Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Haley Yarborough

YFC triathlon welcomes athletes from across the country


August 11, 2022

Haley Yarborough, Pathfinder

Twin sisters Mackenzie and Madison Winters from Billings, Montana keep up the pace during the running section of the adult triathlon on Saturday morning.

SEELEY LAKE - Before 69-year-old triathlete Terry VanderWert turns 70, he wants to complete 50 triathlons across all 50 states. After participating in the 16th annual Youth for Christ (YFC) Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 6. He's only one state away from achieving his goal. 

"My wife and I recently became empty nesters and we had traveled around at least the Midwest with our son but now he's gone," VanderWert said. "We like road trips, so we figured why don't we just take this triathlon on the road." 

VanderWert started his triathlon journey back in 2012 at 59-years-old. Since, he's participa...

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