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Athletes participate in Annual Tybee Triathlon

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TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

Athletes and those cheering them on were up bright and early on Sunday morning to participate in the Annual Tybee Triathlon on Tybee.

The first part was a 750-meter ocean swim. Competitors swam out 50 feet and then went parallel to the shore. After that, there was a bike ride to Fort Pulaski and back, and finally, a 5K run to finish things off. Some folks say they look forward to this event all year long.

"This is my third year doing this race and I love it; the ocean swim, I mean you can't beat coming down to the beach. So, it is a great event and I am glad they come back every year," said Devon Kijewski, Aiken, SC.

Proceeds from the event benefited the Tybee Island Marine Science Center.

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