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The first wave of Olympic triathletes hit the water at 7 a.m. Saturday, July 23 as part of the Siesta Key Triathlon out at Siesta Key Public Beach

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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | The first wave of Olympic triathletes hit the water at 7 a.m. Saturday, July 23 as part of the Siesta Key Triathlon out at Siesta Key Public Beach

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Steve Torres gets marked with his race number, 305, by Nicole Chapman early Saturday morning prior to the Siesta Key Triathlon.
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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | Steve Torres gets marked with his race number, 305, by Nicole Chapman early Saturday morning prior to the Siesta Key Triathlon.

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Megan Stephens and John McGruder, father and daughter, both participated in the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | Megan Stephens and John McGruder, father and daughter, both participated in the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Thomas Barton was the first person to complete the swimming portion of the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach. Barton had about a three-minute lead over the rest of his competitors.
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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | Thomas Barton was the first person to complete the swimming portion of the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach. Barton had about a three-minute lead over the rest of his competitors.

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Participants make their way to shore after completing the swimming portion of the race Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | Participants make their way to shore after completing the swimming portion of the race Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Tarin Forbes was one of the first women in her division to complete the swimming portion of the triathlon.
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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | Tarin Forbes was one of the first women in her division to complete the swimming portion of the triathlon.

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Bree, 10, and Hailey, 8, hold their homemade sign while their younger sister, Allie, 5, Vazquez keeps a look out for their dad, Yamani, Saturday, July 23 during the Siesta Key Triathlon out at Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | Bree, 10, and Hailey, 8, hold their homemade sign while their younger sister, Allie, 5, Vazquez keeps a look out for their dad, Yamani, Saturday, July 23 during the Siesta Key Triathlon out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Participants quickly make the transition from swimming to biking during the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | Participants quickly make the transition from swimming to biking during the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Kerry Simmons rides her bike down Beach road during the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | Kerry Simmons rides her bike down Beach road during the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Roger Travis bikes down Beach road as part of his duathlon race. He placed first in his division and 9th overall.
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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | Roger Travis bikes down Beach road as part of his duathlon race. He placed first in his division and 9th overall.

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A group of triathletes made their way through the busy roads of Siesta Key Village.
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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | A group of triathletes made their way through the busy roads of Siesta Key Village.

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Jeff Lessie, a duathlon participant, was the first person to cross the finish line out of all 600 people who participated.
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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | Jeff Lessie, a duathlon participant, was the first person to cross the finish line out of all 600 people who participated.

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Whitney Lasseter shows off her medal with pride after coming in first for the females and 15th overall in the duathlon.
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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | Whitney Lasseter shows off her medal with pride after coming in first for the females and 15th overall in the duathlon.

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Thomas Barton, 24, was the Male Overall winner of the Olympic Triathlon of the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | Thomas Barton, 24, was the Male Overall winner of the Olympic Triathlon of the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Marcus Dumas and John Blewis pose together after finishing the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.
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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | Marcus Dumas and John Blewis pose together after finishing the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

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Mitch Irwin, 13, was one of the youngest competitors in the triathlon.
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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | Mitch Irwin, 13, was one of the youngest competitors in the triathlon.

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Alex Taaffe, D. Blumetti and Colman Ryan
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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | Alex Taaffe, D. Blumetti and Colman Ryan

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Lisa Brewer poses with her nephew, Cooper Schrock, 5, who ran the last few feet of the triathlon with Brewer.
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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 | Lisa Brewer poses with her nephew, Cooper Schrock, 5, who ran the last few feet of the triathlon with Brewer.

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