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Triathlons at Lake Springfield


SPRINGFIELD - The Iron Abe Olympic and Stoneman Triathlon, sponsored by SIU HealthCare Sports Medicine, PhysioTherapy Professionals, and Scheels, will be held on July 30th starting at 7:30 am at the Lake Springfield Beach House.

The Iron Abe Triathlon participants will swim 9/10ths of a mile in Lake Springfield after the starting gun goes off at 7:30 am. Then participants bike 24.8 miles. During the third and final stage of the race, runners will traverse the 6.2 miles to the finish line.

For the shorter race, the Stoneman Triathlon participants will begin at 8:00 am and swim 500 yards in Lake Springfield and then bike 12 miles on rolling prairie. Then, participants will run the 3.1 mile course to the finish line.

Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each category plus the top three in each age group for both races. This event is sanctioned by the USA Triathlon (USAT) and all USAT rules apply.

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