Binghamton University to launch triathlon in memory of Gregg Wenzel ’91

BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton University will launch the inaugural Wenzel Memorial Sprint Triathlon in honor of Gregg Wenzel ’91, to be held Sunday, Oct. 6 around campus. The event will consist of swimming, biking and running. It is open to a maximum of 120 participants, registered either as individuals or 3-person relay teams.

Wenzel was a triathlete and former student-athlete at Binghamton who competed on the men’s varsity swimming and diving team. He was killed in a car accident in July 2003 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he was working as a CIA directorate of operations.

The race will consist of a 400-yard swim in the West Gym pool, a 10.2-mile bike ride on and off campus, and a 5K run on campus. Awards will be given to the top three relay teams, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place triathlon finishers overall, and to the first-place male and female in each age category. Race photos and results will be posted after the event.

Pre-registration is recommended. Day of race registrations will be allowed starting at 6:30 a.m., with the race beginning at 8:15 a.m. Individual participants must pay a race fee of $50 and relay teams must pay a race fee of $99. The fee includes the race, a t-shirt and post-race refreshments. Entrants must be 13 years or older.

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