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Hundreds Participate in Annual Broome County Parks Triathlon

Saturday's grey skies and rain didn't stop Broome County residents from participating in a triathlon. Saturday, the 10th Annual Broome County Parks Triathlon was held at Dorchester Park in Whitney Point.

More than 200 people came out for the race which started with a half mile swim, followed by a 12 mile Bike Race and finished with a 5K run.
Race director Grace Tabeek says the event helps improve health for those who participate.

"You've got to start somewhere. And this is a first step for a lot of people. You know it's a first time, it's a goal. They sign up for the race, they want to start somewhere losing weight, being healthier. And this is a perfect opportunity because it's not intimidating to be here," said Race Director of Triathlon Grace Tabeek.

Proceeds from the event help in sustaining the race each year.