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Mandy Jellerichs '96 Wins Knoxville Triathlon

July 10, 2011

60692July 10, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Mandy Jellerichs, a 1996 graduate of DePauw University, won yesterday's sprint triathlon sponsored by Knoxville, Tennessee's MCA. "I just moved here from Houston, Texas, in late March, with my husband, John," she tells the Knoxville News Sentinel, which covered the event. "Her move will certainly add another contender in local road racing and triathlon-type events," writes Dave Link.

"Jellerichs, 36, used Saturday's race as a tune-up for today's Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon -- an Olympic-distance event that consists of a mile swim, a 28-mile bike ride, and a 6.2-mile run. Saturday's Y Tri started with a 200-yard swim, followed by a 12K bike ride and a 4K run. Jellerichs' winning time was 40 minutes, 22 seconds," twenty seconds better than the runner-up. 

The article points out that Mandy (Nichols) Jellerichs finished eighth in her age group at a May 19 Ironman event in The Woodands, Texas.

"The former soccer player at DePauw (Ind.) University 100012hasn't gotten to know many local runners because she's been too busy training since moving to Knoxville," notes Link.

"Right when I moved here I was in the heart of training for the Boston Marathon and the Ironman (Texas), so I was out doing my own thing and I didn't really meet that many people," Jellerichs tells the newspaper. "Now I'm coming back in and I'm going to find the biking groups and the running groups."

Access the complete article at the News Sentinel's website.

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