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Good turnout in Lake Zurich for first Iron Girl triathlon

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Andrea Collins, of Mundelein, competes in the Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon in Lake Zurich Sunday.

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Cindarae Malin, of Lake Zurich, dismounts her bike during the Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon in Lake Zurich Sunday.

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A child holds an inspirational sign for his mother during the Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon in Lake Zurich Sunday.

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Bethany Richards, of Chicago, steps out of the water and prepares for the biking portion of the Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon in Lake Zurich Sunday.

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Lindsay Zucco, of Elburn, competes in the Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon in Lake Zurich Sunday.

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Lisa Bishop, of Carol Stream, competes in the Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon in Lake Zurich Sunday.

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Carol Griffin, of Grand Rapids, Mich., competes in the Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon in Lake Zurich Sunday.

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Michelle Gerlinger, of Cary, steps out of the water and prepares for the biking portion of the Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon in Lake Zurich Sunday.

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Audrey Ernst, 14, of South Elgin, competes in the Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon in Lake Zurich Sunday. Ernst was the youngest athlete competing in the event.

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Stephanie Skladzien, of Kildeer, bikes during the Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon in Lake Zurich Sunday.

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Marsha McCreary, of Barrington, bikes during the Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon in Lake Zurich Sunday.

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The Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon, held Sunday morning at Lake Zurich's Paulus Park, attracted 305 finishers. Event manager Sarah Frey said it was a good turnout for the first year, and will lead to another Iron Girl triathlon here next year. "It's just a perfect fit," she said. "(Lake Zurich) is a great place for a triathlon."
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