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Triathlon participation limited by cold temps, long haul

 

March 4, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

STARTING OUT on the first segment of Saturday's first annual Mountains of the Midwest Triathlon at Wolverine Nordic Ski Trails in Ironwood Township are, from left, Sarah Agena, Randy Ahnen, Haley Crites and Brian Bogaczyk.

By P.J. GLISSON

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IRONWOOD - Wind chill hovering around zero may have deterred people from participating in last Saturday's first annual Mountains of the Midwest Triathlon at Wolverine Nordic Ski Trails in Ironwood.

Only 16 hardy souls signed up for the competition, which included a combination of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat bike racing, with each segment immediately following the previous one.

"This is a hard race," said Sue Spaete, who organized the event along with Justin Blake. She said skiers, bikers and snowshoers all would have to start their seg...



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