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Over 500 Compete in Leon's Triathlon

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More than five-hundred athlete's from across the Region and the nation took part in the annual Leon's “World's Fastest” Triathlon at Wolf Lake Memorial Park in Hammond Sunday. The event is an Olympic-distance race that includes a swim, bike and run. Comcast Sportsnet is scheduled to air the triathlon nationwide during the Fourth of July weekend.
On Saturday, May 31, race participants and visitors were able to try out the latest technology in triathlon gear during Demo Day. The expo highlighted wet suits, bikes and shoes used by professional triathletes. Leon’s Triathlon  includes a .9-mile swim, a 24.8-mile biking portion and a 6.2-mile run. New to 2014, athletes were able to participate in a sprint-distance triathlon which included a .465-mile swim, a 12.5-mile biking portion and a 3.1-mile run.
The Amateur Male winners of the race were: Ryan Giuliano of Oakwood Hills, Ill., in first; Adam Zucco of Geneva, Ill., in second; and Brett Collins of Forest Park, Ill., in third. The Amateur Female winners of the race were: Megan James of Portage, Mi., in first; Kristine Juno of Highwood, Ill., in second; and Victoria Clinton of Elburn, Wis., in third.
For a full list of winners and times of Leon’s Triathlon participants, visit http://results.active.com/event_collections/21269/2014/expanded?i=0&.


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