Saturday, August 18, 2012

2012 Speece Triathlon

The Speece Family Triathlon was held this morning in South Jackson Township in NE Ohio.
The Speece Family has a picnic every August, and the morning of the picnic they have a triathlon.
The distances are approx. 400 meter swim, 12 mile bike, and then a 5K run.

This is the 3rd year that the Harris family has participated in this event.
Both Slim and Baby Sasquatch competed not just against the rest of the athletes, but had a little family competition going on as well.
Last year at the Mattapoisett Tri, Slim just edged out BS by 19 seconds.
That was not the case this year, as BS passed Slim on the run and ending up 2:29 in front.

Results here.

The Speece Triathlon is held in memory of Steve Speece, and the proceeds go towards Pancreatic Cancer Research.
This is truly an inspiring event, and to listen to the pre-race briefing when they discuss Steve and what he represented and then to know that cancer touches almost every single one of us...
It truly is an emotional event.

Save a weekend in 2013 in August to fit this in.
You will be glad that you did.

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