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Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge 2011

See larger Katie Albers of Naples crosses the finish line in the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday.

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Katie Albers of Naples crosses the finish line in the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday.

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  • The first wave of competitors hit the choppy Gulf waters at the start of the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday.
  • Diego Corredor of Cape Coral has no one even close as he easily wins the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday.
  • It was an early morning for the Steve Goldberg family when he competed in the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday. Still in his pajamas, his son Max, 6, decided to race him to the finish line.
  • Top five female finishers in the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge were Deb Morphy, Sara Weaver, Kim Miller, Karen Tamson and the winner, Kasey Carroll.
  • Diego Corredor and Kasey Carroll display their awards for being the top male and female competitors in the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday.
  • The top five male finishers in the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge, from left, are, Chris Wilcox, Naples, fifth, Matthew Reedy, Naples, fourth, Eric Staubs, Sanibel, third, Bill Quinsey, Naples, second and Diego Corredor, Cape Coral, first.
  • In the early morning light, a wave of competitors await their start in the choppy waters of the Gulf in the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday.
  • Some of the competitors who just finished the Gulf swimming portion and those being part of a team, grab their bikes for the 15-mile race portion on Sunday at the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge.
  • Craig Carlson of Marco Island crosses the finish line with the winning time in the men's 70-74 category in the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday.
  • Competitors in the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge check out where they finished in the competition on Sunday.
  • Katie Albers of Naples crosses the finish line in the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday.
  • Kim Escarra and Michael Madison share water after finishing the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday.
  • Jennifer Bristow, left and daughter, Hannah, who both won their classes in the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness challenge, are with competitor Rob Popoff.
  • Diego Corredor, has no one close behind as he hammered the pedals to take a huge lead and easily win the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday.
  • Erin McManus of Fort Myers grabs a quick drink after finishing the swimming portion of the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday.
  • Marco friends Jim Prange, left and Bob Mulhere before the start of the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday.
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Missy Prange, left and Connie Rawlins cheer as they finish the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge with Missy's children, Tanner and Sierra, who joined them near the end of the run.
  • Marco's Patrick 'Chip' Lane on the last leg of the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge.
  • Marco's Patty Poling crosses finish line in the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday, Oct. 2
  • Charles Lamb easily won his 65-69 age group in the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday.
  • Tiffany Homuth and David Collin, Mutual of Omaha, teamed to win the Corporate Division of the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday, Oct. 2.
  • Mike Franchino of Marco won his 20-24 agre group in the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday.
  • ML Meade of Marco won her age group in the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday.
  • Bob Mulhere crosses the finish line in the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge.
  • Erin McManus of Fort Myers grabs a quick drink after finishing the swimming portion of the Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday.

On a postcard day, 354 competitors attacked the Gulf, the roadways and the sandy beach in the inaugural Marco Island Triathlon Fitness Challenge on Sunday.

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