Mainiac Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon set

Posted Sept. 09, 2012, at 11:27 a.m.

BIDDEFORD, Maine — More than 275 competitors ranging from 14 to 72 years old are ready to gut it out in this year’s 5th Annual Mainiac Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon in Biddeford Pool.

Sunday’s event will also serve as part of the North East Collegiate Triathlon Championship. Athletes from MIT, Northeastern, University of Vermont and more than a dozen states are among those competing.

The event iss hosted by the Kennebunk Beach Triathlon Club and proceeds go to the Northern York County YMCA.

The triathlon is made up of a quarter-mile swim, a 14.85-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run, while the duathlon is made up of a 2-mile beach run for the swim, and then joins the triathlon course for the 14.85-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run.

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