Local, Iowa and national athletes take part in Twin Lakes Triathlon

Megan Gee of West Des Moines celebrates as she crosses the finish line at the Twin Lakes Triathlon, held on August 3 in Twin Lakes. The competition brought in local competitors, as well as participants from 50 different communities in Iowa and nine other states. [Provided photo]

Bright and early on a Saturday morning, Twin Lakes saw a multitude of runners not only take in the scenery provided by Calhoun County’s pair of bodies of water, but also for a good cause.

The Twin Lakes Triathlon saw Calhoun County-based competitors from the likes of Lake City, Rockwell City, Pomeroy, Manson, Lytton and Farmhamvilla take on athletes from nine different states and 50 different Iowa states in the 13th Annual Twin Lakes Half-Olympic Distance Triathlon, sixth annual Duathlon and second annual Youth Triathlon on August 3 at Twin Lakes.

More than 150 people registered for the event, and the proceeds generated from the Twin Lakes Tri benefit the youth at Twin Lakes Bible Camp. More than 35 of those athletes hailed from local addresses, such as Fort Dodge, Pocahontas and the various communities of Calhoun County and Webster County.

Also, more than 100 volunteers from Twin Lakes and the surrounding area provided helping hands at the event, as many residents cheered on the competitors as they passed by their homes.

To competitors near and far, it was a special experience.

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