, and a 10k run. So far, he says there are equal competitors signed up for both.
     One element that is missing so far this year is he has no teams signed up. The race lends itself well to a team effort, with racers able to take on each leg of the race. It is a great way to get a taste for the event and triathlon racing.
    “We have people this year who are doing the solo events, who competed with a team last year,” said Syvertsen.
 He encourages those interested to register right away, as the cut-off date to receive a race shirt is May 15. To learn more go to the Drumheller Dinosaur Trail Triathlon Facebook page, or email drumhellertriathlon@gmail.com.


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