Triathlon club grows in Bethlehem

Interest exceeds founder's expectations

"I started running two years ago," said Delmar resident Marty Gordinier. "I was over 200 pounds at the time I started running. I wasn't winning any races. So, I thought I'd try something different."

Ultimately, though, what keeps people coming back every Thursday night to train with the Bethlehem Tri Club is the atmosphere.

"The people are really nice," said Decarr. "They're not super competitive. They're welcoming to everyone."

Guastella has been so encouraged by the positive response towards the Bethlehem Tri Club that he said he's looking to expand its role in the local triathlon community.

"Our goal next year is to put on our own triathlon up here," said Guastella.

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