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More than 200 people take part in the Salem YMCA Sprint Triathlon 2013

By Susan Bahorich
Published On: Jun 02 2013 09:58:06 AM EDT
Updated On: Jun 02 2013 06:54:03 PM EDT
More than 200 people take part in the Salem YMCA Sprint Triathlon 2013
SALEM, Va. -

Some weekend warriors were up bright and early pushing themselves towards the finish line.     

It was for the Salem YMCA Sprint Triathlon 2013.

This is the 3rd year for the event.

More than 200-people came out to swim, bike and run.  

Unlike a tradition triathlon, athletes only do about a quarter of what tri-athletes customarily do.

Organizers say this event is for everyone.

"Doing a triathlon like this is really for people of all ages and we do have a runner as young as 7 and we have some people who are doing the complete tri as young as 11. We have someone who's 75 doing it.. so really it's about maintaining that healthy lifestyle," explains Kim Bratic, Communications Director for YMCA of the Roanoke Valley.

Sunday's event raises money for the YMCA's Partners Campaign.

It allows the Y to open its doors to everybody, even people who can't normally afford to pay.