Bits and pieces | September 2011

GXP eXtreme athletes compete in national triathlon

Team GXP eXtreme athletes, Darren Stelle, left, and Rick Racine.

Team GXP eXtreme athletes Darren Stelle, left, and Rick Racine.

Darren Stelle, running, and Rick Racine, riding, participated in the Nation’s Triathlon in Washington D.C. on September 11.

Team GXP placed an impressive 21st out of 149 teams! The 1.5K swim portion of the race, scheduled to take place in the Potomac River, was cancelled due to recent flooding in the area.

The Nation’s Triathlon to Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) featured a course that meandered through Washington, D.C.’s monument corridor in the shadow of the nation’s best known memorials and national treasures. This International Distance triathlon, sanctioned by the USAT, included a 40K bike course through D.C., and a 10K run through the city’s historical landmarks.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society funds research to help find better treatments and cures for blood cancer. Over its 60-year history, LLS has contributed to the discovery of innovative treatments for blood cancers, many of which are used to treat a wide variety of other cancers and diseases. To learn more about LLS, or to donate, visit

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