Spring Triathlon

By: Raynor Littleton, Contributing Writer

The 2012 spring semester will start with the first-ever indoor campus triathlon. Participants will have the entire semester to complete it.

“The run is 26.2 miles, the distance of a full marathon, which can be done on the equipment in the Wellness Center. The swim is 2.4 miles, which equals 77 1/2 laps in our pool, down and back. The biking distance is 112 miles, which can also be done on the equipment in the Wellness Center,” Chris Leland, Wellness Center director, said.

Instead of wholly completing each portion, this triathlon allows participants to complete the requirements incrementally. Wellness Center or Aquatic Center staff members will document all distances. The first five people to complete the triathlon will be placed in a drawing for an iPad2. Gift cards will be awarded to the remainder of the top five.

The triathlon will begin Jan. 23, the first day of classes for the spring semester. Anyone with a Wellness Center membership is eligible to participate, and can sign up for the event at the Wellness Center.

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