Freeport triathlon draws 800 athletes

Posted Sept. 10, 2011, at 8:53 a.m.

FREEPORT, Maine — More than 800 athletes are swimming, running and biking in the annual Tri-Maine’s Lobsterman Triathlon.

The race begins Saturday morning at Winslow Park, where participants will swim 1½ miles in the ocean before heading out on a 24-bike ride through Freeport and Brunswick. The race ends with a 6.2-mile run that finishes at Winslow Park.

Organizers say athletes from 25 states and Canadian provinces are competing.

A lobster bake is planned after the race.

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