By Andi Bourne

Fifteen years of encouraging triathletes


August 12, 2021

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

The Marshall and Olsen children of Great Falls running with Jamie Marshall as she approached the finish line in the women's long swim. Carter Marshall, 9 (front left) said he was excited and scared before the kid's triathlon. Afterwards, Macey Marshall, 7, proclaimed, "It was awesome!"

SEELEY LAKE – The smoke cleared for the annual Youth for Christ (YFC) Duathlon/Triathlon Saturday, Aug. 7. Nearly 60 racers swam, biked and ran in and around River Point Campground. In its 15th year, race organizers are excited to continue to grow the field back to pre-COVID levels by continuing to encourage young triathletes and families to participate.

Seeley-Swan High School student Holly Friede started the triathlon in 2006 under the mentorship of Cheri Thompson, current race coordinator. It originally raised funds for Families with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Now it is one of YFC'...

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