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Hundreds set to swim, cycle and run at Redondo Beach Triathlon

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Runners celebrate the final turn on the Redondo Beach Triathlon in Veterans Park. Photo by Randy Angel

by Randy Angel

Hundreds of athletes will converge at Veterans Park in Redondo Beach Sunday morning to participate and cheer on competitors in the 14th Annual Redondo Beach Triathlon, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

Benefitting Cheer For Children, the 1/2-mile ocean swim, 6-mile bike and 2-mile is a USAT sanctioned event and includes a non-competitive (half the distance) mini sprint for adults and kids 10 and older. Commemorative awards to the top three individuals and top two relay teams in each division. Entry fees are $85 (sprint race 13-19 and 65 and older), $100 (ages 20-64), $135 (sprint relay), $80 (mini sprint) and $105 (mini sprint relay).

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“It’s one of the best little triathlons money can buy,” race director Rick Crump said. “The sport is healthy, with more triathlons being added to the calendar each year. I’m a triathlete at heart and really enjoy putting on something I love.”

After becoming a dad last year, Andrew Giardino returns to the competition, which also serves his family as a memorial for his father Michael, who died at the age of 48 after completing the swim leg of the 2013 triathlon.

Sponsors include Merit Real Estate, Velofix mobile transfer handling bike maintenance, Village Runner and Good Stuff.

For more information, visit RBTri.com.

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