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Photos: First Tri Go Far Triathlon held in West Fargo

Cari Jehlik runs with her two children, Patrick, 2, and Mae, 4, to keep up with her father while he competes in the Tri Go Far Triathlon Saturday, June 23, at the Hulbert Aquatic Center in West Fargo. Erin Bormett / The Pioneer1 / 8
Branden Scheel hugs his mother, Tiffany Scheel, after being the first to cross the finish line at the Tri Go Far Triathlon Saturday, June 23, at the Hulbert Aquatic Center in West Fargo. Erin Bormett / The Pioneer2 / 8
Alicia Burchill and Danner Devier run through residential streets as they compete in the Tri Go Far Triathlon Saturday, June 23, in West Fargo. Erin Bormett / The Pioneer3 / 8
Karl Klindworth, left, and Andrew Zetocha prepare for the bicycle portion of the triathlon by pulling on socks and shoes in the transition area during the Tri Go Far Triathlon Saturday, June 23, at the Hulbert Aquatic Center in West Fargo. Erin Bormett / The Pioneer4 / 8
Drops of water fall from Cassandra Glynn's brow as she transitions from the pool to the pavement during the Tri Go Far Triathlon Saturday, June 23, at the Hulbert Aquatic Center in West Fargo. Erin Bormett / The Pioneer5 / 8
Dozens of triathletes swim ten lengths of the pool to begin the Tri Go Far Triathlon Saturday, June 23, at the Hulbert Aquatic Center in West Fargo. Erin Bormett / The Pioneer6 / 8
Triathletes set off on the bicycle portion of the Tri Go Far Triathlon Saturday, June 23, in West Fargo. Erin Bormett / The Pioneer7 / 8
Tanner Devier runs his bicycle out of the transition area before fully pulling on his shirt during the Tri Go Far Triathlon Saturday, June 23, at the Hulbert Aquatic Center in West Fargo. Erin Bormett / The Pioneer8 / 8

West Fargo held the first Tri Go Far Triathlon on Saturday, June 23, starting at the Hulbert Aquatic Center for the swimming portion before going to the 11-mile bike course and the five-kilometer running course circling the aquatic center and West Fargo neighborhoods.

The stretch 50-meter pool, which was used for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, has 10 50-meter lanes that are seven feet wide which were used by multiple people per lane for the 500-meter swim. Then the transition area was just outside the south exit in the parking lot where competitors put on their biking shoes and helmet to go on a 5.5 mile bike course for two loops. Back at the Aquatic Center was another transition for the 3.1 mile run through a residential area before finishing on the running track on the south side of the Aquatic Center.

Colton Pool

Pool is a reporter for The West Fargo Pioneer covering city sports and community news. He was the sports editor for The Dickinson Press covering Dickinson State athletics, high school athletics and Southwest Speedway. He graduated from North Dakota State with a degree in journalism and a minor in English. You can reach him by phone at 701-451-5715 or tweet him @CPoolReporter. 

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