2017-07-28 / Front Page

Come together



Left, Julie Marchese, founder and race director of Tri for a Cure, on the event starting line at Spring Point with the ninth wave of runners to enter the water, all in the 45 to 49 age group. This years’ 10th running of the race on Sunday, July 23, featured an event-high estimate of 1,300 individual and relay team runners who raised nearly $2 million for Maine Cancer Foundation. This year’s top fundraiser was Jessica Jordan, 36, of Cape Elizabeth, with $63,000. She finished 32nd in her age group and 192nd overall, completing the event’s one-third-mile swim, 15-mile bike ride, and 3-mile run in 1:43:42. Among race participants were 57 cancer survivors, including Jordan. Marchese is herself a survivor of breast cancer. Above, Amy Shepard, 31, of South Thomaston, passes Bug Light. Shepard finished the course 501st overall of 664 individual competitors, a showing good for 67th of 83 entrants in her age group. See more photos on pages 2,3,15 and 16. (Duke Harrington photos) Left, Julie Marchese, founder and race director of Tri for a Cure, on the event starting line at Spring Point with the ninth wave of runners to enter the water, all in the 45 to 49 age group. This years’ 10th running of the race on Sunday, July 23, featured an event-high estimate of 1,300 individual and relay team runners who raised nearly $2 million for Maine Cancer Foundation. This year’s top fundraiser was Jessica Jordan, 36, of Cape Elizabeth, with $63,000. She finished 32nd in her age group and 192nd overall, completing the event’s one-third-mile swim, 15-mile bike ride, and 3-mile run in 1:43:42. Among race participants were 57 cancer survivors, including Jordan. Marchese is herself a survivor of breast cancer. Above, Amy Shepard, 31, of South Thomaston, passes Bug Light. Shepard finished the course 501st overall of 664 individual competitors, a showing good for 67th of 83 entrants in her age group. See more photos on pages 2,3,15 and 16. (Duke Harrington photos)

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