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I made my way across the St. John's University campus to get ready for my first ever triathlon this past Saturday with my Asics laced up and my light blue Nike basketball shorts over my spandex leggings.


The annual "Fruit at the Finish" event features a 15-lap swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a 3.7-mile run. With no training done prior to the race, I was feeling more nervous with every step.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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