Holden woman to compete in aquathlon

Posted Aug. 20, 2010, at 5:10 p.m.

Janet Klisiewicz of Holden will compete on Team USA at the 2010 ITU Aquathlon World Championships Sept. 8 in Budapest, Hungary. She qualified for the event at the Aquathlon National Championship in San Ramon, Calif. on Aug. 15, finishing second in her division and 11th overall. She finished the competition, which in-cluded a 1½-mile run followed by a 1,000-meter swim and another 1½-mile run, with a time of 43 minutes and 15 seconds, improving her performance from last year’s 43rd-place finish.

“There were more competitors this year, and I placed better, so I am very pleased with that,” Klisiewicz said in a recent news release.

Klisiewicz is the waterfront leader at Camp CaPella, an organization in Dedham focused on serving children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities, where she did much of her training.

“I trained right there at the camp, running on the camp road, which is hilly like the race course would be, and swimming in the lake,” she said.

This is Klisiewicz’s second year participating with Team USA, having competed in Gold Coast, Australia, in 2009.

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