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Marine Takes On Triathlons

Marine Bryan Cox has completed several triathlons, with his next big test coming at this weekend's Soma Triathlon in Tempe, Ariz.

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Marine Bryan Cox has completed several triathlons, with his next big test coming at this weekend’s Soma Triathlon in Tempe, Ariz.

Triathletes can be characterized as having the strength to do a certain task, having the endurance to go the distance, and having the wisdom to know it’s a very long race and to set a pace.

Gunnery Sgt. Bryan K. Cox, the maintenance control chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361 and a Louisville, Ky., native, came to realize his love for triathlons at the age of 30 – six years later he is still running strong.

Cox was an instructor at the Naval Aircrew Candidate School in Pensacola, Fla., when he first began testing his mind and body.
“I was not in the best shape, so I figured that if I’m going to be the first crew chief these guys see, I need to be in shape, so, I started running,” said Cox.

Marines who worked at the aircrew school with Cox suggested he sign up for a triathlon because of his abilities to run, swim and bike.

“I signed up and did my first one and liked it so much that I signed up for one twice the distance the next week,” said Cox.

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