The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia



The Du/Triathlon is Sept. 8 at Lake Sherwood, Greenbrier County. The duathlon is a 1-mile starter run, followed by a 13.5-mile bike ride and a 5K (3.1 mile) run against the bucolic backdrop of the Monongahela National Forest. The USA Triathlon-sanctioned triathlon event includes a 740-meter swim, followed by a 13.5-mile bike ride and a 5K run. The course is considered challenging enough for seasoned triathletes, but Carolyn and her team chose what would also be an acceptable course for first-timers. Both individuals and teams may still sign up for the races. WVSOM Wilderness Medicine Club is helping organize the event and has taken The Greenbrier Group to Fight Pancreatic Cancer on as a community-service project. Their presence on race day will also ensure athlete safety.