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By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Triathlon festival to put swimmers in Foster, bikers and runners on roads


September 7, 2011

Nearly 200 triathletes are expected this weekend for the inaugural Best in the West Triathlon Festival, which starts and finishes at Lewis Creek Park.

The two-day event will feature three separate races – sprint- and half-Ironman-distance events on Saturday, Sept. 10, and an Olympic-length event on Sunday, Sept. 11.

The sprint event will be a 600-meter swim, a 14-mile bike ride and a 3.1 (5K) run. The half-Ironman event will include a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1 (half-marathon)

“Things are going pretty well,” said Blair Bronson, director of the event.

He said...

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