Ohio’s first IRONMAN challenge brings thousands to Delaware State Park

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DELAWARE, OH (WCMH) – Thousands of athletes competed in Ohio’s first IRONMAN Triathlon Sunday.

The race began with a 1.2 mile swim in Delaware Lake and then the athletes hopped on their bikes for a 56 mile ride. They completed the competition with a 13.1 mile run ending at Selby Stadium at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Julie Palmer came all the way from St. Louis, Missouri, to compete. She’s already completed 21 full IRONMAN competitions.

“I like the biking. I’m the best at biking. But I do like the running too because you get to interact with people,” said Palmer. “People in Ohio have been amazingly friendly.”

Carrie Grome came out with her son to cheer her husband on during the race.

“The training is just – I think it’s a really great example for our sun just to see what dedication and hard work can get you,” said Grone.What others are clicking on:

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