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Sunday, September 23, 2007

09/23/07 - The Distances Are Long, But These Are Young Athletes Capable Of Meeting The Challenge Of A Triathlio That Will Cross Into Greenwich

Chandler Grinnell, 15, of Larchmont, left, Brendan McGlynn, 14, of Sleepy Hollow and Kian Gormley, 15, of Rye won't be standing still at Rye Town Park for long today as they follow their parents' example by competing in the Westchester Triathlon.



RYE - Usually endurance sports are reserved for grown-ups, the serious and disciplined kind. The under-18 set is busy with soccer practices and swim teams. The solitary distances of a marathon or a 25-mile bike ride - and the grueling training - are difficult to embrace.
But there are, of course, exceptions.

Today, three high school sophomores will be competing in the 2007 Westchester Triathlon. And don't think for a second that they're your average teens.

Brendan McGlynn, Kian Gormley and Chandler Grinnell play the usual array of team sports. But with fathers and mothers who are marathoners and even Ironman triathletes, they all have seen the appeal of endurance sports up close.....

... of a nearly 1.5-kilometer swim in Long Island Sound, a 40K bike ride through Rye, Port Chester, Harrison and Greenwich and a 10K run. The three combined into an Olympic distance race requires disciplined training. 'Any one of these events by itself ...

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Source: Journal News

Publication Date: September 23, 2007

Reporter: Jane McManus at jmcmanus@lohud.com.


On the Web

http://www.usatriathlon.org/ - The sanctioning body for triathlons in the United States.

http://www.westchestertriathlon.org/ - Visit here for more information on the Westchester Triathlon, including parking and spectator tips.

http://www.friendsofclaire.org/ - One of the beneficiaries of the Westchester Triathlon is this charity, which was created when Claire Collier was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

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