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Gile Flowage Triathlon held Sunday


Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

COMPETITORS RACE to get their kayaks in the water Sunday at Gile Park during the Gile Flowage Triathlon.


GILE, Wis. - Even with warm weather and a wind from the south stirring up waves on the flowage, a small group gathered at Gile Park Sunday to participate in the annual Gile Flowage Triathlon.

Organizer Neal Schroeter said the event has been held for the past eight to 10 years, usually on the last Sunday in September or first Sunday in October.

While traditional triathlons feature a swimming portion of the race, Sunday's event involved kayaking instead.

"We kayak two miles, come back to the park ... then we bicycle around the flowage 15 miles an...

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