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Letter: Thanks to volunteers; congrats triathletes

To the Editor:

Dedicated athletes gave an outstanding athletic effort at the Oswegoland Park District’s I Tried A Triathlon Aug. 6. Athletes of diverse ages, abilities and goals completed the 250-yard swim, 6-mile bike and 2-mile run throughout the Boulder Hill neighborhood.

Each of these athletes deserves congratulations for the time and effort they put out on this Sunday morning. Congratulations to the overall female finisher, Eileen Skisak from LaGrange Park, who finished with a time of 40:28 and the overall male finisher, Ben Mueller from Sycamore, who finished with a time of 37:56. All race results can be found at www.racetime.info.

The I Tried a Triathlon would not be possible without the over 50 volunteers who stand on corners as course marshals, time each leg of the race, organize swimmers, catch bikes, pass out water, and serve post-race treats donated by Panera Bread. I’d like to thank each of these gracious volunteers for their time and for the unending enthusiasm they give all of the triathletes. Finally, thank you to the Oswego Police Department, the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, and the Oswego Fire Protection District for keeping the athletes safe. Our athletes had a morning they will always remember thanks to the dedication of so many.

It warms my heart to be a part of such a genuinely sweet community event. Thank you and once again, great job to all of our triathletes and race volunteers.

Caroline Griffin

Athletic Events Coordinator, Oswegoland Park District

Oswego

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