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Planning under way for triathlon

Town council will go the extra mile to help a Fort Macleod sporting event.
Council agreed last week to close a street for the 13th annual Fort Macleod Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 15.
Race co-ordinator Alan Poytress wrote council seeking the Town of Fort Macleod’s support for the three-sport event.
Three hundred participants are anticipated for the triathlon, which involves swimming, cycling and running.
“We will be honouring Paul Runions, a local triathlete who passed away last fall,” Poytress told council. “As a tribute to Paul, the youth fee for participation will only be $15.”
The Fort Macleod Triathlon offers the chance to participate in Olympic, sprint, super sprint, youth and relay categories.
The Olympic event consists of a 1.5-kilometre swim, 40-kilometre bike ride and 10-kilometre run.
The sprint includes a 500-m swim, 15-kilometre bike ride and five-kilometre run.
The super sprint consists of a 200-m swim, 10 kilometres of cycling and a two-kilometre run.
The youth event is a 100-m swim, five kilometres of cycling and a one-kilometre run.
Participants are put in age categories that begin with 10 to 14 years and change in five-year increments.
Council agreed to Poytress’ request to close 21st Street between Second and Third avenues from 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m. on Aug. 15.
Triathlon registration is at
To volunteer call Alan Poytress at 403-553-4003 or Chelsie at 403-360-9565.

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