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Triathlon honors Eagle runner in July

Vail Daily staff report
Eagle, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado – A triathlon set for July in Eagle, Colorado will honor Eagle running enthusiast Laura Genelin.

Genelin lost her battle to colon cancer in July 2008. She had been in her mid-40s. Genelin had participated regularly in triathlons since 2001.

“To keep her passion for competition and exercise alive we chose to create the LG Tri in her honor in her hometown of Eagle, Colorado,” said Robye Nothnagel, one of three friends who organized the race.

The triathlon will raise college money for Genelin’s three children, Nothnagel said. Genelin is survived by twins who are Eagle Valley Middle School students and a daughter who goes to Eagle Valley High School, Nothnagel said. Donations can be made through the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.

Set for Saturday, July 11, the LG Tri includes a 500-meter swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run. The swim will take place at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink. The bike ride will follow Brush Creek Road and the run will take place on the Eagle Ranch bike path. The race starts at 7 a.m. with the sign-in at 6 a.m.

People can register as individuals or as a team of up to three people who split the activities, Nothnagel said. Registration costs $50 for an individual and $100 for a team. To register visit http://www.MyEntryFee.com or pick up a registration form at Howard Head Sports Medicine locations.

Nothnagel hopes to make the triathlon an annual event.

“In future years, the proceeds will go to local children who have lost one of their parents to cancer with the hope of someday finding a cure for cancer,” she said.

For more information contact Nothnagel at 970-328-9565.