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Posted: 6/27/2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Ross Heart Hospital will hold its inaugural TriFit Challenge triathlon on Sunday (6/30) beginning at 6:30 a.m. at Antrim Park, 5800 Olentangy River Road.
The TriFit Challenge aims to increase awareness about preventing heart disease and to encourage healthy heart activities to change the way athletes, family members and spectators live their lives.
TriFit Challenge participants will swim in Antrim Lake, bike to Ohio Stadium and run through The Ohio State University’s campus, finishing on the 50 yard line in Ohio Stadium. The triathlon proceeds benefit cardiovascular patient care and life-saving research at Ohio State’s Ross Heart Hospital and the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute.
Media representatives are invited to cover the event and watch as TriFit Challenge participants conclude the triathlon around 11 a.m. in Ohio Stadium.
This year, more than 500 people will participate in the TriFit Challenge.  Each participant will receive an official event shirt, water bottle, swim cap and finisher’s medal.
The TriFit Challenge is one of events in The Ohio State University’s Ross Heart Hospital Wellness Series. Other events in the 2013 series have included 5Ks, a mud run and obstacle course.
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Click here for a map of the TriFit Challenge biking course.
Click here for a map of the TriFit Challenge running course.
 
Contact: Alexis Shaw, Wexner Medical Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737 or
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