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Crystal River Rotary triathlon series

By KEITH NIEBUHR, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published May 24, 2002

WHEN: Sunday, 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: Fort Island Gulf Beach (9 miles west of Crystal River on Fort Island Trail).

COST: $35 pre-registered, $40 race day.

WEATHER FORECAST: Party cloudy, high of 89.

COURSE: 1/4-mile swim, 15-mile bike ride, 3-mile run.

ODDS AND ENDS: This is the first of three triathlons (the others are July 4 and Sept. 1) in the series, which is in its eighth year. It is a USA Triathlon-sanctioned event. The swimming portion is in the Gulf of Mexico. The biking and running are on Fort Island Trail, a flat, winding road. The course is thought to be conducive to fast times. There are various age groups and divisions.

INFORMATION: Call 563-6672 or go online to www.drc911.com, which includes a printable registration form. More about triathlons (including safety and training trips) can be found at www.usatriathlon.org, www.triathlete.com and www.triathletemag.com.

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