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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Tongass Toughman to test triathletes' tenacity


Competitors made of the toughest stuff have less than a month to train for the Tongass Toughman Triathlon in Wrangell.

Triathletes put their endurance, strength and fortitude on display in a contest which covers a combined 72.2 miles of water, pavement and earth.

The race, which will unofficially kick off the Fourth of July festivities throughout town on July 1, starts with a swim of 1.2 miles to City Dock from a starting point out in Zimovia Strait. Once athletes reach the dock and change out of their wetsuits and into their biking gear, they’ll cycle 56 miles through the island. Upon returni...

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