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Triathlon inspires athletes near and far

Friday, December 17th, 2010

The 5-kilometer runners burst out of the starting line during the Hemet Tinsel Triathlon.

Official says competition raises nearly $100,000.

By BOB OTTO / For the Valley Chronicle
Published: Thursday, December 16, 2010 10:25 AM PST

HEMET, CA – A year ago, 52-year-old Bill Turner of Hemet was overweight and out of shape. Then he decided to enter the Tinsel Triathlon 5-kilometer run — hoping just to cross the finish line with a respectable performance.

Finish, Turner did, and since that inaugural race, he has never stopped running. He says he is healthier and happier — the best he has felt since playing high school football in 1966.

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Extra pounds no problem for pleasingly plump runner

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Kirstie Anderson with sons, Cayden, 8, and Cavin, 5, after she won the Tinsel Triathlon 5-kilometer race.

YUCAIPA, CA – I pride myself in staying in good shape. I work out at a fitness club. I walk and jog with my dog about four miles, three times a week. So yeah, I think I’m pretty fit.

But I couldn’t imagine lugging around an extra 20 pounds while sweating and straining through the rigors of my workout. But that didn’t appear to be much of a problem for one pleasingly plump young woman in the Hemet, Central County United Way, Tinsel Triathlon 5-kilometer race, last Sunday.

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