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Bell completes triathlon

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By Dave Bell

Vandalia graduate Drew Bell last Friday completed an Olympic-length triathlon at the Collegiate National Championships in Tempe, Ariz.

Competing with a club team from the University of Illinois, Bell completed the event – which combines a 1,500-meter swim, a 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer run – in 2:10:47 to finish 239th overall and 224th among men.

There were 1,001 overall athletes and 595 men in the field.

Bell finished the 10K race with the 13th fastest time (34:59), and was 288th overall in the bike ride (1:00:41) and 822nd in the swim (31:41).