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Join Team Drake for the HyVee Triathlon in Des Moines June 17

March 6, 2007

Bryan Ptak, JO'96; Nolan Mitchell, AS'95; and more than 20 other Drake alumni plan to participate as Team Drake in the International Triathlon Union / Hy-Vee World Cup Triathlon to be held in Des Moines on June 17. Des Moines is only the fourth U.S. city -- in addition to Honolulu, New York and St. Petersburg, Fla. -- to host a World Cup elite triathlon since the competition began.

The triathlon consists of a 1.5-kilometer swim, a 40-kilometer bicycle race and a 10-kilometer run. Ptak and Mitchell hope to have as many Drake alumni and friends as possible gather for the weekend festivities, either to compete or cheer on Team Drake.

Interested individuals can contact Ptak at brptak@teksystems.com or 312-474-5562 and Mitchell at nmitchell@marshassoc.com or 312-694-1681. For more information about the Hy-Vee Triathlon, visit http://hy-veetriathlon.com. For tips on training for the triathlon, Ptak and Mitchell recommend these Web sites and books:


- www.trinewbies.com

- www.beginnertriathlete.com/default.asp

- Triathlon 101 Essentials for Multisport Success by John Mora

- Triathlete Magazine's Complete Triathlon Book by Matt Fitzgerald