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Baby Boomer Triathlon Coming To Columbia

A retirement community in Columbia, S.C. is hosting a "Baby Boomer" triathlon in July.

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A retirement community in Columbia, S.C. is hosting a “Baby Boomer” triathlon in July.

When we think of a triathlon, many of us think of buffed men and nimble women donned in tank tops and running shorts who have probably never had a glass of wine or a nibble of a potato chip.

But in the upcoming months Still Hopes, a retirement community in Columbia, S.C., is preparing to train a team of beginners to participate in a triathlon that will actually let the sippers of adult beverages and cheeseburger lovers participate, according to trainer Stefanie Glatz who will be coordinating the triathlon training.

“This event is geared for people 55 and older, and we will start training in late February,” Glatz said. “If a person can do a brisk walk for 20 to 30 minutes, they will be able to do this triathlon training.”

Glatz said that she isn’t looking for solid athletes as much as the average person who just wants to get in shape, maybe lose a few pounds and wants a challenge.

The Still Hopes triathlon is no different except that the mileage will be shorter. The event is set for July 28 at the Northwest Family YMCA in Irmo, Glatz Participants will be nurtured along the way, and no one expects them to initially be able to run the marathon race.

Read more: Thecolumbiastar.com