Can you out swim/bike/run a Naval Academy athlete? (Probably not)

Sharon Sprint Triathlon first-place winners Zachary Anderson and Mary Beth Hogan took home trophies and white Rose of Sharon plants. Photo by Alexander Wilburn

SHARON — By exactly 8 a.m. on Saturday Aug. 12, coffee had long ago been brewed, breakfast eaten and leisurely routines left behind as 62 competitors lined up on the sand at the Sharon town beach on Mudge Pond. After taking a year off due to low sign-ups, the Sharon Sprint Triathlon returned with roaring enthusiasm and perfect weather (another boon to the Sharon Parks and Recreation Commission, whose Arts & Crafts Fair last weekend just narrowly escaped the predicted storms). 

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