800 Athletes Participate in Hawk Island Triathlon

Sunday morning's brief sun was perfect for the Hawk Island Triathlon in Lansing, where 800 people turned out.

The challenge: swim 40 meters, cycle 16 kilometers, and then run a 5K.

The race director says families and colleagues think it's a great way to bond.

"I have four generations of a single family. I have one family with 17 members racing together. I've got companies with 16 people that are representing a single company. It's amazing, absolutely fabulous," said Kathie Dunbar.

The race is one of the state's largest sprint triathlons, and has helped athletes with special needs take part. In past years, a person with MS walked the course with balancing poles, and visually impaired people have raced with guides.

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