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Updated: 03/19/2014 08:00:02AM

Good turnout for Fifth Annual Bartow Blarney Triathlon

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PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Two swimmers cross as they swim laps as other triathletes wait their turn to get into the pool.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


After having completed swimming, this triathlete races to begin the second lap of the Blarney Triathlon, bicycling.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Several trophies plus gold, silver and bronze medals await the winners of the Fifth Annual Blarney Triathlon.

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After a brisk quarter mile swim followed by bicycling 12 miles, one of the first to cross the finish line following a 3.1 mile run has the finish line all to himself.

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Natalie Chase, 13, who attends Union Academy, won the audition to sing "The Star Spangled Banner."

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Layne Wiltrout (left) applies a number to the leg of Jeff Olofson prior to the start of the Fifth Annual Blarney Triathlon. The event began on the grounds of the Bartow Civic Center on Saturday, March 15.

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Triathletes take to the Sam Griver Pool Saturday in Fifth Annual Blarney Triathlon begin the first part of the competition, swimming. For more on the competition, see Page 18.

By STEVE STEINER

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The morning temperature was brisk this past Saturday, March 15, as more than 50 people of various ages took part in the Fifth Annual Bartow Blarney Triathlon held at the Bartow Civic Center.

All within the civic center competitors were readying themselves, doing exercises to loosen up, making sure their outfits and equipment were in top, working order, eating a power breakfast, and catching up with friends and acquaintances from previous races.

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